Day: May 11, 2013

Zia ul-Haq passed punitive laws that defined the practice of the Ahmadi faith as a “blasphemous” criminal offense.

Source: NY Times. Yet the birth of Pakistan was not auspicious for minorities. The original claim of Pakistan — religious equality — was the first claim proved false. Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, though he became the first foreign minister, was hounded by religious conservatives, who branded him an apostate because of […]

Old rules in New Pakistan

Since Imran Khan revealed his feelings about a minority Muslim group in Pakistan, some young voters’ opinions of him have soured. KARACHI, Pakistan — For the last two years, former cricketing superstar Imran Khan has been trumpeting talk of change to Pakistan’s public. Standing in front of beloved national monuments […]