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70 year old Christian man arrested for alleged blasphemy after derogatory letters were pinned to Mosque

Gujranwala police have arrested a 70 year old Christian man from the village of Lambanwali over an alleged act of blasphemy on Saturday 28th January 2017. Mukhtar Masih (70 yrs) and his family had all gone to sleep when at 10pm they heard a large banging on their door. When his daughter in law Shamim Anjum (38 yrs) opened the door she was almost pushed to the floor as 10 police officers waded into the family home. To the horror of the family they discovered that a blasphemy allegation had been laid against Mukhtar Masih in which local Muslims alleged he had written blasphemous messages. In the usual clumsy and malicious modus operandi of Pakis...

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Huddersfield Asian Fellowship give to the cause.

Whilst speaking at Hope Church in Huddersfield (a reformed evangelical church), Wilson Chowdhry obtained several bags of clothes from the Pakistani Christian community residing in the area to be reused by Christians in Pakistan. Wilson also  added further clothes and some toys from Maria Jarrett of Gateway Church, in Gants Hill.   The items have been sent to our office in Islamabad where they will be distributed to the deprived communities of H9 Block.   Leighton Medley spoke to BPCA about the gift from the north.  He said:  "It was my delight in the past week, to hand over several cargo bags full of children's c...

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Interior Minister of Pakistan has lost all sense of reality regarding minority persecution

The Government of Pakistan is in denial over the existence of minority persecution in Pakistan. In a recent statement the Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali K han has asserted that any belief that religious minorities in Pakistan are suffering because of abuse of the blasphemy laws is unfounded. In response to a question by People’s Party’ lawmaker Begum Hasnain; Mr Khan, said: " The facts and figures reveal that in most blasphemy cases the accused were Muslims." He explained to the Senate House that data from the Sindh proved that of 129 cases of blasphemy registered in total - 99 cases were registered against Mus...

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All 115 people accused of torching the Christian Community of St Joseph's Colony have been acquitted

  Over 125 homes were razed to the ground and two churches when a Muslim mob of thousands first ransacked Christian properties and then set them alight on March 8th 2013, at St Joseph's Colony, Badami Bagh near Lahore (click here for full story). The mob had been incensed by several local mosques who had used their public tannoys to preach revenge against a Christian man named Sawan Masih, who it was alleged said some blasphemous remarks against Muhammed, during a heated discussion with a Muslim. Sawan Masih, was found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2014. He denies the claim, saying a friend made up a lie about him to set...

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Muslim man sent 10 year old boy on errand while he raped his 3 year old sister!

Whilst a Christian single mother Catherine Bibi (38 yrs) and her eldest son Altaf Masih (21 yrs) were out working  to provide for their family, a Muslim man ostensibly a friend of the elder son contrived to rape Catherine's youngest daughter Saiba (3 yrs). Catherine Bibi is a single mother and of three children, Altaf and Daud (10 years) and Saiba. She works as a sanitary worker at Government Hospital, Multan and her eldest son Altaf Masih, 22, works as a rickshaw driver their combined earnings sustain a meagre existence.  On December 17th 2016 whilst out working they left Daud at home to care for Saiba a practice that had proved successf...

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Disappearing activists in Pakistan create alarm amongst humanitarian groups!

Image:Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani who last Monday said the statements of US State Department and the British government about recent missing persons in Pakistan were inappropriate.   The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) today joined its voice with others in highlighting the rising tide of ‘disappearances’ associated with blasphemy cases against human rights activists in Pakistan. BPCA chairman Wilson Chowdhry said: ‘We have repeatedly highlighted the threats of and actual murder and violence that often accompany blasphemy allegations against Christians in Pakistan, which are usually used as a weapon of intimidation in ...

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Pressures from NGO's results in removal of discriminatory advert

Faisalabad Waste Management Company has revised its conditions for the job of waste workers. Previously, in a public advertisement the company had invited non-Muslim candidates only to apply for the job. The discriminatory advertisement was published in a local newspaper Daily Aman Faisalabad, on January 24th 2017. The advertisement had sparked wide spread condemnation from the Christian community.  Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael has taken notice of the discriminatory advertisement published in a newspaper which invites non-Muslim candidates for the post of waste worker. Through the Ministry of Human Rights ...

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​Muslim vandals have torched the home of a Christian man over an alleged property dispute.

Muslim vandals have torched the home of a Christian man over an alleged property dispute. The incident took place on 23rd January in a village called Bahudar     Pura in Kasur, whilst homeowner Rehmat Masih (70 years) and his family consisting of a daughter Sajida (25 yrs) and her son Chanda (4 yrs) all of whom were asleep. Rehmat's four year old grandchild was awakened by choking smoke and saw something burning and smoking in the courtyard.  She immediately started to scream, alerting his family to the danger and no doubt saved their lives. Rehmat Masih was not as agile as the rest of them and was left in the house till people f...

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Huddersfield church brings 'Hope' to persecuted Pakistani Christians

A gathering of a hundred Christians in Huddersfield shared a night of prayer and reflection as they learnt about the millions of Christians being persecuted in Pakistan. The evening was organised by Pastor Lewis Allen of Hope Church, located at Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade. Moved by increasing reports of persecution in Pakistan he invited Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association to come and share more about the plight of Pakistani Christians, in order that the church might pray for a change to the current climate of hatred, that threatens to annhilate Christians from Pakistan. The nigh...

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Blasphemy accused Pakistani Christian woman's plight triggers demonstrations across the UK

The plight of a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been jailed for seven years under the notorious blasphemy laws of Pakistan, will be highlighted in several demonstrations across the UK. The protests have been organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association and Pakistani origin Pastors throughout Britain, in response to the protracted silence of the Government of Pakistan with regards to Asia's ongoing Supreme Court appeal. Asia Bibi was arrested in June 2010 for an alleged blasphemy after she drank well from a well designated specifically for Muslims. Fearful Muslims berated Asia and threw water offered to them at Asia, ...

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