Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban Terminates Ceasefire with Government, Threatening Attacks

The Pakistani Taliban declared an end to the ceasefire agreed with the Pakistani government last June and commanded its fighters to carry out attacks all over the country.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, cited the Pakistani military’s increasing operations against them in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the primary reason for their decision to end the ceasefire with the government.

“Blasphemous" QR Code on Sparks Protests and Vandalism in Pakistan

On July 1,  Pakistan Police arrested 27 Samsung employees at a mobile store after a mob turned violent at the Star City mall in Karachi. Protests began after a WiFi device was installed at the mall, which allegedly made blasphemous remarks against the Prophet Muhammad and his companions. In retaliation, a violent crowd gathered at the spot and damaged signboards and goods.

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Death for Saying ‘Jesus is Supreme’

Pakistan's Blasphemy law has ruined many and sometimes taken lives since the country declared independence. In a recent hearing, a Christian believer named Ashfaq Masih, a mechanic was sentenced to death for blasphemy. The man was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad by saying, "Jesus is supreme."

Female Students Kill Teacher Over Blasphemy in Pakistan

Another victim of Pakistan's dangerous blasphemy allegations has died. A teacher at a religious seminary school in Dera Ismail Khan, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was stabbed to death.

Safoora Bibi was killed on Tuesday, March 29, by two students and one of her colleagues. They claimed that a 13-year old child dreamt of Bibi committing blasphemy and wanted Bibi dead.

Allegations of blasphemy in dominantly Muslim countries like Pakistan are a dreadful experience. Despite being unproven, many of the allegations result in injury or, worse, death.

Bombing at Shia Mosque in Pakistan kills over 60, Claimed by ISIS

On Friday, March 4, a Shia mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, was attacked by a suicide bomber. The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack that left at least 63 dead and 196 injured, mostly in critical conditions. The attack happened during a Friday worship service in the Kucha Risaldar mosque, causing massive casualties.

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