HEAD LINE NEWS - 2022
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Muslim outrage over British movie and comments by Indian politicians leads to death threats.

London: (Hannah Chowdhry) The months of May and June have been filled with fear and anxiety for minority Christians in Pakistan and India.  Concerns about potential attacks increased after the release of a movie that depicts the life of Fatimah, the daughter Islam’s prophet Muhamm

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New Secretary General of UNIW Elected in Istanbul Conference

 Istanbul, Turkey: The 9th Ordinary Elective General Assembly Meeting of the Union of Non-Governmental Organizations of the Islamic World (UNIW) was held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the MUSIAD Headquarters, İstanbul, Turkey. Today, UNIW has around 400 members from 69 countries of 6 contin

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Pakistani Christian Girl named Community Champion at inaugural ‘Child of Britain Awards’

London: (Juliet Chowdhry) Hannah Chowdhry, a long term community campaigner and volunteer for British Asian Christian Association, has been named a ‘Community Champion’ by the Child of Britain Awards.



At the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, childre

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Sikhs brutally attacked by ISIS terrorists again in Kabul, Afghanistan

New Jersey, USA: The American Sikh Council (ASC) is disgusted and saddened by the terrorist attack by ISIS on the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Shor Bagh-e-Bala, Kabul, Afghanistan, over the weekend. According to reports the gunmen stormed the gurdwara premises on Saturday morning. One Sikh and a guar

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Digital advertising trucks in Washington flash messages: Free Yasin & Free Khurram

 Washington, D.C: The World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF), a Washington-based advocacy group, rented digital advertising trucks in Washington – demanding the release of Khurram Pervez, Yasin Malik and other political prisoners.



 The electronic screens on the trucks carr

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Release of Yasin Malik & Khurram Parvez demanded

 Washington, D.C.: Kashmiri Americans of Washington metropolitan area hosted a graduation ceremony at ‘Kashmir House’ Maryland for 2022 graduates. The certificates were given by “Kashmir American Welfare Association (KAWA)” to new graduate for their achievements and a

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Pakistani high court upholds death sentence of Christian brothers charged with blasphemy

London: On 8th June, the Lahore High Court, upheld the death sentence of two Christian brothers, Qaiser and Amoon, in a blasphemy case.



They were accused of posting blasphemous contents on the internet and on June 2011, the complainant Muhammad Saeed submitted an application to Police S

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WOMEN MARCH DEMANDS SOCIAL, ECONOMIC RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Aurat (Women) March Hyderabad has invited attention of government towards  issues  faced by women and girls particularly in social and economic sphere of their lives which should be overcome through gender-sensitive public policy and its implementa

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Pak-Christian women train for empowerment and financial strength.

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) hristian women from the Christian colony of  Lakhoder which is situated near the biggest dumping site of Lahore are being put through vocational courses to upskill  and gain financial strength.



Traditionally, men and women form the local

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BACA meet Pakistan’s most preeminent blasphemy law solicitor to seek help for Zafar Bhatti

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) After we reported blood in the vomit of Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict ever  Zafar Bhatti (click here), Trustees of British Asian Christian Association agreed to find a solution to his ongoing incarceration.



Zafar  and

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Pakistan: Punjab Government bans adverts for Christian-only conditions for sweepers’ jobs

London: On May 25, the Punjab government banned all departments from advertising a Christian only condition when recruiting sanitation workers.



Minorities constitute about 3% of the population in Punjab and Christians from the main bulk. However, Christians make up about 80% of the sani

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Traces of blood in vomit after Zafar Bhatti was given medicine in jail cause fear for his health

London: (Hannah Chowdhry) Fears that Zafar Bhatti (55 yrs), Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict could be the first ever to be lynched heightened after a judge increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death on 3rd January 2022 (click here)



Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb Sh

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Spurgeon’s College launches campaign to record faith groups’ contributions to the COVID effort for future generations

London: (Hannah Chowdhry) Spurgeon’s College, a leading theological institution, has launched its #FaithInCommunity campaign to reflect



on and record the contributions of the faith community during the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign seeks to



collate these contributions wh

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Boy orphaned after mother died from grief over murdered 10 Y/O son gains solace through school!

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry)  Soojal looks immaculate in his new school uniform. We are so proud of this young man... 



Badil Masih was sodomised and murdered by his employer Mr Mohammed Ikram and a cohort, in July 2019, for daring to seek full payment for work he had carr

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Prayer and cake for Pakistan’s most famous orphans.

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) An Easter cake and prayers were the perfect way to celebrate Easter with the orphans of Shama and Shahzad.



Every Easter/Resurrection Day British Asian Christian Association’s team visit the children of Shama and Shahzad to share some prayers, chocolate

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Christian man shot dead by Muslim gang over money dispute

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Christian man was shot dead in a public street by a Muslim gang in Sheikhupura, on Wednesday 27th April 2022.



The father of the deceased has confirmed this was a gang related killing based on a debt owed by his son to one of the Muslim men.



The maf

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India: 26 Christians including hospital staff and a Pastor arrested under false forced conversions charges

London: (By Hannah Chowhry) 55 Christians including  women have been booked for alleged illegal conversions in India.



35 parishioners were taken to a Police station after a mob of around 200 Hindus, locked over 100 Christians in the 19th Century building of the ‘Evangeli

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Confirmed serious heart condition for Zafar Bhatti – now we await court decision

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Zafar Bhatti (55 yrs), Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict could be the first ever to be lynched heightened after a judge increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death on 3rd January 2022.



Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb Shehzad, of Sessions C

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7 members killed, 10 years in asylum limbo and finally Pak-Christian family find refuge in Australia

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Qaiser and his family seek your help to pay overstay fines so they can finally end 10 year exile and enter new home in Australia.



In August 2009 the community of Gojra was attacked by a Muslim mob of over 3000 after a Muslim man who coveted the bride declare

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Orphan whose mother died from grief after 10 year old son was raped and murdered, will now attend school

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Soojal (10 yrs) wants to study and declares it before uncles who want him to work.  



Badil Masih was sodomised and murdered by his employer Mr Mohammed Ikram and a cohort, in July 2019, for daring to seek full payment for work he had carried out at

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Orphan whose mother died from grief after 10 year old son was raped and murdered, will now attend school

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Soojal (10 yrs) wants to study and declares it before uncles who want him to work.  



Badil Masih was sodomised and murdered by his employer Mr Mohammed Ikram and a cohort, in July 2019, for daring to seek full payment for work he had carried out at

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High Court rejects quashment application for Nabeel Masih who was 16 when imprisoned for blasphemy

London: (By Hanna Chowdhry) After three years in prison and many failed appeals while under the care of other Christian charities, Nabeel chose to seek help from British Asian Christian Association (click here).



BACA were able secure bail for Nabeel within a year allowing him freedom fr

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Mothering Sunday v Mothers Day

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Few people know the origins of Mothers Day, however it originally began in the UK as Mothering Sunday and was a day for celebrating your ‘Mother Church’ – the church of your baptism where you became a child of God.



The festival was held on

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India: Brutal killing of Pastor in his home creates fear amongst Christians of Bijapur

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) A senior Pastor was brutally shot dead and then had his neck sliced open by six Hindu extremist assassins, whilst at home.



The attack in the village of Anganpalliguda, Bhopalpatnam/Taluk, in Bijapur District, Chatishghad State was witnessed by his terrified

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Muslim man nearly kills himself cursing Christians while vandalising cross on church roof – even then Christians come to his rescue

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) A Muslim antagonist of Christian community calls friends to help him flee with friend injured from attempted church vandalism.



A Muslim fanatic climbed onto a church roof and chanted Islamic verses as he tried to terrorise a local community while vandalising

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Enact Effective Laws to End the plight of minority women: Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan

Lahore: Scores of members of Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan belonging to different faiths and religions gathered in front of Lahore Press Club on 8th March International Women's Day for a Protest Camp to urge the federal and provincial governments and legislative assemblies to enact effective laws

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Child of 5 yrs who lost leg at 1.5 yrs during terrorist attack, has new prosthetic limb – thanks to your donations

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Aleeza Masih (5 yrs) was only 1.5 years old when she survived the brutal terrorist attack on Quetta Church on 17th December 2017,  (click here).



The attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church during a Nativity service, killed 9 people and would hav

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Irish Missionaries choose to stay in Ukraine while global Christians pray for peace

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) 27th February 2022 will forever be remembered as the day churches across the globe prayed for an end to conflict between Russia and Ukraine.



The war in Ukraine has displaced over 500,000 people mainly women and children who have sought asylum in neighbouring

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Police and military block black and south Asian students and citizens from exiting Ukraine

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Disturbing news of blatant racism faced by black and Asian people seeking a way out of Ukraine while the nation is beset with war, have been confirmed by the United Nations (UN).



Many of the black and Indian people who were being discriminated against were s

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Pakistan’s PM makes light of Ukraine attack while meeting with President Putin

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan visits President Putin only hours later initial ground strikes were made against  Ukraine.



While the world condemns the attack on Ukraine PM Khan makes light of the situation, by saying (sic):



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India: Pastor beaten to unconsciousness by Hindu activists for evangelising – now facing sentence under anti-conversion laws

London: (By Hannah Chowdhryy) We have the name of the Pastor referred to in this article, we know the name of the town in which the attack took place and we are communicating directly with him.  He has for now asked for these personal details not to be shared because he is facing severe

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Pakistan: Sarghoda court- assessment rules that deceased Christians were worth 1/2 and 1/8th of the value of a deceased Muslim

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Praying with the family of Nadeem Masih (RIP) killed saving the life of another sewage worker SHARE



We revisited the families of the two sewage workers who were killed in Sargodha when forced to enter a known poisonous sewage tunnel to save the life of Micha

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Foreign Affairs Minister of Finland launches challenge for Freedom of Zafar Bhatti

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Mika Niikko, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland has written to Riaz Fatyana, Chair of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, National Assembly of Pakistan in regards to the verdict to apply a death sentence to Zafar Bhatti, Pakistan&rsqu

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Pakistan: Bail application for Zafar Bhatti accepted for trial but he could still be killed for Blasphemy any day warns charity

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Fears that Zafar Bhatti (55 yrs), Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict could be the first ever to be lynched heightened after a judge increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death on 3rd January 2022 (click here)



Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb

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Destruction of statue of Jesus in India highlights growing Hindu Nationalism

London: 400 police officers were involved in keeping scared Christians away from demolition works.



A 20ft statue of Jesus Christ that was erected in 2004 was pulled down unceremoniously and then smashed to pieces by the Kolam Administration of District Karnataka. 



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Man stoned to death by blasphemy incensed Muslims in Pakistan

London: It is believed that the victim was mentally sick for the last fifteen years and was killed in a village he had entered only the day before.  



On 12th February 2022, in Jungle Village, District Khanewal,  hundreds of local Muslims gathered to stone a Mushtaq A

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India: Local planning enforcers destroy hated new church construct within a week of erection

London: A makeshift church made from metal framework and corrugated Iron sheets has been torn down and bent out of shape by local Municipal workers in the State of Tenanga, India.



The church of 100 people have decided to continue at the same location despite fear of further destruction

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Pakistan: Christian carer for two disabled sisters murdered by Muslim gang over arcade game row

London: On 13th February at 9pm, a gang of 4 Muslim men entered a games arcade room owned by a Christian man and frequented mainly by Christians.  The Muslim men were drunk even though it is illegal for them to drink alcohol in Pakistan when they entered the arcade and began being disru

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Pakistan: Christian carer for two disabled sisters murdered by Muslim gang over arcade game row

London: On 13th February at 9pm, a gang of 4 Muslim men entered a games arcade room owned by a Christian man and frequented mainly by Christians.  The Muslim men were drunk even though it is illegal for them to drink alcohol in Pakistan when they entered the arcade and began being disru

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Removal of famous Hymn from Indian military ceremony has caused a news and social media debate

London: Indian politicians and Civilians are clashing over the decision to drop the world-renowned Hymn ‘Abide with me’, from the Indian Beating Retreat Ceremony.



We found this video on Youtube and the comments below it were extremely supportive of reintroducing the melody.&

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Why Does Pakistan lag behind Bangladesh? By Jubeda Chowdhury

Bangladesh recently celebrated its 50th founding anniversary. In 1972, Henry Kissinger, the US Secretary of State, described Bangladesh as a "bottomless basket" for an independent country. On the other hand, in 1976, Norwegian economist Just Faland and American economist JR Parkinson pu

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Pastor Patrick Naeem say’s servants of God cannot hate after surviving gun attack

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) On Monday 31st January the funeral rites of Pastor William Siraj who was shot dead in a terrorist attack, were performed at All Saints Church, Peshawar.



Thousands of Christians from around the county attended his funeral.



BACA officer sprinkles ros

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Pastor shot dead on way home after service – assistant survives gun attack with minor injuries

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) A Pastor who has travelling home after leading a church service at Church in Peshawar was shot dead in an attack on Sunday 30th January 2022.



A pastoral assistant who was also shot in the same attack survived with minor injuries and was treated in Lady Readi

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Christian man who lost family in rampage over watercourse passing near Muslim shrine speaks of heartache while seeking justice

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) In October 2021 almost a year after the murder of Usman Masih RIP (25 yrs) and Yasmeen Bibi RIP (55 yrs), the killer Hasan Shakoor Butt was sentenced to death, however his mother Ishrat Bibi was shown leniency for her age, despite having begun the argument and calling

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Life sentences given to two Muslim men who sodomised and then murdered Christian by inserting high pressure air nozzle into his bowels

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) British Asian Christian Association, have successfully supported another Christian family through a difficult murder case despite dozens of court postponements.



The parents of a young Christian man who just before dying, told his parents he was raped by two

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Appeal submitted as BACA start the process for release of Zafar Bhatti

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Fears that Zafar Bhatti (55 yrs), Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict could be the first ever to be lynched heightened after a judge increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death on 3rd January 2022 (click here)



Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb

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Russia, Bangladesh mark 50 years of friendly ties. By Jubeda Chowdhury

The close friendship between Dhaka and Moscow continued unbroken into the post-Soviet era 



Bangladeshi women work at a garment factory in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka on February 17, 2018. Bangladesh is keen to export more ready-made garments and other products to the Russian

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Quetta Bomb survivor at 1.5 years now 5 years old needs new limb.

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Image of Aleeza Ashiq Masih with her family.  She is now 5 years old and her growth rate is more pronounced meaning she requires two limb upgrades each year.



Aleeza Masih (5 yrs) was only 1.5 years old when she survived the brutal terrorist attack

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Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict has been given death sentence

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) Fears that Zafar Bhatti, Pakistan’s longest serving blasphemy convict could be the first ever to be lynched have increased after a judge increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death.



Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb Shehzad, of Sessions Court Rawalpind

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Deadly blizzard in Murree Pakistan kills a score of people. Inquiry committee demands more time to know facts

London: (By Hannah Chowdhry) A deadly blizzard that caused several avalanches, the likes of which has not been seen in 30 years in Pakistan, killed at least 22 people, including a family of 5 and a family 8.



Two of the men who died peacefully in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisonin

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TEACHING OF QURAN MAJEED AS COMPULSORY SEPARATE SUBJECT AND THE STUDENTS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Faisalabad: Professor Anjum Paul Chairman of Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association PMTA writes letter to Chairman National Commission for Minorities about Teaching of Quran to minority Students.      



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"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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