The constitution of Pakistan establishes Islam as the state religion,and provides all its citizens the right to profess, practice and propagate their religion subject to law, public order, and morality. The constitution limits the political rights of Pakistan's non-Muslims, and only Muslims are allowed to become the President or the Prime Minister. Moreover, only Muslims are allowed to serve as judges in the Federal Shariat Court, which has the power to strike down any law deemed un-Islamic.
Christians make up 1.6% of Pakistan's population, about 2.8 million people out of a total population. They are the second-largest religious minority community in Pakistan. The majority of the Pakistani Christian communities is constituted by converts from the low caste Hindus from Punjab region, from the British colonial era. The community is geographically spread throughout the Punjab province, whilst its presence in the rest of the provinces is mostly confined to the urban centers. There is a Roman Catholic community in Karachi which was established by Goan and Tamil migrants when Karachi's infrastructure was being developed by the British during colonial administration between World War I and World War II.CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN 2011 AND BLASPHEMY LAWS.
In 2011 after announcing the death punishment to Asia Bibi ,first Christian woman to whom death punishment was awarded by court in Pakistan under section 295C PPC.The ratio of persecution is increasing day by day.Many new cases are registered under Blasphemy Laws.Many trial and appeals are being heard and there is no hope of justice.
In 2012 LEAD Has Many Projects to Defend Blasphemy Cases And To Save Lives Of Persons Falsely Involved In Blasphemy Cases.
1.LEAD Will be in Continue to give free legal aid to all such persecution cases.
2.LEAD will support to those who are in jails due to Christian faith.
3.LEAD will be in continue to support the families of those who are falsely involved in blasphemy cases.
4.LEAD will be in continue to give free legal services to those poor Christians against whom there are false criminal and civil case.
5.LEAD will be in continue to support persecuted Churches and Pastors.
6.LEAD will particularly saves lives of those who are under threats and there is no hope of their safety.
7.LEAD will provide and distribute Holy Bible to all who need and want to come to know JESUS.
8.LEAD will support and encourage other organizations which are helping and supporting persecuted in Pakistan and in other countries.
9.LEAD will try to establish Christian LAW College.
10.LEAD will be in continue to support Christian students with books,fees and uniforms etc.
11.LEAD will try to arrange a shelter home for persecuted.
12.LEAD will be in service of Jesus Christ.
President LEAD Ps Missionary Mushtaq Gill request you all to pray for LEAD's projects and support LEAD on practical basis.
2 Peter 2:21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Lord Jesus' Name Amen.
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