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Holland: asylum

The December decision of the Dutch government to designate Pakistani Christians as a ‘risk group’ was welcomed by The Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD).

British Pakistani Christian Association

MEFD and the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) played a significant role in promoting legislation. MEFD organised a special hearing in this regard last March at the Dutch House of Representatives in collaboration with BPCA. The hearing focused on the potential for special status for Pakistani Christians and called upon Dutch MPs to take necessary measures in order to make the asylum process for Pakistani Christians more bearable in the Netherlands. The meeting further highlighted the issues of persecution and discrimination of people of various faiths and cultural identities in Pakistan.