PAKISTAN – Intense Persecution of Pakistani Christians Continued into the Second Half of 2018

International Christian Concern | Feb. 21, 2019

Incidents of Christian persecution in Pakistan continued into the second half of 2018, painting a grim picture for the small minority community regarding their religious freedom rights. The most troubling aspect of this continued trend is the institutionalized discrimination and intolerance that is apparent throughout the country’s laws and practices.

While the constitution of Pakistan declares that all citizens are equal before the law, the reality tells a different story. Christians continue to beg for protection, dignity, safety, security, and equal rights as citizens of Pakistan.

Over the last six months, Pakistani Christian have endured incidents of social discrimination, land theft, sexual harassment, church attacks, hate-mongering, and discrimination in educational institutions.