A 7-year-old Christian-girl crossing a wheat field alone on the way home to celebrate Easter with her grandmother was rescued from an attack when locals heard her screams.
“it is sad that none of the other families of the 21 girls raped by Shoaib have had the courage to come forward to prosecute him for the previous crimes.
“This means all the pressure to drop the case by the family of Shoaib is being directed on a very vulnerable and terrified Christian family.
“Even then we stand with God and will be seeking justice as a church providing counselling and any other support required to Nadia and her family.”
The family have asked for BACA to build a toilet facility at their small family home which would cost of £450 and would include a water tap, and flush and concrete building. This would prevent the daughters of Boota Masih from having to use a local field where they would be vulnerable. We would like to help with this project but need to raise the funds to make this possible. If you feel moved to donate please (click here)
A copy of the FIR
Mehwish Bhatti, our National Executive in Pakistan, said:
“We thank God for protecting young Nadia.
“Christian girls in Pakistan are always under the threat of being kidnapped and raped because they are vulnerable due to poverty.
“More must be done to improve policing of these cases as often frightened families except a bribe in lieu of justice, to avoid being targeted by influential families protecting criminals.”