The UN recently opened a window for submissions for their "universal Periodic Review" of Pakistan.
Humanitarian Groups working in and around Pakistan were in a frenzy to submit their reports of no more than 5 pages, by deadline 31st March.
BPCA was approached by Peter Coleman of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian legal organisation based in Austria. They required research material for a report they wished to write a submission on the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, specifically involving the blasphemy laws. Our assistance was enabled ADF to produce the following report, for which our contribution has been credited:
Whilst in process we undertook to submit our own report on Pakistan to the UN which includes much broader inequalities and persecution faced by Pakistani Christians:
We then assisted a supporter group through colleague Jesbir Singh from the "Free Sarabjit Singh" campaign. Jesbir submitted a report on the illegal prisoners of war in India and Pakistan dating back from the two Pak-India wars. Jesbir also described the captivity faced by many innocent border strayers along the Pakistan/India land border. You can read her report here:
The next review will be open in 3 years and we intend to update our submission during that cycle. Please pray that the UN reads our submissions and presses for change in Pakistan.