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Pakistan: new hope after vote?

UK groups supporting Christians in Pakistan have welcomed the election of Anthony Naveed as the first Christian Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Provincial Assembly, in the south of Pakistan. Naveed is the only Christian selected for a reserved seat for minorities in the Assembly by the progressive Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) following the recent general election.

Iain Taylor

Juliet Chaudhury of the British Asian Christian Association said: ‘Naveed’s election, representing Sind’s Christian minority of approximately 400,000 people, is a significant achievement amidst stiff competition from the influential Hindu minority. It positions him as the third most powerful decision-maker in the province.