Asher John

Foreign Correspondent


  • Christian Doctor Trades Medical Practice for Eternal Cure

    Dr. Tahira Saleem gave up her flourishing medical practice after she realized Pakistan needed a Bible college more than a stethoscope.

  • Over 800 Poor Christians Evicted From Slum Colony in Pakistan

    Over 800 Poor Christians Evicted From Slum Colony in Pakistan

    Over 800 poor Christians in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore have been forced to live on the roads with no immediate hope of having a shelter of their own after local authorities demolished their homes located in a slum early Saturday morning, with the Christians claiming that they were given just a day’s notice to vacate the land.

  • Son of Slain Governor Abducted by Militants in Pakistan

    Unidentified gunmen in Pakistan on Friday kidnapped the son of Salmaan Taseer, the liberal provincial governor assassinated by one of his bodyguards earlier this year in retaliation for Taseer's opposition to the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

  • Investigators Claim Family Rivalry, Not Taliban, Killed Pakistan's Christian Minister

    In another twist in the probe into the assassination of Pakistan’s first Christian minorities’ affairs minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, the joint investigation team formed by the government to trace his killers has claimed that family rivalry, and not the Taliban, had killed Shahbaz Bhatti, according to a media report.

  • Flood-Affected Christians Protest Gov't Discrimination in Pakistan

    Flood-Affected Christians Protest Gov't Discrimination in Pakistan

    A large number of Christians living in the southern belt of Pakistan’s Punjab province who lost their homes in last year’s floods remain homeless despite a scheme by the Punjab government to allocate land to residents in the area, according to Christian residents.

  • Pakistan's Religious Freedom Problem Severe, Says Commission

    Observing that Islamabad has failed to protect freedom of religion or belief, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom on Thursday demanded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declare Pakistan a “country of particular concern.”

  • Slain Pakistani Christian Minister's Brother Says Probe 'Finally on Right Track'

    An investigation into the assassination of a Christian Pakistani government minister who criticized the country's rigid Islamic blasphemy law is on "the right track," his brother said on Thursday.

  • Christian Minister Stopped From Presenting Provincial Budget in Pakistan

    The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has succumbed to pressure by most of its legislators of the Punjab Provincial Assembly to not let a Christian cabinet minister present the provincial budget for 2011-12 just because of his faith

  • Tipping Point for Pakistan as Taliban Target Airbase

    Troops recaptured a Pakistani naval airbase on Monday after a 16-hour battle with as few as six Taliban gunmen who had launched their brazen attack to avenge the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

  • U.S. Kills Top Militant Figure in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

    As the Taliban have unleashed a violent spate of bombings in Pakistan and Afghanistan to avenge the killing of al-Qaida supreme leader Osama bin Laden, the terrorist organization has lost a high-profile religious figure, Salim al Laibi in a recent U.S. drone attack in the town of Mirali in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency