ISLAMABAD (RNS) Two attempts have been made since Sept. 11, 2001 to regulate the country’s seminaries. Both have failed.
Articles tagged “Pakistan”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Christian Concern believes thousands of Muslims are anxious to convert and in need of housing after suffering verbal — and sometimes physical — attacks from families, friends and co-workers.
(RNS) The Nobel committee “regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” it said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Everybody knows what hate speech is,” my new Pakistani colleague told me. But do we?
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted “disappointing omissions” in the State Department’s new international religious freedom report, including the absence of Pakistan on its list of worst offenders.
(RNS) Every year, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Pakistani women are killed by their families for actual or imagined adultery or premarital sex. Public stoning is rare, however.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) In March, the Council of Islamic Ideology ruled that laws related to the minimum age of marriage were against the teachings of the Quran and that children of any age could get married if they had reached puberty.
(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.