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Christian man charged for murder at 15 years hanged after confessing to triple murder under duress.

Pakistani prison officials released a statement confirming the death by hanging of a Christian man Aftab Bahadur on  Wednesday (10th June 2015).   Despite insistence by lawyers of his innocence and attempts to bring a reprieve by Catholic Bishop of Karachi Joseph Coutts and Bishop of Rochester, Salvatore Ronald Montano, the death sentence was allowed to continue. Mr Bahadur was only 15 years old at the time of the murder and had spent 23 years in jail, before he was hanged at Kot Lakhput Jail in Lahore.  He claimed that he had been tortured to confess to the killings of Sabiha Bari and her two sons in 1992. The legal team supporting Aftab Bahad...

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Save the Children charity ordered to leave Pakistan

Our officer Mehwish Bhatti visits the Save the Children offices to learn the truth. Neurotic Pakistan authorities have ordered that Save the Children leave the country.  Local police have sealed off their Islamabad offices and foreign staff working for the international charity have been given 15 days to leave the country.  Save the Children have not had foreign staff working in Pakistan over the last 18 months for their safety. The Government have said the action taken is in riposte to anti-Pakistani activities undertaken by Save the Children, including alleging the charity were involved in the fake vaccination programme used by the CIA to t...

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Karachi Church Threatened with False Blasphemy Charges by Muslim Land Grabbers

by Joy Hancock The congregation of Jerusalem Church, Karachi is being threatened with false blasphemy charges by Muslims who wish to seize the church's land.  Jerusalem Church is reported by the Christian Post as being a Pentecostal church of around 300 families strong.  The members have told International Christian Concern that they have even received death threats from a group of armed Muslims who are well known for seizing church property from poor congregations, and have carried out targeted killings. The church was built in the 1990s and according to John Nazareth Adil, a local social activist, the Muslim group wants the land for their own agenda,...

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Persecution after persecution - The destiny of Pakistani Christians in Thailand

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Concern grows over declining health of Asia Bibi

Image of Ashiq Masih, who recently held an interview with BPCA's Mehwish Bhatti Please sign our petitions (click here) and (click here) Reports from the family of  Asia Bibi, the 50-year-old Pakistani Christian women on death row for alleged blasphemy, a charge she vehemently denies, suggest the mother of five is now suffering from intestinal bleeding and requires urgent medical treatment. (click here) Asia Bibi has a death sentence looming over her after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, an accusation that she wholeheartedly denies. She has been described by her family as “so weak she can hardly walk.” Her family rushed back last we...

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About our asylum/refugee country export report service

It has come to our attention that there may be some misunderstandings about what we charge for certain of our services.  The BPCA is funded entirely by donations that come as and when.   We are not a funded organization in terms of grants and the like that enable us to function with steady cash flow (occassionally we get grants for specific projects).   While our reach and reputation is growing and has become international, we are a very small volunteer organisation.  Our policy in cases of asylum seekers from Pakistan in European / Western nations is to charge a minimum of £250, in part because we have to give renumeration to the expert...

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BBC dedicates airtime to share concerns about Pak-Christians in Thailand

This Sunday much of the UK will be hearing about the struggles of Pak-Christian Asylum seekers and refugees. They are seeking freedom and safety in South East Asian nations such as, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka - nations that have an easy protocol to obtain tourist visas.   After a mass of effort by the BPCA to highlight concerns about the treatment of Pak-Christian asylum seekers in Thailand, the BBC's senior producer for Religious Affairs, Alex Strangeways-Booth, has invited Wilson Chowdhry to be interviewed by 8 local radio stations, across the UK, at the following times: 0708 SHEFFIELD Presenter Andy Producer Sarah Major 0715 JERSEY Presenter Cathy Le...

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Happiness as Shama and Shazad's children move on from the murder of their parents.

The children of Shama and Shahzad and their grandfather receive regular spiritual and emotional counselling form Mehwish Bhatti. By Mehwish Bhatti On my most recent visit to the children of  Shama and Shahzad I received a very warm welcome,  the children have come to know me as their auntie and rushed to hug me, an action that I always find overwhelming. The children have grown in confidence and look so much better as time goes by, when I first saw them soon after the murder of their parents they were malnourished and living in extreme poverty.  The children look fuller in their faces and their latest accommodation, which they moved into last ...

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Sherish and Farzana's family ready to battle for justice!

L-R  Mushtaq Gill, Ilyas Masih, Sherish and Farzana and two witnesses outside Jaranwala Court In a brutal attack that lasted 14 hours and involved five men, two Christian girls were raped and brutalised by Muslim men, who told them to call upon their God to help them escape and told them that the rape ordeal they found themselves in was deserved for their adherence to the Christian faith.  The ordeal happened on November 14th 2014  for more details  (click here). The girls were abducted while using a local field as a toilet, too poor to afford proper facilities as it would take more than two years of the family's combined income. &nb...

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Welsh Christians moved to prayer for persecuted Church in Pakistan

Welsh Christians from Newport gathered to remember the victims of the Lahore Twin Bomb attack that occurred on March 15th this year, in which 27 people were killed and a further 87 were injured, and to learn about the ongoing persecution of the millions of Christians in Pakistan. The service at New Seasons Church in Newport  was presided over by Bishop Winston Taylor, who invited Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association to share his testimony as a reformed drug user, who turned to Christ and now champions the cause of Pakistani Christians. Pastor Mehboob Ellahi who runs an Urdu Fellowship in Newport, also prayed at the service ded...

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