Christian nurse in Pakistan under fire over Muslim prayer room

Christian Today is reporting:

The Christian chief warden of a nurses’ hall of residence in Lahore is at risk of attack from a fanatical Muslim colleague, warns CLAAS UK.

Mrs Purses Gulzereen is chief warden at the hall for women training at the nursing school of the Children’s Hospital, where she is a senior lecturer. For the last six months, Mrs Purses has been embroiled in a conflict with a senior trainee doctor, Dr Naila of the Rehaim Yar Khan district, who has been living in the hall for the last two years.

Dr Naila, who is believed to have links to some fanatical Islamic organisations, demanded around eight months ago that the 400 Muslim girls living at the hall be granted their own special prayer room. With the consent of the hall administration, Mrs Purses provided a large hall where the Muslim students could offer their prayers five times a day and hold religious gatherings.

The Christian girls in the hall, numbering around 80, subsequently requested their own prayer room and, with the consent of the administration, Mrs Purses offered them a small room, which she furnished with money from her personal funds and also provided Bibles and other related reading material.

Dr Naila, however, reportedly became aggressive towards the Christian girls and hall staff after they were granted their own prayer space, but especially towards Mrs Purses.

In particular, Dr Naila wrote letters to the administration complaining that Mrs Purses was granting special favours to the Christian members of staff and that she was using the Christian prayer room to spread Christianity around the hall, convert the Muslim girls to Christianity, and westernise the hall’s Islamic character.

Pakistan: Christian nurse under fire over Muslim prayer room

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