A Christian pastor was shot in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Farrukh Saif

September 4, 2023

Pastor Vicky Shot by Islamist TLP

A Pastor was shot in Pakistan, there seems to be no end to this saga. In Faisalabad, Pakistan, on the night of September 3rd, 2023. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan supporters opened fire, targeting Pastor Eliezer Sidhu (Vicky) in a shocking incident. He served as the pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Rehmat Town, Satyana Road, Faisalabad.

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Pastor Vicky shot by Islamists

Christians Under Attack, A Pastor is Shot:

On August 26th, 2023, Islamists vandalized his church, targeting it with slogans, Including ‘Ya Allah Ya Rasool’ (‘O Allah, O Messenger’), and ‘Muhammad is the Last Prophet.’ Subsequently, the Faisalabad Police removed these slogans.

Afterward, local Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan supporters confronted Pastor Vicky. They questioned him about the graffiti removal and issued a threatening statement: ‘We will erase you from the world’

Subsequently, he sustained two gunshot wounds, luckily hitting the right side of his body. Good Samaritans immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors performed surgery on him.

FIR Copy of Pastor Vicky

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s Troubling Agenda:

This incident in Faisalabad tragically mirrors the recent Jaranwala incident. It is worth noting that Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan appears to be pursuing a disturbing agenda. Their desire is to remove churches and Christians not only from Faisalabad but also from Jaranwala and nearby areas. Such intentions raise serious concerns about the safety and freedom of Christians in these regions.

Attacks on religious institutions and individuals, like Pastor Vicky, highlight the need to protect religious diversity and promote community tolerance.It is a troubling trend that calls for attention from both local and international authorities.

Global Concerns and Calls for Tolerance:

In the face of such adversity, the global community must stand united in condemning acts of violence and discrimination based on religious beliefs. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Pastor Vicky and all those affected by these distressing incidents.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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