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Gunshots fired at Sherish and Farzana's home the two Christian sisters gang-raped in Pakistan

BPCA had only just completed a new bathroom for the family of Sherish and Farzana to keep them from travelling to unsafe areas. Hear Premier Christian Radio story (click here) For more details on the two sisters please click here By Mehwish Bhatti: On 10th February 2015 at 17:30 two men on motorcycles stopped outside Sherish and Farzana's house, in village Chack no. 651/2, Jaranwala with a loaded repeater gun.  These men  shouted out that they  were the relatives of the boys Shahbaz, Asif and Azeem who raped Sehrish and Farzana (more on this click here) (and here) and that the girls deserved to be raped as they were unwanted Christia...

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Bishop Michael Nazir Ali is not sanguine that Supreme Court of Pakistan will release Asia Bibi.

L-R Bishop Emeritus Michael Nazir-Ali, MP Rehman Chisti, Former High Commissioner for Pakistan Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Baroness Berridge Chair All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom. Religious freedom in Pakistan was highlighted as a serious concern, during a series of talks at the Grand Committee Room, UK House of Commons, Monday 9th February 2015. The meeting which was co-ordinated by MP Rehman Chisti included; Anglican Bishop Emeritus Michael Nazir Ali, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Freedom  Baroness Berridge and former High Commissioner for Pakistan Wajid Shamshul Hasan. Bishop Michael explained within the ...

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BPCA efforts to highlight Asia's plight result in BBC Story

You may have heard the Radio 4's Today Programme dedicated to blasphemy law victim Asia Bibi (Click Here). What most of you will not realise is that it was the BPCA who facilitated the interview between the BBC and Ashiq Masih.  This followed an interview we organised between Asia Bibi and BBC Asia Network aired in December. The interview was also conducted in December and released this month as media teams across the globe, re-channel their attention to the plight of this innocent mother of five, as she awaits her appeal hearing in the Supreme Court. Our work is developing and taking a more important role in the campaign for justice and equality for Pakistan...

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Administrative incompetence leads to another postponement of trial for Salman Taseer's killer!

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has today Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 heard an appeal petition for Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.  The appeal is against the death sentence  imposed on him in 2011, by the Anti Terrorism Court of Islamabad.  A two-member bench comprising of Justice Noor-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui re-issued a notice to Taseer's legal team. In excess of 50 lawyers, including former chief justice of Lahore High Court Khawaja Sharif, the main leading counsel of Mr Qadri's appeal case, were present in the court for his defence.  It has been allege...

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Seven Christian homes bulldozed by land grabbers!

KASUR: Land grabbing Muslim men seized and bulldozed homes of seven Christian families in a village of Kasur. The local Muslim men have been named as Shahid Khan, Jaffar Ali, Zafar Iqbal and Munir Bhatti. It is alleged that they produced forged documents with the help of the Local Patwari (village accountant - government appointed). The land grabbers have destroyed and occupied the homes of Rafique Masih, Shangara Masih, Farzana Bibi, Iruma Bibi (Widow), Bagh Masih, William Masih, Samar Masih and Gama Bibi (widow).  They got them to evacuate their homes by threatening to kill them or implicate them in local criminal cases. Whilst the terrifi...

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Hindu girl forced into Islamic Marriage by Pakistani Courts!

KARACHI: Yesterday Sindh High Court ruled that a Hindu girl Angeli Maghward who had been kidnapped and forced into Islamic marriage by a Mr Riaz Sial a Muslim, was legally married. The parents of the girl filed a complaint that she was a minor and forcibly converted to Islam for marriage. Father of the Hindu girl Kundan Maghward took the witness stand in Sindh High court and set out his objections that his daughter is only 12 years old.  Pakistani law states it is illegal for a minor under 14 to be married.   The Division Bench of Sindh High Court consisting of Mr. Justice Sajad Ali Shah and Mr.Justice Saadiq Hussain heard the case.  Surprisingly ...

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Five way custody battle for Children of Shama and Shazad

Shama and Shazad a Christian couple burned alive in a brick kiln after falsley being accused of blasphemy. Five different cases have been filed for the custody of the children of Shama and Shahzad Masih, the Pakistani Christian couple who were accused of blasphemy and burned alive by Muslim radicals in November. The couple's three children, 6-year-old Suleman, 4-year-old Sonia, and 18-month-old Poonam, are currently living with their maternal grandfather, who has already been met by BPCA Officer Mehwish Bhatti. Those applying to take the children at the Court of Lahore are Mukhtar Masih, the grandfather; maternal uncle Yasin Masih; paternal uncle Iqbal Masih; the ...

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Christians of Khyber Paktunkhwa fearful of another attack after a school was attacked during a muslim protest against Charlie Hebdo

Hundreds of Muslim students attacked a Christian school in the town of Bannu, Khyber Paktunkhwa, during an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest on Monday.  The Militant youths demanded the immediate closure of the 'school for infidels' Between 200 and 300 Muslim students from local colleges and schools rallied for a planned demonstration against cartoons printed in the French satirical magazine, called Charlie Hebdo. When they passed by Panel School, a known Christian School the young people rioted, throwing missiles at the school, climbing over the walls and forcing the gates open from the inside.  Some of the rioters carried guns. Four Christian students were hurt i...

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Why a toilet facility- isn't counselling better?

Sherish and Farzana by the newly installed pump that will vastly improve their standard of living. For more details on the two sisters please click here I cannot say I am shocked by the number of people misunderstanding the need for better bathroom facilities for Sherish and Farzana, but I can say I am disappointed that people have missed the purpose of our recent project.  Sherish and Farzana were brutally raped after being abducted at gunpoint by three local Muslim boy's from their village.  The three boys had constantly been pestering these girls, despite their staunch belief in chastity before marriage a concept that is described in no uncertain terms...

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Appeal trial for Mumtaz Qadri slayer of Salmam Taseer

Salaman Taseer with Asia Bibi ISLAMABAD: Today Islamabad High Court held its first hearing in the appeal against the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri who confessed tothe killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.  Mr Qadri has continually stated his innocence, by justifying the attack as a response to the blasphemy committed by Governor Taseer who sought reform of the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan, and openly supported freedom for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman whom Taseer believed had been wrongly convicted of committing a blasphemy. The appeal was heard by two-members of division bench of IHC’s comprising of Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi and...

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