Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pakistan: Christian NGOs, leaders making money off of blasphemy activism while victim families search for support


The high profile case of Asia Bibi is known in the national media as “Golden Goose” for the Pakistani Christian NGOs because some NGOs and few Christian religious leaders are collecting millions from donors around globe but not doing nothing to save Asia Bibi's life.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Pakistan Christian Post
By PCP | October 29, 2016

Islamabad: Whenever there is any incident of blasphemy case in Punjab province of Pakistan, the activists from NGOs dispatch facts finding missions to get signatures of the family members of the blasphemy accused person on legal documents for power of attorney.

The 'power of attorney' document means that NGO which has this power shall be bound to provide legal aid to victim and rehabilitation or resettlement of family of victims for safety and security reasons because threat of life and property remains from angry Muslim mobs.

It is not that all Christian NGOs or Church leaders are not sincerely helping blasphemy victims but sadly a majority are using blasphemy laws as tool to collect funds for vested interests.

It is on record that NGOs with large funds do trading on cases of blasphemy laws in Pakistan with paying big amount of Pakistani Rupees to NGO with less funds but have power of attorney from families of accused individuals of blasphemy.

It must be noted that the high profile case of Asia Bibi -- who is behind bars on death row for six years on allegations of blasphemy -- is known in the national media as “Golden Goose” for the Pakistani Christian NGOs, because some NGOs and few Christian religious leaders are collecting millions from donors around globe but not doing due efforts to save Asia Bibi's life.

For instance, read this story of family of victim of blasphemy in Gujranwala and feel agony which reflects in it;

“Irshad Javed w/o Javed Naz aged about 50 approached CTS on Friday October 28, 2016 and requested for help in the blasphemy case. Irshad informed CTS director, Katherine Sapna that her husband Javed Naz s/o Bhakhsha Masih aged 52 years resident of Street no. 2, Mohallah Tariq Abad, Chand Da Qilla Line Par, Gujranwala was accused of blasphemy among two others Anjum Naz and Jaffar Ali, got arrested on 15 May 2015 by the local police of Satellite Town, District Gujranwala in the case FIR no. 395/15 Offence Under Section 386, 295 – C PPC, 6/7 A T A , 1997 on 15 – 05 – 2015 on the complaint of Basharat Ahmad Inspector (SHO). Javed Naz was a school teacher in a private High School in Gujranwala, he along with Anjum Naz (another School teacher) and Jaffar Ali were blamed to record blasphemous text and later they started using the same for extortion of money from each other. A formal charge was framed by the court against the accused on 29-08-2015 and the case trial started in the Anti Terrorist Court –ll Gujranwala. In June 2016 the all three accused were sentenced to death for committing blasphemy and they were shifted from Gujranwala to Faisalabad Prison. Javed Naz, Anjum Naz and Jaffar Ali has been filed a case appeal in the High Court against the death sentence and waiting for the hearing like other blasphemy victims. Irshad Javed informed CTS that she is struggling alone and fighting the case since one year and now she is helpless even to support her children. Since Javed Naz was arrested by the police the family could not stay at their home and fled for their life safety. They live hide as the militants with green turban started watching the family and also planned to burn them inside the house, said Irshad Javed. She has three children a daughter named Saniya Javed aged 21 student FSC, Son, Zeshan Javed aged 20 stutend of 1st year and Simran Javed aged 11 student of 9th grade. All thee has stop going school as they cannot afford education expenses. Living at relatives the family disturbed as they do not get support from relatives. Depressed Irshad Javed requested prayers, family assistance as well as legal support in the legal case of blasphemy against her husband. Reported by CTS Team Pakistan”


(Lightly edit by ATTOA)

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