Pakistan Interfaith League
The Shepherds- Christian Task Force
The aim of establishing “The Shepherds- Christian Task Force” to safeguard Church and Mission owned properties in Pakistan
The purpose of creating PIL – THE SHEPHERDS – CTF is to strengthen the work of Pakistan Interfaith League and to support the cause of promoting Interfaith Harmony and National Integration in Pakistan.
The objectives of PIL – THE SHEPHERDS – CTF are as under:To safeguard all Missionary/Christian Institutions such as Churches, Christian Hospitals, Christian Educational Institutions, etc; other Christian institutions including Christian Seminaries, Pakistan Bible Society, National Council of Churches Pakistan, YMCA, YWCA, Campus Crusade for Christ etc;
The PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF shall endeavor to safeguard lands and other immovable properties belonging to Churches or Missions from land mafia and persons with ill intentions towards the property;
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF shall also have under its mandate to safeguard/get released from any illegal possession; impede illegal sale, lease, or rent /partnership agreements of any nature; highlight all or any types of misappropriations or irregularities pertaining to finances, governance, internal control systems, administration, human resource, etc by Board of Directors, Executive staff, middle management, or involvement of any political person concerning Christian owned properties.;
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF, besides saving Church Property from illegal sale and leasing shall also evaluate the performance of Christian Institutions in order to ensure that the Institution is being run in compliance with international best practices;
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will also assist Churches to unite and will act as mediator between different Christian groups to mitigate differences which impede the growth of the Church in Pakistan; build the capacity of Church Institutions through trainings, provide legal aid, where and when required;
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will work closely with the Government and its functionaries at National and Provincial levels in order to help prevent any illegal attempts to misuse/illegally occupy/illegally sale/ illegally lease or hamper progress of any Church property/land.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will assist Church/Institutions in Pakistan to build their capacity in Governance, Financial Management and Programme Delivery.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will monitor the performance of all Minority representatives in the Senate, National and Provisional Assemblies and issue a quarterly report on their performance.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will also monitor the performance of members of National Commission of Minorities and other public office holders and issue quarterly report on their performance.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will also reach out to people persecuted on the basis of religion and raise voice against all injustices; assist them through free legal aid and endeavor to get them justice.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will keep an account of all Christian men, women and youth who have been arrested (on false charges or otherwise) and are languishing in jails and endeavor to provide them with free legal assistance for their release.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will endeavor to retrieve lost Church and Missionary properties, sold illegally, wherever possible
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will endeavor to recover the cash amounts taken by Church leaders and other Christian facilitators as nepotism and commission while carrying out illegal sale of Church and Missionary properties.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will provide assistance to authorities in other countries for providing authentic information regarding Christian Asylum seekers from Pakistan.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will endeavor to resolve issues pertaining to admissions of Christian Youth in educational institutions on the basis of merit or designated quota
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will endeavor to get Christian sportsmen and sportswomen selected for National and International teams on the basis of merit.
PIL-THE SHEPHERDS – CTF will endeavor to get Christian youth enrolled in Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme for helping them acquire better job opportunities through marketable skills.