‘Christians in Pakistan Are Living Third-Class, Marginalized Lives,’ Says Christian School Founder

(Evangelical Focus) Despite the recent release of Catholic prisoner Asia Bibi, 218 people of faith are still in jail in Pakistan, due to the blasphemy laws; churches and Christian communities are targeted by Islamic terrorism, and religious freedom is far from being a reality in the country.

Christian schools are also threatened by radicals, and very often official authorities do not protect them, harming the children’s education in a country that UNESCO ranks as one of the most illiterate countries in the world.

New Covenant School was founded by Iftikhar Indryas in Faisalabad, Pakistan, “to rescue the Christian community from slavery, poverty, and misery, and provide them with equal opportunities, prosperity, freedom, and valuable spiritual life,” he told Evangelical Focus. …

Iftikhar was threatened by Taliban and had to leave the country and come to Spain to protect his wife and children.

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