82-year-old Mehboob Ahmad Khan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on November 8 in the outskirts of Peshawar. This year, at least four persons belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya community have been killed
Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are infamous for their harshness and for their misuse. Their controversial use against individuals on political grounds is also driving members of minority communities to leave the country
A 37-year-old Christian garment factory worker, Asif Pervaiz, who was recently sentenced to death in a blasphemy case. His former supervisor accused him of sending “blasphemous messages” by phone
We also look at the campaign for the release of a Pakistani professor on the death row and a struggle by Greek telecom workers.
The death sentence awarded to 33-year-old professor Junaid Hafeez in Pakistan, on charges of blasphemy has been termed as a travesty of justice by human rights groups who claim that it is blatantly against international law
Islamist forces in Pakistan continue to mobilize demanding a review of the supreme court decision in her case and have even threatened the judges with death