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The Pakistani government should immediately drop blasphemy charges against a 17-year-old student and ensure his safe release from detention.
As Pakistan's main churches have held special prayers in memory of Salman Taseer, the Punjab governor assassinated for his opposition to death for blasphemy.
In a public statement, the WCC Central Committee says Pakistan's blasphemy law has become “a major source of victimisation and persecution”.
Churches in Pakistan are horrified at the killing of six World Vision staff, as the international NGO announces it has suspended its operations in the country.
A leading Pakistani bishop says that the 'war on terror' in Pakistan has had a negative effect on Christians in the Muslim-majority country, following further attacks on them.
Pakistani Christians are expressing concern about the public order situation in their country following President Pervez Musharraf's widely criticised suspension of constitutional government and his declaration of a state of emergency.
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