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Flood-Affected Christians Protest Gov't Discrimination in Pakistan

  • Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Aug 09

According to The Christian Post, a large number of Christians living in southern Punjab province who lost their homes in last year’s floods remain homeless. Christian residents of the area cite a scheme by the government to allocate land to residents who lost property. Several people were allotted land last month and so far, no minority member has been given land. “Christians in this area are not rich people. They lost their houses and lands in the floods and should have been given five percent quota in the scheme. Flood victims could have been easily accommodated, but the quota system has not been followed because of which no minority member has been allotted land,” said Hameed.