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PAKISTAN: Another Christian woman murdered

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The woman’s husband was working in Spain when she was murdered.

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(Narowal)  Tuesday at about 10:00 am, a  Christian woman, Saba Bibi, the mother of two children, was murdered by one or more unknown suspects when she was alone at home.  The FIR (First Incident Report) has been registered at a local police station and an investigation is underway.

PAKISTAN: Christian Labour Movement

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(LAHORE)  The Christian Labour Movement is a small organization, We dedicate ourselves to help the minority Christians in the whole of Pakistan. for the benefit of the minority groups to better life standards of the Pakistani minority groups.  We aim to create better life standards and to help people gain equal rights in Pakistan.

We want to organize demonstrations and help people in Pakistan not to fear for their lives daily.  And to end the blasphemy law of Pakistan so we cannot be falsely to be accused for crimes, And false fabricated cases and save streets for our children and grandchildren and generations to come.

PAKISTAN: Three injured in shooting at Catholic St. Franciscan High School

lahore-school--shootingBehar Colony is the second largest Christian residential area in Lahore and Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan. 

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(LAHORE)  Friday, armed men opened fire on a missionary institution, St. Franciscan High School, in Behar colony Lahore . One student and two security guards were injured and have were hospitalized. Students and faculty panicked in the school as gunmen fired.

The unidentified gunmen began firing and as the guards on duty outside the school intercepted, they were caught in the firing and injured . The students of the school were directed to leave the school premises.   The investigation is underway. The Churches and Christian institutions already have been warned about security threat from hardliners.

Behar Colony is the second largest Christian residential area in Lahore and Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan.

On Wednesday, Nouman Masih, a 14 year old young Christian boy, lost the battle of life in Mayo Hospital. He was set on fire by an unknown men after inquiring about his Christian faith.

On 1st April, brother of human rights defender Mr. Sardar Mushtaq Gill, head of LEAD (Legal Evangelical Development) miraculously survived after being attacked and shot by a Muslim man in his lower back .The perpetrators have not yet been arrested and the police refused to provide security.  Mr.Gill’s life was threatened due to his legitimate and non-violent human rights work which he has performed constantly in recent years.  His life has been at risk, as well as his family’s.  Yet he says he is wholeheartedly determined to stand in the support of victims of violence and to raise his voice against the violation of human rights in Pakistan.

The Christian School of Pakistan became the target of uncalled for violence again.  On 24 March,  two masked motorcyclists opened fire on policemen guarding St. Peter’s Catholic Church and High School in the Girja Chowk area of Township, Lahore.  Gunshots left two people  injured.

These shooting incidents come after the two churches were attacked by the suicide bombers in Youhanabad, the largest Christian locality in Pakistan.

In the church attacks, young Akash Bashir, who was on duty as a voluntary security guard outside the church, lost his life while attempting to stop a suicide bomber from entering the Church.  21people were killed in that attack.

After a lynching of two suspects, the government started a crackdown against Christians.  This included arresting activists and a number of Christians from Youhanabad and surrounding areas.

The Christian minority, a poverty-stricken community in Pakistan, constantly is marginalized and victimised by such violence.The extremism is the main reason for violence against religious minorities.  It is time to eradicate religious extremism and discrimination from the society to achieve a peaceful atmosphere where justice can prevail and rule of law should be implemented.  The religious minorities should be given equal rights and should be treated equally before law.

Our request for you all first pray and then to stand in our support and raise your voice for religious liberty which is beibg made more worsened and against the religious extremism and terrorism.  Our work for justice will be more strengthening with your practical support.

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PAKISTAN: Suicide blasts in churches

lahore_mapHuman Rights Groups Must Defy Terror Bombings of Christian Churches

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(LAHORE)  Fifteen Christians were killed and more than 80 injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked two churches in  Lahore on Sunday.

The volunteer human rights group LEAD (Legal Evangelical Assistance Development)  extends it sympathies to the families who lost loved ones and calls for all human rights groups to make a public and international statement of outrage on the terrorist attacks on Pakistan Christian churches, killing 15 and injuring nearly 80, as of current news reports.

The bombings on Christian churches during Sunday prayer services occurred in the Youhanabad neighborhood of Lahore on Catholic and Protestant churches.

Father of gang-raped Christian girls demands justice for his daughters

Ilyas Masih, Father of gang-raped Christian girls Sherish and Farzana takes on the rapists with help of BPCA and LEAD.

Ilyas Masih, Father of gang-raped Christian girls Sherish and Farzana takes on the rapists with help of BPCA and LEAD.

The girls were reportedly taken to a home and repeatedly gang-raped, beaten and abused, turn by turn the whole night.

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(LAHORE)  On 9 March, 2015, Ilyas Masih, father of two gang-raped underage Catholic girls, came to meet Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and High Court Advocate for free legal assistance to challenge the grant of bail that saw two rapists set free and for trial of the two cases.    The meeting transpired after British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman, Wilson Chowdhry, approached Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Human Rights Defender and Chief of the Legal Evangelical Development Association (LEAD) on behalf of two Christian under age girls. Mr Chowdhry expressed his desire to push for justice for the girls who were beaten, spat upon and had their faith mocked during one of the most brutal rape ordeals in Pakistan (click here).

PAKISTAN: Qadri’s appeal hearing in Taseer’s muder case,the court re-issue notices to Taseer’s legal heirs

p.txtReportedly, the important records related to the Salman Taseer murder case mysteriously disappeared from the office of the attorney general in the Islamabad High Court after the appeal of Mumtaz Qadri was fixed for hearing last week.

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(ISLAMABAD)   The Islamabad High Court heard Qadri’s appeal petition, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, against his death sentence which was given in 2011 by the Anti Terrorism Court of Islamabad. A two-member bench of comprising Justice Noor-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui re-issued a notice to Taseer’s legal heirs.

More than 50 lawyers, including former chief justice of Lahore High Court Khawaja Sharif the main leading counsel of Qadri’s appeal case, were present in the court for his defense. 

PAKISTAN: Anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters attack Bannu Christian School

pak-protest_543More discrimination against religious minorities in Pakistan…

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(BANU) While a series of protests is taking place throughout the whole country, in Banu city of Khyber, Pakhtunkhwa, hundreds of students protested against a French magazine for publishing caricatures of the Prophet of Islam.  They stormed a Christian boys’ school demanding its closure and reportedly four students were hurt as protesters damage property, smash windows.

Pakistan’s Christian Hospice to close after 50 years

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Pakistani men are pictured during visit of Spanish Defence Minister Jose Bono at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Rawalpindi. For Aisha Gulrehman, the hospice has been her home for 10 years.

Pakistani center aided many over the years.

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(RAWALPINDI) In the crowded, winding streets of the Rawalpindi, a small Christian hospice led by Irish nuns has taken care of the destitute and disabled for 50 years.

But the hospice that caters mainly to Muslim patients is now being forced to close because of falling donations and rising costs.

The Murder case of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer

Punjab governor Salman Taseer. Photo courtesy: theguardian.com

Punjab governor Salman Taseer. Photo courtesy: theguardian.com

Pakistan’s problematic life for religious minorities is spiraling out of control…

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(ISLAMABAD)  Today, the Islamabad High Court has held its first hearing in the appeal against the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri who confessed to the killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.  According to reports, he justified the governor’s murder by stating that he had killed him for supporting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman whom Taseer believed had been wrongly convicted of committing blasphemy. The appeal was heard by two members of division bench of IHC’s comprising of Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and adjourned for 3 February.

LIVE: Pastor Anwar Fazal Isaac TV first Christan televison in Pakistan

isaac-tv-liveChristians in Pakistan, as the largest online Christian platform has deemed it necessary to publicize this Pakistani Christian Evangelical channel through every possible means.

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(ISLAMABAD)  ISAAC television is the first 24 ­hour Christian evangelical television channel to be broadcasted on air. Christian programs are relayed diverse languages such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, English and various other Asian languages.

The channel targets Asian audiences who can watch programs in their own native languages. ISAAC tv aims to share the un-compromised Word of God by capturing the hearts and minds of viewers from all over the world with Church Services, Christian Films, Youth and Children’s Programs, Christian Music Programs, Biblical Documentaries, Christian Talk Shows and much of this kind.

“Islamic Sharia should be enforced for peace in Pakistan” – Protestant Bishop of Lahore

 

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The statement of the Lahore Bishop has endorsed the demand of TTP and Extremists clerics who also seek to enforce the Islamic Sharia.

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(LAHORE)  National Peace Conference held on Monday, 19 January in which Bishop of Lahore Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil stated that we should have to enforce Islamic Sharia for the establishment of peace in Pakistan.

The statement is published in daily Urdu Jang News Paper.

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