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A member of the Pakistani Christian community holds a rosary and candle during a protest rally in Lahore last year to condemn the suicide attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar  (CNS)

16 years after the death of Bishop John Joseph, the Pakistani government still has much to do in order to protect Christians

A Pakistani Christian woman carries a picture of Shahbaz Bhatti after his murder two years ago B.K.Bangash/AP/Press Association Images

Nasir Saeed says Shahbaz Bhatti is still inspiring the Pakistani faithful two years after his murder

Rimsha Masih is escorted to a helicopter (PA photo)

The mood in Pakistan is supportive of her. The government must not lose this opportunity to address the misuse of blasphemy laws

People in Karachi protest at the inadvertent burning of the Koran at a US military base (Photo: PA)

The setting on fire of a man who had supposedly desecrated the Koran shows again that extremists are in charge

Muslims in Gujranwala protest against an alleged burning of the Koran (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

Pakistani Christians are held responsible for the actions of the West: it would not be the first time they have been made scapegoats

Pakistani Christians clash with the police following the protest suicide of Bishop John Joseph (AP Photo)

In 1998 Bishop John Joseph committed suicide in protest at the terrible laws. Thirteen years on, the government still buries its head in the sand

Pakistani Christians shower rose petals on the casket of Shahbaz Bhatti earlier today (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The blood of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti will not be shed in vain