HEAD LINE NEWS - 2020
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Pakistani Christian leader Akram Waqar Gill brutally murdered; killers at large

Pakpattan, Punjab: (PCP) Mr. Akram Waqar Gill’s dead body was found in canal which was duly recovered by Police of Farid Police Station on February 21, 2020. It was miles away from his home town Arif Wala was he was conducting family business from years till his murdered of age 55. He trave

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IDC Shedding Light On The Plight Of Persecuted Christians In Burkina Faso

Washington DC: (PCP) In recent years, Burkina Faso has seen an escalation of jihadist attacks targeting Christian communities in the northeast region. The violence has left many Christians in the area scared for their very existence. Churches have had no choice but to implement security measures,

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Chinese Churches 'Must Support' Communist Leaders and Gov't, New Law Says

Washington DC: (Christianheadlines) New regulations that went into effect in China this month require churches and other religious organizations to “support the leadership” of the Communist Party and “adhere to” the government’s teachings.



Further, all chur

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British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi visits Industrial Cities of Pakistan

Islamabad: (PCP) The British Deputy High Commissioner (BDHC) in Karachi Mike Nithavrianakis has concluded a three-day visit to Pakistan’s industrial cities of Sialkot, Lahore and



Faisalabad to help strengthen bilateral trade between UK and Pakistan



 During his visit

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Journalists Protest against murder of Mehrabpur reporter Aziz Memon

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Journalists across Sindh including Hyderabad took out to hold protest demonstrations against murder of Aziz Memon journalist of Mehrabpur (reporter of daily Kawish and KTN channel). Protesting journalists chanted slogans against his cold-blooded murder and demanded fr

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Britain Rushes To Keep Deadly Storm At Bay

LONDON/BUDAPEST: (BosNewsLife) Britain is struggling with life-threatening flooding as Storm Dennis continues to pound the island, killing at least two people. It follows another storm that claimed the lives of people living in other European countries.



Storm Dennis is roaring across Br

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Gwadar to create over 1 million jobs professionals

Pakistan: Predicted to become the region's most significant port in the coming years by investors and analysts, Gwadar is set to see a sharp increase in employment opportunities.



Several megaprojects highlighted in the city's master plan will provide sizeable employment opportun

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Iran: Mary Mohammadi abused and facing criminal charges

 Tehran: (Middle East Concern) Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi who is now known to be in Qarchak women’s prison, suffering from physical abuse she has received while in detention.



 Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near

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The IDF Implements MEF's Victory Concept

PHILADELPHIA: (Middle East Forum) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) just unveiled a new work-plan inspired by the Middle East Forum's Israel Victory Project.



The five-year "Momentum" plan is designed to increase the IDF's capabilities sevenfold. Defense Minister Naftali

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Pakistani Christian teenage girl abducted and forced to convert is recovered from her kidnappers

London: Pakistani Christian Sneha, 14, of Bahar Colony, Lahore, who was kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to her kidnapper Zeeshan, has been recovered and reunited with her family. 



 Sneha is the youngest daughter of Sabir Masih and has two sisters and one old

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First Anniversary of the Historic Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together

 Lahore: (PCP) A graceful ceremony was held at the Governor House, Lahore, Punjab in order to commemorate the first anniversary of the historic document on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living together” signed by Pope Francis and Ahmad Al-Tayyeb the Grand Imam of Al-Ahzar

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Preparatory Meeting on 50th Anniversary of Federation of Asian Bishops Conference

Faisalabad: (PCP) Federation of Asian Bishops Conference (FABC) had its preparatory Consultation in Jesuit Reflection Center, Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 1 to 3, 2020, in preparation of the 50 year Celebration of the visit of Pope Paul VI to Manila, Philippines, at the end of November 1970, whi

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NPP pays rich tributes to Sarhadi Gandhi on his birthday

New Delhi: (PCP) Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun freedom activist who fought against the British occupation of India. Popularly known as ‘Bacha Khan’, he was also a political leader of importance and a spiritual leader known for his philosophy of non-violence and pacifism. A devout M

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Distribution of Sewing Machines to village women of 17 MariahKhial, Punjab Pakistan

Glasgow: (PCP) Global Minorities Alliance (GMA), a Scotland based human rights organisation has distributed sewing machines to the women in the local village in the Punjab province of Pakistan on 5th January 2020.



The gender development programme aims to support young women and girls wh

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A book on Christian persecution in Pakistan presented to UK Parliamentarian

London: (PCP) British Asian Christian Association (formerly the British Pakistani Christian Association) has sent all UK Members of Parliament a copy of our most recent book, Call it by its name: 'Persecution!' The book comprehensively analyses and documents the manner in which Christians

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US President Trump Defends School Prayer In Partisan Speech

WASHINGTON DC: (BosNewsLife)– With hours to go before his all-but-certain impeachment acquittal in the Senate, U.S- President Donald Trump told legislators, he will defend religious liberty including the constitutional right for Christians to pray in public schools. Speaking in his annual S

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Kashmiri realize Pakistan is not our well-wisher: JKYDF

Srinagar: (PCP) A one-day seminar “Proposed Reunification of POJK with India” was organised by J&K Youth Development Forum at Town Hall Kunzar Baramulla District of North Kashmir.



The seminar was held keeping in view the current political situation in Jammu and Kashmir a

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Christians Murdered In Burkina Faso and Cameroon

OUAGADOUGOU/YAOUNDE: (BosNewsLife)– Christians in two African nations are forced to bury loved ones after Islamic militants killed dozens of Christians in recent days. In Burkina Faso, Islamic militants claiming to be executing “in the name of Allah” returned to the scene of a p

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Kashmir Solidarity Day Observed in New York

Brooklyn, New York: (PCP) “We applaud the widespread and enthusiastic support in the United States and around the world for the Kashmiri self‑determination cause on this Solidarity Day, a commemoration called by Syed Ali Geelani, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference. The participation

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Christian Student Received Gold Medal in BBA

Sialkot: (By Sarfraz Gill) Ms. Beenish Yousaf daughter of Yousaf Masih who has passed her The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) examination from The University of Gujrat –Pakistan.



Yousaf Masih talking with Pakistan Christian Post said “Today our family has a mome

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Women Freedom March to be held at Sukkur

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Joint action committee of Aurat Azadi March has decided to organize Women Freedom March this year at Sukkur on 8 March 2020. Such decision was taken at a meeting at Khana Badosh here last night. The meeting was chaired by professor Arfana Mallah and participated by me

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Asia Bibi finally shares her testimony in published biography

London: (PCP) Asia Bibi a mother of two and step-mother to three other children persecuted for her faith in Pakistan and incarcerated under the draconian blasphemy laws of Pakistan, has written her account of what happened in a book co-written by Anne-Isabelle Tollet.



In a press release

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HRFP hails the acquittal of Youhanabad riots prisoners by anti-terrorism court (ATC)

Faisalabad: (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) hails the acquittal of Youhanabad riots victims and appreciate to court for their courageous decision about prisoners who were alleged and arrested for killing of two Muslim men under the charges of anti-terrorism act 7-ATA after 15 March 2015

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40 Pakistani Christians accused of participating in Youhanabad’s riots acquitted

Lahore: (PCP) In very mysterious circumstances, Judge Arshad Hussain of Anti-Terrorism Court Lahore concluded four trails today giving benefit of doubt in Youhanabad riots accused Christians and ordered their release.



Its learnt by sources of Pakistan Christian Post that about a month a

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Professor Anjum Paul writes Punjab government on Religious Minority Students rights

Faisalabad: (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul Chairman of Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association PMTA writes an Open Letter to Administration of Punjab government for equal treatment of freedom of Religion and Belief with religious minority students in education institutions in Punjab.



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Iran: Concerns about arrested Christian convert

Tehran: (Middle East Concern) Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert and activist Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi, who remains unaccounted for since her arrest in Tehran on 12 January.



 Fatemeh, or Mary as she likes to be known, was near Azadi Square in Tehran while prote

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Jeay Sindh Mahaz,s Tehfuz Sindh rally on Feb 14, Altaf- Burfat nexus condemned

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Riaz Chandio, chairman Jeay Sindh Mahaz has denounced nexus between MQM chief Altaf Hussain and JSMM head Shafi Burfat on their ugly pledge of carving Sindhu Desh out of Pakistan. Addressing news conference Riaz Chandio, a senior Jeay Sindh leader criticized statement

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Closing Ceremony of 800 Years of Dialogue between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil

Lahore: January 20, 2020. (PCP) Closing Ceremony of 800 Years of Dialogue between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil took place at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore in the evening of January 17, 2020. The ceremony started with the readings from the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran. The distinguish

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UN Persecuting Christians In Refugee Camps

BEIRUT/BUDAPEST: January 20, 2020. (BosNewsLife) Christian aid workers say the United Nations is involved in persecuting Christians who have fled war-ravaged areas of Syria.



The Christian refugees reportedly face difficulties when trying to seek refuge in camps set up in Jordan, Lebanon

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Hungary Observes Liberation Of Jewish Ghetto

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: January 20, 2020. (BosNewsLife) Hungary’s Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Jewish ghetto in Budapest, the capital, amid concerns that history will repeat itself. Tens of thousands of Jewish men, women, and children had lived

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Seeking Material on Stephen Gill

Ottawa, Canada: (PCP) Professor Dr. Arvind Choudhury invites submissions for a study on Stephen Gill that will be released by a prominent book publisher, possibly in June 2020. Every contributor will receive a complimentary copy of the book. 



The main message in Stephen Gill’

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260 Million Christians Suffer For Faith

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: (BosNewsLife) Advocacy group Open Doors says the number of Christians facing “high levels of persecution” has jumped to more than 260 million, 15 million more people than last year. “That’s one in eight believers worldwide,” said Open Doors editor

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Prominent Iran Christian Rights Activist Disappears

TEHRAN, IRAN: (BosNewsLife) Iran has reportedly detained a prominent Christian rights activist who converted from Islam to Christianity and publicly expressed anger about her country’s Islamic leadership. The whereabouts of Mary Fatemeh Mohammadi, 21, remained unknown late Sunday, January 1

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IDC Calls for Release of Syriac Monk in Turkey

Washington, D.C: Turkey has arrested Syriac Orthodox monk, Father Aho, on fraudulent charges of treason.



On Thursday evening, January 9, Turkish anti-terror security forces raided Saint Yakoub d’Qarno, a Syriac Orthodox Monastery, in Turabdin, Southeastern Turkey. They searched th

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Professor Anjum Paul writes Prime Minister of Pakistan on issue of Religious freedom on minorities

Faisalabad: (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul, Chairman Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association, who continuously writes on issues of Religious Freedom and Belief of Pakistani Minority Students to Supreme Court of Pakistan, Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and different administrative u

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No more faith-based discrimination of Christians in the armed forces of Pakistan in recruitment

Faisalabad: (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul, Chairman Pakistan Minorities Teachers’ Association received feedback from the President of Pakistan’s Secretariat Islamabad, Control Number 2610/2019 dated 31 December 2019 on his letter dated June 24, 2019 on the subject “Faith Base

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BACA concerned that political moves and discrimination are undermining Pak-judicial process to detriment of Christians

London: (PCP) British Asian Christian Association believes a large number of persecuted Christians that we are supporting are suffering the ignominy of extended lengths of time between hearings and unfathomable postponements to their detriment.



Our belief is that the majority of these d

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HRFP condemned Gurdwara attack; fact findings team visited Nankana Sahib Shrine

Nankana Sahib: (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) condemned the mob attack of religious fundamentalists on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib (birth place of Guru Nanak) on 03rd January 2020 and urged government of Pakistan to take immediate actions for security measures of Sikh’s temple and comm

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NCIDE presents Gifts to the Students of Muslim Madaris on Christmas Day

Lahore: (PCP) A graceful ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church Gulberg on Christmas Day in order to share the joy, brotherhood and peace of Christmas with the Muslim brothers where a good number of students from Madaris participated. His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, the Chair

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HRFP assists Dawood Shahid family, a Christian boy murdered after rape

Faisalabad: (PCP) Dawood Shahid aged 14, a Christian boy labor at embroidery factory, raped and killed by factory workers Sadaqat Ali, Rizwan Farooq with two unknown men; the family being assisting by Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) with legal efforts and justice to them.



Naveed Walt

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Blasphemy laws need reform, but not to become more stringent

London: (PCP) The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan unanimously passed a resolution asking the government to improve existing laws, or make new ones, to sternly punish blasphemers.



It also called for a central screening system, like that used in Saudi Arabia, to intercept blasphemous content

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com