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Proven bias in the legal system of Pakistan illustrates need for reform!

This story was posted by Christianity Today and we are simply sharing it on our blog as it is a very accurate account of a biased legal system in Pakistan, that is designed to penalize minorities only!  The original article can be read (here) Image above is taken in the aftermath of the Lahore Twin Church Bomb attack.Pakistan Convicts 42 Christians of Terrorism After Acquitting More Than 100 Muslims Divergent verdicts on two of Lahore's biggest religious riots undercuts optimism for new law. Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra (Christianity Today)   Rioters in Lahore's Joseph Colony in 2013.   Two of Pakistan’s...

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A question of faith

Today the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) highlighted the importance of the upcoming census in Pakistan (begins in March) for the rights of minorities, and the importance of Christians making sure they are registered as Christians. BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said: "In previous censuses, sources on the ground have said there was widespread false registering of Christians as Muslims by agents who should be assisting illiterate Christians with their applications, particularly those whose names are not obviously Christian."Many Christians are fearful of registering due to perception that registering on the census will result in targeting and ...

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Pakistan is under seige another bomb detonation rocks Lahore!

Image of Suneel a Christian injured in the Lahore Bomb attack at Punjab Assembly 10 days earlier. Bombers have attacked a public space in Lahore in a terror attack that has shook the nation.  Only 10 days after an attack outside the Punjab Assembly that killed 6 senior police officers (click here). There is also a report of a bomb attack Jacobabad in the Sindh, but this is still to be confirmed by BPCA officers. The bomb attack took place in Z-block at Defence Housing Authority (DHA), and security forces and rescue arrived promptly and cordoned of the area for investigation and protection.  Many shop windows wer smashed by th...

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Birmingham Christians call for Freedom for Asia Bibi at Pakistani Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Pastor Ajmal Chaughtai and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join poor Asia's cause. Christians arrived to the protest from as far afield as Nottingham to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians. The peaceful protest was opened up with a prayer of reflection on the ongoing persecution in Pakistan. Then demonstrated for freedom for Asia Bibi ...

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Churches and other faith institutions warned not to support Government of Pakistan by the Taliban

Christian leaders in Pakistan have been warned not to support the Government in a video produced by the Taliban, or they will become a target for terrorism. Religious leaders of other minority groups have also been named within the stark warning which comes only days after a series of bomb attacks in Pakistan, including one at the  Punjab Assembly, whose death toll rose to 14 victims. Jamat-e-ahrar have declared in a video that Christian, Sikh, and Muslim places of worship are not Taliban targets as long as they keep their distance from the government. Asia News stated: 'In a video, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which claimed respons...

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Christian rickshaw driver shot dead. Police enact poor investigation and force family to bury corpse

A Christian family in Patoki, in the city of Kasur, Pakistan, have been left depressed and traumatized by the death of a family member who was shot dead whilst driving his rickshaw.  Police are refusing to investigate the murder. On February 8th 2017 at 8am Christian rickshaw driver Shahzad Masih (25 yrs) was about to leave his home when he heard a knocking on his door. Two Muslim men including a Mr Kashif Sheikh who was a close neighbour were outside and asked for Kashif to transport them to a pilgrimage site at the tomb of a Sufi saint which has a famous shrine named Pak Patan Mela. Shahzad Masih left his home immediately for the jo...

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Christians of Manchester demand freedom for Asia bibi at Pakistan Consulate

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Pakistani Consulate in Manchester to call for freedom for Asia Bibi, Pakistan's long suffering and most famous blasphemy law victim. The protest was organised by Nelson Catholic Christians and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) and called on Christians of all diversities to join the poor Asia's cause.   Christians arrived to the protest form as far afield as Huddersfield to show solidarity for Asia and many other persecuted Pakistani Christians.  At least 4 of the protesters were from the Polish community who read about Asia's plight on the BPCA website and d...

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Outraged Christians take to the streets of Birmingham and Manchester to condemn long term imprisonment of Asia Bibi, Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim!

Several Pakistani Church Ministers are collaborating with the British Pakistani Christian Association, to call for freedom for Pakistan's most famous blasphemy law victim. Date: 17th February 2017Time: 16:00 - 18:00Location: Pakistani Consulate, Pakistan House, 137 Dickenson Rd, Manchester M14 5JB Details: Visitors are kindly requested to bring candles.Date: 18th February 2017Time: 12:00 - 14:00Location: Pakistani Consulate,10A, The Wharf, Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JS Event supported by: Pastor Ajmal Chaughtai, Saleem Dutt, Pervais Sardar, and Wilson Chowdhry Chairman of the BPCA. Petitioners believe th...

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16 year old 'blasphemy' boy's appeal for bail rejected

A 16 year old boy arrested for blasphemy on 18th September 2016 has been refused bail. Nabeel Masih who is currently the youngest blasphemy convict in Pakistan was arrested under charges of blasphemy after being implicated for posting a derogatory image of Islam's most sacred site the pillar of Kabaah on social media site facebook (click here for original story). Mr Masih's team asserted that as a juvenile with no previous history of criminal activity, Nabeel Masih should be granted bail.  However a magistrate at Kasur Magistrates court rejected the plea on 7th February 2017. The Christian defence team have also stated...

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Man forced to flee his home in London after leaving Islam!

A 43 year old married man with two children is the latest public victim of apostasy hatred in the UK, in what is becoming a growing phenomena across Britain. (Guardian article) In 2014 he contacted the BPCA for help and support after he became disturbed by the hatred within Islam and strong messages of division that were being taught in local Ilford mosques.  He chose to stop practicing Islam but suddenly found himself being targeted by men from a local mosque. The victim was living behind BPCA's offices at the time and his children attended many of our community centre projects including art, sport and dance workshops that provided o...

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