Shamim Maish sent us this update via LEAD:
Lahore: November 25, 2012. (LEAD) A Christian minor girl from Sahiwal, a city in
Punjab, Pakistan, was murdered in the month of August 2012 after being "gang
raped" by a group of five Muslim men.
Her father Rafique Masih told Chief
of LEAD and President PCC Lahore that he was satisfied with the role of police
officials and hopeful for justice from Pakistani courts.
He also shared
that he was under heavy debt which he had taken from the owner of brick kiln. He
is receiving death threats and warning to take back his complaint against the
He said thanks for legal support which is providing him through
Advocate Javed Sohotra on behalf of LEAD in this case.
He also said
thanks for a little bit financial support which LEAD has provided to his family,
he also requested to support in paying the debt back to brick kiln owner who is
demanding work against the debt money and making him compelled to work on his
brick kiln factory.
He also shared that he and his wife and children were
feeling insecure after this tragic incident happened with his
LEAD needed partners so that LEAD can expand its aid efforts in
LEAD is working against the social, Constitutional and
religious discrimination of Christians and other Religious Minorities in
Pakistan. Blasphemy laws, forced conversion, rape and abduction are at a very
high level in Pakistani society. We provide legal assistance and support and
safe houses for the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan.