There is a rather interesting posting by a chap called Omar who describes himself thus … “I used to be a run of the mill upper middle class Pakistani destined to the standard humdrum fate. This blog is about escaping that fate.” … and escape he truly does, because he dishes out a few home … Read more Malala Yousafzai
Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, aged 15 and 16, made a mobile phone clip of themselves dancing in the rain outside their house in the town of Chilas, in the northern region of Gilgit, Pakistan. When it then circulated, there was outrage, so much so, that it motivated five thugs to shoot both them and their … Read more Two Pakistani girls, 15 and 16 – Murdered for “Dancing in the rain”
At the age of 13 in 2007 Kainat Soomro, was brutally gang raped by four men from her village in Pakistan as she walked home from school. Since then she has drawn international attention because of her refusal to accept it all and be silent and has instead been steadfast in her determination to obtain justice against her … Read more 13 year old schoolgirl gang raped by four men; her village classed her as a “black virgin” and ordered her killed.
Sadly Pakistan appears to still be living in the 7th Century, they have demonstrated this with the sentence handed out to 25 year old Hazrat Ali Shah last Wednesday. The AFP press release states … Hazrat Ali Shah, 25, was convicted of blaspheming against the Muslim Prophet Mohammed and the Koran during a quarrel in his village … Read more Pakistan court sentences man to death for blasphemy
This is truly horrendous and almost beyond description … the BBC reports … The girl, known only as Anusha, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. Her father Muhammad Zafar told the BBC what happened: “There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look at him twice. I … Read more Pakistani parents kill daughter who talked to a boy
Having thought I was done, I’m now once again back on the topic of Blasphemy in Pakistan. There is an article in Today’s “The News”, A Pakistani on-line paper, that rather bizarrely claims … Rimsha case speaks volume of the failure and inefficiency of the Islamabad police but its latest turns and twists have made … Read more Blasphemy laws are not being abused, blasphemy laws are an abuse