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How do Pakistan’s Christians fast in Lent

Praying, fasting, almsgiving are central acts

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April 4, 2019

 

Of prayer, fasting and charity

Christians observe beginning of Lent

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March 9, 2019

 

Council of Islamic Ideology to debate ban on liquor in next session

Leaders and scholars from other religions will be consulted over the matter

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January 30, 2019

 

Christian community spreads the holiday cheer on Christmas

Strict security measures have been taken to ensure the day passes peacefully

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December 25, 2018

 

Brothers awarded death sentence for blasphemy in Jhelum, says UK group

Verdict was read inside the jail for security reasons

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December 15, 2018

 

Possible religious clothing ban in Canada’s Quebec has Muslims worried

New ruling party to propose ban preventing teachers, cops, judges and other govt employees from wearing ‘religious items’

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October 19, 2018

 

Watch: Who gets to live in Karachi?

Isn’t the city big enough for all of us?

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September 29, 2018

 

SC orders govt to compensate Quetta church blast victims

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to compensate the victims of Quetta church blast victims. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the suo-motu notice on the matter. A representative of the Christian community, in the hearing, informed the court that Rs 7.2…

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May 17, 2018

 

Hazara sit-ins: Interior Minister reaches Quetta for talks

In an attempt to persuade the protesting Hazaras to end sit-ins, Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has reached Quetta to meet community elders. Quetta’s Hazaras are protesting against the unabated killings of community members in targeted shootings. The minister will also chair a meeting to review law and order situation in the provincial capital. Ban…

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April 30, 2018

 

LeJ disguised as ISIS targeting Christians in Quetta

KARACHI: At least 15 Christians have been killed in a fresh spate of violence in Quetta. No arrest has been announced. In the latest attack on the religious minority, unidentified men sprayed volley of bullets on worshipers who were walking out of a church after attending the Sunday service. Two people died and three others,…

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April 16, 2018

 

Two Christians killed in Quetta firing

QUETTA: Two Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting in Quetta Sunday. It was the second such attack on Christians in Quetta this month. Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a group of Christians in Quetta’s Esa Nagri neighbourhood, injuring at least five people, police said. The injured were taken to Bolan Medical Complex…

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April 15, 2018

 

Pope tells Karachi Christian he “daily prays for peace in Pakistan”

Islamabad: A Pakistani Christian whose selfie with the Pope has gone viral has spoken of his “heartache” at the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, and said the pontiff told him he was praying for peace. Daniel Bashir, a 26-year-old doctor in Karachi, told AFP he took the selfie with the leader of the world’s Catholics…

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April 7, 2018

 

Christian family demands justice after four killed in Quetta

By Zainuddin QUETTA: Family of four Christians, who were gunned down in a militant attack in Quetta, has called for justice. “The killers should be apprehended and made to suffer the same fate,” said Shama Perveen who lost her husband and two brothers in the terrorist assault on Monday evening. Pervez Maseeh’s widow, Shama Parveen,…

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April 3, 2018

 

In Pictures: Christians celebrate Easter across Pakistan

The Christian community across the world, including Pakistan, celebrated Easter on Sunday to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Prophet Issa A.S) with religious devotion and fervor. Special prayers and ceremonies held in churches across the country. It is typically the well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches on Easter Sunday. The government…

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April 1, 2018

 

Christians mark Good Friday in Lahore

LAHORE: Christians packed churches in Lahore to attend the Good Friday service to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, over 2,000 years ago. The Lahore Cathedral Church was filled with the morning worshippers at the Good Friday service which began with songs of praise for the Jesus. The parishioners also…

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March 30, 2018

 

13 dead in Christian-Muslim violence in Nigeria: police

LAGOS: At least 13 people have been killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths in central Nigeria, police said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the region. Fighting broke out on Monday in Kasuwan Magani community in Kaduna state, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) by road from the state capital, Kaduna city….

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February 28, 2018

 

In ‘China’s Jerusalem’, Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

A room that used to house Sunday School classes is pictured at a church in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Shepherd WENZHOU, China: When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible, reported Reuters….

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December 24, 2017

 

Christmas: Film stars greet Christian community

LAHORE: Film stars Resham, Saima and senior film director Hassan Askari have congratulated Christian community on Christmas. Talking to state news agency here on Saturday, they said that all Pakistanis were sharing the happy movements of X-mas with their Christian brothers and sisters. They said that Islam is a religion of love and brotherhood and…

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December 23, 2017

 

Video: New CCTV footage shows brave police officer battling militant

QUETTA: A new CCTV footage shows a brave police officer battling the militant who conducted an attack on Christians in Quetta, on Sunday. From the CCTV footage one can make out the police officer firing his gun from behind a tree without caring for his own life as he attempts to stop the militants dead…

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December 18, 2017

 

‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM: Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.  It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamist calls for uprisings and Trump’s references to…

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December 12, 2017

 

Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably not for 2 years

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem would probably not take place for at least two years. “This is not something that is going to happen this year or probably not next year, but the president does want us to move in a very…

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December 8, 2017

 
 
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