Pakistan: Widow of Nazir Masih, Christian killed by mob over false blasphemy accusations, dies

It is with great sorrow that Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been informed of the passing of Alla Rakhi, the widow of the late Nazir Masih, who tragically was killed in the Sargodha incident. Overwhelmed by grief and depression over the death of her husband, Alla Rakhi succumbed, leaving the community of Mujahid Colony in Sargodha in deep mourning.

The tragedy that struck the Masih family has had far-reaching consequences, disrupting the lives of many in Mujahid Colony. Families remain displaced, businesses are shuttered, and jobs have been lost, creating a ripple effect of hardship and despair within the community.

The situation in Pakistan is further exacerbated by the ongoing misuse of blasphemy laws, which continue to cause fear and violence. Just few days ago, a Muslim man was brutally killed by a mob in the Madyan area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district over allegations of desecrating the Holy Quran. This incident highlights the urgent need for justice and protection for all communities in Pakistan.

ACN urges its friends and benefactors to pray for Christians in Pakistan during these challenging times. May God provide strength and solace to all those affected and help them through these difficulties.

 

By Maria Lozano.

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