Our vision is to create a network of Pakistanis united in Christ, focused on better quality of life, fellowship and religious freedom for Christians in Pakistan and the UK.
Three children made homeless by the cruel and avaricious Royal Thai Government have been provided a home by the BPCA, after their chosen Guardian sought
assistance in providing safety for the young vulnerable children.
We reported on the 7 children BPCA volunteer Maqsood retrieved from the IDC earlier. Two were handed to an aunt and uncle and two to their father (click here)
4 years ago Farzan Joseph and his family fled the city of Karachi for the shores of Thailand to escape the persecution they were facing in their homeland of Pakistan. Farzan Joseph had good secure employment working as a technician in a hospital laboratory in the world famous Agha Khan Hospital, his wife Lubna worked as a nurse at the same hospital.
Farzan and Lubna cruelly separated from their children.
The couple enjoyed their work and had studied hard to achieve professional qualifications to enable to take up their chosen profession in the field of medicine and to enable them to help suffering patients.
Unfortunately for the couple, a Muslim employees son discovered they adhered to the Christian faith and started challenging them to convert to Islam. Lubna was approached on several occasions by men demanding she embrace Islam and attempted to force her to marry one of their Muslim colleagues who had taken a shine to her - even though she was a married woman. Mrs Joseph refused the advances and declared her love for her husband and her strong faith in Jesus but this did nothing to deter the zealots and their enamoured friend.
The levels of threats to Mrs Joseph became extremely frequent and to protect his wife Farzan felt he had no choice but to leave his home and livelihood behind and fled Pakistan with his wife and three children Annya Farzan (6 yrs) Sara Farzan (10 yrs) and Cyrus Farzan (12 yrs) . Farzan explained to BPCA that if he stayed in Pakistan he and his wife would be easy to locate as their work is very specialized, there would be no where in the country they could hide without losing the ability to use the skills they had spent so many years learning and honing. Moreover working in a hospital and providing care to others was for them a deep passion and often an opportunity for them to share their faith with others.
The family fled to Thailand to start a new life and wanted to build a new life there, they rented a room in Onnut, Bangkok and tried to find a way to gain citizenship. They soon discovered that for them citizenship in Thailand was nigh on impossible and they began to search for other options, eventually applying to the UNHCR for relocation in the West determined to escape the nightmare they would face on return to Pakistan.
After a long period of struggle during which the family survived on charitable handouts from churches, fellow Pakistanis, charities and some exploitative cash-in-hand work, Mrs Joseph eventually secured employment working at a school name ''Mother's Pride.'' Not only was the pay scale a lot better then the previous illegal employments she and her husband had undertaken but it was a very rewarding experience for her, where she felt she could use her years of learning to good effect. Moreover the icing on the cake was the fact that Mrs Joseph was able to enroll her children at the school, which was very satisfying as for the three years that her children were out of school she rued her situation that had led to her children facing an educational deficit.
Life had become very settled for the family until a police and immigration raid at 12:30 on 23rd January 2018 brought the family's life crashing down on their heads again. Mr and Mrs Joseph were arrested with their children despite Royal Thai Government public announcements that no more children would be detained in their Immigration Detention Centre.
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