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A civil rights group working with Christians in Pakistan has called for an end to the blasphemy law and the violation of the rights of religious minorities.
The people behind a play called Corpus Christi are facing prosecution in Greece for blasphemy, in a move seen as threat to religious freedom.
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.
Groups in Islamabad are continuing to lobby the Pakistani government in the case of a Christian young woman charged with blasphemy.
An international public hearing highlighting the plight of religious minorities and misuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan will be held from 17 to 19 September
The Pakistani government should immediately drop blasphemy charges against a 17-year-old student and ensure his safe release from detention.
Churches in Pakistan have expressed frustration over the government's refusal to amend a controversial blasphemy law, as urged by the Pope and protesting civil rights activists.
A pressure group has accused the Advertising Standards Authority of effectively re-introducing the blasphemy law through the back door.
A petition calling for the repeal of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which impose the death sentence on a person found desecrating Islam's holy book, the Qur'an, has gone to the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights.