Catholic girl brutally murdered in Pakistan
Catholic World News - January 26, 2010
Thousands of Pakistani Christians attended the January 25 funeral of Shazia Bashir, a 12-year-old Catholic girl who had been brutally beaten, raped, and murdered three days earlier. The girl had worked as the servant of a prominent Muslim attorney in Lahore.
Seeking justice, Christians protested outside the regional parliament building on January 23. It took local authorities 18 hours to register the murder case. After the national government intervened, six arrests were made.
0.7% of the nation’s 159.6 million people are Catholic.
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