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Another Christian killed by a Muslims in Lahore Pakistan

There is no end to Christian persecution and discrimination in Pakistan. Violence against religious groups has been on the rise in Pakistan almost every day for the past two decades.

On 14th Feb,2022 – A 25-year-old Christian was killed by a group of Muslims in Lahore Pakistan. Pervez Masih was attacked during an altercation at his video game store.

According to the information, some youths entered the Video game store, the night before the attack. Pervaiz Masih refused to gamble with them, during this time, they exchanged bitter words.

The next day, a group of 200 men attacked the Christian colony, some of them armed, and started beating and torturing Christians, including Pervez Masih and his uncle. When the assailants attacked Pervez’s uncle Akhtar Bhatti, Pervez jumped up and tried to save his uncle.

During the incident, they dragged Pervez back and attacked him with sticks and bricks. The assailant, Sohni Allah Dutta, struck Pervez on the head and he fell to the ground, and immediately understanding the situation assailant fled from the spot.

Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the attackers, but no arrests have been made so far.

The persecution of Christians in Pakistan is now at an extreme level. The government of Pakistan and all its institutions seem completely helpless and unable to control this situation. It is time for the international community to move forward and speak out for the oppressed Christians in Pakistan.

By Farrukh Saif

Farrukh Saif is a Pakistani human rights activist based in Germany. He founded his own organization, the Farrukh Saif Foundation (FSF), in 2009 with the goal of supporting marginalized and oppressed minorities in Pakistan who are affected by religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, forced conversions, abductions, rape, and bonded slavery. The main focus of the FSF is on the liberation of bonded laborers, particularly those working in brick kilns in rural areas of Pakistan. In 2018, the FSF merged with the US-based Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved. Throughout his career, Farrukh has been a leading voice for the rights of minorities in Pakistan and has gained international attention for his campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws and the belief that asylum is not a crime. In 2014, he played a key role in the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from Thai jails and has worked with his legal team to save numerous victims of strict blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Farrukh has also been invited by the Hungarian government to discuss his work and the issues he addresses. In addition to his work with the FSF, Farrukh has also been involved in various other humanitarian efforts, including providing health care services to internally displaced persons in Khayber Pakhtoon Khawa in 2009 and assisting flood victims in Sindh and Punjab in 2010. He has worked to aid victimized minorities in Pakistan and has a strong track record of successfully advocating for their rights. Farrukh joined forces with Keith Davies in 2018 to co-found the Emergency Committee to Save The Persecuted and Enslaved, and since 2009, they have collectively successfully rescued more than 36000 individuals from slavery and persecution.