Federation of Pakistani Christian Associations has been constituted in Rome
In the week of the unity of christians all the associations of the Pakistani Christians organized a roundtable on the 21st of January 2014 to give international visibility to the present situation of the Christians in Pakistan. The organizers were Associations of Pakistani Christians in Italy, All Pakistan Minority Alliance (Italy), All Pakistan Christian League – Oversees Section, South Asian Minorities Association, South Asian Christian Writers Association and Pakistan Orient Christian Organization. All the associations felt the need of unity and a common platform to work for the development of christians in Pakistan. In this regard it has been decided that a Federation of Pakistani Christian Associations be formed so that there could be harmony in action.
Fr. Nadeem Albert Yaqoob (OAD) led the prayer before any decisions to be taken in the meeting. Associations of Pakistani Christians in Italy, All Pakistan Minority Alliance (Italy), All Pakistan Christian League – Oversees Section, South Asian Minorities Association and South Asian Christian Writers Association agreed unanmously to form an executive body which consists of the Presidents of all the associations. Pakistan Orient Christian Organization neither adhered nor refused the suggestion and abstained themselves from the vote. Mr. Tari Pervaiz has been elected as the President of Federation for Euroupe. Mr. Adan Farhaj has been nominated President of Italian Federation.
All the christian associations and christian political parties are invited to join the Federation. The Statutes and deontological code will be defined soon in detail. Federation will also have its website where important decisions will be published and it will also give room to the latest highlights from Pakistan and abroad.
We congratulate Mr. Tari pervaiz and Adan Farhaj for the offices entrusted to them!