HEAD LINE NEWS - 2020
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Why was George Floyd murdered?

Voorhees, NJ: The American Sikh Council (ASC) mourns the tragic death of George Floyd of Minneapolis. ASC stands in solidarity with every American who stands for true equality and justice but also stand with our Black brothers and sisters in condemning the heart-rending death of Mr. Floyd.

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Corona pushed peasants to work as Bonded Labor

Hyderabad: (By Abbas Kassar) Hari Welfare Association (HWA) Sindh has expressed its deep concerns for the non-implementation of the Sindh Bonded Labour System Abolition Act (SBLSAA) of 2015 especially in the pandemic of covid 19 and lock down situation. While speaking to the media persons during

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Interreligious Leaders Assemble to Pray on the Call of Pope Francis

Lahore: (Pervez Yousaf) Holy Father Pope Francis calls on believers of all religions to unite spiritually in a Day of Prayer and Fasting and Works of Charity to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic.  Following call of Holy Father, the National Commission for Interre

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HRFP demands for National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on SC verdict pattern

Faisalabad: Human Right Focus Pakistan (HRFP) demands for National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Supreme Court verdict’s pattern by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani directed to government of Pakistan on 19th June 2014 that “the function of said Council should inter-alia be

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Muslims attack a church and desecrate the cross in Pakistan

London: A group of Muslim men entered a church in Kala Shah Kaku, Sheikhupura, about 25 miles away from Lahore, shouting that they would burn Christians and set the building on fire.



 According to the pastor, Samuel Hidayat Masih, who is in charge of the Trinity Pentecostal Church,

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Dutch Pentecostal Preacher Ben Hoekendijk Dies At 81

HARDERWIJK, NETHERLANDS: (BosNewsLife) Ben Hoekendijk, the Dutch evangelist who became the face of the Netherlands’ post-war Pentecostal movement, has died. He was 81, friends confirmed to BosNewsLife. Hoekendijk, who was in frail health after suffering a stroke, died last week in his homet

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The newly constituted National Commission on Minorities Contempt of Court: Rights groups

Lahore: A number of rights groups, lawyers, academics and civil society activists in a press conference, have termed the approval of the National Commission on Minorities by the federal cabinet on May 5, 2020 as contempt of court. Speaking at a press conference at the Lahore Press Club, Peter Jac

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Formation of Pakistan’s National Minority Commission rejected by Christian leaders

Faisalabad: Professor Anjum James Paul as Chairman Minorities Teachers Association PMTA have raised concerns about formation of National Minority Commission under present administration in a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan and urged to constitute it under Act of Parliament.



Dr. Naz

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Raja Walter Offers Ifaar Invitation to All Deserving Muslim Brethren During Holy Month of Ramadan

Lahore: (By Pervez Yousaf) Raja Walter offers Iftaar (the meals at the end of fasting time of Muslim brethren) to all the deserving Muslim brethren throughout the Holy month of Ramadan 2020, Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap disclosed today.  Talking to social media representatives Raja, a resident

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Pakistani Governor makes Quran teaching with translation compulsory in Punjab universities

London: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has made teaching of the Quran with translation compulsory in all provincial universities.



He said it will be compulsory for students to attend the lecture, adding that Quran is a complete code of life and its better understanding will he

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USCIRF express concern on forced marriages and religious freedom of minorities in Pakistan in report

Washington DC: In 2019, USCIRF recommends that the State Department redesignate the following 10 countries as CPCs: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. USCIRF also finds that six other countries meet the CPC standard and should be

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Pakistani Pastor and his family attacked for building a wall on their own land

London: On April 21 Pastor Haroon Cheeda, his wife Mariam and their 15-year-old son Asher were attacked by their Muslim neighbour.



Rafique Bhatti attacked them for building a wall on their own land. He has illegally built his house on Pastor Haroon‘s land and now wanted to grab th

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BACA feed up to 65 people a day in Ilford and are helping NHS support those in self-isolation

London: The work of the British Asian Christian Association in Ilford has expanded to help a burgeoning number of needy people. We now provide a foodbank at 9am. Alongside our foodbank we provide some hot meals prepared by Singh Sabha East London.



We are also providing daily evening mea

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Fearful but determined BACA feeds Pak-Christian asylum seekers in Thailand

Bangkok: As the lockdown in Thailand gets closer to a month’s duration many Pak-Christian families are feeling the pressure of no income and a reduction in the help received by local charities. On a daily basis our officer in Thailand, John, is receiving calls from families seeking help wit

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China Detains Church Leaders For Online Service

BEIJING, CHINA: (BosNewsLife)– Chinese security forces have detained six leading members of China’s heavily persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) for participating in an online Easter service, rights activists confirmed.



The Christians were reportedly arrested in Sich

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HRFP demands for faster provision of justice & control over violations during Covid-19

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) demands for continuity of courts proceedings for faster provision of justice and safety measures to minority victims & families including the recent cases of Raees Augustine, Musa Riaz and many others during Covid-19 pandemic.



Raees Aug

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Raja Walter a Philanthropist and Remarkable Example of Social and Interreligious Harmony

Lahore: (Pervez Yousaf) If we search on google, we find meaning of the word philanthropist “A philanthropist is a person who donates time, money, experience, skills or talent to help create a better world. Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of status or net worth.” Then, if we

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Pakistani Christian transgender murdered by Muslims after gangrape

Faisalabad: When all Pakistani are under fear due to Corona Pandemic some Muslims boys took one Christian transgender man and killed him after gangraped him. According report Christian transgender name Musa who was resident of Daud Nagar, Faisalabad, was murdered.  Musa lived with his Master

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Teenager's request for food for beleaguered Christian community leads to food distribution

Lahore: A desperate plea for help from a teenage Christian boy in the Punjab, led to BACA delivering their second batch of food aid during the Coronavirus pandemic.



Saqib Maish, (17 yrs), contacted BACA for help after remembering restoration work that we had completed after the 2017 flo

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Christian NGO Edge Foundation distributes hundreds of food packs on Easter to those hit hard by COVID-19 in Pakistan

Lahore: A Lahore based Christian organisation The Edge Foundation distributed hundreds of food packages, masks, gloves and other essential items in Lahore and surrounding areas to those hit hard by COVID- 19. The packs were distributed in Lilyani, Easa Nagar, Garden Town (Junana) and Youhanabad w

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Interreligious Prayer Service: NCIDE Express Solidarity with the Victims of Corona Virus

Lahore: (Pervez Yousaf) The National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE) a project the of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan (CBCP) organized an Interreligious prayer gathering here at Lahore.  The prayer gathering which was attended by the leaders of dif

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HRFP’s Pandemic Awareness & Assistance Campaign

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) campaigned for Corona’s (COVID-19) Pandemic Awareness & Assistance through coordinating and supporting to the target groups who are still not aware but directly involve in cleanings and sanitations without any precautionary measures and hyg

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After homeless man in London commits COVID-19 induced suicide; Christian charity calls for more focus on helping this vulnerable group

London: Pritham who had been attending a meals for the homeless project at British Asian Christian Association's headquarters took his life by jumping from a train, in what his friends have said was increasing depression over self-isolation and a lack of support services.



The impact

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Response of Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore to Coronavirus Crisis

Lahore: A special Eucharistic Mass was held in the Catholic Cathedral, Lahore where the main celebrant was His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francs Shaw. The Eucharistic Mass was offered for all the Coronavirus victims in the world. His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francs Shaw said that it is the time

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Against My Will, In The Land Of Pure: Report on kidnapping of 15 years old Hindu girl by Muslim in Pakistan

BHAWALPUR: (voicepk.net) In a tehsil of Bhawalpur, Yazman, a Hindu woman, Hassi Mai, sits forlorn lamenting the fate of her child, whose good looks brought her misfortune. She opens her trunk and pulls out a picture of her 15-year-old daughter and stares at it longingly. Her daughter, Bhambo Mai,

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Pakistani Christians and Hindus denied ration aid distribution by NGO working with government during Corona crisis

Karachi: During ration aid packages distribution by one of NGO which working with Government of Imran Khan during such event denied packages to Hindus in Lyari area of Karachi and in in District South of Karachi to Christians.



The said NGO is supported by Imran Khan and have launched on

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National Emergency? Emergency without invoking the Constitution deserves attention of political parties

 New Delhi: Prime Minister announced four-hour in advance on 24th March, 2020 bringing the entire Nation, India, under Lockdown for 21 days issuing a guideline on the Corona Virus pandemic, disaster. This Prime Minister ordered was released on the basis of Disaster Management Act (DMA). This

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BACA launches appeal to counter fears of starvation for Pak-Christian asylum seekers in Thailand

London: Pak-Christian asylum seekers in Thailand are close to starvation due to a Government lockdown imposed in Bangkok since the 18th of March 2020.



So far (26th March) the number of those infected by COVID-19 has reached 1045 cases of which 6 deaths have occurred and 7 people have re

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Christian boys Raped by Muslim Motorbike Gang in Pakistan

Lahore: Suneel Naeem and his friend Harry Boota were playing video games along with Harry’s brother Yash when four men on motorbikes took the three Christian boys to a remote location for 30 minutes, where they were stripped and raped.



The incident happened at 9.30pm on the 1st Ma

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Capuchin Friars in Pakistan Pray for The Elimination of Coronavirus

Lahore: (Pervez Yousaf) The community of Mariam Siddeeqa Capuchin Custody Pakistan organized Holy Hour and offered Prayers for the eradication of deadly coronavirus pandemic.  The prayer gathering was attended by a number of Capuchin friars serving in the Mariam Siddeeqa Capuchin Custody Pak

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Sikhs brutally murdered by ISIS terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan

Voorhees, NJ: The American Sikh Council (ASC) is extremely distraught by the terrorist attack on the only Gurdwara Guru Har Rai located in Shor Bazaar, Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday. According to reports several attackers stormed the gurdwara premises at about 7 am and killed at least twenty-five

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NCIDE’s Awareness Campaign regarding Corona Virus

Lahore: (By Pervez Yousaf) To share the efforts to combat the deadly corona virus the National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism prepared an instructional pamphlet for the general public to make them aware of the precautionary measures to remain safe from its effects. 

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London must brace itself for a potential food shortage while devious local council parking regimes add to stress of economic downturn

London: British Asian Christian Association is warning the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that something must be done to brace an unnecessary food crisis. Today an email has been sent to both calling for improved measures to calm the disastrous panic-buying of recent

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Christian servant beaten by Muslim landlord for daring to quit job in Pakistan

Mian Chanu, Punjab: A young Christian servant was beaten to near death after he refused to continue work for a wealthy Muslim who was paying below what was agreed between them and forcing him to clean toilets which was not part of the original job description.



Shaan Masih (21) a residen

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UK Government must assist charities supporting the homeless to prevent loss of essential aid

London: A homeless people's support group in Ilford is raising deep concern over the lack of advice and support for charities working with these vulnerable people through the current COVID-19 Pandemic.



British Asian Christian Association has been supporting over 26 people through a

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Fears that high COVID-19 infection rates in Pakistan will kill thousands of Christians raised by charity

Lahore: Pakistan has only had relatively few infections of Coronavirus but even then, the Government has begun a lockdown in provinces most affected.



The number of Coronavirus infections in Pakistan rose to 646 after the country reported 160 new cases over the last 24 hours. Pakistan ha

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Agony of Pakistani Christian girls’ family after her kidnapping by Muslim man

Lahore: (By Napoleon Qayyum) Warris Masih who is the resident of Gulshan-e-Noor SharifPura Cantt Lahore and is the father of 7 (2 Died). One of her daughters named Anita, on February 14, 2020, at about 8:00 am on Friday went to a nearby shop to buy some grocery items but a boy of neighborhood Nas

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Professor Anjum Paul writes an open letter to Federal Minister for Education Pakistan

Faisalabad: The Chairman of Pakistan Minority Teachers Association Professor Anjum James Paul have written an Open Letter to Mr. Shafqat Mehmood Federal Minister for Education, Government of Pakistan to ensure freedom of religion and belief for religious minorities students in upcoming single nat

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Community togetherness can overcome COVID-19

London: British Pakistani Christian Association is collaborating with Chigwell Row Residents Association and Reverend Paula Preston of All Saints Church, Romford Road, Chigwell on a number of projects to help retain community identity and provide support whatever COVID-19 measures are introduced.

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Ilford GP practice closes to public amid fears of Coronavirus leaving seriously-ill patients vulnerable

London:  Ilford GP practice had queues of people outside the premises alarmed at their sudden closure this morning (13th March). Oaktree Mediacl centre in Green Lane, Seven Kings seems to be the first Ilford practice to prohibit consultations in person within the borough.



A note on

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Panic on the streets of London as shoppers cram trolleys following rise in Coronavirus infections

London: Panic has set into the people of London as concerns about the spread of Coronavirus has stimulated panic buying. Last night in the London Borough of Redbridge. At the Goodmayes Tesco branch shelves could be seen to bereft of any tissues, rice, chapatti flour, pasta, sanitizers and medicin

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Pakistani Christian parents denied custody of their son

London: Pakistani Christian parents have been refused the return of their son because he converted to Islam, and therefore cannot live with them.



 According to reports John Masih and his wife Shamshad Bibi of Mian Channu, District Khanewal have been denied custody of their son, Arj

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Freedom is our Birth Right: Pro Feminism orgs. Rally in Sukkur

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Various pro-feminism organizations took out a big rally in upper Sindh city of Sukkur (known for its anti -feminism) and also notorious of being slaughter house for women because of the area infested and infected with tribal and feudal system.



Various organi

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International Women’s Day Celebrations by NCIDE and Bishop Conference of Pakistan

Lahore: International Women’s Day was celebrated by National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops’ Conference Pakistan) on March 7, 2020 at St. Mary’s Gulberg, Lahore. His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, the Chairman of NCIDE presided o

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British High Commissioner underline Huge Business potential of Pakistan linking Two-Day programme in UK

Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner CMG, has set out his ambition to double UK-Pakistan trade during a two-day programme in the North of England.



Speaking at a business event in Manchester, he called on business leaders to build on their deep UK-Pakista

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Campaigners chagrin rises as cynical Sri Lankan government formally withdraw from UN Human Rights Council a week before Special Rapporteur report

London: In September 2015 after a landmark investigation the United Nations released a major report on serious human rights violations committed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war and the surrounding period (2002-2011). The ‘OISL Report’ [1] asserted that violations p

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HRFP and GHRD observed Women’s Day on Realizing Women’s Rights

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) observed International Women’s Day 2020 with the UN theme for International Women's Day 2020, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights”.



The minor

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'Without Jesus, I Wouldn't Be Who I Am': World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield

Washington DC: (Christianheadlines) Mention the name Evander Holyfield and the first few things that may come to most people’s minds are: boxing champion, the ear-biting incident with Mike Tyson or maybe even headlines from tabloids that pick apart the four-time heavyweight boxing champion

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NCIDE and COP Raiwind Diocese voice against brutal killing of Saleem Masih and violence against Muslims in India

Lahore: (Pervez Yousaf) March 04, 2020: The National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism (NCIDE) and Church of Pakistan (Raiwind Diocese) jointly raised voice against the brutal killing of Saleem Masih, who was a resident of Chunian district Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. The meeting

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Christian shot in Sahiwal can no longer speak and requires specialist brain surgery

Sahiwal: (PCP) We previously reported on the double shooting and axe attack on the Christian community of Sahiwal near Lahore, following attempts to build a church. You can read the full article (here)



Azeem Masih (32 yrs) who was shot in the head before his entire 38 family Christian c

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Asia Bibi: God chose me at birth for my suffering

France: (PCP) Asia Bibi held her first ever press conference today and seemed so non-plussed you would have been forgiven for thinking it was her 50th.



The conference was primarily for the purposes of promoting her new book but questions within the conference seemed to be about anything

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Iran: Mary Mohammadi released on bail

Tehran: (Middle East Concern) Iranian Christians are pleased that Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi has been released conditionally from Qarchak women’s prison, Varamin.



 Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway fo

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Pakistani Christian man tortured to death for washing himself at tube well owned by Muslims

Kasur: (PCP) Pakistani Christian Saleem Masih, 22, couldn’t survive his injures after being tortured for washing himself at a tube well owned by Muslims.



He died at the General Hospital, Lahore of February 28 after being severely beaten by the Muslim landowner on February 25 who a

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Bishop Kaleem asks Christians to pray elimination of Coronavirus during fasting

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Bishop Kaleem John Christian leader of Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan has urged upon Christian community to pray elimination of deadly disease coronavirus which has spread from China and has been spreading across whole world. Addressing a big gathering of Chr

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Two Pakistani Christian shot in the head for church construction

London: (PCP) Two Pakistani Christian men who were working on the construction of a Church in Sahiwal, Punjab have been shot in their head while other have been injured. 



 On 2nd February local Muslims Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Liaqat, Aslam and their companions attacked the Ch

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Parlez-vous Francais Asia Bibi - Bibi seeks political asylum in France

London: (PCP) Asia Bibi has declared her love for France and is seeking political asylum there to be reunited with Anne-Isabelle Tollet a French Writer who was influential in her campaign for freedom.



Asia Bibi is currently in France promoting her latest biography 'Enfin Libre'

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Two Christians shot and one attacked with axe for building a church in Sahiwal, Pakistan

London: (PCP) Three Christian men survived a vicious attack by local Muslims in the town of Sahiwal in Pakistan which erupted over offence caused by attempts by the Christian men to build a church for worship services.



The argument began way back in June 2019 when Azeem Masih (24 yrs) f

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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.



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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.

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