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Churches,Gurdawaras, Mandars in Pakistan

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in response to reader comment: We already have chuches, Christian Schools and other religions's worship places!

Submitted by nazar (Pakistan), Jan 18, 2008 at 11:48

Every small ,big town in pakistan has churches.in fact there are many churches in every cities. in gujranwala a city of three million people there is a big seminary run by international council of churches, and all the sects of christians have separate churches. same is the case of all other cities like sialkot,rawalpindi sahiwal lahore and karachi.

Similarly there are gurdawaras amd mundirs in all cities in pakistan. in 1947 hindus and sikhs migrated to india and muslims from there came here. in punjab and frontier province these holy places are not in good condition as nobody lives there to take care and pray there except nankana sahib, narowal ,hasanabdal and lahore, where these are properly looked after and every year huge number of sikhs from allover the world visit them.

In baluchistan and sindh provinces there is a sizeable hindu minority who are free to perform their religion.

Islam does not allow destroying places of worship of other religions. when the second caliph UMAR visited jerusalem thirteen hundred years ago he wanted to pray and was offered a place in a church to pray being a clean and pure place, UMAR declined saying that i would not like to pray here simply because muslims later may not occopy and start converting churches and other places of worship into mosques after conquests.

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