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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

MP Andrew Stephenson sponsors launch of the BPCA's new report "The targeting of 'Minority Others' in Pakistan" this is your invite!


The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA)
invites you to the launch of
our new
report
The Targeting of
‘Minority Others’ in Pakistan
on Tuesday 5th March 2013
in Committee Room 8, The House of Commons,
Westminster, London
at 6pm.
(Nearest Underground: Westminster)

Speakers include:
Wilson Chowdhry (BPCA)
Desmond Fernandes (Genocide Scholar)
Nathanael Lewis (BPCA)
Faiz M. Baluch (working with the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons)
Daniel Scot (charged under Pakistan’s infamous Blasphemy Law - 295C in 1986)

Please RSVP to Alistair Gunn at gunna@parliament.uk or on 0207 219 7222 by Monday 4th March 2013

This report is being released at a critical time when the ‘minorities’ in Pakistan (inclusive of Baloch, Ahmadis, Christians, Hazaras, Shi’a, Hindus, Sikhs and ‘Others’) are being subjected to extreme forms of discrimination and targeting. Genocide, war crimes, extra-judicial murders, ‘disappearances’, ‘cleansing’, institutional discrimination, forced conversions, the terrorization of communities and ‘blasphemy-vigilantism’ are all concerns that form the focus of the report and the meeting.

This report is authored by Desmond Fernandes, Nathanael Lewis, Faiz M. Baluch, Ranbir Singh  (Hindu Human Rights Group), Kavita Takechandani (World Sindhi Congress) and Rubina Greenwood (World Sindhi Congress). The parliamentary meeting is sponsored and hosted by Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, and is open to members of the public.

Note: Please bring the attached invitation with you. On arrival, you have to pass through a security check. You may be asked to show proof of identity. Further information on travelling to Parliament can be found on the Parliamentary website - http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/directions/directions/

If you have any further questions please contact:

The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) is a human rights advocacy group, set up in the wake of the Gojra massacre of Christians in 2009 to raise the profile of the persecution of Christians and ‘Other minority’ groups and communities in Pakistan, as well as support those claiming asylum in the UK and elsewhere.

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