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BPCA shows solidarity with victims of Peshawer school attack

Two children escaping the violence with Military soldiers. The BPCA condemns the violent attack on the army-run school in Peshawar Pakistan today (16th December 2014)  The fatal attack has resulted in over 130 deaths, of which in excess of 80 have been reported as children.  The attackers are said to have been dressed like military soldiers in an attempt to subvert security protocols.   Victims were killed in classrooms, corridors and whilst hiding in the bushes of the play area. Some survivors spoke of how they played dead to avoid being shot, terrified that they would never see the light of day again. On a Radio Five Live interview today Wilson Cho...

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We are one! In unity progress!

Pakistani Christian rapper Faisal Gill, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II, A senior figure from the Syriac Orthodox Church, Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association and a Christian from London who bought one of our recent publications. After completing the launch of our new publication "The Education System in Pakistan: Discrimination and the Targeting of the 'Other," in UK Parliament 8th December 2014, Faisal Gill, Shaun Yakoub and Wilson Chowdhry had the pleasure of meeting with the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II.   The BPCA had literally launched their "We are One" Campaign ...

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The Targeting Of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan Hazara

Image from Huffington Post The targeting of Minority 'Others' in Pakistan Apart from the Ahmadis, Hazara and Shi’a Muslim ‘Others’ have also been subjected to frightening levels of targeting and discrimination. “Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the killing of Hazaras and other Shi’as” - who, together, comprise about 20% of Pakistan’s population" - by the extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), which is allied to the Taliban. The killers, who often strike in the daytime and brazenly leave their faces exposed”, Aubrey Belford reported in December 2012: carry out their work with little hindrance from the authori...

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Pakistani Christian young woman describes her trials at university!

Mehwish Bhatti our latest executive member who resides in Pakistan, describes her torturous experiences at University: Being a Pakistani girl and being Christian Pakistani girl is not an easy deal - trust me!  Why is there such a price to pay, simply for a choice of belief? I find it derisory that a state counts the protection of humanity for little or nothing, a state which is so frightened by Christians – a tiny minority who may seem funny or odd but who never pose any threat or give any genuine offence to anyone. My excitement of enrolling as a university student ended with the reality of life on campus: constant questions and the slow realisation tha...

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The Portuguese connection

Wilson Chowdhry with Intern on Human Rights Filipa Sena Marcos Many of you will be wondering how the BPCA have managed to produce two ground breaking books on the current prejudices and discrimination faced by Minorities in Pakistan.  Well now we tell you!   South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) led by Paulo Casaca a former European Parliamentarian of Portuguese descent, currently residing in Belgium, was our generous Benefactor.  He and his assistant Antonio Viera da Cruz kindly provided us with the support and finance necessary for publication of our seminal works. Today, BPCA chairman Wilson Chowdhry had the honour of meeting with SADF Human Rights ...

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Launch of BPCA's newest publication on discrimination within Pakistan's education system, leads to persecution rap in UK Parliament!

MP Andrew Stephenson Chair of the All Parliamentary Party Group on Pakistan was gifted the first printed copy of BPCA new publication. British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) launched our new book; The Education System in Pakistan: Discrimination and the Targeting of the 'Other,' in UK Parliament, Monday 8th December 2014. The event was sponsored by Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle and Chairman of the All Parliamentary Party Group on Pakistan.  Twelve authors have contributed essays to this book. Apart from the above highlighted authors, other contributors include Sabatina James of Sabatina e.V.; Rainer Rothfuss, Professor for Human Geography and Ch...

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Foreign Office Reply To BPCA In Regards To Asia Bibi

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Qaiser Ayub an update.

By Shamim Masih Qaiser Ayub falsely accused of Blasphemy (original story): Before starting on  my way back from the Home of Shidrah and her sister, I went to see the family of blasphemy victim, Qaiser Ayub (40 yrs). He was arrested last month from Lahore over an alleged act of blasphemy. Mr Ayub holds a masters degree in computer sciences, and operates a popular blog where it is alleged blasphemous content was published including images counter-Islam. Muslim complainant Mohammad Saeed filed an application at city Police Station which was registered  as First Investigation Report – FIR no. 105/11, under section 295-C of Pakistan's Pena...

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BPCA counsels several recent Christian victims in Pakistan.

Elishba Bibi meets with Shamim Masih BPCA Pakistan Officer at offices of Sharing Life Ministries. We asked Shamim Masih our officer in Pakistan to visit some of the most recent Christian victims of attacks in Pakistan to provide some counselling, advice and prayer.  We also wanted to elicit what other assistance could be provided to the victims to make them more comfortable with their increased vulnerability and anxiety.  Shamim Masih provided the following report Elishba Bibi Expecting mother who miscarried after being beaten by two men (original story): I started my journey Friday morning at 6:30 am from Islamabad towards Sheikhupura.  ...

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BPCA Community centre praised for helping take cannabis of the streets!

Wilson Chowdhry  PC Saeed, PC Saleem and Mr Ryan Duggan with the bags of cannabis. Please support the work of the BPCA Community Centre by donating via our local giving page, donations of a tenner will be doubled until the end of January (Click here) Today we (BPCA) received a call at our community centre from concerned resident of Clementswood Ward, Ryan Duggan, who expressed great anxiety at 16 bags of Cannabis that had been dumped before a property on Gordon Road, Ilford.   Mr Duggan was concerned about the full bags of Cannabis that were being collected by a number  of vehicles and individuals, who seemed to be opportunists rather then a coo...

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