ICC Rescues a Christian Driver in Pakistan

09/13/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In 2020, a Christian auto-rickshaw driver named Nasir was beaten and falsely accused of terrorism after he was told he could not pick up passengers from a local medical clinic. Although he enjoyed his driving business, Nasir explained that he “was often teased, discriminated against, and abused by Muslim drivers at the pickup point in front of a medical clinic.”

According to Nasir, the owner of the clinic called him a “choora,” a derogatory term used to denote Christians as untouchable, and told him to leave the clinic without any passengers. When Nasir refused to leave, the owner called upon other Muslims to attack Nasir, saying that they needed to “teach a lesson to the choora.”

Thankfully, following the arrest, the judge granted Nasir bail until his next court hearing. However, in addition to the beating and false accusation, Nasir’s assailants also stole his vehicle. As the primary source of income for his family, the loss of the auto-rickshaw was devastating.

ICC stepped in to provide Nasir with a new auto-rickshaw to restore his business. Nasir said, “I am happy to have this source of income. This is [a] great help which will not be [forgotten]. I like the idea of helping the suffering families…Therefore, I thank ICC for blessing me with this support.”

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