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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

United States Commission for International Religious Freedom hold confernce on Pakistan.

Wilson Chowdhry has received an invitation form Knox Thames of the USCIRF for a conference on Religious freedon in Pakistan.   

Speakers include:

Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center, Atlantic Council
Peter Bhatti, brother of murdered Pakistani Cabinet member Shahbaz Bhatti and Chairman of International Christian Voice
Qasim Rashid, National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA
Rahat Husain, Policy and Legal Affairs, Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA)
Jay Kansara, Associate Director, Hindu American Foundation

The conference titled "The Future of Religious Freedom in Pakistan" is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.  It will be held at the Carl Hayden Room, GPO, 732 North Capitol Street, NW.

The intro for the meetings states; After the recent transition to a new government in Pakistan, please join USCIRF for a public briefing on the future of religious freedom in Pakistan.  USCIRF will release the findings of its Pakistan Religious Violence Project and highlight recommendations for U.S. policy.  In addition, leading policy thinkers and representatives of religious communities facing persecution will share their views on the challenges confronting their coreligionists and actions the Pakistani and U.S. governments could take.

Please pray for the event and for the decision makers in the USA to respond with vigour to the findings and recommendations, that ensue as a consequence of this important conference.

The cost of travel and subsidence for this event is immense due to the short notice provided (informed on 11th July 2013) so if you can provide free lodging for Wilson whilst the conference is on.  Please do communicate with us.  If you would likr to donate to this and other work of the BPCA, please use the following details:

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