MRC Newsletter – May 2016 The Sunday Times April 3rd 2016 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/how-many-kids-have-to-die-before-pakistan-stops-sponsoring-militancy/news-story/9969dd643b5fe7abac81b1ed1d3ff92b http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1683937.ece See the Daily Times –Pakistan Where is Jinnah’s Pakistan? by Nasir Saeed March 31, 2016 Saeed writes: “Instead of recognising minorities’ role in the making of Pakistan, and considering them equal citizens, it was suggested that non-Muslims had to enter … Continue reading Where is Jinnah’s Pakistan? Timeline of terror attacks on minorities. Carnage in Lahore – Pakistan and UK Governments Failure to Challenge Persecution or the Culture of Impunity. Links to previous posts about Pakistan’s Christians, Shahbaz Bhatti, Asia Bibbi, and the report on systematic persecution of the country’s minorities.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/26-february/news/world/home-office-guidance-on-pakistan-has-serious-flaws-say-mps http://www.leadfamily.blogspot.comhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b072sbqr/our-world-thailands-asylum-crackdown Watch Chris Rogers’ disturbing documentary on the plight of incarcerated Pakistani Christians held in detention centres in Bangkok. You will need to use the password: Pakistan and click on this link: https://vimeo.com/user18375217/review/156847557/edd7ed8b33 For UK viewers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b072sbqr/our-world-thailands-asylum-crackdown http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/01-Mar-2016/pakistani-minorities-and-the-british-parliament See Chris Rogers’ Disturbing Report for the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35654804 BBC ON LINE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35654804 BBC … Continue reading March 2nd: 5th Anniversary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti. February 24th: Report Launched at Westminster on the Persecution of Religious Minorities In Pakistan. Link to Chris Rogers Disturbing Report for the BBC.
19 Nov 2015 : Column 372 7.01 pm Debate on Overseas Aid – Is aid to Pakistan challenging intolerance and persecution and helping minorities? Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB): My Lords, I thank my noble friend for initiating this debate and join others in congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Barker of Battle, on his maiden … Continue reading Debate on Overseas Aid – Is aid to Pakistan challenging intolerance and persecution and helping minorities? Dr.Paul Bhatti addresses members of both Houses of Parliament as persecution of Christians and other minorities continues to be raised in the British Parliament. Parliamentarians paid ribute to the memory of his murdered brother, Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities in Pakistan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TEOBIlZs1I&context=C3edb8c0ADOEgsToPDskJ55Bb422uTeEmiNJll-Iiz https://davidalton.net/?s=shahbaz+Bhatti&x=8&y=13 This weekend marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Clement Shahbaz Bhatti. Aged 42, the life of Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities, was cut short by self described Taliban assassins. His murderers scattered pamphlets describing him as a “Christian infidel”. The leaflets were signed “Taliban al-Qaida Punjab.”
The First Anniversary of the Death of Shahbaz Bhatti David Alton On March 2nd, 2011, aged 42, Clement Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities, was brutally murdered. His assassination not only robbed Pakistan’s National Assembly of a dedicated, honest, and able politician but his death also threw into sharp relief the plight of … Continue reading Shahbaz Bhatti – one year on since his brutal assassination: what to make of his sacrificial life and the treatment of minorities in Pakistan
http://britishpakistanichristian.blogspot.com/2012/01/lord-alton-speaks-out-for-minorities-in.html Pakistan Question January 19th 2012. 11.29 am Asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Pakistan and other interested parties regarding the current political situation in Pakistan. Baroness Warsi: My Lords, when I visited Pakistan last week, I called on Prime Minister … Continue reading Pakistan’s Treatment of Minorities and the Murder of Shahbaz Bhatti and Salman Taseer
Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By ElectionFreedom is not “free” it comes at a great price. Yesterday, I was genuinely moved, and taken completely unawares, by a surprise celebration of my 40 years in Parliament, held in Mr.Speaker’s House. Not everyone can hear their obituaries … Continue reading Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By Election: Freedom is not “free” it comes at a great price.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, wrote well on Easter Day about the persecution of Christians. His words were given sombre and stark perspective by the truly shocking carnage in Sri Lanka – but also by further unreported deaths in Nigeria. In northern Nigeria 17 people were killed after a child dedication service in Nassarawa State … Continue reading The Danube Institute Conference on Invisible Victims and Religious Freedom, April 9th, 2019, The Reform Club, London. And what Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, had to say on Easter Sunday about the targeting of Christians
Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Home Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL13272): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the comments of Hafiz Entisha Ahmed published … Continue reading Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years. Pakistan’s Supreme Court Upholds Their Decision To Free Asia Bibi. Questions asked in Parliament about renewed threats to her life and the role of UK aid in promoting a less discriminatory society. BBC Report.
. November 26th 2018 – Today’s Debate: The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport 6.30 pm Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, there is no one better to have opened tonight’s debate than the noble Lord, Lord Dubs. The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport prompts the question: what would Sir Nicholas Winton, … Continue reading What lessons we can learn from the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – and from the stories of Sir Nicholas Winton, Trevor Chadwick, Florence Nankivell, Doreen Warriner, Beatrice Wellington, and others involved in organising escape routes for children threatened by Nazism