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Christians and other religious minorities denied aid amid pandemic in Pakistan

Mistreatment of aid distribution lead to discrimination of minorities including Christians.


NGOs and Muslim leaders in Pakistan stand accused of refusing to give COVID-19 emergency aid to Christians and other religious minorities—even though they are among those worst affected by the pandemic, Aid to the Church in Need reported.

Minorities are particularly dependent on aid during this recent pandemic, not to mention that these people are more exposed to poverty and represent the lower class of society.

ACN quoted the Executive Director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace, Cecil Shane Chaudhry who described reports of religious organisations and mosques making announcements telling Christians not to come forward for food and other emergency handouts.

Chaudhry gave reports of how Christians in a village near Lahore on Raiwind Road had been denied food aid and how, in a separate incident, about 100 Christian families were excluded from food distribution in Sandha Kalan village, in the Punjab’s Kasur district.

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