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Ancient Hindu Temple Destroyed in Pakistan Over Blasphemy Allegations

While Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to decry French President Macron for controversially describing “Islam in crisis”, the country reports another attack on religious minorities. The population of Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Ahmadis has shrunk from 15 per cent to less than 4 per cent as the country’s Muslim population rises. A Hindu temple […]Read More

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Christians Forced to Remove Cross from Church in Pakistan

A church in the village of Baloki in Pakistan has allegedly been forced to remove the cross from its premises by local Muslims in the area. According to social media posts across Twitter, the cross was recently fixed on the under-construction church but it was removed after local Muslims issued threats to the Christian community […]Read More

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Turkey voices sorrow over Pakistan deadly plane crash

Turkey offered condolences to Pakistan over a deadly plane crash in the early hours of the day, Anadolu Agency reports. “We receive the news with deep sorrow that a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed into a residential area close to Jinnah Airport in Karachi resulting in the loss of many lives,” Turkish Foreign Ministry said […]Read More

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7 new COVID-19 cases, all returnees from Pakistan

There were seven new local coronavirus cases reported on Friday, but the number of deaths remained unchanged at 56. The new cases were all people who arrived back from Pakistan on May 7 and have been in state quarantine, said Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK […]Read More

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Gunmen Attack Five-Star Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan

According to a statement issued by the Pakistani military, a guard has been killed at the entrance of a hotel assaulted by armed gunmen in Gwadar, Pakistan. Earlier in the day, Gwadar Station House Officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai said that three or four heavily armed terrorists had attacked the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel. “At around […]Read More

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Militants Will Pay ‘Heavy Price’ Over Deadly Kashmir Bombing, India

Protests calling for a full-blown military offensive against Pakistan erupted across India on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that terror groups would pay “a heavy price” after suspected militants killed at least 46 Indian troops in one of the deadliest attacks in volatile Kashmir. On Thursday, a suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant rammed a […]Read More

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Netherlands Sends Pakistani Embassy Staff Home After Receiving Threats

The Netherlands says it has recalled staff from its embassy in Pakistan after receiving threats for providing shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy. “Unfortunately, threats have been made against the Netherlands, Dutch diplomats,” Foreign Minister Stef Blok told NPO radio on November 12. He said “a large number of staff” […]Read More

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Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy Banned From Leaving Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy has been banned from leaving Pakistan pending a judicial review of her acquittal. The ban is part of a deal between the government and a hard-line party behind nationwide protests that brought the country to a standstill for days. The protests ended after the government agreed to the demands […]Read More