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Deal struck with anti-blasphemy protesters but Pakistan's minorities now gripped with fear!

Pana Medley by several marooned coaches after riots across Pakistan brought the country to a standstill.Pakistan was in turmoil over the weekend as hundreds of thousands of protesters rioted across the nations cities and villages. The situation reached such dangerous levels that the army had to be called in to bring things back under control. Last night in a dramatic turn of events the Minister for Law whose resignation was the main target of protesters, quit from his post.  Even then Pakistan minority communities say they do not feel safe.Anti-blasphemy demonstrators began the campaign two weeks ago after a firebrand Islamic cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi first cal...

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Concerns grow for Christians and other Minorities in Pakistan as anti-blasphemy riots bring country to standstill

Today Pakistan was in turmoil as hundreds of thousands of protesters rioted across the nations cities and villages.  The situation reached such dangerous levels that the army has been called in to bring things back under control Anti-blasphemy demonstrators began the campaign two weeks ago after a firebrand Islamic cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi first called for protests over a change in the electoral oath for lawmakers that once confirmed the finality of the prophet Muhammed.  Although no significant change has been made in the Bill regarding Khatm-e-Nabuwat (Finality of the Prophet) with exception of moving it from point number (i) to point number (iii) ...

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Canadian sponsorship brings hope for murder target Maherwar Ishaq

Image of Maherwar during less frightening times.An embassy worker known only as Ayaz is being accused of using his position to try and get sexual favors from a Pakistani asylum-seeking woman named Maherwar Ishaq in exchange for a much-needed renewal of her passport that expired last March.On 25th May 2017 British Pakistani Christian Association submitted a complaint against Ayaz. The complaint demands a full investigation of the incident stating this would be in the best interests of Maherwar Ishaq and for the safety of other women. BPCA have demanded 'the removal of a sexual predator amongst your employed staff'.  Read full story (click here). Despite every ...

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Tolerance for sexual harassment must stop

Image of sexual harassment victim Maherwar Ishaq during happier times. As the people the world over chime in with their #MeToo handle Maherwar Ishaq has been left in the lurch waiting to hear what the Pakistani Embassy will do about their official who used his post in Bangkok to sexually harass her. Victims standing up to sexual abuse are often shunned by the Pakistani community while deviant sexual predators are welcomed back even after being convicted of egregious crimes and those who abuse their power are treated as if they are above the law. Though the high tolerance for targeted harassment of women from religious minorities is seen ...

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BPCA pays fines for 6 Pak-Christians arrested in Bangkok

This morning (11am 23rd Nov) British Pakistani Christian Association paid the court fines for the 6 Pakistani Christians recently arrested by Thai authorities in Pakistan. The family were arrested on 21st November during raids which were ostensibly in place to root out illegal drug dealers and human traffickers, however as usual it was Pakistani Christians who became the main target. Not one of them has been convicted of any crime but overstaying their visa Francis Dabrera our local friend shared his view on the arrest, he said: "The Thai Immigration Police arrested Asif Hasro (46 yrs) and his wife Aneela (43 yrs), and their 4 grown up children Eli...

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13 Y/O humanitarian stuns 100's of Londoners to silence as she explained an estimated 700 Christian girls are raped and forced into Islamic marriage every year in Pakistan

Hannah Chowdhry speaks out for young Christian rape and forced marriage victims in Pakistan Last night on the steps of Westminster Cathedral 100's of Londoners were shocked into silence as a 13 year old student volunteer for the British Pakistani Christian Association, described the torturous life that faces Christians in Pakistan. Hannah Chowdhry who is a student at Kantor King Solomon, High School in Barkingside, Redbridge and a volunteer for the BPCA, spoke of the suffering of millions of Christians in Pakistan, during a presentation that she read out to Londoners who amassed outside Westminster Cathedral last night (22nd November 2017).   The atmospher...

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Family of 6 Pak-Christian asylum seekers arrested in Thailand

At 10 am this morning (21 November 2017) a family of six struggling asylum seekers in Bangkok were arrested by Thai police for overstaying their visiting visas. Sadly for the family despite a claim that they still uphold as true they had their asylum application rejected by the UNHCR recently meaning they now will receive no further help from the UNHCR. Fearing for their lives should they return to Pakistan where they had fled persecution, the family chose to live under the radar in Thailand were they were being exploited and earning a pittance, but they felt it was safer then returning to their homeland in Pakistan. A friend of the BPCA, ...

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Hindu Patriarch beats family and throws them out of his home for converting to Christianity

A family of five in the State of Haryana in Northern India is struggling to make ends meet as winter approaches after refusing to give up their Christian faith at the behest of the family patriarch. The patriarch namely Ramesh Kumar, a Hindu, is scandalized by his family coming to faith in Jesus Christ which is a very common occurrence in India despite the risks.  In many States anti-conversions laws exist, changing one's faith from Hinduism is abhorred and can lead to extreme violence. In February of this year Mr Kumar, a married father of four, decided he could no longer tolerate his family's attendance at a local church, and demand...

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Indian Pastor arrested in Kuwait faces judgement Sunday

Pastor Shibu Mathew and his family Kuwaiti authorities have arrested an Indian Pastor after he allegedly spoke against Islam in a Christian-Islam debate group.  Rev. Shibu Mathew was a participant at a faith debate at Christ Embassy Church in Mangaf (a suburb of Kuwait city), the event was put on by both Muslim and Christian groups in agreement.  However, a few Muslims of Malayalam origins who were apparently unhappy with their inability to defend their own beliefs filed a complaint against their Indian compatriot with the Kuwaiti police.  One wonders why these individuals would attend such a group if they felt the...

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Jesus Christ Carries the Emotional Pain of Injustice

Leighton Medley our BPCA Outreach Minister has returned to Pakistan to reach new communities with the true Gospel of Christ and to continue the discipling those who have been already been reached through our previous campaigns. Leighton's remit for this work is quite simple, he is to bolster the faith of Christians who have little access to regular church services setting up bible study leaders who will one day become ministers of the Gospel in rural communities, he is to bring revival and better understanding to Christian churches in Pakistan many of which have adopted a very legalistic theology and have forgotten the need for repentance, faith in Chri...

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