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April 2017
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Education crisis for Pakistan’s Christian community

A recent survey, released by UK charity Starfish Asia, highlights the dire state of education for the downtrodden Christian community in Pakistan. Conducted in Pakistan’s Punjab province, the survey covered 604 schools for 85,000 poor children. It revealed that four out of five teachers have no teaching qualification, 10 per cent of schools have no blackboards, and 24 per cent of class-2 children have no textbooks, notebooks or pencils. The survey focuses on low-cost, private schools which educate 5 million of Christian background in Pakistan. UNESCO has already highlighted the extent of the nation’s education crisis, saying that Pakistan has ‘some of the worst education...

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On the Silk Road
March 2012
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On the Silk Road

On the Silk Road The southern branch of this ancient trading highway carried silks from China, in exchange for precious stones and spices from India. Today the route is as busy as ever, as gaily painted heavy trucks transport goods to the Chinese border and hundreds of little Suzuki taxis weave in and out of the never ceasing stream of traffic.     About three hours north of Rawalpindi on the Silk Road lies the military town of Abbottabad, of recent notoriety as the hiding place and death scene of Osama bin Laden.    Christian hospital Another few miles further on is to be found the smaller,...

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November 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – Features

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan stretches from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, covering an area of 300,000 square miles. It is bounded by Iran and Afghanistan in the west and India in the east. One third of Kashmir is under Pakistani control. Physical: There are five main geographical areas — alluvial plains in the east, arid plateaux in the west (Baluchistan), hills and semi-arid valleys in the north-west, high mountain ranges in the north (Himalayas and Hindu Kush) and the Sindh desert in the south. The river Indus runs the whole length of the country and is supplied by four major rivers draining down...

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November 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – Feature Article

History The area occupied by Pakistan was once the home of the Indus Valley civilization, the earliest known culture in the Indian subcontinent. It was successively invaded by Aryans, Persians, Greeks led by Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Parthians, Arabs, Turks, Persians and Afghans. Eventually it was brought under British control as part of British north-west India. Pakistan’s creation was the result of Indian Muslims, led by Muhammed Jinnah, agitating for their own political identity. When India achieved independence from Britain in 1947, East and West Pakistan were carved out of the whole, with Jinnah as the first governor-general of Pakistan. This partition led to serious...

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Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – The Marwari Bhils of Pakistan
November 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – The Marwari Bhils of Pakistan

In 1965 a slightly built, rather unassuming-looking man by the name of Dom Ji from the small town of Ghotki in the northern Sindh district of Pakistan came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In the year that followed, this man endured initial opposition and then led about ten others of his relatives to Christ. Dom Ji is from a group of people known as Marwari Bhils, who are found extensively throughout Rajasthan in central western India and also in the south-east of Pakistan. Although Dom Ji is not actually the first Bhil to be baptized (there are baptisms from these people dating...

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November 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – Feature Article

History The area occupied by Pakistan was once the home of the Indus Valley civilization, the earliest known culture in the Indian subcontinent. It was successively invaded by Aryans, Persians, Greeks led by Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Parthians, Arabs, Turks, Persians and Afghans. Eventually it was brought under British control as part of British north-west India. Pakistan’s creation was the result of Indian Muslims, led by Muhammed Jinnah, agitating for their own political identity. When India achieved independence from Britain in 1947, East and West Pakistan were carved out of the whole, with Jinnah as the first governor-general of Pakistan. This partition led to serious...

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