Persecution of Pakistan's Christians by fanatical Islam

Persecution of Pakistan's Christians by fanatical Islam is a betrayal of Jinnah and founding fathers

The following is a summary of an article by Bishop Michael Nazirili, who just happens to originate from Pakistan and was a Bishop in Lahore before coming to the UK. He was the Bishop of Rochester before retiring .

  A link to his site.

The persecution of Pakistani Christians in Pakistan. Christians represent 2% of the population of Pakistan. They are treated as second class citizens.

“They were definitely not theocrats. However, almost from the beginning there has been incessant pressure from radical Islamists to turn Pakistan into a theocratic state where Christians and other minorities were reduced to being dhimmies (a medieval term for conquered non-Muslims, subject to their own laws) under Shari'a.”

“This campaign came to fruition under The Presidency of General Zia ul Haq and his programme of 'Islamisation'. Not only did this programme enforce Islamic penal law and restrict the freedom of women, it severely restricted the rights of non-Muslims in terms of giving evidence in the courts in certain cases and in access to equal opportunity.”

“It also consigned them to the 'limbo' of separate electorates, where they could elect their own small number of members of Parliament but were otherwise excluded from public life.”

“Alongside legal hurdles, there is petty discrimination in employment, education and in the use of community facilities. The numbers of Christian and other communities are understated to prevent an extremist backlash but this, in turn, restricts their access to services of various kinds.”

The above is just a summary;

The following is a link to the full article

It might be worth a read by UK Muslims who feel hard done by in the UK. Compared to Christians in Pakistan they lead a trouble free life.