Pakistan

Kidnapped, Forcibly Converted & Married Pakistani Girl to Return to Parents

By Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa

On December 22, 2021, 14-year-old Arzoo Fatima, a girl who was kidnapped and forcibly married to a 44-year-old Muslim man, has agreed to return to her parents after being away from them for over a year. The agreement carries the condition that she is allowed to continue to practice Islam while being raised by her Catholic parents.

Police & Protesters Killed as Far-Right Islamists Protest in Pakistan

Two policemen and two demonstrators were killed in a recent surge of violence in Pakistan. Rana Arif, a police spokesman, said two police officers were killed and another injured when protesters started throwing stones on Friday, October 22, 2021. Several demonstrators were also wounded during the ensuing violence.

"Mentally Unsound" Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

On Monday, September 27, 2021, a session court in Lahore, Pakistan, found a school principal guilty of blasphemy charges. Salma Tanveer was charged with blasphemy in 2013 for claiming that she is the last Prophet of Allah. Judge Mansoor Qureshi announced Monday afternoon that they ordered the death penalty for Tanveer.

Pakistani Model Strangled to Death by Brother in “Honor-Killing”

On July 11, 2021, Muhammad Aslam (referred to as Muhammad Ali in other sources) reported to the Defense B police station that his step-sister had been murdered and raped. Aslam discovered her sister’s body on the floor during his visit to her house on July 9. The victim is Nayab Nadeem, a 29-year old Pakistani model who recently returned from a trip to Dubai.

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