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Job advert providing 14 cleaner roles for non-Muslims illustrates ongoing discrimination in Pakistan

A newspaper advert that clearly allocates Christians and other minorities access to sweeper roles has been condemned by International NGO's. The discriminatory actions of the Government of Punjab resulted in Jim Shannon, Chairman of the All Parliamentary Party for Religious Minorities writing to the Chief Minister of Punjab condemning this latest action. A copy of MP Jim Shannon's letter can be viewed (click here) The advert that was printed  in Jaang Newspapers Pakistan in February 2017 lists a number of forthcoming employment vacancies and calls for applicants to respond. The list is a multi-columned and mutli-rowed table a...

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Beleaguered blasphemy victim suffers more bail delay

The image shows the family of Mukhtar Masih. Mukhtar Masih a deprived Christian man of 70 from a small rural village named Lumbanwalai near the city of Gujaranwala, was arrested for blasphemy on 28th January 2017, after it was alleged quite bizarrely that a derogatory letter about Islam signed with him name had been pinned to a local mosque.  Read full story (click here) Please sign our petition against draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan (click here) Mukhtar Masih's writing does not match the writing on the offending letter and he is obviously innocent, however he remains incarcerated while he awaits his blasphemy trial. ...

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Pakistan's unjust legal system fails 12 year old Christian murder victim Tania

On 23rd January 2017 the dead body of Tania Mariyam (12 yrs)  was found dead in Upper Chenab Canal after she went missing from school (click here).       Tania only days before her murder Sadly for the family, despite what they believe is clear evidence that Tania was murdered including alleged signs of poisoning and rape, local police refused to register a murder investigation and registered her death as a suicide. The post- mortem examination undertaken by the police  which deemed the death a suicide, did not involve any attempt to check for toxins, or rape and has been rejected as false by the fami...

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Change of faith request highlights discrimination against 'apostates' in Pakistan

Fishel Benkhald met with BPCA officer Ambar Saroya in LahorePakistan's secret apostasy laws discriminate against their last remaining Jew and the UK's most famous apostate. Much has been said about India's apostasy laws in recent years especially under the current Modi regime which is progressing with plans to introduce an 'Anti-conversion law', which will make it impossible to legally change faith in India. There are proposals being pushed for reconversion rights (like "ghar vapsi"). The leaders of this lobby claim that everyone living in India had ancestors who were once Hindus and had been "forcibly converted." Their ambition is to reconvert the...

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Asylum Seeker shot five times cannot prove he is escaping persecution!

By Rev Angleena The John family are committed Christians attending a Catholic Church in Negombo. The family claim that one of the sons Adan was employed at a private hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. He was a caretaker for patients, he had been assigned to take care of a gunshot wound patient. Once the patient was released he was asked to continue to care for him even at the female doctors home. The family allege the doctor was a member of the Islamic militant group called Lashare E Jangevi. Adnan witnessed many incidents whilst there and was asked to join the militant group and convert to Islam. He refused. On one occasion whe...

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At the mercy of charities and churches…

Negombo, western city of Sri Lanka, has become a hub for many persecuted Christians from Pakistan. These Christian families have fled the worse forms of religious persecution in a highly radicalized Muslim majority country, Pakistan. Many of these families travel to their neighbouring countries in search of refuge and shelter, unaware of another episode of hardship waiting ahead. BPCA estimates that between 500 and 1000 Pakistani Christian asylum seekers are present in Sri Lanka. ‘We are just trying to survive in destitution and poverty here’, said Tussawar Khan, officer for British Pakistani Christian association (BPCA) and asylum seeker hims...

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Western parliamentarians receive BPCA book about Pakistani Persecution on World Book Day!

Image of Peter Trotter Senior Protection Officer at UNHCR Thailand and Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the BPCAOn World Book Day, the British Pakistani Christian Association confirms that, today, we presented to UK, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and many EU member state parliamentarians, MEP's and other politicians the third updated edition of the book 'Education, Human Rights Violations in Pakistan and the Scandal involving UNHCR and Christian asylum seekers in Thailand' . It details the manner in which primary and secondary book texts in schools in Pakistan, unfortunately, still promote hatred and intolerance of the 'Other' and the manner in which educationalists,...

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Give Pakistani Government a chance says Minorities rights activist!

After seven years of no change many campaigners give up and lose hope, but not our Wilson Chowdhry!   In 2011, Mr Chowdhry was manhandled by security officers at the Pakistan Embassy in London, after several attempts to apply for a visa for him to travel to visit his family were thwarted. Mr Chowdhry was hit in the face dozens of time by one ex-military officer while the other security operative held his arms behind his back. Fortunately, the security officer punching Mr Chowdhry broke a finger which terminated the hitting prematurely, but not before at least 40 punches had connected with Mr Chowdhry's face. In what Mr Chowdhry deems ...

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Pakistani Christian mother of three Fouzia rescued again after being returned to forced marriage abductor by family

BPCA supplies a shelter, food, clothing, counselling and other support to many Christian rape victims.  Here Fouzia receives two dresses at our safe house. A Muslim man forcibly married and converted a Christian woman and mother of three to Islam, after he abducted her following an impromptu request for cleaning services at his residence on 23rd July 2015.   Divorcee Fouzia Sadiq (31 yrs), had separated from her husband a few years earlier after he had secretly married another woman.   Fouzia took up cleaning as an employment to help her family who were supporting her even though they were in great poverty.   When her ...

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8 dead and 39 injured including two Christians killed in latest Lahore blast

Amber Saroya our full-time BPCA officer for Lahore visited the survivors of the recent blast that ripped through Alferno Cafe. (click here) The explosion occurred at 11:17am (6am GMT) on 23rd February in the basement of the newly built cafe, which was to be officially inaugurated two days later.  Eight people two of whom were Christians were killed immediately.  There were also 39 casualties 4 of them Christian. Initially the Government of Pakistan declared the blast was caused by a bomb attack later they issued a statement  explaining that the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder explosion.  Many commentat...

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