Qaiser Ayub, Held Over Blasphemy Allegation Sent to Jail


Qaiser Ayub is a Pakistani Christian. From what I have been able to decipher is he is an educated man which seems to be relatively rare among the Christian minority of Pakistan.  According to Shamim Masih he has a MA in Computer Science. Apparently back in 2011 on a blog he operated he is accused of writing or depicting the false prophet Mohammed in unflattering terms. In case you have been hiding under a rock that is illegal in Pakistan and the entire Muslim world for that matter. In Pakistan Christians are accused of some kind of illegal blasphemy acts all the time and most often they are falsely accused as a matter of spite by Sunni Muslims.

 

In the case of Qaiser Ayub who was actually a Pakistan college professor, I have to wonder what the reason was for sticking around Pakistan since 2011 with a blasphemy infraction hanging over his head. At any rate the blasphemy charge caught up with him a few days ago and was arrested in Lahore. Shamim Masih writes that that Sohail Johnson – the Chairman of the Christian organization SLMP is in Qaiser’s corner. In trying to find some background on the incident I also discovered that Sardar Mushtaq Gill – the National Director of the Christian organization Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) is in Qaiser’s corner.

 

Pakistani Christian and civil rights organizations too often compete for foreign funding. I pray Qaiser’s case is one in which both the SLMP and the LEAD are working together to combat the blasphemy charge against Qaiser Ayub.

 

JRH 11/22/14

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Qaiser Ayub, Held Over Blasphemy Allegation Sent to Jail

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 11/20/2014 9:00 PM

 

ISLAMABAD: After a week of the burning of Christian couple to death in Kot Radha Kishan, Punjab police have arrested Qaiser Ayub, 40 a blogger, from Lahore over an alleged act of blasphemy. According to the sources, a Christian man, holding a Master’s degree in computer sciences, used a website to make blasphemous remarks. [He was booked under the Pakistan Blasphemy Law.] Sources told that a Christian man was alleged [to use] derogatory language against the Holy Prophet in his blogs.

 

Mohammad Saeed, complained and filed an application in [the] city Police Station against the accused and [the] case was registered First Investigation Report (FIR) no. 105/11 under section 295-C in PS. Talagan, Dist. Chakwal. The accused went into hiding after the registration of the FIR against him for a couple of years. On 14 November, 2014, Chakwal police arrested him from Lahore and presented him in the court on 15 November in Talagang. According to the police the FIR was registered on June 9, 2011 and the man was arrested after three and half years.

 

According to police officials, Qaiser is alleged of drawing sketches against Islam on his blogs.

  

According to Sohail Johnson, chairman Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), the family of Qaiser Ayub, his wife Amina Bibi and three children are in safe custody. SLMP will be taking care of his family and his case as well. The organization is arranging legal assistance for his case.

 

Sources confirmed Jabbar Hussian – SP Rawalpindi range is appointed to investigate the case. Qaiser Ayub is shifted to jail for his judicial investigation. [Again] sources confirmed the Police is trying to hide the secret of the case investigation and requested the media people to keep it in a low profile.

 

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Shamim Masih

 

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SLMP women empowerment


Shamim Masih (right) & Christian Female Trade Craft

Sohail Johnson (Left) Shamim Masih (Right) Christian Women Trade Craft

 

Shamim Masih writes a human rights report displaying encouragement for upward mobility for Pakistani Christian women.

 

JRH 3/21/14

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SLMP women empowerment

Visible and engaged – Christian women are breaking into industry

 

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Sent: 3/21/2014 7:14 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: Research shows women wait to be invited to participate in new opportunities. They think differently than men and this difference can be a powerful source of competitive advantage. By providing women with the necessary experiential entrepreneurial training to leverage women’s unique skills and perspectives for new business creation, we can transform them from employees to employers. Access to employment is a serious problem for Pakistani Christians. Well-educated, young Christian men and women are not able to find employment.

  

The good news is that there is definitely a push to get girls into the tech arena. When a woman earns an income, she reinvests 90 percent of it in her family, meaning her whole community benefits. With the resources to establish her own business, her children receive better nutrition and improved school access, while other women and their families benefit from the knowledge she shares.

 

Sharing Life Ministries Pakistan (SLMP) program on women empowerment was successfully piloted in the fall of 2011 and provides women with entrepreneurial skills. By providing new skills to the degreed individuals who are interested with necessary training for new business creation, they propose helping to create new technology based company that create the jobs of the future. Sohail Johnson chief of SLMP said that we recognized that not everyone can be an entrepreneur but a key component of the program is the creation of teams that are mentored by an experienced entrepreneur who will capitalize on the individual skill sets of each participant.

 

Under this skill enhancement program, SLMP had trained more than 980 minority women in recent three years. Kiran Younis, 23, having 8 family members earn some reasonable amount for her family. She had never been to school because her father has low income; since she got training a chance at SLMP, she planned to send her young ones to school for an education. Mehak Shuakat, 25, joined SLMP two years back and now is earning an average income of 5000 [Rupee] per month, supporting her parents.

 

Schooling in addition to a fiscal empowerment brings an adjustment to a completely new generation. We wish that social rights activists will start working upon these types of collections as a substitute to losing occasion [to work] in addition to [including] methods throughout other pursuits. 

 

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SLMP wins blasphemy case in Pakistan


Agnes. Pakistan-Christian Acquited of Blasphemy 12-7-13

The Blasphemy Law is the primary way to persecute Christians in Pakistan. In Islam it is blasphemous to deliver a direct or indirect insult toward Islam, Allah or the false-prophet Mohammed (yup, I just insulted the Islamic prophet). In Pakistan the Blasphemy accusation is often in the majority of time falsely. The false accusation is often motivated from anything to a mere disagreement between a Christian and a Muslim to a Muslim desire to appropriate a Christian’s property which could even be a Church building. As much as Christians are discriminated against in Pakistan I would not be surprised that a blasphemy accusation from a Muslim is legit. An example might follow that a Christian in a moment of passion became fed up in being treated as a second class citizen often involving Islamic Supremacist contempt against a Christian or Christians in general.

 

Well some good news came this Christmas season for Pakistani-Christian Agnes because a Christmas miracle found her acquitted of breaking Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law.

 

JRH 12/23/13

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Sent: 12/22/2013 10:49 AM

 

Lahore: Eventually reality revealed [as truth] and 56 year old Agnes won her event after 3 years of having difficulty. According to the report publicized by Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP) which Agnes, 56 mom of 5 and arrested of a blasphemy event, was arrested on January, 2011. [The arrest followed] when regional property dealer filed a first Investigation Report – FIR no. 136/2011 beneath section 295–A (PPC) with police station in the city Faisalabad. Due to the ill therapy and pain during the woman’s jail period of time, she became a patient and it [was discovered and] figured out [she had] diabetes, kidney problems. Her family looked at the event but because of the lack of sources couldn’t solve [Agnes’ situation]. Fortunately somehow, the SLMP had taken on this event and looked at the concerns of the woman’s family troubles. Soon the SLMP positioned their attorney at law for Agnes inside the court and as soon as on July 14, 2011 she was bailed by furnishing the particular surety bonds of Rs. 100, 000/- towards the satisfaction of the learned judge. The SLMP served her family when she is at the jail as well as providing the woman legal assistance.

 

About October, 2013 the SLMP furnished a competent lawyer inside the court of whom won the woman’s case. The attorney Nadeem Anthony filed an application under 249-A, and drawn a person’s eye of the particular Magistrate the particular dishonest attitude of the complainant as well as the prosecution’s observance of definitely not appearing [in Court.] [Taken this] together with [Nadeem Anthony] taking the [letter of the] law into his hands, he requested the particular honorable Court to choose the app on its merits. Finally on December 07, 2013, the Judge acquitted and released the particular victim Agnes from the blasphemy event.

 

Sohail Johnson chairman of SLMP explained the fighting charge of Blasphemy were truly [expensive]. [This] has driven Agnes’ family deeply into debt and put a tremendous [strain] on relationships.

 

Sohail explained that a falsely arrested minor girl [was] earlier released in Islamabad. [The release occurred] although [a Federal Sharia Judge issued the order] to keep the enforcement of a mandatory death time period for blasphemy [arrests]. [This] could result in the execution of anyone who has been falsely arrested for blasphemy.

 

For just about any query in relation to Agnes’ event, please get in touch with Sharing Lifestyle Ministry Pakistan.

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