Pakistan Pastor to appear in court
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A Christian pastor in Pakistan, who was falsely accused of abduction after his brother eloped with a young woman from an influential Muslim family, is due to appear in court this week.
Pastor Shakeel, who spent three months in prison, told Release that he had been assaulted in jail but that God had used his detention to help other prisoners.
The pastor, from Punjab province, was accused alongside other relatives after his brother fled into hiding with the woman. He was then held by the woman's family and beaten before being handed over to the police. A First Information Report was registered in April and he was arrested.
Pastor Shakeel, who was recently released on bail, is due to appear in court tomorrow.
Pray that Pastor Shakeel will be acquitted. Pray also for his good health.
Please pray for "the least of these" in the Persecuted Church Prayer Forum at top.
Acts 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses...Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are 4 men who have taken a vow upon themselves. Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses [for a temple offering],...Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law of Moses.