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Gang Rape Case Trial Delayed, Sherish and Farzana's Ordeal Prolonged

Sherish and Farzana: happy, safe and beginning to heal. . In November 2014 the two sisters were the subject of a terrifying and horrific ordeal at the hands of three Muslim boys known to them from their village.  They were targeted by the boys in the early evening, while out using a nearby field as a toilet, and abducted at gunpoint.  The rapists struck because the girls are Christians, despised and deemed easy targets for abuse.  Both their faith and poverty, which meant a total lack of safe facilities, rendered them extremely vulnerable to this kind of attack.   The BPCA has been supporting the family throughout by providing legal counsel, ...

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Shama and Shahzad's children are in good hands!

Suleman, Sonia and Poonam meet their new nanny, Elizabeth Dildar By Mehwish Bhatti Although it's a very difficult to find a substitute for a lost mother or father we at the BPCA have tried to do this as best we can, for the darling children of Shama and Shahzad.  In the media and charitable frenzy it is always difficult to assess what service to offer the three children of parents lost so brutally and cruelly in an unwarranted act of hatred - not that this type of hatred is ever condoned.   The parents Shama and Shazad were beaten to an inch of their lives and then burned alive, twitching their bodies in an attempt to cope with what must have been excr...

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BPCA reponds to needs of victims of Lahore bomb attack

Sister of slain 10 year old, Abishake, is still coming to terms with the loss of her brother.  Mehwish is providing counselling and prayers. Sign our petition (click here) Join our peace vigil in Nottingham (click here) Sunday 15th March was another bleak day in the ongoing persecution saga of Pakistani Christians.  As Christians were nearing the end of their communion service at Christ Church, a congregation belonging to the Church of Pakistan, gun fire shots could be heard followed by a loud explosion.  The church was being led by Reverend Irshad Ashkanaz. Two Muslim gunmen approached the church from one side and a suicide bomber ...

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Watery treat for Pakistan Day decided on UN World Water Day!

Image of the BPCA pump we installed for gang-raped Christian teenagers Sherish and Farzana. We are very pleased to announce that the BPCA has received funds to build five water pumps for the deprived Christian community of Jaranwala.  Many living in this community have suffered the ignominy of poor health and regular taunting because of the inability to wash properly and drink clean water.   Poor Christians in this community earn around £600 per year and the boring of pumps would cost over a year's salary.  No help has ever been provided to the Christians of this community despite it being the worst off community in the area....

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Relief Aid for victims of Lahore bomb attack starts in earnest after pacifying expected Lahore attackers

Mehwish Bhatti prays over coma victim Qaisor Pervez (Chairman Wilson Chowdhry's extended cousin) one of the brave volunteer security at St James Catholic Church, Lahore.  His and other security volunteers' sacrifices saved hundreds from death and serious injury. Please sign our petition (click here) Dear all, we can draw a deep breath of relief.  Church services completed on Sunday and the expected and threatened attack from a Muslim mob never materialised. Our Chairman Wilson Chowdhry informed people about this on Facebook, Sunday 22nd March 2105. He said:   "I spoke to Mehwish after the service and she is just about to attend a meeting with pa...

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Father of gang-raped Christian girls demands justice for his daughters!

Ilyas Masih, Father of gang-raped Christian girls Sherish and Farzana takes on the rapists with help of BPCA and LEAD! For more details on the two sisters please click here By Mushtaq Gill, LAHORE: Today 9 March, 2015, Ilyas Masih, father of gang raped under age Catholic Christian girls, came to meet Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and High Court Advocate for free legal assistance to challenge the grant of bail that saw two rapists set free and for trial of the two cases.     The meeting transpired after British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman, Wilson Chowdhry approached Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and ...

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Rehabilitation of Christian girls Sherish and Farzana is slow but progress is good!

Sherish displays her new found writing skills.  She has learnt her complete alphabet in capitals. For more details on the two sisters please click here Gang rape victims Sherish and Farzana, who had to flee their town after two gunmen shot at their home, are now staying in our safe house in a town far away from Jaranwala.  Although they miss their family intensely they have adjusted to their surroundings well. Sherish the younger of the two, (14 years), has shown great progress in learning English and Urdu and she has already mastered the English alphabet in capital letters.  This might seem like a small step to many of you, but I assure you this is ...

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Gang-raped and persecuted Christian sisters find refuge and chance to rebuild lives.

Desperate to save the lives of his daughters Father Ilyas Masih sorrowfully delivers his daughters to the care of the British Pakistani Christian Association. For more details on the two sisters please click here By Mehwish Bhatti: We left home early in the morning (Sunday 22nd February 2015) my frail elderly mother and I, determined to complete our task of bringing Sherish and Farzana to safety. The two now famous girls have been strong-willed and determined to rebuild their lives, despite being subjects of the cruel perversions of three local Muslim boys, who beat, cut and tortured them while gang-raping them for over twelve hours, mocking the girls vindictively...

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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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Christian family provided with new bathroom facility after gang-rape of two sister's in rural field used as toilet.

Sisters Sherish and Farzana by the new bathroom facility provided by the BPCA. For more details on the two sisters please click here By Mehwish Bhatti: Progress towards the bathroom for Sherish and Farzana the two vulnerable Christian girls gang-raped at gunpoint, has been good.   The physical shell is almost complete which looks solid and fit for purpose.  The builders inform me that the building is strong enough to withstand local flood and other potential weather concerns, due to it's solid foundation. Moreover it will add a buffer and some support to the existing less stable mud house the family reside within.  A solid foundation was laid ...

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