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Domestic servant girl murdered and raped but deprived family accept bribe for their loss

A Pakistani Christian girl of only 17 years was viciously beaten to death in Kamoke in the district of Gujranwala on 5th May 2018, for apparently not having completed her chores properly. Kainat Salamat was working in the home of Muhammad Asif Gujjar (36 yrs) as a domestic helper from the age of 11 and frequently complained to her family about the brutality of her employers. However, the desperate family who were struggling to make ends meet asked her to bear the pain for the sake of easing the financial burden on the rest of them. For many years she cleaned, cooked, gardened and acted like a nanny for the children of her employers. A re...

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Redbridge unity displayed at community fayre!

Friendship and togetherness was the theme for an event in Ilford Town Centre from 23d April - 28th April 2018. 'Stronger Together' were words written on a banner during a week of community cohesion - one the likes of which Redbridge has never seen before. The event was put on by the British Pakistani Christian Association and groups such as Ilford High Road Baptist Church, Albayan Welfare Cetre and Vishnu Hindu Parishad collaborated to share conversations with local people on faith and diversity. The event was the brainchild of Wilson Chowdhry who last year held a peace vigil after a series of terrorist attacks in the UK, threatened to create ...

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Asia Bibi Supreme Court appeal to be given trial date soon!

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday announced that the Supreme Court will hear Asia Bibi's appeal against her blasphemy case soon.  He also  gave an order for a restoration of full security provisions to Asia Bibi's counsel Advocate Said Ul-Malook Justice Nisar directed the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IG), Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz Khan, to restore the provision of police security to  Saif Ul-Malook. In his remarks, Justice Nisar explained that he personally knows Saif  Ul-Malook and stated that he believes that his requests for additional protective security protocol are legitima...

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Fiery acid attacker snuffs out life of young Christian woman for declining marriage to Muslim man

Despite brave efforts and 138Km of arduous travel for medical attention, Asma Yasoob succumbed to the injuries she incurred when a Muslim friend of the family doused her with acid and set her on fire. Asma passed away on Sunday 22 April at approximately 10:00 pm in the evening. Pretending to be her brother, Rizwan Gujjar called Asma to the gate of her workplace, a bridal saloon where she worked as a beautician and was helping a bride and her family prepare for their special day.  In the very moment she realized the man at the gate was not her brother, Rizwan Gujjar  poured flammable acid on her  and set her on fire before running awa...

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Medical officers chant anti-Christian slogans during trial against doctors who murdered Sunil Saleem

Three weeks have passed since the lynching of Christian man Sunil Saleem Masih by medical staff and security at Services Hospital in Silakot, but thus far no action has been taken by authorities. A full account of the lynching can be  read in the Pakistani daily newspaper Tribune (click here) On 12th April 2018 Additional Session Court  Judge, Mr. Yasser Nadim, was presiding over the trial of Sunil Saleem's murderers in Silakout High court.  He allowed an adjornment as the police investigation called for more time. Police officers told the court that their Forensic unit were trying to obtain footage which doctors of Service Hospital ...

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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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