Fischel Benkhald, born Faisal Benkhald in Karachi, became the first Pakistani citizen in decades to officially declare his Jewish identity to the state. Benkhald is the first citizen allowed to register as a Jew in Pakistan – a state sensitive to religious identity – since the 1980’s.
The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions condemns the Easter Sunday attack on the Pakistani Christian minority. The Council’s Board stands with innocent civilian victims of worldwide extremism and promotes the Marrakesh Declaration, Interfaith Harmony as practical means to dismantle global terrorism.
UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan has called for action to combat the forces of Islamophobia and warned that if timely steps are not taken to check this disturbing trend, it could threaten regional and global peace and security. The Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations organised a side event at the UN on occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Pakistan civil society activists light candles outside the French consulate in Karachi on Nov. 15, as they condemned the deadly attacks in Paris. (Photo by AFP)
While the detention of eight suspected members of the group that calls itself the Islamic State in Malaysia on Jan. 22, following the deadly bomb attacks in Jakarta earlier this month, confirmed the arrival of the terrorist group in Southeast Asia, it had already been murderously active in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Sindh province is to introduce to its education curriculum a speech made by the nation’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in which he called for an inclusive and impartial government, religious freedom, rule of law and equality for all.
JHANG CITY (PUNJAB), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) – As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess needs in the worst-affected areas.
“Super-flood” risk Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2014 (IRIN) – Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable.
A first-ever event of its kind on interfaith by women for women arranged by Dr Marilyn Wyatt, wife of the American Ambassador, and her team was a breath of fresh air and the platform for an array of women to give voice and shape to their unity as Pakistani women from many faiths.