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Old December 27th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #21
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nice churches, that one in Islamabad have a cool design and material.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #22
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St. John's Cathedral, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #23
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very good structure..simply spectacular....
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Old January 16th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #24
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quite a large range of styles
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Old January 17th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #25
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Beautiful churches indeed.

It is very gratifying to know that the Christian community in Pakistan has the freedom to worship. I think people should understand that the idea that Christian communities in Muslim countries do not have the chance to worship openly is simply not correct.

As regards the veil, I think this is a local custom.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:34 AM   #26
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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.
The traditional Pakistani dress for women includes a scarf that is usually not worn on the head unless it is the call to prayer. It is usually used to cover the neck and breasts but lately they have tweaked it a bit.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #27
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Its more of a personal choice for them.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM   #28
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St. Philips Church, Hyderabad, Pakistan.

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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:49 PM   #29
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Great pictures!

Christians and other religious minorities are protected by the preamble and article 20 of the Constitution of Pakistan - theoretically speaking.

However, in practice it is quite different since the authorities often fail to protect minorities against violence and harassment.

In addition, Christian shops have faced police raids etc for selling Christian material.

That being said, Christians and Muslims in Pakistan generally get a long very well - at least that is my impression - although they may be discriminated workwise etc.

It is noteworthy to mention that a Hindu (Rana Bhagwandas) was sworn in as chief justice of Pakistan in august 2005 for a brief period.

Things do appear to be going in the right direction...

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Old February 1st, 2007, 06:07 PM   #30
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Nice churches!!! Is there a thread about great mosques in Pakistan?? I would want to check it out. I love mosques, I think they are amazing especially after seeing the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sabanci Mosque, etc. in Turkey.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #31
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Nice churches!!! Is there a thread about great mosques in Pakistan?? I would want to check it out. I love mosques, I think they are amazing especially after seeing the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sabanci Mosque, etc. in Turkey.
Head on to 'Mehfil Pakistan' section and check in the city threads for, particularly Islamabad and Lahore (and others too). You will find plenty of pictures of mosques. There still isn't a separate thread for mosques in Pakistan. I think I'll do that one too in the future.

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Saint Paul's Church, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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RAWALPINDI, Feb 28: Renovation work on Saint Paul’s Church is in progress as it completes 100 years of its existence.
The church is the second oldest in Rawalpindi after Christ Church which was built 150 years ago.
Former federal minister for minorities and culture S. K. Tressler, who is the patron of the Church Committee, told Dawn that the decaying bricks of the church’s outer portion had been replaced with grey tiles.
Engineers and experts were also repairing the cracks that had developed in the structure of the church.
Mr Tressler said the government had allocated Rs2 million for the renovation work and hoped that an additional amount would also be provided for the renovation of the building’s interior.
A number of plants had grown on the roof of the church which were weeded out.
He said the most difficult phase was the renovation of the church’s tower, where bricks were reinforced through beams and iron to preserve its original grandeur.
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whoa, i never thought that there are churches in pakistan.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #33
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Another view of All Saint's Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Old April 8th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #34
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Another view of All Saint's Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

looks like a Mosque with a cross
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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #35
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True, but it goes to show that a church needn't just be either gothic or classical. It can reflect the architectural traditions of the country where it is built. Vice versa for a mosque built in the west.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #36
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I agree with that. Buildings do have an architectural touch of the country.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #37
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The Main Protestant Denomination is if i'm not mistaken the Church of Pakistan, which is an alliance of many denominations centered around the Anglicans.

I'm glad things are getting better for Pakistani Christians. One of our Church members fled Pakistan a while back because of government harassment.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #38
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Pakistans Chirsitian community have faced hard times unfortunately, but we hope that things will continue to improve as people become more educated and open minded.
While their are isolated incidences every now and then, which ofcourse shouldnt occur at all, the vast majority of Christians are relatively free to practice their faith...
Im proud to have these beautiful buildings dotting our landscape, and im proud of the Pakistani Christians community.
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Nice churches!!! Is there a thread about great mosques in Pakistan?? I would want to check it out. I love mosques, I think they are amazing especially after seeing the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sabanci Mosque, etc. in Turkey.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=123798

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Old May 26th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #40
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Sacred Heart Church, Lahore, Pakistan.
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St. Andres Presbyterian Church, Lahore, Pakistan.
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