blasphemy

Top Pakistani Court Confirms Ban on Haram Valentine’s Day

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Muslim-majority Pakistan on Tuesday sustained its decision to outlaw Valentine’s Day celebrations and the promotion of the February 14 Christian holiday across the country, ordering authorities to take action on revelers.

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017

Pakistan Police Arrest ‘Over 90 Islamists’ After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reportedly announced the arrest of “over 90” members of Islamic extremist parties to prevent an all-out, nationwide riot against the country’s Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on false charges of blasphemy.

Pakistani police officers arrest a man at a protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was facing blasphemy charges, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi. Radical Islamists protesters were stymied by sweeping arrests and …

Pakistan Sets Date for Asia Bibi’s Blasphemy Case Appeal

Pakistan’s supreme court is expected to decide on January 29 whether or not to hear an appeal against Christian mother of five Asia Bibi, who was cleared of all charges in October but remains in protective custody in an undisclosed location pending the decision, the lawyer involved in the case revealed Thursday.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection