(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.
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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.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) In a devout Muslim society where public displays of love are forbidden, the young are increasingly using Valentine’s Day as a form of rebellion.
(RNS) Tit-for-tat target killings between Sunnis and Shiites have escalated this past year, with Taliban forces repeatedly targeting Shiite processions and places of worship and Iran-backed Shiite groups retaliating.
(RNS) Instead of going to the markets, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers prefer websites that show photographs of live cows and goats for sacrifice.
(RNS) The Council on Islamic Ideology’s demand to amend the blasphemy laws is being presented as a way to stop people from making false allegations or settling personal scores.
(RNS) Pakistan’s new animated television series, “Burka Avenger,” features a female Muslim teacher disguised in a tight black outfit with a cape and ninja-style head cover who throws heavy books and sharp pens at men who oppose education for girls.