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Concerns of persecuted Pak-Christians brought to light with Australian MP

Pictured from R-L Wilson Chowdhry, Chris Crewther, Lara Hall and Martin Iles AUSTRALIA:  On the 26th of November, the British Pakistani Christians Association (BPCA) met with Chris Crewther MP, Member for Dunkley. A number of pertinent issues were discussed in the meeting pertaining to the plight of persecuted Christians and other minorities in Pakistan. Firstly, MP Crewther, who advocated on behalf of Asia Bibi, confirmed that the Australian government has made an offer of asylum to Asia Bibi and her family if Canadian diplomatic processes fail. We commended MP Crewther on his advocacy efforts in relation to Asia and we also thanked the Australian go...

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Four years after their parent's murder Shama & Shahzad's children are growing well

In many ways Asia Bibi is a fortunate victim as she has survived to reveal her story, whereas victims such as Shama and Shahzad were brutally killed in acts of sheer violence by mobs incensed to violence by local 'holy' Islamic clerics (click here). On the 4th of November 2018 our lead Pakistan officer Mehwish Bhatti commemorated the 4th anniversary of the death of Shama and Shahzad (RIP)  with her family. Memories of the attack on their parents has scarred the three children that survived the horrendous attack on their parents after a 'merciful' Muslim woman intervened and stated the children were innocent and could accept Islam to b...

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Claims against the historicity of Jesus feed the marginalisation of Pak-Christians

PAKISTAN: Oxford-educated PM Imran Khan casts doubt on the existence of Jesus Christ, but is it really so shocking in the light of the systemic persecution in Pakistan's  education system?On the 20th of November Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing Rehmatul-il-Alameen Conference in Islamabad weighed in on his view of whether Jesus Christ, who is recognised as a prophet in Islam, was a historical person or not. Prime Minister Khan, who is Oxford-educated, made a shocking, but unsupported assertion against the historicity of Jesus. He said: “Other Messengers of God (Allah) came but there is nothing about them in human history. ...

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FREEDOM FOR ASIA BIBI NOW!

SYDNEY: Australians rally to ask their Government to grant Asia Bibi asylum  Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death by hanging. She spent eight years on death row, languishing in squalid conditions. The Supreme Court of Pakistan recently exonerated her in late October. However, although she was acquitted, her fate and that of her family still very much rests in limbo. Following the Supreme Court’s acquittal, hordes of extremists took to the streets like lions salivating, calling for the death of Asia Bibi and any of her sympathisers. Two people have already been assassinated in connec...

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Asia Bibi is welcome in Australia, now Pakistan needs to demonstrate "fair play"

Australian Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton grants asylum to Asia Bibi amid protests calling for her safe asylum.  Read more (here) The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) held a vigil in Sydney today commencing at 12pm at NSW Parliament House, fighting for the rights of Asia Bibi and other persecuted Christians in Pakistan. In 2009, Asia Bibi, was accused of blasphemy after an argument related to drinking at a communal well designated for Muslims. In their minds, Asia's ritual impurity meant that the water was contaminated. Blasphemy allegations are often contrived to wound, marginalize and vilify the alrea...

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Watchful eyes watch over Asia Bibi, while her family remains in peril

British Pakistani Christian Association, has been informed that the family of Asia Bibi is worried about extremists who are trying to trace them by knocking on doors with images of the family, asking if local people have seen them. While Asia Bibi is being protected by the Government of Pakistan the rest of the family are still moving from house to house for their safety. British Pakistani Christian Association was assured by the Pakistani High Commissioner's First Secretary in London that Asia Bibi is in a safe and secure location, and understood from them that Asia was in the company of her family. However, BPCA has since been informed by their ...

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Bangkok bail out of refugees is slow as Thai police continue their hardline purge of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers

BANGKOK     - Crackdown! Thai Immigration Detention Centre's torment drives desperate asylum-seekers back to violence in a Pakistan with heightened "blasphemy sensitivities" - Those UNHCR refugees who remain say, "It is difficult to survive."  Pak-Christians held in the Bangkok's Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) are beginning to be permitted bail. Asylum-seekers are trickling out of the IDC, and NGO's are busy trying to help families survive the circumstances of their exile. BPCA has been regularly sending food to IDC and has several families who evaded arrest who have required a stipend to survive without being able work or go out...

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ASIA BIBI: Lord Alton asks questions that cannot be answered, but we must answer them

Picture taken after Wilson Chowdhry's meeting with Lord Alton to discuss our concerns.ASIA BIBI -  HOUSE OF LORDS UK- What makes a country safe for a persecuted Christian falsely accused of blasphemy? Governments must seek the answers that will improve prospects for vulnerable people. Countries must answer the questions that they do not want to hear about whether they are a safe destination for Asia Bibi and others like her. On 20 November 2018 two questions were asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool about Asia Bibi that were left unanswered, by Baroness Williams, Minister of The Home Office, citing safety and security concerns for her family.  ...

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"THREAT ALERT!" Issued by Punjab Police Inspector General warns of joint terrorist attack

LAHORE, PUNJAB: Elite security forces alert detailing concerns about attacks to government building and Christian communities results in British Pakistani Association challenging western nations to ensure Asia Bibi is provided a security detail  Punjab Police Inspector General has issued a threat alert that TTP/JuA  are planning a joint terror attack on Asia Bibi. Both the Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Pakistan (TTP) and the  Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) are said to be actively searching for Asia Bibi in order to assassinate her. The message  warns of an attack by militants on Asia Bibi and several other listed targets including Christian communiti...

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Hush, hush on Asia Bibi's asylum as countries shirk at doing anything to "inflame tensions"

ASIA BIBI: Sensitivity & Security named as the rationale for the silence around the world. Fears for Asia and others shout, as "quiet talks" proceed. Politicians hushed by leaders saying: Asia's security is  "the most important thing"! Europe's silence on Asia Bibi is compounded through cancelled hearings or those held behind closed doors as the west cowers at the exhibited intolerance of large swathes of the Muslim Population of Pakistan, finally realising how years of excessive foreign aid budget have had little if no impact on making the nation more accepting of it's minorities. The hushed murmurings on Asia Bibi are welcome by the...

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