Online Petition to Save the Persecuted Christian Couple

Addressed to the President of Pakistan, for the presidential pardon.


His Excellency

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain

The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Aiwan-e-Saddar Islamabad, Pakistan

I, the undersigned, respectfully request for the presidential pardon and immediate release of Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar from prison in Pakistan and the deliverance from their blasphemy conviction and death sentence. I request you to have mercy on this poor and illiterate Christian couple who was accused of sending Blasphemous text message. The judiciary of Pakistan is pressurized and influenced by the radical and extremist elements of the society, due to what this couple who belongs to minority and have 4 minor children, was given death sentence on April 4th 2014, despite knowing that the couple is unable to read and write Urdu or English.

The Constitution of Pakistan under Article 45 empowers you to grant pardon, reprieve and respite, and to remit, suspend or commute any sentence passed by any court, tribunal or other authority. Furthermore the Pakistan Prison Rules No.104 allows you to use your executive power to pardon anytime.

Therefore, I, on behalf of the international Christian community request your good self to have Mercy on this poor and helpless Christian Couple. Mercy is an act of grace, placed outside the judiciary and entrusted to the Executive by the Constitution of Pakistan. Saving the life of another person is equal to saving the whole human race; As the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the power vested in you in accordance to the Constitution of Pakistan please have mercy on this poor couple.

I request you to use your power and have Clemency on this Couple and unite them with their four minor Children.