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Vigil for victims of Lahore twin bomb attack in Nottingham 28th March 2015

A vigil has been organised by Nottingham Asian Christians and the British Pakistani Christian Association.  The event will remember the victims of the recent twin bomb attack in Lahore and we will call on the Government of Pakistan to improve it's poor human rights record. Event: Vigil for Lahore twin bomb attack victims Time: 2pm - 5pm Venue: Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2JS Contact: Pervaiz Sardar Tel:  078 4670 4670 or 0115 924 1917 email: pervaizsardar@hotmail.co.uk Contact2: Wilson Chowdhry Tel: 020 8514 0861  email: admin@britishpakistanichristians.org Please bring candles, banners and posters and declare your solidarity.

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BPCA reponds to needs of victims of Lahore bomb attack

Sister of slain 10 year old, Abishake, is still coming to terms with the loss of her brother.  Mehwish is providing counselling and prayers. Sign our petition (click here) Join our peace vigil in Nottingham (click here) Sunday 15th March was another bleak day in the ongoing persecution saga of Pakistani Christians.  As Christians were nearing the end of their communion service at Christ Church, a congregation belonging to the Church of Pakistan, gun fire shots could be heard followed by a loud explosion.  The church was being led by Reverend Irshad Ashkanaz. Two Muslim gunmen approached the church from one side and a suicide bomber ...

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Watery treat for Pakistan Day decided on UN World Water Day!

Image of the BPCA pump we installed for gang-raped Christian teenagers Sherish and Farzana. We are very pleased to announce that the BPCA has received funds to build five water pumps for the deprived Christian community of Jaranwala.  Many living in this community have suffered the ignominy of poor health and regular taunting because of the inability to wash properly and drink clean water.   Poor Christians in this community earn around £600 per year and the boring of pumps would cost over a year's salary.  No help has ever been provided to the Christians of this community despite it being the worst off community in the area....

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Relief Aid for victims of Lahore bomb attack starts in earnest after pacifying expected Lahore attackers

Mehwish Bhatti prays over coma victim Qaisor Pervez (Chairman Wilson Chowdhry's extended cousin) one of the brave volunteer security at St James Catholic Church, Lahore.  His and other security volunteers' sacrifices saved hundreds from death and serious injury. Please sign our petition (click here) Dear all, we can draw a deep breath of relief.  Church services completed on Sunday and the expected and threatened attack from a Muslim mob never materialised. Our Chairman Wilson Chowdhry informed people about this on Facebook, Sunday 22nd March 2105. He said:   "I spoke to Mehwish after the service and she is just about to attend a meeting with pa...

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Lahore Christians fear Muslim mob attack after series of threats received by all churches!

Please sign our petition (click here) Today all day long I have been anxious and tense. As I write this story Christians in Pakistan face the bleakest night of their existence.  On Sunday 15th March 2015 at 6am GMT two suicide bombers, coupled with one armed gunmen each, made their way to Christ Church in the Church of Pakistan and St Johns Catholic Church. The suicide bombers were noticed by volunteer security teams at the respective churches who grabbed the bombers at the gates, preventing them entry into the church and in the process saving hundreds of lives. Even then 17 were killed and 82 injured. The bombers' intent was to divide a nation with...

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We are united against terrorism

L-R Mr Aqueel Sharif, Rev Shabaz Javed, Rev Noble Samuel, High Commissioner Syed Ibn Abbas, Mr Saeed Din, Dr Noshaba Khiljee and Wilson Chowdhry. The BPCA Chairman met with  the Pakistan High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK,  Syed Ibne Abbas,  to discuss the Lahore twin church Bomb attack and the ongoing tensions between Christians and Muslims since the incident.   Wilson expressed his sorrow at the murder of two Muslims which he explained was contrary to their usual reaction.  He asked that their crime be deemed as murder and not terrorism, describing the hurt and panic that caused their momentary loss of control as a mitigating f...

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Pakistani Christians need your prayer and support now more than ever!

 Ecumenical funeral brought 1000s of Christians together in mourning for their lost family. Please sign our petition and show solidarity with the persecuted Christians of Lahore (Click here) Dear all, I write this personal message in hope of galvanising support from any person of good conscience who feels any compassion for Pakistani Christians.  The recent bomb attack has left Christians terrified and afraid, many in the aftermath ran from the incident site and locked themselves in their homes. Others full of fury and rage rampaged through the streets, and a few of them took the law into their own hands murdering two Muslim men who they alleged...

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BBC Interview BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry on Church Bombings in Lahore

On Sunday 15th March 2015 two suicide bombers attacked two different churches in Youhanabad,  killing 17 people instantly and injuring a further 82.  The BBC interviews British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) Chairman for more details on this event and the plights of Christians living in Pakistan.

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Pakistani Christian campaigner receives Anonymous threat!

In the wake of the double suicide bombings in Lahore, a Facebook persona claiming to be acting on behalf of the anarchist hackers group Anonymous placed a threatening post on a major Pakistani Christian Facebook community making false moral equivalence between the Taliban-terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for the bombings on the church services and the Pakistani Christian community as a whole, in a strategy that mirrors the tactics of extremist Muslim groups in Pakistan.  Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, who lost at least one family member in the attacks, said that one of the group’s trustees alerted ...

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Lahore twin church Bombing update

Christian mother and son wail of over her lost son. By Shamim Masih   After receiving a text from Wilson Chowdhry at 5am GMT on Sunday, I immediately set out to investigate the twin bombing at Youhanabad. I arrived there close to 1pm due to many roads being blocked and the poor weather, heavy rain.  I could see immediately that there was considerable unrest.  Everywhere I looked I could see protesters enraged by the attack, in particular a large group at the local Metro Station, and train journeys were being cancelled.  The main Ferozpur road was the scene of a smaller protest despi...

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