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Thursday, September 4, 2014

PMRO highlights the plight of Christian Refugees from Pakistan

On 3rd September 2014 Pakistan Minorities' Rights Organization's  (PMRO) Chairman, Mr. Asif Mall called for a meeting of prominent Pakistani back ground Christians and concerned MPs of the British Parliament to discuss the plight of Christian refugees and asylum seekers fleeing their native land to avoid dire discrimination and persecution. The meeting took place in the Thatcher Hall of the new Parliament building Westminster Palace London and was attended by over twenty delegates.

The speakers for the event included Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Jim Shannon (an MP from Ireland), Rev. John Basco (anchor for Gateway Gazette TV), Steven Peter (Former Member of the Sind Provincial Assembly) and others. Among the other attendees were Rev. Rana Yuab Khan, Adv. Qamar Shams, Michael Massey and Taskeen Khan (anchor for Awam show at Glory TV). 

The various speakers expressed concern about the status of Christians while they are in Pakistan and also the discriminatory treatment they are faced when they try to leave their land on basis of persecution.

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