The UN recently opened a window for submissions for their "universal Periodic Review" of Pakistan.
Humanitarian Groups working in and around Pakistan were in a frenzy to submit their reports of no more than 5 pages within the deadline of the 31st March.
The BPCA was approached by Peter Coleman of the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal organisation based in Austria. They needed some research material for a report they wished to write a submission on the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, specifically involving their blasphemy laws. They have kindly provided us with a copy of the report that was submitted by them - with credit provided for our input. This can be read by clicking the link below:
Paul kindly provided us with the correct information by which to submit our own reports on Pakistan to the UN and we also attach a copy of our report that highlighted the broader inequalities and persecution faced by Pakistani Christians not simply focusing on the blasphemy law. A copy can be read by clicking the link below:
We also worked with a colleague Jesbir Singh form the free Sarabjit Singh Campaign who submitted a report on the illegal prisoners of war in India and Pakistan form the to Pak-India wars. Jesbir also described the captivity faced by many who have accidently strayed across the Pakistan/India land border. You can read her report here:
The next time this review will be open will be in 3 years and the BPCA intends to update our submission during the next cycle. Please pray that the UN reads our submissions and presses for change in Pakistan.