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BPCA provides food parcels to victims of the deluge in Pakistan provides much needed help. Dengue fever rears it's ugly head attacking 6 victims.

Food Gifts were distributed by the BPCA at several locations including Narowal, this week. The area has a significant Christian Community many of whom have lost the use of their mud houses, which were completely washed away in the floods. The families living there have made a number of temporary accommodations.  We have been advised that one of the walls of the local church has subsided as a consequence of the floods and the local school is currently out of action.  Families have put their children to work while the Government School has been closed to earn extra income to support the rebuilding of their homes and lost possessions.   The BPCA is very ...

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Christian Slum area of Islamabad hit by floods - families are in desperate need of assistance.

Christian homes ravaged by the floods. Desperate Christians living in the slum area of G-7/3 Islamabad are calling for assistance after the loss of their household items and stored foods.   Many of the residents scrape a living working in fields and others as domestic labour or other manual work.  The deluge has temporarily stopped their ability to earn and many of them rely on a daily wage to sustain them.  Tools for trade have been swept away in the floods and community morale has reached its lowest ebb. The Flooding in the area was exacerbated by the City mosque who emptied huge vats of stored water during the flooding, which flowed direct...

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BPCA report secures Christian victim's stay in the UK - worth every penny we have been told!

Our high profile campaigns for justice seem to be having some effect! The British Pakistani Christian Association(BPCA) is pleased to announce a successful appeal opposing a very unfair asylum decision against a persecuted Pakistan Christian. The decision was made in late December, butwe have waited to announce it because there was still a window for theSecretary of State to appeal – this window has now passed. The BPCA had been particularly concerned with this case as it was one of several where the UK Border Agency (UKBA) had rejected the application on very spurious grounds and in effect called the victim a liar. The case involved Mr Raza, a ...

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UKBA - a question of credibility part 2

Damage after fatal bomb attack on Karachi Catholics Continuing on from Part 1 where we talked about the circumstances of Mrs DZ's initial rejection and her appeal The family launched another appeal, which again was denied, even though they supplied further evidence, including a letter from their parish priest, Father John Joseph Paul, stating that Mrs DZ’s husband was an active street evangelist who had a stall selling Christian books. This was simply rejected as not relevant by appealing to the earlier appeal judges ridiculous assertion that because he gave his trade as an electrical engineer he had to have been lying about his street stall....

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UKBA - a question of credibility part 1

Recently murdered Christian from asylum seekers neighbourhood BPCA wishes to highlight yet another case where we consider the UKBA to have reached an unfair decision to reject an asylum claim of a Pakistani Christian family who have fled religious persecution and threats. The case is that of Mrs DZ (name not allowed to be published due to legal reasons) and her family (husband and teenage son) who come from Karachi. Her husband, an electrical engineer / teacher, also did evangelistic work by manning a stall selling Christian books and pamphlets. Please sign our petition: https://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/savetheinnocents By way of background, Karach...

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Pakistani Muslims Join campaign for freedom of Asia Bibi

Rupee news has written a very interesting article which shows a letter of support from Akbar Navees a prominent Muslim. It illustrates the strength of passion that has been released as consequence of the Asia Bibi Case. Moreover, such strong words of support from leading Muslims is highlights that we need to re-evaluate our perceptions of the religious extremism in Pakistan. Their are moderate Muslims and to paint one faith as evil and all others as pure is shortsighted and remiss. All faiths have their own dark history and the Christian faith is not unblemished when it comes to persecution. Now is a time to collaborate with our religious counterparts in Pakista...

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Update on case of Asia Bibi

Asia bibi the innocent mother of 5 who has been handed a death sentence for proclaiming her faith. This morning our Pakistan delegate Juliet Chowdhry spoke with both Sohail Johnson of Release International and Ashiq Masih (husband of Asia Bibi). The two of them seemed in good mood and are grateful for the support that the international community of all faiths is showing to Asia and her family. A former Session Court Judge (who's name we will not publish) is taking up the case and is confident that he will be able to revert the decision. In the meanwhile the BPCA has been in dialogue with Amnesty International and their Afghanistan and Pakistan Officer is looking...

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Update on Asia Bibi - Blasphemy Law death sentence victim!

Asia Bibi comforts her children after the devastating court ruling. A Christian woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death by hanging after she was convicted of allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed. Asia was also fined £728 - the equivalent of two-and-a half years' salary for an unskilled worker. Asia, who is from Ittanwali in Punjab province, laboured in the fields for a Muslim landlord. She was arrested after a heated discussion about religion with her fellow farm workers. Hers was one of only three Christian families in the village. Asia Bibi, who is 45 years of age and has five children, has denied blaspheming and informed investigators that she is...

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Another couple from Gojra become blasphemy victims.

By Shamim Masih Gojra: Shagufta Kausar accused of blasphemy case seeks bail on 1st August in Additional Session Judge in Gojra. World Vision In Progress – WVIP filed the bail application for the Shagufta today in the court of the Additional Session Judge. Police sources told that due to unavoidable reasons, they couldn’t investigate the case accordingly so the official requested the court to hear the matter on August 1, 2013. Family of the accused couple requested WVIP to provide legal assistance to Shagufta and Shafaqat accused of a blasphemy case. WVIP management has assigned this duty to its legal team consist of Advocate Salvance Jacob and Nadeem Has...

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Sadistic rape and killing of Shazia Bashir a 12 year old Christian girl in Pakistan

Disgraceful! Look at the wounds on Shazia's neck and face. Her body lying peacefully in death - subjected to torture in her last moments. Just a child - her body had not even developed full adult characteristics! At 14 this child living a life of poverty, needed to work to support a family. Wounds cover her face, head and neck! Tortured and beaten before being raped - I pray for justice for the child and her family. The accused Lawyer smirks in a photograph. Last night we heard of the tragedy that has befallen the nation of Pakistan. It has been alleged that Shazia Masih a 14 year old Christian Girl in Lahore, Pakistan - as killed in an act of vile debauc...

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