Christmas Greetings from Pakistan

Posted on December 25, 2009
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Adil Najam

Christmas Greetings from all our Christian readers in Pakistan, and around the world. On this auspicious day, we at ATP join in them in praying for peace and goodwill to all.

Both Owais and I are in Pakistan these days – Owais in Karachi and I in Islamabad – and it was heartening to see Christmas being celebrated with zeal here in Islamabad (especially, a colony where a number of Christians live in F-6 was lit up elegantly and beautifully). Also heartening to me were the photographs above.

I know, I know. Most will say these are PR photos and therefore meaningless. PR photos, they certainly are. But they are not meaningless. The message that is being conveyed is important to convey – and repeatedly – even when those conveying it may be doing so only for political reasons. Because the message spreads. And this message – that Pakistan is a country of all Pakistanis, of all religions and creed – is one that must never be forgotten.

Of the pictures above the one with Prime Minister Gillani is from last week – at a multi-faith Christmas celebration – and the one with Santa Clause and Nawaz Sharif is from last year. Of course, many interesting captions could be concocted about the third photograph but one hopes that the message that we really take is the message that Mr. Jinnah – whose birthday we celebrate today – would have wanted us to take. Pakistan is for all Pakistanis, of all faiths, of all believes, of all creeds.

It is in the same spirit that we also share with you these wonderful pictures of various churches in Pakistan decorated for Christmas this year (churches in Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad, Nowshehra Virkan, Rawalpindi, and Karachi respectively).

We hope you have seen before our post on the historic and modern churches in Pakistan. If you have not, today would be a good day to do so.

Once again, Christmas greetings from all our Christian readers in Pakistan, and around the world. And praying of peace and goodwill to all.

22 responses to “Christmas Greetings from Pakistan”

  1. samir sardana says:

    AS JESUS HIMSELF SAID THAT PAUL WAS A LIAR !

    U SEE PAUL LIED ABOUT HIS APOSTLESHIP ! dindooohindoo

    “And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars.” Revelation 2:2

    If Paul was not called a liar about his apostleship, then why does he specifically say in 1 Timothy 2:7 he is not lying about his apostleship?

    LYING AND IDOLATORTY IS COOL FOR PAUL ! HIS JESUS ENCOUNTER IN THE DESERT WAS CONTRADICTED BY JESUS HIMSELF !

    Paul claimed to have encountered Jesus in the desert on the road to Damascus. Jesus told me in Matthew 24:26 when someone claims to see him in the desert don’t believe him. Should I take the advice of Jesus?

    THE BEST PRACTICE OF REPETITIVE LYING = TRUTH = USED BY JEWS /CHRISTAINS AND HINDOOO SCUM !

    Paul calls himself an apostle over 13 times and starts a majority of his epistles off with this title. No where in scripture does any other apostle refer to him as an apostle.

    ONLY 2 PEOPLE OTHER THAN PAUL REFRREED TO PAUL AS THE APOTSLE ! GOD BLESS !

    AS JESUS SAID – MOSES WAS A LIAR AND A CHEAT !

    For the law was given by Moses but grace and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ,
    No man hath heard God at any time. (John 1:17-18 and John 5:37 + 61)

    Moses gave you not that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. (John 6:32)

  2. Habibies says:

    Nawaz Shareef is Muslim or Christian …? :O

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