NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Military Police "Torture" Christian Family

Friday, April 30, 2010 | Tag Cloud

By a Worthy News Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

In the picture Sumera is being carried by her father outside the session court. Special to Worthy News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)-- Pakistani authorities are investigating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) police for allegedly torturing a Christian family, including a teenager, who doctors say may remain crippled for the rest of her life, BosNewsLife established Friday, April 30.

Sumera Pervaiz, 14, stumbled to a local court room last week where the girl told a judge that she and her family members Pervaiz Masih, Sana Bibi, Parveen Masih and Kala Masih were mistreated by PAF police for five days on false theft allegations.

"We remained in the custody of those people for many days, who brutally tortured me during their so called interrogation," she said, according to documents obtained by BosNewsLife.
The girl added that she became unconscious during an interrogation session and later awoke in hospital. "I don’t know who brought me there," she told the court.

Earlier, a PAF commander, Faheem Cheema, told local police that unidentified thieves took away gold ornaments and other valuable from his home located in a PAF settlement of Islamabad, court documents showed.


Soon after, PAF police detained five people including Sumera Pervaiz, who was serving as the commander's maid. PAF police officers eventually brought four suspects in front of a court, saying the girl was unable to attend because of poor health.

After requests from lawyers, District and Session Judge Mazhar Hussain Barlas allowed the girl to testify. He also warned that he may order regular police to file criminal charges against Commander Cheema and ordered the release of all family members Cheema denied wrongdoing. "I don't know anything about the illegal detention of the family, neither I asked the police to interrogate them. They did everything on their own," he said.

As the investigation continued Friday, April 30, Christian rights groups and medics expressed concerns about Sumera Pervaiz's future, who they said, "is barely able to walk and might not be able to walk for the rest of her life."

Rights and mission groups Ephlal Ministry, Peace Pakistan, Protect Foundation and Life for All condemned the "brutal torturing of the innocent family done by the PAF police." Ephlal Ministry chairman Mehboob Alam said rights activists have urged the Christian community to support the "family in time of their need, as they have been thrown out of the PAF quarters" in Islamabad.

They said they have opened a special e-mail address where people can receive more information on how they can help the family, There has been an increase in attacks against minority Christians in Pakistan, a predominantly Islamic
nation, several rights groups say.

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4 thoughts on “NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Military Police "Torture" Christian Family”

  1. Oh LORD

    "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." 2 Timothy 3:12

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    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

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  2. Punjab, Muslims attack a Christian village

    The attack took place this morning in Khokarki, near the city of Gujranwala. Hundreds of Christians forced to flee their homes. Attack sparked by quarrel with Christian, his son and some Muslims, over false accusation of blasphemy. The two Christians held at the localpolice station.

    Hundreds of Muslims attacked the Christian village of Khokarki this morning a few miles from the city of Gujranwala (Punjab), forcing its inhabitants to flee. According to sources, anonymous for security reasons, the attack took place following a dispute between Christian Mushtag gill and some local Muslims, who had accused the man and his son of blasphemy.

    Mushtaq, 60, and his son, are accused of having desecrated the Koran. The police arrested them yesterday, after complaints of some Muslims who claim to have found torn pages of the Qu’ran in a bag hidden near the home of two Christians.

    Mushtaq Gill is the vice president of the Christian Technical Training Center (Cttc), linked to the theological seminary in Gujranwala. After the arrest police took the man and his son to the local police station, for a preliminary interrogation. According to local sources, the case has not yet been registered by the police, who are conducting the investigation. The news sparked panic among the Christian community, while the family of the two accused were forced to abandon their homes and seek refuge with friends.

    To help and Mushtaq and his son, the family contacted the Masihi foundation, an association specializing in the defence of religious minorities. Naz Masih Ishaq, vice president of the foundation, said he had already tried to contact the authorities of Gujranwala to resolve the situation.

    Gujranwala and surrounding areas are among the most active centres of Islamic extremists. In the past, there have been several incidents in the city of attacks against churches, occupation of Christian property and murders tied to false accusations of blasphemy.

    On 5 April in Chak Jhumra (Faisalab, Punjab), another Christian, Arif Masih, was arrested by police for allegedly ripping pages of the Qur’an. The Muslim community in the village took the defences of man, who is the victim of a personal vendetta for a matter related to lan

  3. Muslim Muslim Muslim, all Christian blames Muslims that they are not good with them, but that is a lie, do you know how many Christian guys selling drugs and alcoholism in ISB? go into jail and see and read what type of serious crimes they have done in their life, they will accept and you may also research if they lies. I know a Christian guy had in this home a Muslim girl (mother of three or four kids) without marriage as a girlfriend, but his Christian father and mother accept them in home, why they don't made change? Even a Christian man had give his daughter to me and getting monthly money from me, and you believes me or not, I have evidence to prove what I said. The Christian in Pakistan are uneducated and nonsense even Europe and American don't trust them at all, they are 99.99% cheaters I can prove you.   

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