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Stranded and hopeless

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13.06.2018

Pakistan’s Christians, for the most part, live an essentially precarious existence. A few manage to flee the country as a last resort to protect themselves and their families. Yet the path to asylum is not an easy one. And even when successful, the journey to permanent status is never guaranteed. Meaning the risk of being sent back is ever-present.

Take the case of Maqsood Bakhsh. He and his family fled Pakistan back in 2012 after two Christians were fatally shot outside a court in Faisalabad some two years earlier; while in police custody, no less. The victims were killed over rumours that they had penned a controversial pamphlet that offended Muslim sensibilities. That Bakhsh was implicated in the blasphemy........

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