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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 court has exceeded its procedural powers by unlawfully deleting a section framed in the charge sheet. Terrified of being re-arrested, Nabeel Masih implores for prayers and for a global voice to advocate on his behalf. In response to this injustice, BACA’s Solicitor Naseeb Anjum has filed a writ petition at the Lahore High Court against the order of the…

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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, yet their efforts yielded no leads on her whereabouts. In their time of distress, the family received a visit from British Asian Christian Association (BACA), who found them traumatized and in a state of despair. Our officers have pledged to provide support and assist them in locating their missing daughter.  We hope to coordinate a…

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A housing crisis in Aberdeen, especially in Torry, has escalated to a critical stage, with 299 council homes being evacuated due to the presence of hazardous RAAC concrete in their roofs (click here). However, Aberdeen City Council has declined to assist homeowners who purchased these council houses without being informed of the substandard material used in their roofs. They are currently confronting exorbitant expenses or the peril of their roofs collapsing overhead. Please sign our petition (click here) Homeowners hold Aberdeen Council accountable for this situation, asserting that the council sold homes to unsuspecting residents without disclosing the latent defect…

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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 water pond. The postmortem report unveiled that Mr. Masih had fallen victim to a brutal murder, his throat slit with a sharp weapon approximately a month prior. Authorities are diligently investigating the perpetrator the man’s employer to uncover the motive behind this heinous crime. On the ill-fated morning of January 24th, 2024, around 6:00 am, Mr Asif Masih was…

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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 a sentence of life imprisonment. On 18th March 2022, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Fanson Shahid from his residence in Lahore. The initiator of this legal action, Allama Sahibzada Waseem Raza, Chief cleric of Jamaat-Ahl-Sunnit, Jhamkay Cheema, was informed by a villager named Yasir Quyyum that Suleman Masih, a resident of Jhamkay Cheema, District Sialkot, had shared pictures of suicide bombings in…

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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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, including public holidays. Throughout the year, we distributed essentials such as washing powder, clothing, toiletries, bags of sugar, and more, aiming to improve the quality of life for homeless individuals. In January, British Asian Christian Associaton conducted 20 surveys among our regular visitors to gauge satisfaction, and we were delighted with the responses: 100% of respondents rated our service as…

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BACA’s provides monthly support to Shabir Masih, a grieving father whose wife and son fell victim to the violent actions of an intolerant Muslim neighbor. 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 sentenced to death in October 2021, his mother, Ishrat Bibi, was spared due to her age, despite her involvement in instigating the violence. On January 8th, 2024, BACA’s compassionate team traveled to a remote village in Muredke to…

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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 liberty, viewing it as a divine intervention facilitated through the compassionate efforts of BACA and our donors on behalf of the beleaguered Pakistani Christian community. The journey towards securing freedom for Saleem Masih and his family commenced in October 2023, when the BACA team visited them in the dilapidated servant quarters allocated to them by…

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A 15-year-old Christian minor was brutally murdered by a group of Muslim assailants in Gujranwala.  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 Association offered support to the family and paid for the funeral. On February 5th, an incident fueled by religious hatred claimed the precious life of Sunil Masih, a 15-year-old seventh-grade student from the Christian Colony in Mandiala Waraich. Motivated by…

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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 himself in an affair. This information has since been verified as false. After receiving a ransom, the perpetrators released the pastor; however, they did not return his mobile phone and motorbike. In broad daylight, at 2pm on January 6th, Pastor Amir Nafees (42 yrs) from Sheikhupura was abducted at gunpoint while…

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