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Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
August 15, 2018

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan

By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's blasphemy law is easily abused but amendments to the controversial law are unlikely.
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
June 13, 2017

Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.

Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
January 18, 2017

Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The disappearance of prominent online voices has a chilling effect on other nonconforming bloggers.

In Pakistan, Blasphemy Accusation Endangers Christian Lives
May 15, 2016

In Pakistan, Blasphemy Accusation Endangers Christian Lives

By Umer Ali
Villagers in Pakistan's Punjab province live in fear after a member of their community is accused of blasphemy.

Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis
April 06, 2016

Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis

By Farhat Haq
The Barelvis are generally seen as moderate Muslims, but Mumtaz Qadri's execution might change that.
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
April 05, 2016

Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Devastating recent attacks raise the stakes for the government.

Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani
March 10, 2016

Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
“Christians, Hindus, Shia Muslims are under attack every day.”
Interview: Pervez Hoodbhoy
November 05, 2015

Interview: Pervez Hoodbhoy

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The renowned physicist and essayist on the state of liberalism in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Troubled Minorities
April 08, 2015

Pakistan’s Troubled Minorities

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Veengas Yangeen on forced conversions and dubious convictions of blasphemy.

Blasphemy and the Case of Mumtaz Qadri
March 02, 2015

Blasphemy and the Case of Mumtaz Qadri

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Can Pakistan’s judiciary take a stand against religious extremism?

Blasphemy Laws: Pakistan’s Religious Apartheid
August 09, 2014

Blasphemy Laws: Pakistan’s Religious Apartheid

By Aden Dur-e-Aden
Pakistan condemns Israel in Gaza is hypocritical, but has its own issues with religious minorities.
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