There is a growing number of people wrongly accused of blasphemy and forced conversion of girls belonging to religious minorities.
The altar was desecrated, the cross and Bibles destroyed, along with other belongings of the Emmanuel Gospel Church community.
Blasphemy is a concept that ibeing interpreted very broadly and which often leads to terrible injustices.
Islamic extremists use the law to target religious minorities — Christians, Shias, Ahmadiyyas and Hindus.
Pakistan ranks fourth on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List regarding religiously motivated abductions.
Bishop Iftikhar Indrias of the Apostles of Gospel Ministries International, demands that the abductor be arrested.
In Pakistan, twenty-four Christians are in prison for blasphemy charges.
Pakistan remains one of the worst persecutors of Christians worldwide
In Pakistan, false accusations of blasphemy are widespread and often motivated by personal vendettas or religious hatred.