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Christians in Pakistan have again protested against the government’s seizure of Christian properties. The protests were sparked by the Pakistani government seizing St. Francis High School in the major city of Lahore. According to reports, as many as 1,500 Christians joined in the protest. Please remember to pray for Christians in Pakistan today. 

6/23/2014 Pakistan (Christian Today) – Christians in Pakistan have protested against the government of Punjab over the seizure of Christian property.

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) reports that St Francis High School in Lahore is the latest in a string of properties to have been taken over by the Punjab government.

Pakistani Christians have told the organization that the Punjab government is acting like a “land mafia”, underpinned with support by militant groups.

“This is not the only property, but have grabbed over 10 big Christian properties including, church, schools, graveyards and hospitals in Punjab,” CLAAS said in a report.

The protest was joined by 1,500 Christians, including the Archbishop of Lahore, Sebastian Francis Shaw.

It was staged after a meeting between Christian leaders and the Lahore Police District Coordination Officer about the return of St Francis School to the Catholic Diocese of Lahore.

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