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- NEW: Two Muslim leaders warn of protests if President Zardari frees Asia Bibi
- She was sentenced to death for insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed
- Presidential spokeswoman: Pakistan is committed to protecting religious minorities
- A provincial governor has said the president is expected to pardon Bibi
Islambad, Pakistan (CNN) — Two prominent Pakistani Muslim leaders threatened Wednesday to call for nationwide protests if the president pardons a Christian woman sentenced to death for insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
“If the president pardons Asia Bibi, we will raise our voices across the country until he is forced to take his decision back,” nationally known mufti Muneer Ur Rehman said.
Hafiz Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, a leading cleric in Lahore, said pardoning the woman would be “criminal negligence” and would cause inter-religious tension.
Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer told CNN Tuesday that President Asif Ali Zardari would pardon Bibi if the High Court did not grant her request for mercy.
Bibi, who has been jailed for nearly 15 months, was convicted in a Pakistani court earlier this month of breaking the country’s controversial blasphemy law by insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, a crime punishable with death or life imprisonment, according to Pakistan’s penal code. She was sentenced to death.
A spokesman for Zardari said Wednesday that no action has been taken, but the president will pardon her if necessary.
“No decision has been taken,” spokesman Farhatullah Babar said. “Under the constitution, the president has to act under the advise of the prime minister. He will advise the president to take whatever action he proposes.”
Babar said jurists and legal experts have debated about whether the president has absolute power under the constitution to grant a pardon.
But he said Bibi is not in danger of being executed.
“Asia cannot be executed now,” Babar said. “Under the law, a death sentenced issued by a session court can not be carried out until it has been endorsed by the high court.”
Farahnaz Ispahani, a spokeswoman for the president, said Pakistan remains committed to protecting religious minorities.
“Pakistan is a nation of many faiths and religions, and all Pakistanis, no matter what their religion, are equal under the law,” Ispahani said in a written statement. “President Zardari has followed the case of Asia Bibi closely and will take appropriate action, if necessary, to issue a pardon or grant clemency to insure that Asia Bibi is neither incarcerated or harmed.”
A preliminary investigation showed Bibi was falsely accused, a government official said Monday.
“The president asked me to investigate her case, and my preliminary findings show she is innocent and the charges against her are baseless,” Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti told CNN.
Bhatti has said he will submit a final report Wednesday to Zardari’s office.
Prosecutors say Bibi, a 45-year-old field worker, insulted the Prophet Mohammed after she got into a heated argument with Muslim co-workers who refused to drink from a bucket of water she had touched because she is not Muslim.
In a brief news conference at the prison where she’s being held, Bibi said last weekend that the allegations against her are lies fabricated by a group of women who don’t like her.
“We had some differences and this was their way of taking revenge,” she said.
Bibi’s death sentence sparked outrage among human rights groups, who condemned Pakistan’s blasphemy law as a source of violence and persecution against religious minorities.
But Babar said the president’s party lacks the power in parliament to repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
“The manifesto of the Pakistan Peoples Party calls for the law to be repealed, but the party has not been able to repeal it because we lack the majority in parliament,” Babar said. “We don’t have the numbers to do it.”
Pakistan is more than 96 percent Muslim, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
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THE HOPE MOVEMENT PAKISTAN
Hope Movement Pakistan is seeking to help survivors in flood-ravaged Pakistan.
Hope Movement Pakistan is appealing for people to help the people of Pakistan following the devastating floods in that country. “In this painful situation, help the Hope Movement help the people affected by the floods in Pakistan and be an instrument of compassion.
Pakistan is a big country with four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
They all are affected with floods. Millions of people are affected by flash floods. The scale of the devastation is so large that the devastation is compared to the Tsunami in Indonesia and the earthquake of Haiti combined. Not only houses have been destroyed, but entire villages and cites are devastated with heavy flooding.
Millions of people are missing and thousand of people have died. Millions of houses were under water in these areas. Hundreds of people are feared dead and thousands more are stranded after monsoon rains caused widespread flooding in Pakistan. The dams, many bridges, buildings, banks, major roads are destroyed.
The people are waiting for help, there is no food, no shelter, no clothes, no drinking water, and no medicines for them.
With your help we will provide them food, clothes, drinking water and medicines. But because of lack of resources, it is very difficult. We need big resources and support for them. Please consider it financially and prayerfully.
Clean drinking water is the next big concern for those affected by the flooding, especially to prevent an outbreak of diseases such as diphtheria or cholera.
More rains are expected in the next days according to Pakistan’s meteorological department. A large number of people have taken shelter in schools, mosques, camps and churches. Millions of people are still waiting for help with food; clothes, water and medicines, and millions of people are still living under open skies without food and other essential items for survival. Many people are affected with diseases and have died because no one has helped them.
Hope Movement Pakistan is seeking to do whatever is possible to reach the flood affected people and to help them.
We are working to glorify God in Pakistan. The movement has planned to start immediate relief work for women and children because they are the most vulnerable among the affected.
We appeal to you; if you want to help the people of Pakistan, please give a gift of love TODAY! We are called to be the hands of God to do as much as possible to relieve their pain, for additional questions please contact Jonathan Roiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Give:
• Hope Movement FaceBook Cause Page – http://www.causes.com/causes/320621
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• Regular Mail – The Hope Movement
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Team Members of Hope Movement Pakistan for Floods Relief:
• Villages Pastor Shahbaz Masih
• Assistant Pastor Nazir Masih
• Evangelist Mukhtar Masih
• Village Coordinators (Mr. Shakil. Mr. Jamail, Mr. Parvez Piyra LaL.)
• Nursing team (Mrs. Noshi Mrs. Esther)
• Sakhawat Maseeh Director Asia & Middle East Hope Movement Pakistan
No one is working in the area we have selected
Different villages of Shakar Grah and Sialkot (Province – Punjab)
Targeted people are 1,000 in Sialkot and 1,000 in Shakar Grah.
WHAT WE WILL DO (URGENT NEEDS):
1. Establish a food campus to provide food packages to the affected people.
2. Establish medical campus to provide medical facilities and medicines to the people.
3. Provide clothes and clean water to the people.
4. Unite local churches and ministries together to have a greater impact in bringing hope to the people of Pakistan.
Monday, 21 September 2009 14:22
Poverty in Pakistan is widespread with the country estimated to have one of the largest concentration of poor people in the world and housing a third of the world’s poor. Pakistan has much higher rates of poverty than in neighboring India.73.6% of Pakistan’s population, or 122 million people, live under $2 a day, and some 17% live under $1 a day. Despite Pakistan being one of the poorest nations in the world it is often forgotten about in favor of other countries and receives limited levels of help from international charities, part of the reason for this include lack of poverty awareness, security issues and very low levels of funding.
Muslims make up 95% of Pakistan’s people. Hindus make up 1.5% and Christian 1.7%. 70% of the Christian population is in the poorest segment of society. The growth of the Christian church is calculated at 3.9%
- July 2009 – Police rob and beat Christian sewer workers
- July 2009 – Muslim mobs burn over 100 Christian homes
- June 2009 – Christian murdered for drinking tea from a Muslim cup
- June 2009 – Christian man raped and murdered for refusing to convert to Islam
- March 2009 – 13 year old girl raped for two days before being released
- January 2009 – Thieves gang-rape girl in front of her parents after learning they are Christians