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REPORT: First Pakistani citizen allowed to register as Jewish since 1980’s

 

Fox News reported Wednesday on how Wilson Chowdry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, spoke for Fischel Benkald, 29, with the Pakistani High Commission in London to facilitate the first Jewish registration in decades.

By JTA

 

Pakistan has allowed one of its 180 million citizens to publicly register as a Jew for the first time since the 1980s.

Fischel Benkald, 29, was notified on Tuesday that the religious status in his National Database and Registration Authority profile can be changed from Muslim to Jew, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Benkald, who was born Faisal Benkald, was brought up by a Jewish mother and Muslim father in Karachi. Continue Reading »