Christians enslaved in present-day Pakistan

by 1389 on June 30, 2012

in 1389 (blog admin), Christianity, human trafficking, Pakistan

Sheik has the story:

Pakistan’s Christian Slaves

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– Thousands of Pakistani Christians live like slaves in Punjab’s Muslim-owned brick kiln industry.

Working as bonded labor, employees rise at 4 a.m. to make more than 1,000 bricks from mud; although the government has set the price for this task at 500 rupees,  employees are only paid 200 rupees, or $2.25 U.S., according to Pakistan Christian Post sources.

Further, these indentured servants live in company towns called Bhattas in small, single room residences whose rent and utility costs are continuously billed to their company-owned accounts; these unpaid bills can continue for generations as a family’s debt is passed from the parents to their children.
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1 faisal February 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

this picture is not from Pakistan.U are telling a lie.It was never happened in Pakistan.

2 1389 February 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

@faisal,

The picture is about persecution of Christians, in general. The purpose of that picture and its caption is to warn people that persecution of Christians is still taking place in the present, not just in the ancient Roman empire. You cannot deny that Christians are being imprisoned, robbed, tortured, enslaved, and executed by various methods all over the Muslim world. It was not meant to refer to just one country, but to the entire Muslim world.

The article is about Christians being enslaved in Pakistan. If you are so worried about Pakistan’s image, why don’t you do something to stop the practice of slavery in Pakistan?

3 Sherborne October 19, 2013 at 4:38 am

I understand this happening, because a pastor came to our church and told us. If we pray for the Christian solidarity worldwide God will hear us. Also there is a group of christians pushing forward operation 18.

http://www.csw.org.uk/operation18

This will enforce article 18 in your human rights so no one can force their belief on you.
The preacher mentioned Pakistan and some horrifying events that happen their daily. We should pray for these 2 causes.

4 Beau Quilter December 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

This is not a picture of Christians being hanged. It is a picture of Iranian drug dealers being hanged. The source for the photo is Agence France Presse, and Getty has the distribution rights. You can see it here on Getty’s site:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/four-iranian-criminals-are-hanged-in-public-in-the-southern-news-photo/78509825?esource=linkconn&aid=39902&asid=94532&cid=4157&lid=12413

It is dated September 5, 2007, and here is the Reuters article of the event connected to it:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=iran-hangs-21-criminals-drug-smugglers-2007-09-06

There are Christians who are persecuted in some parts of the world. This is not a picture of them. Whoever placed this caption with this photo is lying to you. I encourage you to correct your post and refrain from perpetuating this lie.

5 1389 December 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

@ Beau Quilter,

Photo has been removed.

6 Beau Quilter December 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Thank you; there are many legitimate evidences for the ideological persecutions taking place in the world.

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