Our actions Pakistan

Pakistan is not in the media spotlight. However, the haunting situation of its’ 1 to 2 per cent of Christians is no less worrisome in a country where precarious living conditions are favourable to the development of radicalism.

Invited by Father Emmanuel Parvez, the local priest of Pensara, a delegation from SOS Chrétiens d'Orient travelled to the Lahore region, in the North-West of the country, near the Indian border. As a result of their journey and after assessing the needs, SOS Chrétiens d'Orient decided to commit to Pakistani Christians.

Many Christians work on a father to son basis, for an earth works owner who, in return, provides simple accommodation to their families. In return for this housing, wages are extremely low and families can barely survive.

When workers have the misfortune to become unproductive because of their age or illness, they have to pay off their days of absence or are simply thrown into the street.

In the light of the sensitive security environment, the analysis of immediate needs has focused on a response through mainly economic development and educational projects.

In 2018, the goal was to free hundreds of Christian families from slavery and to give them a roof, land and a future. The Association has already paid enough to complete the construction of houses in the North-East of the country, in Faisalabad and it also participates in the reconstruction of two churches in Karachi. The Mission continues to buy land and build new houses.

The Christians of Pakistan will disappear if we do not act for their freedom.

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Emergency accommodation for poor families of Faisalabad

sos chretiens orient Pakistan

In Pakistan, Christians account for almost 2 per cent of the population. For nearly two years, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient have committed themselves to the rescue of nearly five hundred Christ...

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2018-11-09

Emergency accommodation for poor families of Faisalabad

In Pakistan, Christians account for almost 2 per cent of the population. For nearly two years, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient have committed themselves to the rescue of nearly five hundred Christian families, enslaved around the village of Pansara.

2018-05-31

Free Christians from slavery

The lives of Christians Pakistani are divided between economic slavery and religious persecution. Isolated from the rest of the population by the insurmountable barrier of religion, almost three million Christians in Pakistan are not left in peace. Victims of a hate feeling that continues to grow due to a lack of education, they are systematically targeted in the most remote villages, despite repeated attempts from the government to contain the situation.

The slightest rumour of blasphemy, the possession of a Bible, the wearing of a cross... everything is a pretext to attack them. However, the Christians’ only wish is to live simply their faith in peace.

Many Christians work from father to son on behalf of a landowner who, in return, accommodate their families. In return for this accommodation, they receive the lowest of wages which barely enables them to survive. When they have the misfortune to become unproductive because of their age or illness, they have to pay off their days of absence from work or are simply thrown into the street.

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