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Tying the Knot

Basharat Khokher is known as human rights activist since his great efforts in protecting Rimsha, juvenile accused of blasphemy case in Islamabad.

Pakistan wedding
Photos: Shamim Masih Salem-News.com

(ISLAMABAD) - There are few finer days in a person’s life than their wedding day. It’s a magical day full of romance and love. And a wedding on the Valentine Day can be extra special. You are being married on the beach or under the shadow of a lighthouse, or the edge of seasonal drainage.

I take great pleasure in being a small part of such an important day; when Basharat Khakhor invited me to attend the wedding. Basharat Khokher is known as human rights activist since his great efforts in protecting Rimsha, juvenile accused of blasphemy case in Islamabad.

Since then he has been putting his efforts in helping neglected segment of the society. Using his personal resources, he manages the wedlock the poor couple of the slum settlement of Islamabad.

I feel great pleasure in being part of this ceremony held in church and we went to the family as well to congratulate them.

The bride was provided with necessary items of her daily use and two families had a lunch altogether.

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About Shamim Masih

"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."

Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration

As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.

You can write to Shamim at this address: shamimpakistan@gmail.com

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