Pakistan: Christian activists welcome amendments in criminal law

Posted February 9, 2017 1:31 pm by Editor

Pakistan: Christian activists welcome amendments in criminal law

The Pakistani National Assembly on Monday, passed a law amending some criminal laws. The bill awaits the president’s approval and then for the first time, sectarianism, mass lynching and forced conversions will be punished. The explicit aim of the legislation is to improve the conditions of the country’s religious minorities.

Speaking to AsiaNews, some activists expressed their satisfaction with the initiative, which, however, needs the final signature of the president.

“These measures were crucial to save our country,” said Samuel Pyara, a Christian, president of Bright Future Society. “Mob justice has become a part of people’s mind-set. There was a great need to

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