Lahore:February 5,2013;(LEAD).Mr.Riaz Sarfraz is a Pipe Fitter,Lahore Area in SNGPL for last twenty years.
Chief of LEAD(Legal Evangelical Association Development) and President of PCC Punjab (Pakistan Christian Congress ,Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill was informed and directed by Nazir S.Bhatti Chairman of PCC and Chief Editor of PCP on the request of Ms.Agnes Massey that Mr.Riaz sarfraz was dismissed from his job after receiving charge sheet on dated 12-09-2011 by General Manager (HR) vide Ref.SN/9076-6, to see the Mr.Riaz and give him legal assistance regarding his job dismissal.
Yesterday on 4 February 2013,Mr.Riaz visited Chief of LEAD and he told the mishap of being fired from his job on false allegation which was mentioned in charge sheet against him.He shared that he gave answer of charge sheet on dated 26-09-2011.He gave all written evidences to respective department regarding of his being innocence but his evidences were not be considered while decision and action was taken against him.He told that the alleged charge of misconduct was incorrect ,baseless and based on religious prejudice.
He told that he was dismissed from job because of his Christian faith.He shared that he had no job and no any means earning for his children.He told that he was not given chance of departmental appeal which was his legal right.
Christians in Pakistan often fired from their jobs after false allegations and Charge sheets when they reach to higher rank on basis of seniority.We received many such applications in which such issues are common in private sector and as well as in Government sector.Some are denied to be given jobs in private sectors and Government sectors only due to having Christian faith.
LEAD is a Christian relief,development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with Children,families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.As followers of Jesus,we are motivated by God's grace and love to serve all people regardless of race,religion gender or ethnicity.
We ask for financial and moral support for the continuity of work of LEAD in Pakistan.We are thankful for all who are financially supporting LEAD's work for Persecuted Church.We ask for more partners who have same vision for persecuted Church,to be our partner for this noble cause.