Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) is an interdenominational organisation working for Christians who are being persecuted because of their faith in Pakistan. Pakistan is an Islamic country where Christians are in a religious minority and face religious, social, constitutional, economic and educational discrimination.
Christians throughout the country are living in constant fear and as second-class citizens. Religious persecution and sectarian violence is on the increase, and Christians are the main target. The country’s draconian blasphemy law (which carries a mandatory death penalty) and other discriminatory laws are being used to intimidate, harass and persecute Christians.
CLAAS works for religious freedom. We run campaigns and support advocacy that seeks to raise international awareness of the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan. Our goal to end the discrimination and persecution of Christians and other who belong to minority religious communities in Pakistan.
CLAAS also provides free legal aid to the victims of religious intolerance in Pakistan, as well as shelter and financial support for victims and their families.
Our Ministry is based on the proclamation of Proverbs 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
To receive more information and regular updates about the work of CLAAS, please write to us or fill-in our online Contact Form.
P.O.Box 81, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5YQ, U.K
Fax: 020 85750798
31 Katcha Ferozepur Road, Mozang Chungi, Lahore, PAKISTAN