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UN secretary general urged to probe the “un-necessary” delay in processing of asylum cases of Pakistani Christians


KARACHI: PCC Chief urges the UN Secretary General to delve into un-necessary delay in processing of asylum cases filed by several Pakistani Christians.

PCC urges UNHCR to settle asylum petitons of Pakistani Christians
PCC urges UNHCR to settle asylum petitons of Pakistani Christians

Dr. Nazir S Bhatti- President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC has articulated serious alarm regarding the “un-necessary delay in processing of asylum cases of hundreds of Pakistani Christian refugees by UNHRC offices in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.” These asylum seekers have been waiting for years now to hear UNHRC decisions on their applications for asylum amid misery and hardships.


Dr. Nazir S Bhatti said,”Pakistani Christian waiting for decisions on their refugee status applications in offices of UNHRC in Colombo, Bangkok and Hong Kong are suffering with hunger along with their elders and children while UN and other agencies are silent spectators.”


Dr. Bhatti added,” Western Foreign Missions in Pakistan are also always reluctant to issue visas to Christian victims which indicates that they have double standards on Human Rights violations because if a Muslim girl Malala Yousafzai is targeted by Taliban then her voice is heard in White House, Buckingham Palace, House of Lords, EU offices and other International human Rights forums but when Christian girls are targeted by Taliban in Peshawar Church then none of Western diplomat offers them even a chance of treatment in any hospitals in EU, Australia and North America when they were dying and we made frequent requests.”


Prior to this, in 2009 Pakistan Christian Congress also filed a petition in United Nations to grant Refugee Status to Pakistani Christians considering their genocide in Pakistan.


Additionally, PCC Chief urged Mr. Ban Ki Moon-Secretary General of UNO, “Cases of Pakistani Christians in Colombo, Bangkok and Hong Kong may be considered on priority for refugee status in consideration with lack of funds with applicants who are suffering hunger and inhuman livings with their elders and babies.”


Nazir Bhatti also called upon to other International Human Rights organization to aid Pakistani Christian refugee children, women, and the elderly who lack food and shelters in Colombo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.