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ICC Note: A Christian man in Pakistan continues to face discrimination as the religious tensions in the country have increased in recent weeks, largely due to a suicide bombing attack on the hospital in Quetta, Balochistan Province. Nadeem Masih, was assaulted by his Muslim employer after demanding that he be paid what he was promised for his work. After this abuse, Masih reported the incident to the authorities, and then was attacked by two masked men with knives shorty after. The authorities have filed charges against the Muslim suspect, however because of high social standing and religious affiliation, it is unlikely that he will be arrested and brought to justice. Masih continues to face threats from suspect’s family, and he has not received any help from the authorities. Muslims comprise the majority of the population in Pakistan and the other religious minorities, such as Christians, face discrimination and persecution, often without intervention of the government to help them. 

08/17/2016, Pakistan (ACLJ) – The situation in Pakistan has rapidly deteriorated within the past few weeks. Tensions in Pakistan have been increasing for a myriad of reasons, but recently they boiled over and resulted in the death of at least 70 lawyers from a suicide bombing. Despite the turbulent events that have claimed the lives of so many, our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has continued to operate at full capacity.

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