(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Articles tagged “Pakistan”
(Reuters) The message comes days after a group of dissident Taliban commanders denounced Mansour’s recent appointment to replace the Islamist militant group’s late leader, Mullah Omar.
(Reuters) The intimate portrait shows the young Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner more at ease speaking at U.N. headquarters in New York or addressing students in Syrian refugee camps than with classmates in Britain where she was flown for surgery.
Corruption, politicians, crime and culture are all regular fixtures but few punchlines mock the powerful military or religion. Pakistani law stipulates blasphemers be put to death.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) Pakistan added a “third gender” option to national identity cards in 2009, but official recognition has not stopped discrimination against “khawaja saras,” those who choose not to be identified as either male or female.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women’s empowerment to India.
ISLAMABAD (RNS) Two attempts have been made since Sept. 11, 2001 to regulate the country’s seminaries. Both have failed.
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.