Under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, any Christian could be accused and mob violence ensue.
A small number of the Christians in Pakistan are Orthodox. Orthodox Christians in Pakistan are under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia, which comprises all the Orthodox Communities, Parishes, Foundations and Philanthropic Projects in Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Brunei, Timor, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, as well as Pakistan.
For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, see here.
“Another Christian man killed by a mob of Islamist fundamentalists in Punjab, Pakistan,” News Intervention, August 22, 2023:
Days after the radical lslamists ransacked 21 Churches and various other houses of Christian minorities, another Christian man has been killed by a mob of Islamic fundamentalists in Sheikhpura Punjab, Pakistan.
A viral video being circulated on social media, shows a frenzied mob targeting a man named Malik Ijaz, while the gunshots could be heard in the background. The mob barged into his house and vandalized it. They looted and threw the belongings on the road. Later, Ijaz was shot dead.
In addition, a church was also desecrated by the radical Islamists belonging to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). They also inscribed phrases related to Allah and Prophet, on the walls of the Church. The erasure of which could potentially incite another blasphemy case.
The Pakistan government has so far failed to stop these acts…..