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Family of serial killers targeting unmarried Christian men thwarted by BPCA

Dressed in pink Naila smiles but is this the face of a murderer. The corpse of a young man who was missing for 40 days was discovered in a field in Sialkot, Pakistan. After pressure from a solicitor hired by the BPCA a police investigation began leading to the discovery of a murder plot linking the family of a girl named Naila Khalid Masih (26 years) who was involved in a relationship with the murder victim Sharoon Bhatti (21 years).  Although initially the murder was assumed to be an honour killing further investigation elucidated a long term scheme to extract money from young men through romantic seducement and murder.   Around...

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Terrorist who attempted to kill Christians at a Church on Easter has been pardoned for being too brainy for prison.

A medical student who openly confessed to having joined IS in Syria after being thwarted by Pakistani security during an attempted suicide attack on a church on Easter Day, has been set free. In a public statement on Samaa TV Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Noreen Laghari was not a terrorist but was about to become one when she was saved by security forces (click here).  During his press conference  the spokesperson for Pakistan's armed forces said that she had been saved well before her kam umar (immature) mind was brainwashed by militants. "So should we treat Noreen like a terrorist or release her so that she...

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Protest against increasing Islamism of Indonesia sparked by lecture on Moderate Islam at Oxford

Image of Ahok imprisoned for a false blasphemy in Indonesia. A peaceful demonstration is to be held coinciding with the visit of Vice President Jusuf Kalla as a visiting lecturer on the topic 'Moderate Islam: The Indonesian Experience',  to Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.  OCIS is a 'Recognised Independent Centre' of the University of Oxford. Time:          2pmDate:          Thursday 18th May 2015Location:    Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Rd, Oxford, OX3 0EE Please bring a 'Red and White' flag, a poster expressing your grievance/protest in rega...

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Kidnapped and tortured ex-slave set free after payment of ransom.

In a race against time to save the life of an ex-brick kiln slave Salim Masih, British Pakistani Christian Association hired Advocate Niaz Amir to help free him from the former slavemaster who had had him kidnapped and tortured for leaving his brick kiln without permission. Salim Masih states he left the kin after working for an agreed period of a year which was the time required to satisfy off his debt. However Slave Master Sheikh Mustafa alleges Salim Masih still owes him money (click here). On wednesday (10th May) BPCA's officers Rajal Dawood and Ambar Saroya took Salma Bibi and her children into one of our safe houses.  Salma was ...

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Thanks to your donations Sarafina now has a retirement visa for Thailand

In our last e-newsletter we informed you about Sarafina a grandmother who has been seeking asylum in Thailand (click here). We initiated an appeal to obtain a retirement visa for her which allows her to remain in Thailand without fear of arrest as she awaits a decision on her application for asylum via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). British Pakistani Christian Association offered £200 towards the cost of Sarafina's visa from unrestricted funds and were  assisted later by another donor who covered the remainder of the cost at a further £300. Sarafina, said: "I am so grateful to all the donors that helped me get this visa. Withou...

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BPCA asylum school Achievement Awards

Outstanding Children from the Pakistani Christian asylum community in Thailand were given certificates for excellence at the British Pakistani Christian Association School at Delight Condo. The children were assessed on their quality of submitted work throughout the year, their attitude to learning, their desire to learn above and beyond their lessons, punctuality and behaviour. Assessments were made by their regular teachers all of whom are former teachers from schools in Pakistan, now seeking asylum in Thailand.  Kathriya Louis lead officer for the BPCA in Thailand presented certificates and sweets to the winners of the certifi...

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Hospital in Lahore forces minority paramedics to recite Quranic verses to retain employment.

BPCA reporter Shamim Masih before Mian Mir Hospital Paramedic staff at a Government run hospital in Lahore have been forced to recite Quranic verses daily or face losing their employment. The strict religious policy has also been thrust upon non-Muslims to the chagrin of a large number of Christian employees.  Any employee who fails to attend the Islamic recitations has been marked as absent resulting in loss of a days earning despite attendance on the shift. The Government Mian Mir Hospital which is named after a Muslim saint has 130 beds and is run by the City District Government of Lahore.  The hospital is situated in the...

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Pakistan's Police refuse to emancipate Christian ex-brick kiln slave kidnapped and tortured

L-R BPCA officer Rajal Dawood, Salma and her three children and BPCA  officer Ambar Saroya A 35 year old Christian former slave has been kidnapped and tortured by his ex-master who is seeking a large ransom for lost revenue despite the family alleging they paid off the loan they borrowed. Salim Masih took a loan of 10,000 rupees (£120) from Sheikh Mustafa over a year ago and agreed that he and his wife Salam (28 years) would work at Mr Mustafa's brick kilns at Phatak gunje khudiya, Kasur for the duration of one year at an agreed rate.  After having worked for the year  it was agreed that their loan would ...

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51 year old Pastor given life imprisonment for alleged blasphemous text message

British Pakistani Christian Association reporter Shamim Masih with Nawab Bibi wife of Zafar Bhatti on 6th May 2015. A Christian man of 51 years has been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly sending out blasphemous texts in Pakistan. Christian NGO's up and down the country are galled by the decision to prosecute Mr Zafar Bhatti under section 295c of Pakistan's Penal Code, a decision they say is due to an Islamic bias that has consumed the nation.Image of Zafar Bhatti Campaigners say there is no solid evidence that allows for the Lahore High Court's determination on 3rd May 2017. Mr Bhatti who was a Christian pastor until his arrest was accused of sen...

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Family treks across dangerous terrain of Iran guided by tribal mercenaries to escape persecution in Pakistan

BPCA friend Sevan Peter Balci an Armenian Christian with Kenneth Kamran and family. A family consisting of five people trekked across the arid plains of Iraq by nightfall during the most terrifying night of their lives, in their pursuit of safety from persecution in Pakistan. The family who now reside in Istanbul, Turkey spoke of the terror they felt after they were forced to place their trust in unknown tribal mercenaries, who often spoke harshly with them as they traversed across extremely difficult and dangerous terrain. Kenneth Kamran (42 yrs), his sister Nosheen (38 yrs), her two daughters Yarusha (12 yrs) and Anusha (8 yrs) and ...

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