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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly which witnessed a brawl between the government and opposition parliamentarians last week during the federal budget discussion, has uncovered Pakistan's duplicity over the country's blasphemy laws that carry the death penalty.
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London [UK], June 21 (ANI): On the issue of Ahmadi Muslims being a routine target of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Knox Thames, a former US adviser on religious minorities in Asia, said that it has become quite dangerous to be an Ahmadi in Pakistan.
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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 8 (ANI): Despite international condemnation over Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws, which carry the death penalty, observers note that Christians continue to become common targets of discrimination of the laws, note observers.
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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 18 (ANI): Amid the recent surge in mob violence and religious persecution in Pakistan, the EU Parliament last month called for a review of Pakistan's GSP+ status, citing concerns over the latter's blasphemy laws and poor rights record.
Islamabad [Pakistan], May 18 (ANI): Amid international condemnation of Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws, a mob of villagers attacked a police station in Islamabad in an attempt to lynch a person detained on blasphemy charges.
Washington [US], May 13 (ANI): The 2020 report International Religious Freedom released by the United States on Wednesday (local time) has highlighted a downward spiral of religious expression in Pakistan, most notably in the form of blasphemy laws, punishment for which ranges up to the deat
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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 2 (ANI): After succumbing to the demands of the proscribed radical Islamist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which was banned by the government, Prime Minister Imran Khan appears to want to impose Islamic blasphemy laws across the world.
Brussels [Belgium], April 30 (ANI): The European Union has raised concerns over Pakistan's harsh blasphemy laws as they are "often misused to silence opponents and their defenders and to discriminate against religious minorities" and pointed Ahmadi Muslims are probably the most at risk.
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Islamabad [Pakistan], April 24 (ANI): Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in deeply conservative Pakistan where mere allegations have led to extrajudicial killings and mob violence.
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Washington DC [US], March 31 (ANI): USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie Moore has asked Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws following a local court's decision to order a police probe against the organisers of a march marking International Women's Day over allegations they committed blasphemy.
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Karachi [Pakistan], March 18 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday called the misuse of blasphemy laws to target Aurat March organisers as 'regrettable'.
Updated : 5 months, 2 weeks ago IST
Washington [US], January 07 (ANI): United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner James W. Carr on Thursday announced his adoption of Ramzan Bibi, an Ahmadi woman detained in Pakistan under the controversial blasphemy law, through the Religious Prisoners of