The rule of law simply does not exist in certain parts of Pakistan, at least when it comes to Christian victims. In that context, horrific persecution of Christians by their Muslim "neighbors" goes on unchecked. It includes the kidnap and torture (for ransom) of children, sacking of churches, and rape. One of the "offenses" for which children were beaten (hey, at least those particular children weren't kidnapped and tortured) was singing too loudly and offending Muslims. (Compare Jihad Watch's repeated point that Christians kept in dhimmitude are forbidden to ring bells that the surrounding Muslims can hear.) Police authorities are, to put it mildly, unmotivated to stop or punish these evils. Christians are leaving Karachi as fast as they can, but these are poor people. Emigrating isn't exactly a simple matter.
One of the stories mentions an attempt to "promote meetings of reconciliation" between Christians and Muslims. Um, sure: Group A beats, kidnaps, and tortures the children of Group B and destroys its places of worship; Group B does nothing of the kind to Group A. So what we really need is a meeting of reconciliation between these opposed groups. I don't think so. The situation calls for official keepers of the peace, official posses, and official hangmen to protect, rescue, and avenge the innocent. But in Muslim Pakistan, that's not likely to happen.
Meanwhile, let us pray for our brethren under persecution from merciless Islam.