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.


Turkey embraces a strongman as Pakistan election looms

On the 24th June, the country of Turkey rejected democracy exchanging it for autocratic rule, as clearly stated in the words of Muharrem Ince, the main opposition leader: “We have now fully adopted a regime of one man rule.”   President Erdogan, as he will now be known, is now Turkey`s most powerful leader since Kemal Ataturk, who secularised Turkey nearly 100 years ago. BPCA Outreach Officer Leighton Medley expressed his concern about these recent developments in Turkey: "While in my last message, I praised Erdogan`s removal from the school curriculum the teaching of evolution, a worldview which I believe is bringing about the d...

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Limb for child bomb survivor brings hope of future independence

A Pakistani Christian child of only who survived the bomb attack in Quetta on 17th December 2017 has started to walk tentatively after British Pakistani Chistian Association paid for her to have a prosthetic limb and walking frame to restore her lost mobility.  Aleeza Masih who at 18 months old was the youngest victim of the Quetta Bomb Attack is now exhibiting signs of good progress with the use of the limb and frame and is able to move short distances on her own. Aleeza's mother tells us that "Aleeza seems to have improved her confidence and is exhibiting signs of great joy following the successful consultations with the prosthetist...

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Pakistan to have first Catholic Cardinal since 1994

Image of Joseph Coutts speaking at ACNUK Westminster Cathedral Night of Vigil in 2012 (click here) Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. “I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals. Their origins reflect the universality of the church,” Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter's square. Among the new cardinals will be Iraq's Ar...

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Pak-Christians remember Asia Bibi on the 9th anniversary of her arrest

Mehwish Bhatti, Lead Officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association gathered with other Christians to mark Asia Bibi's 9th year in captivity with prayers for her freedom and release. A narration of her arrest and the incident leading up to it was presented from the BPCA website (click here) on July 14th 2018, exactly 9 years on from her original arrest for blasphemy. Faithful Christians raised prayers and expressed hopes for the gates of her jail cell to opened and for Asia to be reunited with her family.  Young boys held signs saying, "Asia Bibi Pakistani Christians are with you," and "We are praying for Asia Bibi." ...

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BPCA remembers victims of Liege Attack

Whilst on a trip to Belgium to speak at a symposium titled “Religious Freedom in Europe: A Christian Case Study” Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association and Nissar Hussain visited the site of the recent Liege attack in which 3 police officers were killed by an islamic extremist. The attack which occurred on Tuesday 29th May was undertaken by a lone-wolf attacker named Benjamin Herman  (33yrs) who was on a day release from prison despite police and prison authorities knowing that he had become seriously radicalised within jail. Two police officers were shot dead and a woman in a vehicle passing-by before the gunman who had shout...

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Family of asylum seekers related to two pastors murdered in extrajudicial blasphemy killing told by UK to return home

Image of slain Christian brothers Sajid and Rashid Masih Maqsood Bakhsh, a Pakistani Christian and his family now living in Glasglow, fled Pakistan in 2012 after Islamic extremists targeted him because of his faith. Mr Bakhsh who has spent six years seeking asylum is appealing directly to The Right Honourable Theresa May to allow him and his family to stay in the UK after all prior applications were rejected by the Home Office and they were informed they would have no further right to appeal. Though the Home Offices assert that every asylum case was assessed on its individual merits there seems to be a conside...

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Asian Christians still aloof from other believers

During the 1st and 2nd of June 2018 Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, Wilson Chowdhry and his family were invited to attend the weekend event of the 'Big Church Day Out' at their Chesire event. If you’re not familiar with the Big Church Day Out (BCDO) is the UK’s largest annual gathering of believers at an event which they say 'creates a space for all denominations and ages to gather each year for two exciting days of worship and celebration'. Their website tells us: "BCDO is held on two sites - Wiston House in West Sussex and Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. In 2018, BCDO South celebrates its 10th event, plu...

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The first ever European Parliament event on Christian discrimination in Europe

Leading experts on religious freedom converged a the EU Parliament in Brussels on June 5th to highlight concerns about the erosion of freedom of belief for Christians in Europe. The symposium hosted by the EFDD Group at the Parliament of the European Union brought together voices from the Christian community across Europe and the UK, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The gathering entitled “Religious Freedom in Europe: A Christian Case Study” wove together presentations from politicians, legal experts, and human rights organizations discussing shifting policies in a European context that target adherents to the Christian faith. ...

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Muslim rapist of 2 year old Christian girl sentenced to 25 years imprisonment

A BPCA supported victim has won her court case against the rapist of her then 2 1/2 year old daughter Saiba who suffered trauma and physical damage that may leave the poor child unable to give birth and have her own family one day. In a landmark case today the rapist of the Christian child has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a fine amounting to £967. To see our initial report (click here) In a nation like Pakistan where honour is a pivotal structure the rape of two year old Saiba on 17th December 2016 sent shockwaves across the globe. Saiba an innocent girl of only two years was brutally raped by Mohammad Abbas who was a Muslim friend...

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BPCA assists shooting victims and families of those slain in Easter terrorist attacks

BPCA Quetta based representative Pastor Adil visited all the families of the victims of targeted killings over Easter 2018 and the week following, when shooters on motorcycles targeted celebrants in Christian neigbourhoods.   Pastor Adil reported: "It was hard to console the grieving families as they were very much still in deep sorrow and fear. The government of Pakistan has yet to offer any support or compensation to those affected by this targeted attack on the Christian community." Underscoring the British Pakistani Christian Association's ongoing commitment to practically care for the needs of the victims, Chairman Wilson C...

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