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Asia Bibi calls on Pakistani government to protect persecuted Christians

In a recent interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Asia Bibi called on Pakistan’s Prime Minister to protect the country’s persecuted Christian minority. She emphasised the suffering of young Christian girls in particular.


While speaking to Alessandro Monteduro, the Director of ACN’s Italian National Office, Asia Bibi and Montedure discussed the cases of Huma Younas and Maira Shahbaz. Both Christian teens have been abducted by adult Muslim men, forcefully converted to Islam, and married to one of their abductors.

According to local reports, Maira has escaped the custody of her abductor and is in hiding with her family. Huma unfortunately, remains confined to a signal room in her abductor’s house.

“I know that these girls are being persecuted and I appeal to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan: please help our young girls,” Bibi said. “None of them should have to suffer like this!”

According to a 2014 study by The Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan, an estimated 1,000 women and girls from Pakistan’s Hindu and Christian communities are abducted, forcefully married to their captors, and forcibly converted to Islam every year.



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