Pervaiz Masih sacrificed his life to safe Muslim Students.

Image

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Christian janitor died saving the lives of Muslims in the suicide attack at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan, officials say.

The Oct. 20 twin suicide bombings at the university killed six people including three women but university officials and students said the toll would have been higher were it not for the bravery of Pervaiz Masih, CNN reported. Witnesses say one of the attackers, disguised as a woman, shot the guard on duty at a women's cafeteria packed with hundreds of students. When Masih intercepted the bomber at the doorway, the attacker set off the explosives but much of the impact was directed toward open parking lot instead of inside the cafeteria, the report said. Afsheen Zafar, 20, told CNN but for Masih "there could have been great, great destruction." "As a Christian, a person of minority, he stood in front of the Taliban to protect the university," said Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan' minister of minorities. The government has promised to award his family about $12,000. Christians are a small minority in Pakistan and most of them are poor. Masih, father of a 3-year-old girl, earned about $60 a month in his week-old job and had lived in a small room with seven other family members, the report said. The university has offered free education for Masih's daughter and will employ his wife.

You May Also Like

Image

Ukraine deserves peace, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the day Pope Francis established as a day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, the pope appealed for an end to all war and

Image

Pope Francis attacked cancel culture. It sounds better than ‘ideological colonization.’

VATICAN CITY: (RNS) In his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Holy See this month, Pope Francis “hit out at ‘cancel culture,

Image

Pope: Consecrated life is the “gospel” for today’s world

Vatican City: (Vatican News) Pope Francis on Saturday met participants in the plenary assembly of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consec



"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