The total number of Christians in Pakistan is estimated at 10-15 million and near about 170 million population is of muslims. The homes of Pakistan’s Christian minority have repeatedly been targeted. Muslim mobs have attacked Christians homes, Churches, Chapels and businesses in Joseph Colony, Youhanabad, Gojra, Taxila, Chianwala, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar etc. Coerced conversions to Islam from Christianity are a major source of concern for Pakistani Christians, and the minority faces threats, harassment, rape and extortion from extremists.
Muslim mob assaulted Christian families in Pakistan
“They stripped the clothes off my daughters-in-law”, said Bashir, “and forced them out on the street. They also threw the children, some as young as two, against the walls. My sons and I were hit with gun butts and iron rods amid volleys of abuse and threats.”
September 20, 2018, Bashir Masih, a 60-year-old retired Christian sanitary worker and his wife were standing on their doorstep when the muslim mob attacked them with provocation. “They called us Chuhra (a term commonly taken to mean latrine cleaner, used to insult Christians) and beat both of us mercilessly.”
Bashir and his family are the only Christians in the village, in the Punjab village of Gujar Khan. He has been living there with his four adult sons for five years. The family received a threatening phone call at 4:00 AM, warning them to leave the house or be killed. That afternoon, at least twelve armed men stormed the house and attacked the whole family. Watched by the entire village, the men looted jewelry and other valuables from the house before setting it on fire. At the time of writing police have not made any arrests.
A Teen was beaten to death for Drinking Water
17 Years Old Student, Sharoon Masih, a young intelligent boy who was beaten to death for drinking water by fellow student “Muhammad Ahmed Rana”, a class fellow along with a couple of other students, for being a Christian. Despite attempts by Pakistani authorities to improve the lives of minorities, the persecution and discrimination they face seems to have increased over the last decade. Read More
“This killing of a young Christian teenager at school, serves only to remind us that hatred towards religious minorities starts at a young age. It is transferred from one generation to another through cultural norms and a biased national curriculum.”
This news has been making rounds on the social media but so far the state and law authoritieshave not reacted to it, as in the case of Mashal Khan, who was killed by fellow students in Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan.
The state must ensure that all citizens must be treated equally, regardless of caste or their religion. This religious hate only can be removed from the root system of every human being, we will teach this generation about humanity and equality.
How Can We Stop Christian Persecution
- Pakistani Christians need social and political empowerment.
- The western governments sometimes bring up this subject, but they ignore it and have not taken any action to stop Christians from being persecuted in Islamic states.
- We are trying our best to empower Christians in Pakistan with alliance of Lavish.Business.
- We are planning to start sustainable business projects to give hope and empower the persecuted Christians in Pakistan.
We can not ignore the innocent lives, little children and women that are being tortured, raped and killed. Jesus Christ said “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)