Pakistani Christian teenage girl viciously murdered in Kamoki, Gujranwala district. The victim Kainat Salamat daughter of Salamat Masih was working in the home of Muhammad Asif as a domestic helper. Asif Ismail is the son of MLA Ismail Gujjar an Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Member Legislative Assembly(MLA).
“According to the Police Report, Salamat Masih told the police that On Sunday, when he went to see his daughter, he heard her cries. When he entered the house, he saw Asif, his wife, Lubna, Kashif Ismail, Muhammad Tariq Ismail and an unidentified person manhandling Kainat.”
Kainat Salamat was working in the home of Muhammad Asif Gujjar (36 yrs) as a domestic helper from the age of 11 and frequently complained to her family about the brutality of her employers. However, the desperate family who were struggling to make ends meet asked her to bear the pain for the sake of easing the financial burden on the rest of them.
For many years she cleaned, cooked, gardened and acted like a nanny for the children of her employers. A requirement of the job was that she lived in the home of the Muslim family as a full-time servant available 24 hour a day.
Her family has said that her place of employment was only 15 minutes away from their home and that they would visit Kainat as often as they could, sometimes this would be twice a week other times they might not visit for a month or longer. One way or the other the impression our officer has gained about her existence is that it would have been one of depression and loneliness. Moreover, the family have intimated that often she would express a sense of low worth and a belief that her family did not love her. The parents argue that it was because they loved her and their other children that they put her to work because they can’t provide good clothes, food or education to her, so she would have regular clean clothes provided by her employers, good food and a clean and safe home. She was also paid monthly 5000 Rupees ($50) for doing several types of physical labor within a 24 hours period. Every time she was paid her family would ask her to bring her wages in order to utilize supporting the costs of their home.
He told police that Asif Gujjar and his wife were seizing the legs of Kainat while Muhammad Kashif and Muhammad Tariq Pasran had grabbed her arms. He described how a rope had been tied around her neck and the attackers were trying to strangle her. Salamat Masih said that he begged the attackers not to kill his daughter but they did not pay any heed to his plea. in the FIR he said that the attackers killed Kainat in front of his eyes.
A First Information Report (FIR) number 344/18 was registered at Saddar Police Station in Gujranwala on 7th May. The FIR invoked sections 302, 147 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
They told people that she had suffered a severe heart attack which had caused her death. The family started preparing for a funeral using a shroud and some money that had been sent by her employers who were described as ‘grieving for Kainat’. However, a family member concerned about marks on Kainat’s corpse called the local police. During the ensuing police investigation rope marks were found around Kainat’s neck, bruises were found on her cheeks, and wounds were located on her fingers and wrists.
Local Police confirmed that there were no signs of a heart attack and told the family that Kainat must have committed suicide or that she had been murdered. Kainat’s corpse was taken to Civil Hospital Gujranwala for a post-mortem study where doctors also found evidence of rape on the teenager.
A memorial was held for the deceased at the Civil Lines church where the Christian leaders demanded the chief minister take notice of the incident.
We know how injustice is happening with the minorities and poor people. Powerful Muslim families often settle out of court by paying Qisas and Diyat bribes a legal ‘get out of jail’ payment that is enshrined in Sharia Law and adopted in Pakistan. This injustice and cruelty will rule in this land until American & European International Organization or Humanitarians will not empower Pakistani Christian minority, to enable them to fight for their rights.
Zainab a 7 years old girl from the city of Kasur was found dead in the trash. She was kidnapped four days ago, raped brutally and later killed by the abductor. Our hearts are so bleeding that there are no words. We demand to the Pakistani authorities to take serious action against this cruel action. We want #JusticeForZainab.
Zainab had gone to a Islamic religious tuition center near her house in the Road Kot area last Thursday (Jan 4) from where she is believed to have been abducted. Her parents had been in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah (the lesser religious pilgrimage), according to her family, and she had been living with a maternal aunt. Soon after her abduction, her panicked family had received footage showing her walking with a stranger near Peerowala Road. On Tuesday, a police constable deputed to trace the girl recovered her body from a heap of trash near the Shahbaz Khan Road. Police said the girl seemed to have been killed four or five days earlier.
This is Pakistan where our children are not safe, Kasur is the most dangerous place for children, 12 small girls have been raped and killed in one month and previously 400 children were molested and so far No ACTION have been done by the Punjab Police and Punjab Govt. First terrorists were playing with innocent lives, now rapists, traffickers are destroying this generation. Zainab is not the only child who was killed in such barbaric acts, but thousands of street Children who have no homes are daily raped or force into prostitution. When will we take action, when will we provide security and safe homes to these children.
Sister Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau was a German-Pakistani physician and nun of the Society of Daughters the Heart of Mary. She devoted the last 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan and died at 12.30 am on August 10, 2017.
She was awarded Hilal-i-Pakistan, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam and the Staufer Gold Medal.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced in a statement that a state funeral would be held for her at St. Patrick Cathederal. Chief of Army Staff (COAS – Pakistan) General Qamar Javed Bajwa responded to the demise of Dr Ruth Pfau saying she will be remembered as the ambassador for humanity.
“She always managed to raise funds in Germany for work in Pakistan and to make Germans aware that in Pakistan hope exists, commitment, and good cooperation between different religions as well as between the governments of Germany and Pakistan.” In 1960, she decided to dedicate the rest of her life to the people of Pakistan and their battle against Leprosy outbreaks. She came to Karachi and visited a leprosy colony on McLeod Road behind the City Railway Station. Here she decided that the care of patients would be her life’s calling. She started with medical treatment for the Leprosy patients in a hut in this slum.
Sister Dr Ruth Pfau is popularly known as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’. She served humanity and We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr Ruth Pfau.
1968: The Order of the Cross from Germany.
1969: Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam from Government of Pakistan
1979: Hilal-e-Imtiaz from Government of Pakistan
1985: The Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit with Star from Germany
1989: Hilal-e-Pakistan from Government of Pakistan
1991: Damien-Dutton Award from USA
1991: Osterreischische Albert Schweitzer Gasellschaft from Austria
2002: Ramon Magsaysay Award from Government of Philippines
2003: The Jinnah Award from the Jinnah Society Pakistan
2003: In The Name of Allah Award by Idara Wiqar-e-Adab Pakistan
2004: Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from Aga Khan University
2004: Life-time Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Karachi
2005: Marion Doenhoff-Prize, Germany
2006: Life-time Achievement Award from the President of Pakistan
2006: Woman of the Year 2006 Award by CityFM89
2006: Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Health
2009: Nesvita Women of Strength Awards by TVONE
2009: Life-time Achievement Khidmat Award by Al-Fikar International.
#SisterRuthPfau #MotherTeresa #Pakistan
#Germany #Humanity #HLF #GenerationofPeacemakers
On this recent mission Trip to Nepal, Our plan was to visit the market place “Slums” where traffickers buy girls, so we wanted to bring awareness and to rescue poor girls who are sold because of poverty and people do not know their identity. Our US-Director Jobyna Beth has already been to Nepal on a Mission Trip in 2014. Every day we were finding in the news papers, how brutally girls are being raped and sold.
There are thousands of children like this little girl, who has to sell her tea to make money for her family to survive before being able to attend school.
I remember a verse in the Bible “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1-Peter 5:8
They are in search of innocent young virgin girls and boys to use them as sex slaves. Countries like Nepal and Pakistan are the major countries where traffickers can easily buy young teen girls and sell them to India & United Arab Emirates.
The secure streets are not safe, they cry out because of the sin and innocent blood shed. The only freedom that runs those streets is the traffickers, pimps, and corrupt police that coerce, manipulate ,and trap young girls and parents into selling themselves and children.
As we were in Kathmandu, Nepal this is the capital city of Nepal. Thamel area is a tourist area, Thousands of western girls and boys were walking freely on the roads and streets. We were also walking on the road, but we felt the secure streets are not safe, they cry out because of the sin and innocent blood shed. The only freedom that runs those streets is the traffickers, pimps, and corrupt police that coerce, manipulate ,and trap young girls and parents into selling themselves and children. Police in this country are corrupt like in Pakistan and India. They also help pimps to run such businesses. When the pimps requested to Kaleem to receive a body massage, and after our denial they requested for sex and said there are good looking girls. He denied and told them its not good to sell our selves for money, God created humans to live a blessed life, to honor and to value themselves. The Policeman who was standing some far from the pimp asked Kaleem why do you not like it, would you like to smoke. Kaleem told him, he is a Christian and we are here to help Nepali people to teach them about their identity and value.
“The Next morning when we were at a local bus station, we found a young girl who was selling tea in this cold early morning. She asked us to drink tea but Our team had already done breakfast. We asked about her life, as she was good in speaking English. It showed us that she studies but she told us that she is unable to attend school until she sells all of her tea.”
Jobyna Beth Wrote: Before getting on the bus I was approached by this young girl it was around 7 am and she wanted me to buy tea, she was dirty and her clothes were in a bad condition, you could see pain in her eyes but she covered it as she had a bubbly personality but was taught to be way to free with people in order to sale the tea. I asked Kaleem to give her money and he gave her a lot but we didn’t take tea, she followed us into the bus and was Asking others, We began to love on her and talk to her. We asked her about school she said she couldn’t go until her tea is sold. So We took tea and I began telling the others on the bus to buy and they did.
I gave her a silver necklace that reads “Priceless” and Kaleem told her how priceless she was, she had to leave cause the bus was leaving, she stood on the curb and was holding and turning the necklace in her hand and than was waving to me, she put it on and than kept reading the word priceless and putting her hand to hold it to her heart.
Than she waved good bye. Every penny, everything it took to get here was worth that moment!! I began to cry because I wished to take her home and rescue her from pain, see her go to school and have all the things the children in the US have and take for granted. Seeing her face light up as she heard she’s “Priceless” and see her walk holding the necklace to her heart is Why we at Holy Light do what we do.
This is the start of our Campaign a little step to restore the identity of a Priceless Girl. Soon we will share more stories “Love for Nepal”, “Priceless”, “The Golden Road” Gospel Pamphlet distribution, Rescued Girls and “The Face of Grace”, where we visited the slum areas, fed 200 Hungry children, spread awareness about Human trafficking and the Love of God in Jesus Christ.
On behalf of “Holy Light Family” we want to Thank everyone that made this trip possible and its our hope that each one of you being apart of this family would be blessed as you read just some of what God did on this trip. Thank you!
Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi (1 January 1928 – July 8, 2016) arrived in Pakistan in 1947, Nishan-e-Imtiaz Award (Order of Excellence) Awarded, was a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian. He is the founder and was the head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan.
Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away at the age of 92. “He wished to be buried in the same clothes he used to wear. He also wanted to donate his body parts, but only his cornea can be donated as rest of the organs were not in healthy condition,” said Faisal Edhi.
In June, Edhi declined an offer by former president Asif Ali Zardari for treatment abroad, insisting on getting it done in Pakistan, particularly in a government hospital.
The state’s failure to help his struggling family care for his mother – paralyzed and suffering from mental health issues – was his painful and decisive turning point towards philanthropy.
In the sticky streets in the heart of Karachi, Mr Edhi, full of idealism and hope, opened his first clinic in 1951. “Social welfare was my vocation, I had to free it,” he says in his autobiography, ‘A Mirror To The Blind’. Edhi founded the Edhi Foundation, with an initial sum of a mere five thousand rupees. Regarded as a guardian for the poor, Edhi began receiving numerous donations, which allowed him to expand his services.
To this day, the Edhi Foundation continues to grow in both size and service, and is currently the largest welfare organisation in Pakistan. Since its inception, the Edhi Foundation has rescued over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitated over 50,000 orphans and has trained over 40,000 nurses. It also runs over three hundred and thirty welfare centers in rural and urban Pakistan which operate as food kitchens, rehabilitation homes, shelters for abandoned women and children and clinics for the mentally handicapped.
The most prominent symbols of the foundation – its 1,500 ambulances – are deployed with unusual efficiency to the scene of terrorist attacks that tear through the country with devastating regularity.
Abdul Sattar Edhi’s tireless work has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives and shown us what it means to be a man who works for the people, read a statement issued by Prime Minister Office.
Most of the Muslims hate him because he received Ahmadiya Peace Prize 2010. On that occasion he said “Humanity is the most important religion. When a person becomes a true human being then no other relationships matter except for the relationship between man and God.”
Mr. Kaleem Shahzad was awarded a Good Performance shield by United Nations Strategic group Member – My World 2015 on Student’s Education Adopting Ceremony on May 24th, 2015.
HLF has worked to give scholarships to 30 children. A project for minorities with the collaboration of Youth Empowerment and Youth Revolution Clan International for student scholarships, and financial assistance.
Generation of Peacemakers aim is to develop poor minorities and support them with equal rights to provide education, books, stationary, clothes, and food to these poor Children. We are committed to ensuring that all girls and boys are able to realize their full potential. We want to make a High standard in the children’s intellectual, personal behavior and spiritual life. HLF Projects, Education for Poor, Scholarship for minorities students are going on for the development of minorities and poor children.