HEAD LINE NEWS - 2024
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Christian Father of Four Brutally Killed by Neighbours in Lahore

 Pakistan: A Christian father of four, Marshall, also known as Bunty, was murdered by two neighbouring Muslim men in the early hours of July 10. The incident occurred at Patiala House Race Course Kachi Abadi in Lahore.



 According to Yaqoob Masih, Marshall's father, "T

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Global Kashmiri Diaspora will observe July 13th as the Martyrs Day

Washington, D.C: Dr. Imtiaz Khan, Kashmiri American scholar said that on 13 July 1931, thousands of Kashmiris flocked to the central jail in Srinagar to see the trial of Abdul Qadeer. As the time for obligatory Zuhr prayer approached, a Kashmiri stood up to deliver the sermon to call the worshipp

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National Assembly Passes Christian Marriage Act Amendment

Islamabad: The National Assembly of Pakistan has passed the Christian Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2024. This amendment, introduced by Member of the National Assembly Naveed Amir Jeeva, raises the legal marriage age for Christians to 18 years for both boys and girls, aligning the Christian marriage

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Open Letter: RAAC Remediation in Torry: A Call for Responsible Action from Aberdeen City Council. By Wilson Chowdhry

London: The following open letter has been sent to all elected members of Aberdeen City Council and the Corporate Landlord, Mr. Booth, after a deputation from the UK RAAC Campaign Group was narrowly rejected by a vote of 20 to 21 during yesterday's full council meeting.



Open Letter

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Community Rallies as First Tenant Relocates from Knights Estate Amid RAAC Crisis and then Faces Shameful Charge. By Wilson Chowdhry

On Wednesday, June 26th, Alesia Ann, a council tenant from the Knights Estate, signed a contract for her new home, marking the beginning of a significant transition. Alesia was forced to move from her long-time residence due to the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), a mate

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Pakistani Court Sentences Christian Youth to Death in Blasphemy Case, Adds 22 Years in Prison and Rs1 Million Fine

Sahiwal, Pakistan:  In a controversial decision, Special Judge Ziaullah Khan of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Sahiwal sentenced a Christian youth Ehsan Shan to death for allegedly circulating a blasphemous social media post that incited riots in Jaranwala. The judgment, announced on

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Christian Woman Brutally Murdered in Chhattisgarh: Religious Intolerance Escalates

London: The village of Toylanka in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district was recently shaken by a horrific incident of religious violence, marking a tragic turn for religious tolerance in the region.Bindu Sodhi, a 46-year-old woman, was brutally murdered on June 24, 2024, reportedly by fanatic

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Minorities Leadership demand Minorities Protection Legislation to save the unsafe minorities

Lahore: Prominent Minorities’ Social, Political and Religious leadership held a joint Press Conference on 26 June 2026 at LAHORE PRESS CLUB to express their concerns on the consistent misuse of blasphemy laws, mob violence and attacks on the lives and properties of religious minorities. The

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National and Punjab Assemblies Pass Resolutions on Mob Lynching and Protection of Minorities

Islamabad/Lahore, 24 June 2024 – In a landmark move, the National Assembly on 23rd June and the Punjab Assembly on 24th June passed resolutions addressing the grave issue of mob lynching and emphasizing the protection of minorities. This significant step marks a pivotal moment in the countr

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"Home": A Celebration of Refugee Week at Deal Pier

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) On June 22, 2024, Deal Pier came alive with a vibrant and colorful festival celebrating Refugee Week. Organized by Seeking Sanctuary and Electronica band Ooberfuse, the event aimed to raise awareness about migrants near our shores and provide humanitarian aid to those

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Reallocating Ukraine Aid for RAAC Affected Residents of Aberdeen

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) In the face of the ongoing RAAC roof crisis, the tireless efforts of homeowners and advocates in Aberdeen are beginning to bear fruit. Aberdeen City Council's recent decision to include homeowners in their options appraisal is a significant step forward, prompted

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Residents Protest Basildon Council's Handling of Forced Relocation Amid RAAC Crisis leads Wilson Chowdhry

Basildon, UK: Residents of the Knights Estate in Basildon are voicing their discontent over the Basildon Borough Council's handling of the forced relocation due to the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in their homes. This issue has come to a head following a protest a

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Ghulam Nabi Nowshahri passed away

Islamabad: (By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai) It is with sadness to announce the demise of Moulana Ghulam Nabi Nowshahri who was suffering from kidney disease for the last few years. He was a parliamentarian, social activist, a Dayee, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Indian occupied Kashmir

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Muslim Mob beats Christian man to death for false blasphemy because they find his son irritating

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) A Christian businessman, Nazir Masih, experienced the horrific destruction of his home and business and was beaten nearly to death because his 'ritually impure' son was seen talking with friends near a Muslim home frequently. Eight days later, the 76-year-old

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HRFP Reports has revealed facts on Sargodha and recent incidents against Christians

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) Fact Findings reports has revealed on the Sargodha blasphemy issue; the reasons behind, happening on May 25th, who did, their motives behind it and the resembling between Sargodha, Jaranwala , Sialkot’s two brothers Nadeem & Azam accusation

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BACA Gives Lifesaving Grant to Christian Woman Who Escaped Persecution in Pakistan and Suffered a Stroke After a Decade in Limbo in Thailand

London: Rehena Majeed, a 40-year-old Pakistani Christian asylum seeker in Thailand, joyfully received a £200 gift from British Asain Christian Association this month. This financial assistance will help her purchase medication, pay rent, and afford other essentials for her survival in Thail

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Mentally Challenged Christian Woman Arrested on Blasphemy Charges in Lahore

Pakistan: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In a disturbing turn of events, Jameela Bibi, a mentally challenged Christian resident, found herself behind bars after a trivial altercation with a shopkeeper escalated into serious accusations of blasphemy. The incident, which occurred on June

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Persecuted Christians in Manipur Face Dual Crisis of Violence and Floods

London:  (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A surge in religious extremism in Manipur, India, have led to severe religious persecution against the Kuki Christian community. Over 200 Christians have been killed, and numerous villages, houses, and churches have been destroyed, resul

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A protest of Pakistani Christians against atrocities by Muslims

Sialkot: A mass protest was held at jajor Palace of the Sialkot in front of the deputy commissioner office .organized by the Christian Awareness Movement ( Masihi Tehreek .e. Beadari) against the killing of Nazir Masih who was killed by a violent mob on the charge of blasphemy in Sargodha .In whi

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ASC: Interfaith Conference at John Carroll University, Cleveland

Ohio: The American Sikh Council representative and interfaith leader Dr. Gurdas Singh was invited to speak at the conference. The topic under discussion by all the speakers was ‘The Role of Religions in Solving Inequalities’.



 There were six speakers from different fait

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UN GA elected five new members to Security Council: Dr. Fai

New York: “On behalf of the people of Kashmir, we American citizens of Kashmiri origin offer our sincerest congratulations to the State of Denmark on its election to be the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2025-2026. The ten non-permanent members of the Security Council a

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Kashmiri Poet Ahmed Farhad Denied Bail in Anti-Terrorism Court

Islamabad: (PPF) On june 4, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Muzaffarabad denied bail  to Kashmiri poet Ahmed Farhad, who was reported missing from Islamabad on May 14 and later found in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) police custody on May 29.



Earlier on June 1, the Islamabad Hi

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BACA Grant Program Provides Crucial Support to Christian Asylum-seeker and Refugee Families in Thailand

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In Thailand, several thousand Pak-Christian asylum seekers are grappling with the harsh realities of living as illegal immigrants. Despite a significant number of these individuals holding UNHCR registrations as official asylum seekers or refugees,

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HRFP demanding justice for murder of Nazir Masih; a Sargodha’s falsely accused of blasphemy:

Sargodha: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) highly condemned the murder of Nazir Masih, who has been attacked on 25 May 2024 in Sargodha city of Punjab, Pakistan  HRFP team has seen from the facts during visiting the incident site on 25th and 26th May 2024 and after interviews of diffe

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Seeking Justice: The Tragic Tale of Nazir Masih and the Call for Change after Extrajudicial Killing of Blasphemy Victim

London: (By Juliet Chowdhry and Hannah Chowdhry) On May 25th, Nazir Masih, aged 76, fell victim to a horrific act of violence orchestrated by a religiously charged mob in Mujahid Colony, Sargodha. The catalyst for this brutal attack was an accusation made by a local property agent named Muhammad

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Help Yasir Masih, Sewage Worker, Seek Justice After Brutal Attack for Refusing Unauthorised Work

Pakistan: (By Juliet Chowdhry and Hannah Chowdhry) A Christian sweeper in Lahore was kidnapped, stripped, chained, and brutally beaten by influential Muslims.The assailants locked the sweeper in a room and subjected him to hours of torture.His family members later found him unconscious outside th

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Torry Community RAAC Campaign Group Meeting Highlights Ongoing Efforts and New Legal Avenues. By Wilson Chowdhry

The latest meeting of the Torry Community RAAC Campaign Group took place on 28th April 2024, with the agenda and minutes made available to all members in advance through the Facebook page and as paper copies distributed before the meeting. 



During the meeting, it was noted that a h

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PPF’s Seminar Calls for Strengthened Enforcement of Journalist Protection Laws

Islamabad: A seminar on “Effective Use of Journalist Protection Laws” organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) at Multan Press Club on May 14, highlighted ongoing challenges and governmental commitments to journalist safety and legislative implementation. Maqsooda Ansari, a lo

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A Christian Businessman in Sargodha Brutally Beaten by an Enraged Mob After Being Snatched from Police Protection

London: (By Juliet Chowdhry and Hannah Chowdhry) An enraged mob set on fire the residence and shoe factory belonging to a Christian man allegedly accused of burning the Quran. The police have evacuated Christian residences in the area to avoid further damage to property and have registered an FIR

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ICV Chairman Peter Bhatti condemn attack on Christians in Sargodha

Toronto: International Christian Voice Canada (ICV) was very saddened to learn of the recent incident in Mujahid Colony, Sargodha, Pakistan on the morning of May 25, 2024, in which an extremist mob vandalized the house of 70-



The mob attempted to set fire to Mr. Masih’s house as w

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A Christian family under attack in Sargodha on alleged blasphemy charges

Sargodha: (By Dr. Adil Ghouri) Both brothers Lazar Masih and Sultan Masih are residents of Mujahid Colony, Sargodha, who have their own shoe factory in the same area. On May 25, some religious extremists accused him of desecrating the Holy Quran by burning it.Instead of handing over the accused t

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HRFP condemned the blasphemy accusing and mob attack on Christian families in Sargodha; Nazir Masih and Sultan Masih brutally victimized!

Sargodha: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) highly condemned the violent mob attack on Christian families in Sargodha for false blasphemy allegations on them.Nazir Masih and his son Sultan Masih, the owners of small business Shoe factory located in Gill Wala, Mujahid Colony, Sargodha has been at

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Violent Riots and Vandalism Erupt in Sargodha Over Alleged Quran Desecration – Christian community flees and one man beaten to near death

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In Sargodha, Pakistan, a violent mob surrounded the homes of Christian residents following allegations that a Christian man had burned the Quran. This incident resulted in the brutal beating of a Christian man and significant damage to property.

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A Tragic End: Vulnerable Christian Employee Killed by Employer in Acid Attack

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) On the 8th of May, Shahid Masih, a 35-year-old Christian dairy worker, was unjustly accused of theft and subjected to horrifying torture. His employer, Muhammad Ijaz, allegedly forced Shahid to ingest a corrosive substance in the village of Ghang S

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Confession Unveiled: Muhammad Shahbaz Admits to Raping Mentally Challenged Woman

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) The Christian community in Muridke is reeling from the shocking rape of a mentally challenged woman in her own home.The assailant entered through the roof stairs to commit the heinous act. The police have responded by filing an FIR against the unkn

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PPF alarmed by local authorities locking the gates of Quetta Press Club; emphasizes need to maintain the role of press clubs as a hub of discourse without interference

Islamabad: (PPF) Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by local authorities in Quetta locking the gates of the Quetta Press Club ahead of a scheduled seminar at the press club. Press clubs are a hub of media activity and discourse and should be able to function as such without interference o

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A Christian mother arrested in blasphemy case

Sialkot, Pakistan: In a troubling development from the remote area of Kharota Syedan in Sialkot, Stella Bibi, a middle-aged Christian mother, has been arrested over allegations of blasphemy. The arrest follows a police complaint filed in January against unknown persons, with local Muslim resident

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Protecting the Vulnerable: Responding to the Assault on Mentally Challenged Victim, Asma, and Ensuring Safety and Justice in Pakistan

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A horrifying incident of a mentally challenged Christian woman being raped in Muridke while alone in her home has shocked her community.The assailant gained entry through the roof stairs and committed this heinous act.



The police have tak

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Pakistan: Terror Unleashed: The Horrors of Forced Acid Ingestion as Christian man fights for his life

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In a village nestled within Sheikhupura, a Christian dairyman found himself in a harrowing ordeal when his Muslim employer compelled him to ingest acid. Rendered unconscious by the corrosive substance, the dairyman was promptly taken by his employe

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PPF alarmed by PML-N led governments’ push to regulate free expression in digital spaces; wary of misuse to target media professionals

Islamabad: (PPF) In the past few weeks, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government at the helm of the federal government and in the Punjab province has demonstrated its lack of regard for the need to protect free expression online, presenting and approving different bills that increase the r

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National Call to Address Forced Conversions in Sunday Sermons

Sialkot, Pakistan: significant movement within Pakistan's Christian community culminated in a powerful appeal for action against the forced conversion and marriage of Christian girls. Leaders across political, social, and religious spheres gathered on May 6, 2024, at the Biblical Church of Go

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Pakistan: Innocent Christian Victim of Muslim Gang Warfare: A Tragic Case of Mistaken Association

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In the village of Hundal, Kot Radha Kishen, a tragic incident unfolded when Wishal Masih, a 23-year-old Christian, fell victim to a senseless act of violence perpetrated by a Muslim group.



Tensions between two criminal factions, the Israe

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Protest in London’s Parliament Square Marks One Year Since Attacks on Manipur’s Christian Community

London: (BY Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) London’s iconic Parliament Square stood witness to a solemn yet powerful protest on Sunday, May 5th, as scores of individuals gathered to stand in solidarity with the persecuted Christian community of Manipur, India.



Organized by So

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Mysterious Death of Christian Worker Ignored by Police: Justice Eludes Grieving Family in Pakistan

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In a tragic incident at a brick kiln in Khushal Town, Faisalabad, a Christian worker, Rawal Masih, lost his life due to burns sustained while working. However, the circumstances surrounding his death remain shrouded in uncertainty, as the police ha

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4-year-old Christian boy sodomized by Muslim captor – thwarted by family rescuers in Pakistan

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A minor Christian boy of 4 years was sodomized by a Muslim man in Sargodha. The culprit took the child to a nearby field of pearl millet where he sexually assaulted him. The attacker fled the scene after watching the parents in the field. The polic

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Pakistan: Young Christian Family Targeted in Hate-Fueled Gun Attack for Requesting Silence

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A Christian family of six endured a harrowing ordeal when they were subjected to a shooting incident after politely requesting their Muslim neighbor to lower the volume of his loud music at 1 am. The assailant targeted the mother of the household,

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HRFP observed Labor Day 2024, “Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) observed Labour Day 2024 with the theme of “Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate” at Vision Hall Faisalabad.



The participants were from different fields of life, who shared their viewpoints and experiences on

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Shock and Outrage: Police Coercion and Jirga Mediation Follow Horrific Rape and Kidnapping of 16-Year-Old Christian Child at Gunpoint

On Easter Sunday, a Christian girl was tragically abducted and subjected to a horrific assault at gunpoint by a Muslim trader in Rasalpur, Nowshehra, Pakistan. The next day, the perpetrator brazenly contacted the girl’s father, instructing him to retrieve her from his residence.



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Formal Process Initiated to Address Council Tax Concerns in RAAC-Affected Properties

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) During a Torry Community Council meeting at the Greyhope Community Hub on April 17, 2024, a member of the audience raised a concerning issue regarding residents in Torry who are still being charged full council tax for properties that now have zero equity and are unse

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Council Meeting: Funding for RAAC Homeowners—Deputation & Protest Announced

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has declined to offer assistance to homeowners who purchased former council properties constructed with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in their roofs. This is despite the risk of collapse (click here).



Certain homeo

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Remembering Joe Baxter: A travelling Evangelist and Fighter for Homeowners' Rights in West Lothian

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) The passing of Joe Baxter at the age of 83 marks the end of an era for the community of West Lothian, as they bid farewell to a man whose life was defined by unwavering determination, faith, and service. Joe Baxter's journey, from RAF pilot to Senior Contract Acco

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Minor Christian girl kidnapped and converted to Islam taken in marriage in Pakistan

Punjab: (By Dr. Emmanuel Adil Ghouri) A 11-year-old Christian girl, Yarosha Masih, was allegedly subjected to forced marriage and religious conversion, under the guise of deceitful paperwork by her neighbour in Ferozewalla, a district in Sheikhupura, Punjab.



The controversy came to ligh

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Faith Under Duress: Pakistani Christian Boy (13 yrs) Drugged and Coerced into Converting to Islam

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A young Christian boy in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore faced harassment and coercion from a Muslim security officer who demanded he participate in Muslim prayers. The security officer forcibly removed the boy’s cross necklace and pre

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13-Year-Old Girl’s Plight: Facing Threats and Seeking Justice Against Forced Islamic Conversion and marriage

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A thirteen-year-old Christian girl was forcibly converted and taken to become the second wife of a Muslim man.The underage marriage flagrantly violates the Marriage Act, yet the court unlawfully recognizes the marriage and the conversion.



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No Social Justice for Christians in Pakistan.

Sialkot: Although incidents of cruelty and injustice against Christians have become commonplace in various cities of Pakistan, but here is Faisalabad, a big city of Punjab province, where the most cases of religious prejudice are taking place.Last year, 24 churches and houses of hundreds of Chris

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Concerns about rising cases of Kidnapping and forced marriages of Christian with Muslims in Pakistan

Sialkot: (By Dr. Emmanuel Adil Ghouri) In the first four months of this year, there has been a sharp increase in cases of kidnapping and forced marriage and conversion of young Christian girls in Pakistan's Punjab province.These incidents have taken place in different districts Lahore, Faisal

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Pakistani Police Refuse to Act in Case of Allegedly Kidnapped 13-Year-Old Christian Girl

Sialkot: In a recent alarming development, the Pakistani police have refrained from registering a First Information Report (FIR) in the case of Sania Amin, a 13-year-old Christian girl who was reportedly kidnapped and forcibly married. This refusal comes despite her family's fervent pleas and

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ASC wishes the Sikh Nation a very happy Guru Nanak Sahibji’s Parkash Purab and Khalsa Sampurnta Divas!

New Jersey, USA: People of various religions consider their particular religious calendars to be crucial in guiding them about celebrating their historic and other religious holidays with accuracy. The unique and distinctly independent Sikh religion also has its own unique ‘Mool Nanakshahi

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From Homeownership to Homelessness: Bureaucratic Indifference in the RAAC Housing Crisis Leaves Thousands Outraged

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In our last newsletter, we reported on the distressing evacuation of 399 homes in Torry, Aberdeen, following the discovery of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).Among those impacted is our dedicated volunteer, Hannah Chowdhry, who, at th

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Addressing Apostasy Hatred and Terror: Ahmed Ali Alid’s Attack Unveils Urgent Concerns Amidst Gaza Conflict

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) Juliet Chowdhry, Trustee for British Asian Christian Association, raises alarm over Ahmed Ali Alid’s attack targeting an apostate and a 70-year-old individual, allegedly driven by sentiments related to the Gaza conflict. The harrowing inciden

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Uniting for Justice: RAAC Homeowners Across the UK Demand Action

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) On Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, a meeting was convened at the home of Kerry Mackintosh, where 15 RAAC homeowners gathered. Kerry, who famously became one of only 10 homeowners from the former Deans South Estate to secure a 'house for a house,' hosted the meeti

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HRFP demands the protection of minorities, their properties & worship places

Pakistan: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) demands for protection of minorities, their properties and worship places. The highly concerned issues are of recent attacks on Churches, Hindus temples, Ahmadiyya’s Mosques, minorities towns and the grabbing of their, agricultural lands, homes,

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RTP Open Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan calls for healthy political environment and respect of the constitutional guarantees, human rights and fundamental freedoms to bring Pakistan out of the countless challenges

Lahore:  Chairman Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan Mr. Samson Salamat in an Open Letter to Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has congratulated him on being elected as the 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan, calling for hard-work from the government functionaries, cooperation from

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Hundreds in Anti-Israel Mob Set KFC Ablaze in Pakistan

Pakistan: (By JOHN HAYWARD for Breitbart) Pakistani police made more than 50 arrests after a mob of anti-Israel protesters set fire to a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in the northeastern town of Mirpur on Friday.



The crowd began assembling at the KFC after evening prayers for

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Another two extremist Pakistanis charged in a Dutch court for calls to murder far-right leader Geert Wilders

Netherlands: Reuters reported on 28 February that a Dutch court had said that it had charged two Pakistani nationals over public calls for the murder of far-right anti-Muslim leader Geert Wilders, who aims to lead a new government after his party won the Dutch general elections in November last y

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After Good Friday in Rawalpindi, the church was set on fire.

Rawalpindi, Pakistan: (MM News) After Good Friday in Rawalpindi, the church was set on fire by unknown persons at 3 o’clock on the night of March 30. Pastor-in-charge Adeem Alfons said that the incident in Gujar Khan is that the church is facing challenges due to the under-construction plaz

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British Asian Christian Association Presents Report on Pakistan Persecution to UK Special Envoy at Foreign Office Ceremony

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Approximately 40 esteemed guests, including prominent figures from various NGOs dedicated to promoting international religious freedom, were graciously welcomed to a special appreciation reception hosted at the UK Foreign Office.



This exclusive event was met

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Women leadership to lead struggle for Peaceful Pakistan; a pledge at Rwadari Iftar Get-together

Lahore: Led by the women leadership of Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan, the Annual Interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast) on 20th March 2024 at the premises of National Council of Church LAHORE to share the blessings of Lent Season and Ramadan. The Interfaith Iftar was attended by scores of men and wom

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Sweeping Away Injustice: Asif Masih’s Bold Stand Against Brutality, Injustice, and Bigotry for Sweepers’ Rights

Pakistan: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A Christian sweeper, duly elected as Chairman of the All Sweepers Union, faced brutal assaults both within his supervisor’s office and outside a court premises.These attacks were fueled by the exposure of highly illicit and corrupt practice

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Tragedy Strikes Two Christian Sewage Workers, Exposing Pakistan Workplace Safety Crisis and Family Devastation

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In a bid to supplement their meager income and provide for their impoverished families, two Christian sewer workers took on additional private work at an event hall, tasked with clearing a sizable drain. Tragically, their endeavor ended in fatal co

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Former Pakistani Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti death anniversary observed.

Italy: The meeting was organized by Association of Pakistani Christians in Pakistan to commemorate Shahbaz Bhatti who dedicated his life as a Catholic to build peace among religions and cultures. As a Pakistani citizen he promoted equal citizenship especially reaching out the persecuted Christian

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Embarking on a Spiritual Odyssey with "Soulscapes: A Journey of the Soul" by William Gomes

William Gomes' "Soulscapes: A Journey of the Soul" offers a profound exploration into the depths of human experience through poetry, guiding readers on a spiritual voyage towards enlightenment and understanding. In this captivating collection, Gomes creates a dialogue between the se

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HRFP condemned the ‘murders through duty’ of Christian Sanitary Workers; Asif Masih and Shan Masih:

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) highly condemned the death of two Christian sanitary workers in district Faisalabad identified as Asif Masih (25) and Shan Masih (28), residents of Maqbool Town, in Ghulam Mohammadabad. HRFP considered their deaths ‘the murders through duty&rsq

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United By Faith Chairman, Wilson Chowdhry, Addresses Italian Senate Meeting on Religious Freedom

London: Thirteen years have passed since the tragic assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the former Minister of Minorities in Pakistan, yet his legacy continues to ignite a global movement dedicated to peace and religious freedom.



Our Chairman Wilson Chowdhry, was invited to speak at an eve

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Defying Adversity: Aberdeen's Council Missteps and Community Resilience Amidst RAAC Housing Crisis

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) Hannah Chowdhry purchased her home in August 2023, only to discover by November of the same year that her roof contained RAAC. Having poured all her savings into her home, Hannah faces significant losses if Aberdeen City Council (ACC) fails to ackn

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Urgent Appeal: Justice for Laiba – Confronting the Appalling Kidnap and Forced Conversion of a 10-Year-Old Girl

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A young Christian girl was tragically abducted in Faisalabad and forcefully converted to Islam. Due to the coercer’s insistence that the conversion was the will of Allah, the courts callously refuse to allow the girl to reunite with her angui

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Blasphemy Misunderstood: The Perilous Consequences of Religious Misinterpretation in Pakistan

Lahore: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) An enraged mob of Muslim zealots gathered outside a shop in Ichra, Lahore, fueled by alleged accusations of blasphemy, with the intent to harm a woman.The woman had unknowingly worn a shirt with an Arabic word she purchased in Dubai, not realizing

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Swiss Embassy screens Pakistani interfaith documentary on the International Women's Day

Rawalpindi The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan and Fatima Jinnah Women University invited a vibrant audience for the screening of an award-winning documentary, Barefoot with Godfather of Soccer, by the filmmaker, Khalid Hasan Khan.



In a welcome speech, by the Dean FASS-FJWU, Dr Sarwe

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Thirteen Years After Assassination, Shahbaz Bhatti Remembered as a Champion of Peace and Minority Rights

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) Thirteen years after the tragic assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the former Minister of Minorities in Pakistan, his legacy continues to inspire a global community committed to peace and religious freedom. In the aftermath of his tragic death, the B

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HRFP observed Women’s Day 2024 on 'Inspire Inclusion' with Domestic Workers!

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) observed International Women's Day 2024 on UN theme’s the 'Inspire Inclusion', with domestic workers. The event was conducted at Vision Hall Faisalabad for raising the issues of target groups and joint efforts to combat the challeng

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Voice For Peace and Justice Celebrates International Women's Day in Kashmir.

Ganderbal: (By Farooq Ganderbal) The Voice For Peace and Justice organization  organized International Women's Day at Khaliqa Town Square Ganderbal drawing women activists from all corners to participate. The event saw the presence of prominent women, including Dr. Nighat Yasmeen, M

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Escalating Tensions in Manipur: Meitei Militants Desecrate Church, Spark Gunfire with Police

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) Tensions Persist in Manipur, India, as Meitei Militants Cross Buffer Zones to Target Christian Kuki-Zo Community. In January, a church was ruthlessly bulldozed to the ground after Hindu militants assaulted Christian men and women. The militants arr

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Injustice Unveiled: The Ordeal of Nabeel Masih – From Youthful Imprisonment to the Looming Threat of Reimprisonment in Pakistan

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) Fear looms over Nabeel Masih, who was the youngest prisoner of blasphemy in Pakistan ever, as he faces the looming threat of punishment and re-arrest. Despite the clear denial by the Home Department to grant permission to prosecute the case, the co

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International Sufi Conference by Voice For Peace and Justice Promotes Peace and Harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar: The Voice for Peace and Justice, a Non-Governmental Organization, hosted a second International Conference on "Towards the Transformation: The Sufi Message of Brotherhood, Harmony, and Peace" at the Khaliqa Town Square Conference Hall in Duderhama, Ganderbal, Kashmir. This eve

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Desperate Search: A Father’s Plea for his Missing Daughter after another Christian child mysteriously disappears in Pakistan

Muridke:  A 13-year-old Christian girl has gone missing in Basra Colony, Muridke. The child had gone out in the morning to buy milk from a local shop but failed to return home. Concerned for their daughter’s safety, her distraught parents promptly sought assistance from the police

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Cracks in the Foundation: Unveiling the RAAC Dilemma - The Battle for Homeowners' Rights

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) Nineteen-year-old law student Hannah Chowdhry, presently enrolled at Aberdeen University, made the significant investment of purchasing a former council house in Torry, Aberdeen, back in June 2023.



However, just a few months thereafter, in November 2023, Abe

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MEF Exposes How Western Islamists Support the Taliban

PHILADELPHIA: An MEF investigation published at Focus on Western Islamism (FWI) has uncovered a network of Western Islamists working to provide ideological and material support to the terrorist-supporting Taliban rulers of Afghanistan.



In footage reviewed by FWI, the network's offic

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"Global Celebration: Kutchi Cultural Day Unites Communities Worldwide on May 1st, European Social Organizations Extend Warm Welcome!"

Karachi: Preparations for the celebration of Kutchi Cultural Day are in full swing worldwide, including in Europe. Representatives from European social organizations are extending a warm welcome for the first ever cultural day of Kutchi Nation. The Kutchi community, residing in various countries

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Justice Denied: Fanson Shahid, Pakistani Christian, Forced into False Confession and family in Exile

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A Pakistani court in Gujranwala has convicted Fanson Shahid (56 yrs)  for making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad on a Facebook post shared by a man named Suleman Masih.



Alongside this verdict, the court has imposed

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Senseless Betrayal in the Workplace: The Murder of Christian by Muslim Employer

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A tragic incident unfolded as a 38-year-old Christian man, was discovered deceased in a water pond outside Nasrat Colony Joyawala, Sheikhupura, on February 23rd, 2024. The murderer slit the throat of the Christian man and threw his dead body into a

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William Gomes's "Hearts Without Borders": A Transformative Prayer Journey Unveiled

In a world often divided by boundaries and barriers, William Gomes's "Hearts Without Borders: A Prayer Journey for Asylum Seekers and Refugees" emerges as a vital beacon of hope and unity. This 40-day spiritual guide is dedicated to fostering empathy, solidarity, and active support

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Pro-Palestine Bullying in Jewish School and Antisemitic abuse in Redbridge: Christian Child's Experience and Jewish Man's Verbal Assault

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) A rare 6 person delegation addressed the Redbridge Council's Cabinet Meeting, highlighting the widespread presence of Pro-Palestinian flags, stickers, and graffiti (click here).  The matter has previously been highlighted at a full council meeting with s

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Acquittal of Blasphemy Victim in Faisalabad

Pakistan: We cheerily inform the acquittal and release of blasphemy victim Younis Maish alias Baghat aged 72, resident of Faisalabad. Younis Masih falsely accused of blasphemy has been discharged within a week with a strong effort and continue struggle of CTS team for the fair investigation by Mr

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ASC Interfaith event at the Archdiocese, Philadelphia on Feb 12, 2024!

Philadelphia: Kavneet Singh representing the American Sikh Council (ASC) participated in an interfaith event as part of the ‘Religious Leaders Council’ held by the ‘Interfaith Philadelphia’ (ICGP) hosted by the representatives of the Catholic Diocese at the main headquarte

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Community Tensions Flare as Jewish Resident Faces Threats Amidst Efforts to Address Redbridge Flag Display Issue

London: A Jewish man returning from a meal with friends in Central London found himself subjected to a verbal assault and threatened with physical violence after attempting to remove a pro-Palestine sticker from a lamppost in Woodford, located in the London Borough of Redbridge.



During

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HRFP is highly concerned for the protection of blasphemy victim Younas Masih & his family!

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) demands for protection, and justice to Younas Masih and his family. Younas Masih a 68 year old man, was accused of blasphemy (under section 295B of ppc) in the village of Khurrianwala, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 



Human Rights Focus Pakistan

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Land Dispute Suspected in Faisalabad Blasphemy Case Involving Christian Resident

Pakistan: On February 12, 2024, Faisalabad witnessed rising tensions as Younis Bhatti, known as Bhagat, a Christian resident of 211 RB Jaranwala District, was arrested under the blasphemy law, section 295B. The arrest was based on allegations of desecrating the Holy Quran.



 The com

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Annual report on Meals for the Needy Project

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) The ‘Meals for the Needy’ project by Help for Persecuted Christians trading as the British Asian Christian Association now caters to over 60 visitors on busy days.



In 2023, we successfully continued our meal program every Thur

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Enduring Tragedy: Shabir Masih’s Unwavering Faith Amidst the Heartbreak of Senseless Killings

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) The tragic events unfolded over a dispute regarding the passage of sewage water near the home of a Christian family, triggering the brutal murder of Usman Masih and Yasmeen Bibi.



Despite the perpetrator, Hasan Shakoor Butt, being sentence

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HRFP urged the new government for legislation of equal status and ending religious persecution!

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) is highly condemned the religious persecutions of minorities in Pakistan, particularly where the Christians, Hindus, Ahmdiyya’s, Sikhs and others have been victimized in recent different attacks, during the last few months. The newly elected re

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Pakistan: Pastor Abducted: A Tale of Faith, Coercion, and Community Support

London: A pastor was abducted at gunpoint just after an ATM transaction to pay for church printing. The kidnappers placed him on a motorbike and then took him to an undisclosed location. Under duress, he was forced to make a confession in a worship WhatsApp Group, where he falsely implicated hims

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Innocent Life Lost: Tragic Murder of a Christian Minor by paedophile gang in Gujranwala

London: The altercation began when a teenager rejected the sexual advances of a pedophile gang known to local police. Four Christian teenagers in total were targeted in the gun attack but only one other was injured.



During a funeral service on 6th February, British Asian Christian Assoc

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Breaking the Chains: A Christian Family’s Liberation from Brick Kiln Bondage

Pakistan: On January 28th, a pivotal day dawned for a destitute Christian family as BACA secured their freedom from the clutches of brick kiln servitude by settling their debt with the owner of Brick Kiln No.55 in Raiwind.



The family expresses profound gratitude for their newfound liber

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Surviving Trauma: Courageous Escape from a Brutal Axe Attack and Rape Attempt

Pakistan: Two Christian women were subjected to a brutal axe attack after one woman resisted a rape attempt.The rape attempt was made while one woman was relieving herself in a local field because she has no toilet at her home.When she resisted the assailant attacked the woman with an axe and rep

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BACA’s Triumphant Stand Against Injustice: Freeing the Enslaved and Seeking Justice for rape survivor Nagina Bibi

London: In a powerful testament to resilience and justice, BACA has achieved a significant victory by liberating Akram Masih, a brick kiln worker subjected to years of exploitation, and rescuing his daughter Nagina Bibi from a harrowing abduction and assault that lasted 25 days.



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Residents of Torry, Aberdeen Face Housing Crisis Amidst RAAC Safety Concerns

Torry, Aberdeen: Residents of Torry, Aberdeen were taken by surprise upon receiving a letter from Aberdeen City Council in November 2023, revealing that their homes were constructed with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in the roofs. This revelation has raised serious safety concerns

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Embrace the Spirit of Advent with 'Journey to Bethlehem' - A Transformative Guide for the Holiday Season

Dhaka: Embark on a transformative spiritual journey this Advent season with "Journey to Bethlehem: A Four-Week Guide for Advent Devotion and Reflection" by William Gomes. This unique guide invites you into a heart-stirring spiritual retreat from the comfort of your own home, offering an

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Minorities Convention Rejects Unfair & Undemocratic System on Minorities Reserved Seats

Lahore: Rwadari Tehreek-Pakistan organized Minorities Convention at Lahore Press Club on February 01, 2024 to express their dissatisfaction and concerns on the undemocratic, unfair and unjust system of representation of minorities on reserved seats and to demand urgent reforms to ensure that the

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PPF alarmed by FIA notices to media professionals for campaign against Supreme Court judges; urge the government to ensure free expression rather than clamp down on it

Islamabad: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by the issuance of notices by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to several dozen journalists and media professionals for being part of an “explicit and malicious campaign against Honorable Judges of [the] Supreme Court of Pakistan.&

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Pakistani Christian Brothers Face Torture and Forced Islamic Conversion

London: Two Christian brothers, Azam and Nadeem Masih from Kharota Syedan, Sialkot, Punjab, faced the horror of forced conversion to Islam under severe duress. On January 22, 2024, they were reportedly abducted by two Muslim men, Qaseem Shah and Sunny Shah, and taken to an undisclosed location in

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Iran, once again, has emerged as the most malign and dangerous actor threatening the survival of Christian communities in the Middle East

Washington DC: Across four decades, Iran has financed, trained, equipped, and provided strategic advantage to proxy terrorist militias spanning the region.  In the wake of the October 7, 2023 attack in Israel, Iran has grown increasingly belligerent.  With the war’s loom

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Serious issue of forced conversion of minorities to Islam in Pakistan

Sialkot: (By Dr. Adil Ghauri) Two Christian brothers from Sialkot, Punjab, named Azam and Nadeem George Masih, were reportedly kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam. The harrowing episode unfolded on January 22, 2024, when Azam was accosted in the market of Kharota Syedan by Naseem Shah. Wiel

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PMTA Chairman Professor Anjum James express concern on Notification for the subject of "Religious Education" writes to Pakistan Minister

Faisalabad: 



The 



Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training 



Government of Pakistan



Islamabad



Greetings and peace!



Pakistan Minorities Teachers' Association congratulates you on the approval and notificat

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United by Rallying for Peace, Confronting Antisemitism, and Safeguarding Schools in Troubled Times

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) In a powerful display of solidarity, former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, along with thousands of supporters, gathered at Trafalgar Square, London, for a "We Stand With Israel" rally. The event, which aimed to raise awareness and demand the release of hos

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RSS/BJP drama in the name of the incomplete Ram Mandir/Temple: ASC

 New Jersey, USA:  he word ‘Ram’ mentioned in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the omnipresent divine and absolutely not, the Ram the son of Dasrath in the Hindu myth.



 The Sikhs have no axe to grind with the followers of Ram or the Temple in his name, anywhe

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Are Iran and Pakistan Strikes Against Each Other Fake?

Quetta: (By Manish Rai) Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) are the two biggest Baloch armed groups fighting Pakistan for a sovereign Baloch state. Issued press statements and confirmed that they have not suffered any casualties in Pakistani airstrikes inside

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PRESERVING THE PAST: A DAUGHTER’S DEDICATION TO ILLUMINATE ILFORD’S MAMMOTH LEGACY, SECURING A FIVE-YEAR EXHIBIT COMMITMENT

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) In 2015, after a four-year campaign, the East Ilford Betterment Partnership received a £50,000 replica of the renowned Ilford Mammoth (click here), discovered on Ilford Lane 150 years ago, courtesy of the Natural History Museum. In January 2024, the Redbridge Mu

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The Ongoing Struggle for Justice: Delays and Disappointments in Zafar Bhatti’s Case

Pakistan: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In a heartbreaking saga of legal setbacks, Zafar Bhatti, a victim of blasphemy accusations and Pakistan’s longest-serving blasphemy prisoner, continues to endure the agony of extended detention.



Zafar Bhatti was arrested on July 1

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Empowering Underprivileged Families with the Transformative Gift of the Gospel in Pakistan

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In the heart of Youhanabad No.2, a vibrant Christian community on the outskirts of Lahore, the spirit of giving and spiritual growth collided as BACA’s Biblical outreach program reached out to deserving families, bringing the cherished gift o

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James Masih Shera MBE former Mayor of Rugby passed away was from Pakistani origin

London: (By Hannah Chowdhury and Juliet Chowdhury) Today, we mourn the loss of James Masih Shera, a distinguished politician, educationist, and the former Mayor of Rugby. Born in a small rural village in Pakistan, Shera’s life was a testament to his unwavering commitment to public service a

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Peaceful protest for Kashmir in Washington announced

Washington, DC: A meeting of like-minded persons took place at the residence of Sardar Aftab Roshan Khan to discuss the latest situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and to exchange ideas in order to finalize the date to observe solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir. It was agreed u

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Pakistan: The Mysterious Disappearance and Heartbreaking Fate of Aqsa Riaz (17yrs) on Christmas Eve

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In the quiet village of Javaid Nagar, Pattoki, a heartbreaking incident unfolded on Christmas Eve that left a family shattered. Aqsa Riaz, a 17-year-old Christian girl with epilepsy, went missing from her home while her father and siblings attended

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Desperation in December: Arrested and Divided – The Heart-Wrenching Ordeal of a Pak-Christian Family Seeking Asylum in Thailand

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) In the midst of December’s global celebrations of joy and festivity, the month took a grim turn for a Pak-Christian family seeking asylum in Thailand, as they faced the haunting fear of arrest by Thai authorities.



Every December, Th

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Rising Concerns: Offensive texts, Graffiti and Palestinian Flags Spark Alarm in UK Communities

London: (By Wilson Chowdhry) Ilford resident Dal Kaur has raised concerns about the increasing occurrence of Palestinian flags and offensive graffiti on lamp posts and public property in the community. Kaur, who resides along The Drive, an area known for its significant Jewish population, is

"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