Clerics stopped Pakistani lawmakers improving child marriage law with threats

Once again, a wholly reasonable attempt by lawmakers within Pakistan have failed to pass a law banning child marriages. It was an initiative by Marvi Memon, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, to improve existing child marriage legislation, but she has now been forced to withdraw the proposal. Why? One word – Religion, or to be a tad more … Read more

No freedom to be a Muslim in Pakistan

A very basic human right is enshrined within the UN’s declaration of Human rights, Article 18 reads … Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest … Read more