ICC Note: The laws in Pakistan claim that people have the right for religious freedom, however, Christians still continue to be persecuted.
An Asia-focused Christian group has issued an appeal to churches and Christian communities around the world to join them in prayer for the persecuted church in Pakistan .
The Pakistan Asian Christian Welfare Organization is calling on Christians worldwide to join them in prayer during their Sunday service on Aug. 6 for the persecuted church in Pakistan .
Article 20 of the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees every citizen the right to profess, practice and propagate their religion, however, the reality for Christian and minorities is often different according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). The Christian human rights group reports that blasphemy laws are often used to justify the actions of Muslim extremists, terrorists and religious leaders who have attacked churches and killed Christians.
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