Pakistan

Pakistan Aligns with Hamas and Turkey, Follows Worrying Trend
Pakistan Aligns with Hamas and Turkey, Follows Worrying Trend

Following the Hagia Sophia’s conversion to a Muslim mosque this August, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him.

Pakistan's Religious Discrimination Harms Young Girls the Most
Pakistan’s Religious Discrimination Harms Young Girls the Most

A ruling in July allowed Maira Shahbaz to leave her abductor and stay at a women’s shelter. But this month the Lahore High Court chose to send her back to her captor.

Christian Aid Charities Help Radical Islam Lobby Congress

Cliff Smith explains how InterAction’s “Together Project” is aimed at stifling criticism of five Islamist charities.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response Fails Its Minorities

In the past few weeks, Pakistan has attempted to mitigate COVID-19’s effect on its economy and people. However, these efforts have largely ignored the needs of Pakistan’s minorities. The result is an increase in human rights violations.

Missed Opportunities for Religious Freedom in the Time of Corona - Coronavirus COVID-19
Missed Opportunities for Religious Freedom in the Time of Corona

After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in China in December 2019, the world has been turned on its head,…

Persecuted Christians Need You Now More Than Ever
Persecuted Christians Need You Now More Than Ever

Even as we remember that Jesus rose from the dead in Jerusalem, Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere experience some of the highest levels of persecution in the world.

Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians
Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians

While talking about persecuted Christians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “stand with Christians everywhere, in solidarity” and will defend their right to practice their faith. What would this policy look like?

Kashmir and American Leadership

“We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister [Modi] really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan…

The Prosecution of Asia Bibi Shows Why Blasphemy Laws Are a National Security Issue
The Prosecution of Asia Bibi Shows Why Blasphemy Laws Are a National Security Issue

The US should grant asylum to Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five whose blasphemy trial and acquittal have embroiled Pakistan in violence. The aftermath of her deserved acquittal teaches an even larger lesson, for it demonstrates once again how restricting religious freedom can tear a nation apart.