Christian community lacks basic facilities in Pakistan’s Balochistan province



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Update:
February 12, 2022 3:17 p.m. STI

Balochistan [Pakistan]Feb 12 (ANI): The Christian community in Kohlu district of Balochistan province is facing a number of serious problems including a shortage of houses, according to vernacular media in Pak.
Kohlu is a remote and backward district of Balochistan with a population of 2.5 lakh people, who are deprived of basic facilities.
A 52-year-old Christian resident of Kohlu, Juma Maseeh, said the families have resided in Kohlu for five decades. At first there were very few people but now their number has risen to 300 and they live in 50 houses, vernacular Pak media reported.

Maseeh added that the population of the Christian community has increased and now faces a shortage of houses. But they are so poor that they cannot buy a house or land, Intekhab Daily reported.
The community wants the provincial government to give them land to build houses.
According to the media, burying the corpses has also become a problem because the cemetery is full. They also need land for a cemetery. They have a church that is in a dilapidated state and are unable to repair it due to lack of funds. They asked the government to help them, Intekhab Daily reported.
Earlier this month, the Christian community in Swat staged a protest against the lack of cemeteries in the area. Swat is a district of Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In Pakistan, minorities such as Hindus, Christians, Ahmaddiyas and Shiites are frequently harassed and persecuted. (ANI)

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