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Church Bombing Survivor Is Now Helping Christians Persecuted in Pakistan Find Refuge in Australia

Kashmala Munawar and Wilson Chowdhry
Kashmala Munawar (L) and British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman Wilson Chowdhry (R). |

According to BPCA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry, the organization aims to "bridge the gap between resettlement agencies whose services we would have to fund through donations."

"For instance, any churches wishing to support asylum seekers would contact us and we would arrange to apply to CSP for them," Chowdhry told CP.

In addition, the organization would seek to pay for things like orientation services and are also looking to help save costs for the churches.

Munawar said she would like to help the thousands of Pakistani Christian refugees in Thailand find asylum.

"The Canadian government is taking Pakistani people in Thailand. They are going to do the same thing in Australia too," Munawar explained. "They can help them to bring them here and give them schooling, housing and whatever."

"If I can't help bring my family, I want to help somebody else and give them a better life and better opportunity," she added.

BPCA launched a petition that calls on the Australian government to approve the "Approved Proposing Organization" application submitted by BPCA and the Australian NGO Hearts for Makamba. So far, 492 people have signed the petition, including the Rev. Arslan Ul-Haq, the presiding pastor at Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan.

Chowdhry told CP that it's most crucial that Australian citizens sign the petition and for non-Australian citizens to consider donating online.

"We call on Christians across the globe to pray for [Munawar] and our impending APO application," Chowdhry said in a statement. "Our God can move mountains and may His will for this project come to fruition."

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