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Old October 23rd, 2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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**Churches in Pakistan**

A beautiful church in Islamabad, Pakistan.





St. Patrick's Cathedral in Karachi, Pakistan.












St. Joseph's Convent School Chapel, Karachi, Pakistan.


The Trinity Church, Karachi, Pakistan.




St. Andrews Church in Karachi, Pakistan.




A new church in Karachi, Pakistan.





An unknown church in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Old October 24th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #2
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beautiful pics...thanks for sharing.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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Beautiful, could you briefly tell us something about the Christians of Pakistan, who are they?
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Old October 24th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #4
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Beautiful, could you briefly tell us something about the Christians of Pakistan, who are they?
christians..of course!!!

i dont get it what u wanna know?

there is a small minority of christians in pakistan. They are local pakistanis who were converted, mostly from hinduism, by missionaries especially during the british rule. Today, they have complete freedom of religion, there are quite a few churches in pakistan. there are regular church services on sundays and christmas/easter in these churches.

what exactly did you want to know?
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Old October 24th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #5
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The churches look really nice. Until now, I didn't think there were churches in Pakistan. (Excuse my ignorance.) I really like the fact that they coexist in that nation and I hope they do so peacefully. Greetings to Pakistan!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #6
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thanks.. and warm greeting to you too.

Yeah they coexist peacefully. They also have thier fair share of representation in government. Infact, according to the constitution, they have a minimum quota reserved for minorities and can also contest on general elections.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #7
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yes but unfortunately there is still quite a bit of discrimination against them. theyre also amongst the poorest people in Pakistan (mostly because they were converted low-caste hindus), and most local churches I've seen reflect this, except in islamabad where the embassies are located and where everything is pretty new and modern anways.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #8
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Ill make a nice contribution to this section! I migth send in a link to my visit to church soon~!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #9
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An unknown Church in the F-8 sector of Islamabd
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #10
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how amazing would st patricks church in karachi look if that monument outfront were encircled by a traffic roundabout, with new and modern buildings surrounding its perimeter!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #11
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Anyone have pics of the Cathedral School/Church in Lahore, Cantonement area ?
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Beautiful, could you briefly tell us something about the Christians of Pakistan, who are they?

Majority are Catholics...but there is a sizable Protestant community as well...
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Old November 1st, 2006, 04:56 AM   #13
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Those are very good looking churches.
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Churches are pretty (although looks do not determine a good church), and it was a surprise for me that they are allowed to exist alongside Muslim majority.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:03 AM   #15
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Most of the Churches in Karachi were built during the Colonial era of British Government from around 1850 to 1947....47 was the year when they had left the India....and India was split bwtween current India and Pakistan
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Right now in Pakistan there are a lot of Christians(most of them are Embassy workers/Tourists), So Churches are here for them....However it is the fact that most of the local Christians are poor......despite the government support them.....and their right are respected......
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:08 AM   #17
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According to some government figures the minority is starting to grow quite fast. It used to be 3 % and it has climbed to 5 % according to official infopak estimates and figures. Thats about 8.25 million!

Our population is growing way too fast and the government cant keep up!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 08:20 PM   #18
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Right now in Pakistan there are a lot of Christians(most of them are Embassy workers/Tourists)
Nope, majority are local Pakistani christians. Embassy workers and tourists are only a teensy weensy minority of Christians in Pakistan.

Here is a church in a village alongside the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway M-2.

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Old December 22nd, 2006, 04:19 PM   #19
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Old December 26th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #20
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hmm, just wondering, if they're Christian why is the veil still worn, or is it more of a cultural thing? Not to make a point on this, the whole debate's gone on long enough as it is, just curious.
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