Update to PAK29997 of 2 September 1998 on whether there is a Christian Church called Saint Francis Church in Sambrial, Sialkot district, Punjab [PAK30300.E]

The following information was sent to the Research Directorate in a 28 September 1998 fax by the National Chair of the International Christian Awaz, Canada, in Brampton, Ontario.

There is a Catholic Church called St. Francis Church in Sambrial, Sialkot. The name of the Catholic priest in charge is Rev. Father Alban, who is not a local Pakistani Christian. The church mailing address is

St. Francis Church

Mohallah Fazalpura
P.O. Sambrial, Teshil: Daska

The church has no phone number.

"As per our information, there has been no incident during the past one year regarding religious tension or any violation/damage to the church. The priest in charge has nothing to report."

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


International Christian Awaz, Canada, Brampton, Ontario. 28 September 1998. Fax sent by the National Chair.