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EU Ministers hold unofficial visit to uncover truth about persecution of Christians in Pakistan

 Shamim Masih and Peter Van Dalen MEP One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here)   ISLAMABAD: By Shamim Masih  "Christians living in Europe care about Pakistani Christians and know about their suffering. We have come here to talk to the Pakistani Government to urge them to take better care of your rights." said MEP Peter Van Dalen, lead delegate of the European Conservatives and Reformists unofficial trip to Pakistan.  The European Parliament delegation was led by MEP Peter van Dalen (Netherlands), MEP Arne Gericke (Germany) and MEP Marek Jurek (Poland) visited Pakistan ...

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Quiet memorial brings solace to family of Shama and Shahzad

Naveed supports the family as they remember Shama and Shahzad  One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here) On some grubby streets in the deprived community of Kasur, Pakistan, minority Christians gathered to remember the victims of one of the most brutal murders in the 68 year history of the nation.  Shama and Shahzad, two poor indentured labourers whose only glimmer of hope in life was their four children and each other, had their lives shattered when Shama was raped by the accountant at the brick kiln. Shahzad requested freedom so that Shama could escape the pain and horror of t...

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Bitter Tears Shed on Anniversary of Shama and Shahzad Burnt Alive in Brick Kiln

 Shama's father, Mukhtar Masih,  and children L-R Sonia, Poonam and Suleman pray with BPCA officer Mehwish Bhatti   One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here)   Today is 4th November.  Not remarkable in any way, the day before Guy Fawkes Day - a cold, ordinary November day here in the UK.  Yet this date is forever emblazoned in my memory as it marks the day Sonia, Poonam and Suleman were robbed of their parents, both on the same day, both killed in the same cruel and inhumane way.  Such a double loss would be a tragedy in any circumstances, but these children’s paren...

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Pakistan no longer wanted on UN Human Rights council

One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here) 'Common sense prevailed' say humanitarians as the 193-member UN General Assembly voted against the re-election of Pakistan onto the United Nations Human Rights Council at a General Assembly in Geneva October 30th 2015. Pakistan was included in a 47 seat panel for which their term was due to expire on 31st December 2015, and reports suggest they remained confident of re-election and retaining their seat ...

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Freedom for Asia Bibi could be as soon as next year!

Asia Bibi: Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim  Sign our petition (click here) Share our campaign video (click here) Watch this passionate depiction in dance (click here) One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here)     Today Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of British Pakistan Christian Association, had a telephone conversation with the lead defence solicitor for Asia Bibi, advocate Saif ul Malook. Mr Malook provided a very frank and candid response to Mr Chowdhry.  He said that despite being incarcerated for a continuous six year period in the rough prisons of Multan, Asia Bib...

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Blasphemy Allegations Force Father into Hiding Without his Family

  Mehwish (second from the right) prays with and encourages Aftab Gill's family  One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here) Aftab Gill was accused of blasphemy on 14th August 2015, after an altercation with a Muslim man over the practising of his Christian faith and his drinking from a mosque tap (click here).  On 27th October 2015, Mehwish Bhatti arrived at his family home with food parcels to help them through the difficult situation they have now found themselves in.  Aftab is currently in a safe house in Lahore and is unable to return to his family due to the ongoing hat...

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Earthquake Appeal Aims to Help Thousands of Victims.

  Shamim Masih outside Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here)   Shamim Masih ISLAMABAD:  At least 300 people were confirmed dead and more than 2,000 were reported injured in the aftermath of the massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, 26 October, 2015. Shamim Masih, BPCA lead reporter, immediately visited Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar to meet and encourage victims who survived the catastrophe. He talked to the traumatised patients and inquired about their health. According to the 'National Disa...

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7.7 Richter Earthquake Across Pakistan Strikes Fear Into all Communities

Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here) A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.7 has struck northern Pakistan, according to United States Geological Survey. Tremors have been felt in major cities, including Lahore, Faislabad, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Karachi, Sawat, Noshera, Kohat and Malakand. The earthquake has also been felt across Afghanistan and parts of India.  So far the death toll is standing at 45 recorded deaths, however this count is expected to increase.  Many buildings have been flattened in the hilly areas of Pakistan in the north, Peshawar...

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BPCA pays fine for Pakistani Christians, prevents them to be sent to Central jail

Immigration and Royal Thai army conducted a joint raid and arrested fifteen people including men and women at Suppoka Apartment, Sutthisan Bangkok. Out of the fifteen people caught, ten were Pakistani Christians whereas one Pakistani Sunni Muslim and four Sri Lankan Christians are also detained Heavily armored police and army broke through the pad locked doors after 9am (GMT+6) and forced people out of their rooms. There were scenes of wailing as the women begged to the immigration to let them go. Seeing their desperate situation, the police let the women with children stay but arrested all adults including men and women. Panic struck through the ...

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Christian who lost baby labelled 'faeces' in vicious Muslim attack now living in hiding and poverty

BPCA's Mehwish Bhatti (holding child) meets Elishba Bibi and her family One way which Churches and Christian groups can contribute to the work of the BPCA (Click here)    On 16 of November 2014 a pregnant 28 year old woman Elishba Bibi was attacked in the Christian Colony at Rana Town, Sheikhupura. The attack by Muneeb and Mobeel Gondal was in response to an argument she had with their mother and sister over money for beauty treatments they had received from Elishba . The two men brutally beat her with metal rods, publicly stripped her naked and dragged her through the streets for her humiliation, which resulted in the miscarriage of her ...

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