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The Taliban have claimed responsibility for shooting a 14-year Pakistani human rights activist in Swat valley who is now being treated in hospital.
The UK Government has been threatened with legal action over its failure to stop the export of components for the drones used by the CIA in Pakistan.
The legal charity, Reprieve, has asked Barack Obama for a guarantee that an international protest march through North West Pakistan will not be hit by CIA drones.
A report published by Stanford University and New York University warns that the CIA’s drone campaign “terrorises" people in North-West Pakistan “twenty-four hours a day.
A World Council of Churches sponsored hearing has urged the Pakistani government to take steps to stop abuse of the blasphemy law.
A public hearing on the “Misuse of blasphemy law and religious minorities in Pakistan”, organised by the World Council of Churches, is being held in Geneva.
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision to grant bail to Rimsha Masih, but says Pakistan must urgently reform its blasphemy laws.
The World Council of Churches has made a statement on abductions, forced marriages and forced conversions of young women in Pakistan.
Church officials in Pakistan say they are encouraged by the arrest of a cleric on charges of framing an illiterate Christian teenager on blasphemy charges.
Groups in Islamabad are continuing to lobby the Pakistani government in the case of a Christian young woman charged with blasphemy.