Vicar Launches Asylum Seeker Petition

Friday, August 10th, 2018

A vicar in Scotland has launched an online petition for two Christian boys who fear for their lives if forced to return to Pakistan.

The siblings, aged 15 and 13, fled to Glasgow with their parents in 2012, after an 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were murdered near Lahore.

Their father says the culprits have targeted him and would kill his family, given the chance.

Reverend Linda Pollock launched a campaign after the Home Office rejected their appeal for asylum.

Premier reports, the petition has over 1,600 signatures and the support of a Glasgow MP.

On Facebook, the church said Paul Sweeney had written to the immigration minister, urging her to reconsider the case so the family could remain in the UK.

The post concluded, “We keep praying and hoping.”

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