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Sexual harassment of Christian woman by official at Pak Embassy in Thailand may have been undertaken by serial offender!

Wilson Chowdhry submits letter of complaint at Pakistan Embassy. On 6th June 2017 British Pakistani Christian Association revealed the sordid actions of an official named Ayaz deployed at the Pakistani Embassy in Thailand.  Ayaz holds a senior position at the Embassy where he is responsible for machine-readable passport processing and was caught on audio via a secret recording device trying to seduce and sexually harass a 23 year old Christian asylum seeker woman seeking a new passport.   When visiting the Pakistan Embassy in Thailand to seek a passport renewal Maherwar was asked to attend a private meeting to discuss her options. &n...

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152 Pakistani Civillians burnt to death after oil tanker explosion tragedy

At least 152 people were burnt to death and over 140 more were injured after an oil tanker slid of Ahmedpur Sharqi Road a main thoroughfare.  The tanker exploded some 30 minutes after it had slid of the road but only after a mass rush of local people ensued all intent on collecting spilled fuel.   The incident occurred within Bahawalpur's Ahmedpur East Town, on Sunday morning around 8am (4am GMT). Injured people were taken to Bahawal Victoria Hospital and and District Headquarters Hospital Sharqia in critical condition, but neither hospital has a special burns unit and the death toll is expected to rise. Most of those taken to the hospita...

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Together Stronger - Redbridge fights back at extremism!

Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and other people of faith and no faith came together too stand defiant against the extremism and hatred that has shocked and stunned Londoners over the the last four months.  Terrorist attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park have highlighted an unfortunate increase in polarisation within British society.   A public meeting was organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association in the aftermath of the London Bridge Attack, and saw over 30 local people in attendance.  Visitors spoke of concern over Police raids in Ilford and several arrests of su...

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Christian engineer accused of blasphemy after causing offence to Muslim by seeking payment for work carried out!

Mehwish Bhatti BPCA Lead Pakistan officer with the family of Ishfaq. There is no end to the misery of Christians in Pakistan - in the latest debacle the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan have been used against an engineer named Ishfaq Masih after he simply asked for payment for repairing a Muslim clients motorcycle. Mr Masih is the father of a two year old son.On 15 June 2017, Muhammad Irfan, an important and wealthy man in his community visited the shop of Ishfaq Masih (23 years), seeking repairs to his motorbike. Image of Mr Masih's shop and home which is now firmly shut. Mr Masih agreed to undertake the work and hours later after having completing...

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A mother's message that brings hope to us all.

Recently we received a touching message about the power of prayer.  A mother whose son survived the recent London Bridge bomb attack reminds us that in our time of greatest need our only hope is in God, in whom we must retain our trust.  We post it here with permission whilst protecting her anonymity. Dear Sir, Thank you for your update, please read this to encourage you in your prayers. My son was involved in the London Bridge attack. His firm has a branch on London Bridge and they had just finished work. At 22.22 I received a text from him saying he was locked in the toilets in a pub and there was shooting outside but ...

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Together Stronger Candlelight Vigil to Restore Peace and Unity in Redbridge

A candlelight peace vigil will be held from 7pm outside Ilford Town Hall on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The event organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association, brings together people of all faiths and none in an attempt to restore peace in London. A two hour unity summit took place last night at Clementswood Community Centre, after a recent spate of arrests in Ilford linked to the London terror attack and Finsbury Park Mosque attack. Several key guests were in attendance at the meeting including, Sheikh Khalid, Imam at the Albayan Welfare Centre on Green Lane, Mark Glazer Chairman of the London Community Watch Trust, Saji...

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Community leader calls for unity after Redbridge hit by string of terror raids

campaigner is calling for Redbridge to come together after a string of police raids in the borough in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack. Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), is urging Redbridge council to allow a “unity festival” to be staged in the borough following the incident. Police have stormed several properties in Ilford in recent weeks as part of an investigation into the attack in central London on June 3, which left eight victims dead and almost 50 people injured. Mr Chowdhry’s plan has received the backing of several faith groups in east London, including Christian, Islamic, Sikh and Hindu organisa...

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Humanitarian aid overwhelms West Kensington Churches as Britain responds to Grenfell Tower tragedy

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association and Joel Kyari visited St John's Church in Notting Hill to deliver groceries and bibles to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Later the two of them volunteered to carry water bottles to Rugby Portobello on Clarendon Road and helped with organizing the large number of donated items that were flowing in.   At approximately 12:05 earlier the same day a tragic accident led to Britain's largest ever tower block fire in which so far 12 people have been confirmed dead - the death toll is expected to rise significantly yet.  As so...

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Public lament including bagpipe solo organized to help victims of Grenfell Tower blaze cope with grief

A 'lament vigil' for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy has been organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association at St John's Church, Notting Hill for Friday 16th June. It is hoped the event will help grieving victims, their family and friends and the local community cope with their loss and shared pain.  Time:         9.30pmDate:         Friday 16th June 2017Location:   Green outside St John's Church, Landsdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 2NN Event:        Short 15 minute service, Urdu Bible recital, Arabic poem recital, Parishioners lament and Bagpiper lament....

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Outpouring of grief leads to overwhelming response to humanitarian aid need from UK citizens

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