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Press release by SADF– The South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) promoted a conference today at the European Parliament. A diverse audience of academics, members of the press, and parliamentarians gathered to discuss the release of a book, titled Terrorism Revisited: Islamism, Political Violence and State-Sponsorship. (more…)

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meeting-house-of-commonsLondon, British Pakistani Christian Association – Renowned parliamentarians and human rights activists challenged British politicians to alter their policy towards Pakistani Christian asylum seekers and introduce more robust accountability measure for UK Foreign aid of which Pakistan is the largest recipient. (more…)

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14915615_1087836881314605_8615346667625395164_nLondon, Pakistan Christian Post – A new updated report on the situation of religious and other minorities in Pakistan is being launched in the Houses of Parliament today from 1pm to 3pm by the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) with support from several other UK and European human rights organisations, in an event chaired by Jim Shannon MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Pakistan (more…)

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The Hague, Binnenhof

The Hague, Binnenhof

MEFD, London – Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) and British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) are delighted with the decision of the Dutch government to designate Pakistani Christians as a ‘risk group’, implicating a major change in the country’s asylum policy towards the minority group that will make it easier for them to be recognised as refugees in The Netherlands. (more…)

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The vast majority of those killed in the attack were school children.© AFP/Getty Images

The vast majority of those killed in the attack were school children.© AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International – Today’s Taliban attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area, Amnesty International said. (more…)

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Pakistani Christians in The Netherlands protest against attacks on church in Peshawar Photo credit: Roel Wijnants / Foter / CC BY-NC

Pakistani Christians in The Netherlands protest against attacks on church in Peshawar
Photo credit: Roel Wijnants / Foter / CC BY-NC

London, 14 Mar. (Christian Today) – Members of the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) were in the Netherlands this week to ask for greater efforts to protect persecuted Christians in Pakistan and make it easier for them to receive asylum in the country. (more…)

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MEFD special hearing in the Dutch House of Representatives on minorities in Pakistan

MEFD special hearing in the Dutch House of Representatives on minorities in Pakistan

The Hague, 05 Mar. (MEFD)

On Tuesday 4th March, Middle East Forum for Development organised a special hearing regarding the human rights situation of minorities in Pakistan in the Dutch House of Representatives. The foreign affairs committee hearing, which was chaired by Pieter Omtzigt, Member of Parliament (MP) from the Christian Democrats, was attended by fellow MPs; Michiel Servaes of the Labour Party and Joël Voordewind of the Christian Union.
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