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Spurned Muslim man throws acid over Christian girl then set her alight - now Asma Yaqoob is fighting for her life!

A 25 year old Christian woman in Sialkot, Pakistan who spurned the advances of a Muslim man named Rizwan Gujjar (30 yrs) was the target of a heinous acid attack that has left her disfigured and fighting for her life. Asma Yacoob has been employed as a  beautician for the last two years and was making a good living due to her expert knowledge and fantastic styling technique.  Her brother Nabeel Yaqoob (23 yrs) worked as a panaflex-maker (banner print-worker) and met Rizwan Gujjar there, over a period of time they became very good friends and Rizwan would often visit Nabeel at his family home. It was during the visits to the Yaco...

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Samina Iqbal a victim of sexual harrassment finds new lease of life through BPCA

After years of sexual harassment at the hands of an obsessed neighbour a young Christian woman Samina Iqbal is now has an opportunity  to rebuild her life by developing her business skills after being relocated to a safe house by BPCA. Her story was first reported by BPCA in October 2017. Samina was left without hope when her stalker availed himself of police inaction and every opportunity that he could to ruin her young life and torment her beleaguered family. Her tormentor had already stolen away her childhood and at every turn cut off opportunities for a better life. BPCA was able to intervene by relocating her family and has been committed to...

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Christian persecution heats up after church set ablaze in Shadara

Christians across Pakistan are facing up to a life of persecution rising to unprecedented levels after a church was set ablaze in Shadara on Sunday 15th April 2018 at approximately 2:30pm.  Perceptions of minority safety across the country have dipped dramatically after three terrorist attacks in Quetta have resulted in dozens of deaths and even more severe injuries. One of the attacks occurred on the same Sunday after 2 individuals were killed and 3 others wounded in a drive-by shooting involving masked men on motorcycles (click here). Parishioners of Gospel of Jesus Mission Pentecostal Church had finished their service successfully ...

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EU Commission betrays bravery of Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christians again were left in a quandary by the 'European Union Special Envoy on Human Rights outside the EU' after having heir hopes raised and then dashed by a resolution that linked continued favoured tariff-free trade status, to Asia Bibi's release and meeting the 27 UN human rights conditions originally set prior to acceptance on the scheme. BPCA is embarrassed that we believed this report that appeared on Special Envoy Jan Figel's official website (click here) and praised Europe for their efforts in tackling Pakistan's poor human rights record (click here), which seem to be rather an engagement in real politick at the expense of ...

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British Pakistani Christian girl of 14 meets MEP's at European Parliament to challenge for protection of 'girls like me' in Pakistan

A Christian School girl of Pakistani origins gave up her Easter holidays to champion the rights of thousands of Pakistani Christian girls who are at risk of rape, kidnap and forced Islamic marriage every year in Pakistan. Hannah Chowdhry, who volunteers for the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) organised a meeting with UKIP MEP Nathan Gill to discuss concerns about persecution of minorities in Pakistan, after the Welsh MEP and Welsh Assembly Member responded to a regular email correspondence sent out by BPCA. Mr Nathan Gill was moved by the plight of Pakistani Christians and created a small video which he shared on social medi...

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Terror gun-attack uses motorbikes, speed to increase casualties in Christian Colony: kills 2, injures 3

Three terrorist on two motorbikes sped into Essa Nagri Road, Quetta, on Sunday 15th April at 6pm (2pm GMT), firing at will and killing people in the streets, in an area heavily populated with Christians. Though no terrorist group has yet officially declared responsibility for the attack, evidence would suggest that this recent violence was religiously motivated, as witnesses have report that the Islamist bikers chanted the jihadist slogan "Allah Ahukbar". The attack is believed to have been premeditated and conducted in order to frighten Christians away from worshipping God by targeting them on Sunday when many go to church. The victims themselves ...

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Mother pleads for help to educate her children after husband and umarried brothers were all slain in latest terrorist attack on Christians

On Easter Monday a terrorist gun-attack by men on motorcycles which took place in the city of Quetta resulted in four members of the same family being killed, whilst on their way to an Easter celebration in a park. The incident happened at 6:30 pm as the family of Pervaiz Masih (50 yrs), a professional rickshaw driver, were travelling to an Easter family and funfair - a commonly held practice by believers across Pakistan.  This Easter was very special for Parvaiz's family as his wife Shama had invited her three brothers from Lahore who were visiting Quetta for the first time ever. Emanuel Masih along with his wife Firdous Emanuel and ...

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BPCA founder reconnects with earlier supporters at the EU

BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry was invited to the office of South Asian Democratic Forum based in central Brussels (click here), to help them with a policy brief they are writing about the persecution of Christian minorities in Pakistan. During the meeting Mr Chowdhry shared updates on the current situation in Pakistan that included reports of a rise in membership to IS by large swathes of Pakistani citizens that has seen a prolific increase in terrorist attacks in recent years.   Mr Chowdhry explained to several officers including Susan Guarda, Professor Siegfried Wolf and Stephan Lampe that although discrimination and persecution ...

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Redbridge Easter parade awash with joy saw revellers dancing in the streets despite rain!

Ilford High Road Baptist Church Youth Choir ignited the atmosphere with spiritually moving worship songs. This years Redbridge Easter Festival was almost cancelled after Redbridge Council chose to permit a commercial market event in Ilford Town Centre on Easter Monday, over our annual Easter Parade and Festival.  This meant half the participating churches could not get involved in the reduced scale Easter event this year and BPCA had to tag our event onto the back of an event being run by Capstone Church who had booked for Saturday 31st March, from 12pm - 2pm. Their generosity meant a smattering of regular church participants were abl...

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Four Christians shot dead during Easter Monday terror attack in Quetta.

Four members of a Christian family who were visiting family in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, were shot dead on Easter Monday - one of the victims was a woman. One young Christian girl was also injured in the attack and has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Civil Hospital Quetta as she fights for her life. The attack happened at around 7pm (3pm GMT) when two men on a motorbike opened fire on a rickshaw containing the Christian revellers on Shah Zaman Road.  The deceased family were all going out for a meal with other family members and had only travelled to Quetta to share Easter with them. Though no known te...

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