PAKISTAN: Update – Nazir Masih Dies from Injuries After Brutal Mob Attack Over False Blasphemy Accusations

04 June 2024

Source: CLAAS-UK

On 3 June, Nazir Masih (aka Gill) a victim of the alleged misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, succumbed to severe injuries sustained during a brutal mob attack. Masih, already a target among the Muslim locals for his Christian faith and successful business, was attacked by a mob in Mujahid Colony, Sargodha, over false accusations of desecrating the Koran.

The assault on Masih occurred when a highly agitated mob, including children, launched a vicious attack. They pelted him with stones, beat him with sticks, and kicked him as he lay bleeding on the ground. The mob’s violent actions resulted in multiple fractures to Masih’s skull, with bone fragments causing critical blood clots in his brain. Despite police efforts to intervene and rescue him, the mob persisted in their aggression, even damaging the ambulance transporting Masih by hurling stones and breaking its windows.

Doctors had declared the first 72 hours following Masih’s head surgery as critical. Despite receiving treatment at the Military Hospital in Rawalpindi and undergoing critical head surgery for the removal of bone fragments from his brain, his condition remained precarious. Nine days after the attack, Masih succumbed to his severe injuries and passed away on 3 June.

Masih’s body was transported to Mujahid Colony, where his funeral was to be held. The service was attended by a large number of people, reflecting the widespread grief and outrage over his tragic death.

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    Pray that God would comfort those who are mourning Masih’s death. May they know God’s peace and presence at this time.

    Pray that the Christians in Pakistan would use this tragedy to show God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness to the attackers.

    Pray that God would move in the hearts of the Pakistani government, that they would be convicted to seek justice for those who face false blasphemy charges.

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    One response to “PAKISTAN: Update – Nazir Masih Dies from Injuries After Brutal Mob Attack Over False Blasphemy Accusations”

    1. Janet Brumby says:

      Lord Jesus Help successful businessmen who are Christians to help other business people, to be successful. and to do so as part of their Christian testimony. To the glory of Your Name Amen

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