Reality Check about Christians in Pakistan

Listening to the commercial media in Western countries, one can be forgiven for thinking that in countries like Iraq or Pakistan, there is a Klashinkov-toting Muslim around every corner hunting down Christians and other non-Muslims.

On my last trip to Pakistan, I stayed in one of largest Christian neighbourhoods in Pakistan, which has an approximately fifty-fifty Christian-Muslim population.  And, in line with the overt religiosity of Pakistanis, I was awakened on Sunday morning with sound from the Sunday mass disturbing the neighbourhood, just as Muslim events do.

Enjoy some pictures from Lahore:

A minaret and a church spire:

My barber – notice the ‘Lamb’-themed portrait in his shop:

Posters advertising Christmas events: