Qumar Masih’s Liberation and the Plight of Enslaved Christians in Pakistan

Farrukh Saif

April 26, 2024

Qamar Masih

In northeast Punjab, Pakistan, lies a story of strength and liberation amidst the dark shadows of Slavery. Qumar Masih’s story is not a different but a pure representation of the harrowing reality faced by countless Christian families enslaved in brick kilns across Pakistan.

I Have No Idea: Said Qamar:

Qumar’s journey into slavery began at a tender age, his innocence robbed as he toiled alongside his father in the unforgiving kiln. “I have no idea,” he confesses when asked about his age at the onset of his enslavement. Alongside his siblings, Qumar grew up amidst the problematic conditions of slavery, where freedom seemed like a distant dream.

Despite their relentless labor, the shackles of debt only tightened around Qumar and his family. With each passing day, their burden grew heavier, reaching an insurmountable 1.2 million PKR. Their existence became a cycle of endless toil and despair, devoid of even the most basic human rights. Restricted from practicing their faith or partaking in communal gatherings, their spirits remained tethered to the kiln’s confines.

Everyday Hardship :

Tragedy struck when Qumar’s brother fell ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a desperate plea for mercy, Qumar sought permission from the kiln manager to visit his ailing sibling. Little did he know that his act of compassion would be met with brutality. Upon his return, he was subjected to a merciless beating, a chilling reminder of the tyranny they endured daily.

Our Action:

Hope emerged amidst the darkness when we embarked on a mission to rescue enslaved Christians. With unwavering support from generous supporters, we coordinated a daring operation to liberate Qumar and others from the clutches of Slavery.

Today, Qumar and his loved one’s survivors stand as a testament to the power of collective action and compassion. Freed from the chains that once bound them, they embrace a newfound sense of freedom and dignity. We have been provided shelter, employment, and access to education, paving the way for a brighter future.

Yet, their journey towards healing and restoration is far from over. Countless others remain trapped in the grip of modern-day slavery, their voices stifled by oppression and fear. It is a call to action, a plea for solidarity in the fight against injustice.

We urge you to join us in our mission to rescue and rehabilitate persecuted Christians trapped in slavery. Your support, no matter how small, has the power to ignite hope and restore dignity to those who have suffered for far too long. Together, let us break the chains of bondage and usher in a new dawn of freedom for all.

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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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