On the 23rd of December 2004 the Church of Pakistan Missionary Partners Forum has issued a statement from Scotland, through their Secretary Mr. Sandy Sneddon, challenging the official status of the CoP News Service and the correspondences on the subject of the Church of Pakistan and its issues. It i
While the Reformation Movement in the Church of Pakistan is taking its course the Partners of the Church of Pakistan have now come up to the front as the facilitators of the corrupt leadership of the Church of Pakistan.
Issuing their statement regarding the present crises in the Church of Pakist
Nelson. On 18th Dec 2004, at United Reformed Church, Nelson, Pendle Asian Christian Forum arranged a Christmas dinner to raise Asian Christian awareness and to pray for world peace. Special guests included Rt. Rev. Bishop of Burnley, Rt. Rev. Bishop of Faisalabad John Samuel, Cllr. David Foster, Ins
The Church of Pakistan is presently within the focus of the Churchmen all over the world. Unfortunately there are no Church historians who would help the Christians Community all over the world for a neutral analysis of the events that led to the scenario where millions of the members of the Church
Your Excellency Mr. President / Prime Minister,
First, I would like to convey my appreciation on behalf of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops Conference for government's position about making Pakistan a liberal and welfare state based on the principles of social justice and peaceful co
As expected the meeting of the Bishops held on 30th October proved cosmetic and failed to resolve the core issues of the Church of Pakistan.
This failure has further frustrated the situation resulting in filing of an application (bearing CMA no. 8058/2004 in Suit no. 970/2003) in the High Court o
Real faces and desires of Bishops of Church of Pakistan. By PCP Sindh Bureau Chief Rev.Khalid Mansoor Soomro
With a very heavy heart I want to inform all the members of the Church of Pakistan that all the Bishops of Church of Pakistan including self made bishop Sadiq Daniel and Rafiq Masih and divorcee bishop Munawar Rumal Shah by name Bishop of Peshawar because he is away from Pakistan for long times duri
A Saudi Arabian court sentenced Brian O’Connor, an expatriate Christian from India, to 10 months in jail and 300 lashes Wednesday, Oct. 20, accusing him of ”spreading Christianity” and other charges. O’Connor was first arrested on March 25, 2004, by the Muttawa, Saudi Arabia&
The High Court of Sindh at Karachi has dismissed the bail application filed by Mr. Marvin Pervaiz (Director Church World Service Pakistan/Afghanistan) and he has been shifted to the Central Jail, Karachi by the FIA officials.
According to a reliable source the High Court has dismissed the applic
AMRITSAR: A Sikh organisation in India has condemned the attack on the Nankana Sahib gurdwara and has urged the Indian government to pressure Islamabad to take action against the people who attacked the religious site on Saturday.
“I appeal to the Indian president and the prime minister to
Ambrose John & Family Celebrated Death anniversaries both with smiles and sorrows at Quetta. By Parvez Iqbal, PCP Correspondent.
Member Provincial Assembly (Minorities) Ambrose John and family celebrated 4th Death Anniversary of their father John B. Francis and Second Death Anniversary of their mother Khurshid Akhtar. Rev. Fr. Inayat Gill from Holy Rosary Church, Pastor Abdul from Bait-al-Memorial Church and Pastor Fayyaz fro
UK. September 4, 2004.Barnabas Fund has today launched a major campaign raising concerns onlaws proposed by the British government to ban incitement to religioushatred. The Fund echoes the fears of many senior lawyers, MPs, peers,
human rights groups and civil liberties organizations who believe
Pastor Wilson with his family had given warm well come by his congregation on their arrival at Quetta. Once again, PCP was the first media who meet with Pastor Wilson and his family. On his and on behalf of PCP Team, Parvez Iqbal PCP Correspondent, congratulated Pastor Wilson Fazal for his safe retu
Blast Shaked Christian Colony at Quetta on independence day of Pakistan. By Parvez Iqbal, PCP Correspondent.
On 14th August, 2004 while Pakistani Nation was busy in their 57th Independence day Celebration, Terrorists Targeted Christian Colony, Spinney Road, Quetta at about 10.25 p.m through a big explosion fixed in waste bin behind the house Mr. Ambrose Jan, MPA for Minorities, but luckily there was no cas
Worker for Four Nationalist Political parties of Balochistan which includes Janhoori Watan Party, Balochistan National Party Mengal, Balochistan Haq Tawar and National Party protested and demonstrated in Front of Press Club Quetta on Monday against the Establishment of Military Cantonments, Filing o
To high light importance of Freedom, and as Opening function of Celebration of Independence Day, PBC Radio Pakistan Quetta Center had organized 200 Minutes Radio Stage Show (Diya Jalay Rakhna Haye) at Children Academy, Quetta. Show witnessed by a huge crowed including General People, Civil and Army
Karachi. July 30. Another Property of the Karachi Diocese, CoP namely St. John’s Church, Plot no. 36, Block – 38, Tarachand Road, Keamari, Karachi was sold by Rev. Sadiq Daniel group.
It is well-known that during these times of disputes in the Church of Pakistan the Diocese of Karachi
Bangalore. The Katha Kshetre, An international literary quarterly dedicated to short stories have announced Short Story contest 2004. The Founder editor and Publisher Mr. J. Kaval have announced that short story should be in English, original, unpublished, and within 2500 words on any subject but no
In the first week of July this year the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development organised a two-day 'dialogue on minority welfare and education' in New Delhi. Inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, it was attended by a large number of educationalists and social activists from v
The Anglican Communion has removed the name of Sadiq Daniel from its official Web Site http://www.anglicancommunion.org/tour/diocese.cfm?Idind=447&view with immediate effect.
So far he was considered to be the recognized Bishop of Karachi while Bishop Ejaz Inayat was considered as unrecognized.
A Pakistani born Australian national Dr. Sarfaraz Lloyd has been conferred upon a designation of Professor of International Distance Learning. This tile was vested upon by the Regent of Interfaith Education Ministries of United States in recognition of outstanding Academic Achievements, Knowledge an
Justice Denied with Christians Minorities in Pakistan, The Gang Rape with the Christian Girl in Narowal. By Khalid Mansoor Soomro
PCP Karachi Bureau Report. The gang rape incident of a Christian girl, in Narowal goes on to show the Police’s laxity or more appropriately, their leniency letting go of alleged criminals.
A young girl Student of Saint Paul High School in Narowal was picked up by Six men and allegedly gang
Dear Fellow Christians. Please find an appeal from our Christian brothers and sisters from Central Africa. They need you very person attention. The letter from Pastor Ruben P. Jere is reproduced for you. I would appeal all my fellow Christian to read it and help our poor African brothers and sisters
LAHORE: If you were not looking, you could easily miss it. The only thing that will guide you to the great Hindu god Krishna’s home in Lahore is a meek black signboard on an unassuming yellow building. There is no grand 100-step staircase leading to a temple in the clouds; you have to squeeze
May 19 (PCP ) — Six people were arrested on May 3 in connection with a February 10 incident regarding residents of Kilipala village in Orissa state shaving the heads of a local pastor and eight Christian women. Tonsuring, or shaving the crown of the head, is seen as the mark of a Hindu convert
WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2004 -- Four Hmong Christians who organized and led weekly worship services in a house church in Vietnams remote province of Ha Giang have now been officially sentenced for the vague offense of "disturbing public order." According to information just obtained by Freedom Hous
WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2004 -- The Center for Religious Freedom of Freedom House today urged U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to protest China's responsibility for what is probably the world's largest single incident of religious repression now underway in the world.
According to the Flushin
International Christian Leaders Battle Prostitution in Czech and Cambodia By : Khalid Mansoor Soomro, PCP Sindh Bureau chief
110 Christian leaders around the world warn against an "act unworthy of Czechs' traditions of fighting for their own freedom"
On May 5, 2004, an international coalition of more than 110 Christian leaders called on the Czech Republic to reject the reported plans to legalize prostitution. The co-si
Judicial enquiry demanded by CLAAS in Javaid Anjum Murder case. Christians urged to write British MP,s and government of Pakistan. PCP Report.
London. May 12, 2004. CLAAS is demanding a judicial inquiry into murder of a 19-year-old Christian allegedly killed by Muslim extremists.
Mr. Nasir Saeed Said "It has been reported that Christian student Javaid Anjum was abducted on 17 April and taken to an Islamic seminary where he was tortured
Violence being perpetrated by aggrieved Albanians is centring on Christian churches, cemeteries and monasteries. Thirty-one people have been killed and more than 40 religious sites, mostly churches, have been destroyed in large-scale violence which erupted once again in Kosovo on 17 March. The autho
Nigeria. April 6. BF Report. Muslims in Makarfi town, Kaduna State, have burnt down nine churches and a police station, citing a young Christian's desecration of the Qur'an as the excuse.
A prominent Nigerian Christian leader, the Archbishop of Kaduna Province, the Most Rev Dr Josiah Atkins Idowu-F
Three shootings in four days leave two Christians dead and one seriously injured in the Poso area of Central Sulawesi. Pastor Freddy Wuisan, 25, was fatally shot in the chest in front of his wife, in Membuke about 30 milees west of Poso, by gunmen knocked on the door to his house next to the Church.
Christians in Egypt are facing increasing persecution: Vulnerable girls are being targeted in a bid to force them to adopt Islam and Christian students have been arrested for having Bibles.
In the latest ruse a number of supermarkets have been running bogus competitions, where Christian girls alway
Washington, D.C. - The Institute on Religionand Public Policy condemns a court ruling that bars the Jehovah's Witnesses from Practicing in Moscow. The court ruled that practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses broke up families, encouraged suicide and threatened its members' health by not allowing blood
Tupelo, MS (March 29, 2004)-- In an amazing turn of events, the nation's largest pro-family group, the American Family Association, continues to advertise and promote a wide variety of non-Christian materials within its two online Christian bookstores.
"This is one of the most incredible situatio
Congratulations on the Anniversary of FIRST EVER People to People Chapter in Gurjanwala, Pakistan. PCP Report.
During the month of April, the PCP wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the efforts of a wonderful group of Christians in Pakistan who took under their vision to create the first ever chapter of People to People International in the country of Pakistan.
Congratulations to Mr. Eugien John and Mr
La Cross. Christ Episcopal Church is holding Public discussions on Film " The Passion of the Christ" on March 23. According to press release issued today its said n" Whether you have seen this powerful film or are deciding whether or not to do so, join us for this open and frank dialogue. Men and w
Gujranwala. March 21. Rt. Rev. Bishop T. Nasir, Principal FTS Gujranwala have said " One of our employee A. D. Shakir, who was fired in April 1995 for forgery has been selling our degrees and diplomas. It came to our notice in February 1998 when a candidate produced the photo copy of the degree of M
HYDERABAD(PAKISTAN),March 13, 2004: The minority employees of Hyderabad Development Authority took out rally from their office and after marching on main roads reached press club here on Saturday where their leaders addressed the rally and demanded for acceptance of their demands.The rally and demon
Hyderabad. March 14. 50 persons male and female belonging to Kolhi minority community and residents of lands of landlord of Tando Bago of Badin district of Sindh held demonstration in front of press club Hyderabad the other day and told newsmen that they were tilling lands of landlord Mohammed Ali K
China's Public Security Bureau has launched a new crackdown on unregistered church leaders, arresting 50 or more people following the release of a new video and book, documenting huge growth among Christians outside the officially permitted church.
In mid-February, the China Aid Association confi
Moscow - State pressure on religious groups in the former Soviet republic of Belarus reportedly is increasing, with Baptist pastors among the latest to be punished for leading unregistered denominations.
Since Oct. 2002, amendments to Belarus' religion law require religious groups to undergo compul
Jhabua -- Just one month after the right wing BJP came to power in the North Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the perpetration of large violence on Christians by the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal under the tacit collusion of the government authorities and the law and order machinery in Jhabua has begun.
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has warned that anyone who incites the Buddhist public to attack Christians and their places of worship would be dealt with firmly.
In a public statement, the Sri Lankan President appealed to the media to act responsibly and help pr
Khartoum: Intisar, a teenage student from Yambio in southern Sudan has been sentenced by a court in the Kalaka suburb of Khartoum to 100 lashes for adultery after giving birth to a child out of wedlock.
Intisar was originally sentenced in July 2003, while seven months pregnant. She appealed agai
Ho Chi Minh City: The trial of Pastor Bui Van Ba, the general secretary of the Full Gospel House Churchorganisation, has been postponed by government authorities. The official reason given was that 'the peoples appeal judge is unable to attend in order to execute the lawsuit'. Rev. Ba was arrested i
Sialkot. The Memorial Services of Master Rafiq Ghouri was held at St. Joseph Church to facilitate his services, which was attended by prominent Christian political, social and religious leaders along with large gatherings of relatives and family members. Late Master Rafiq Ghouri, Who passed away in
Washington, D.C. - In a letter to President George W. Bush, a number of influential groups and individuals have asked that religious freedom not be lost in the new Iraq.
"The establishment of a secular system with respect for and equal treatment of all religious faiths under the law is a fundamen
ODESSA, TX. An Odessa doctor was arrested Thursday after being indicted on charges that he filed $89,000 in fraudulent claims to Medicaid.
Dr. Athar Niaz Rana falsified treatment on children of low-income parents at the Odessa Asthma and Allergy Clinic, then illegally obtained reimbursement, Tex
FAITH UNDER FIRE, Muslim convert to Christianity wins asylum, Judge ruled he could face persecution if sent back to native land
A court in Germany ruled a refugee who faced persecution because he converted from Islam to Christianity can receive political asylum.
In a case regarded as a precedent for others seeking asylum, the federal
administrative court in Leipzig said Tuesday the Iranian defendant could face persecution
Crime, crime and crime is the tale of year 2003 that shows an increase in offences against persons and property and those registered under Pakistan Penal Code.
Serious crimes like murder, rape, kidnapping, attempt to murder, dacoity, theft etc generally show an increase as compare to the last year'
KARACHI: After getting reaffirmation from the Archbishop of Canterbury he was the Bishop of Karachi in the Church of Pakistan, the Rt Rev Sadiq Daniel is leaving for London in a couple of days where he will meet The Archbishop of Canterbury and Muthahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, Mic
HYDERABAD. January 14, 2004:Representatives of Christian Community of Karachi and Hyderabad have demanded cancellation of double registration of YMCA Karachi and hand over it to real and legal representatives of Christians. Addressing news conference here on Wednesday former MPAs Micheal Javed, and
EGYPT. 05 January 2004 The Patmos Christian Centre has been attacked for the ninth time. In the fracas one of the employees was killed.
Today beginning at 11.30am local time the Egyptian army subjected the Patmos Christian Centre to an hour long attack. Five hundred soldiers descended upon the cen
A COPT IS KILLED, AS EGYPTIAN ARMY ATTACKS CLERGY OF PATMOS CENTER ; 2 OTHERS INJURED. Submitted by Nermo, PCP Report
Washington DC. January 5. The Patmos Center came under attack by the Egyptian army once again on January 5, 2004. During the assault on the Center, 600 soldiers and two bulldozers attacked the building, partially destroying the fence and setting fire to structures on the premises.
The assault cu
On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.