Christian advocacy group, British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) has put forth an appeal seeking safe haven for 100 Pakistani Christians in Australia every year. In this regard, BPCA chairman Wilson Chowdhry said the new project can be efficaciously used to help the persecuted Christians in Pakistan.
In this regard, Wilson Chowdhry says: “Australia have started an innovative new pilot scheme that can be used to help Pakistani Christians to safety. However, we need partners on the ground in Australia to make it happen, as the scheme involves registered groups in Australia (which BPCA would become) and the need for volunteers to provide accommodation and support for a year.”
Wilson C. had been spent weeks in Australia meeting Australian political leaders and briefing them about plight of persecuted Pakistani Christians. Following his effective campaigning, Australian MP Andrew Hastie raised the case of down trodden Asia Bibi.
Furthermore, Senator Eric Abetz, also joined hands with Wilson Chaudhry and assured his support for propagating the use of Australian Aid money as leverage towards betterment of Christians in Pakistan. Senator Abetz raised the matter on the house of the Senate, explaining the current situation of Pakistani Christians.
The proposed offer, would not be a burden towards the reluctant Australian tax-payers, instead BPCA will be bearing the expenses incurred the first year, when 100 Pakistani Christians are brought to Australia.
“The mechanics of the new programme mean that there is a practical opportunity for Australian churches and Christians to put into effect Christ’s command to look after persecuted Christians in a hands on way.
What we are looking for is churches and Christians who would be prepared to support these suffering brothers and sisters by providing accommodation, food and basic household goods for a year, as well as referring those with children to local schools and so on – English language training, medicare, Centrelink, banks, and generally prepare them for the responsibilities and rights as permanent residents,” he said.