Pakistan bishop continues to fight government takeover of Anglican college

By Rachel Farmer
Posted Nov 25, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] A battle over control of an Anglican college in Pakistan is continuing this month after new legal moves by the Pakistan government to implement its nationalization of schools and colleges. The Primate of the united Church of Pakistan and Bishop of Peshawar, Humphrey Peters, said recent court action by the governor of Peshawar over Edwardes College last month had set aside previous rulings maintaining its independence and diocesan control.

The bishop said: “Our provincial government going into the court against the High Court’s order of 2016 is a clear indication that it does not want to see the church control over the college. The government’s initiation of going into the Court against the decision in favor of the Pakistani Church is also a violation of Pakistan’s Constitution.”

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