KATHERINE KIVIAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Pakistan: Christians in Pakistan

Christians make up only 1.5% of the population of Pakistan, a country which is 97% Muslim. Christians living in Pakistan face serious problems, including unequal employment and education opportunities, and poor housing facilities. Many are scared go by their Christian names or to wear physical symbols of their faith in fear that they will be charged with blashemy for defaming Islam.

Pakistani woman walks by a group of men playing cards infront of a church in the France Christian Colony in F7/4 Islamabad, Pakistan on August 19, 2008.  Christians make up only 1.5% of the population of Pakistan, a country which is 97% Muslim.  Christians living in Pakistan face serious problems, including unequal employment and education opportunities, and poor housing facilities.  Many are scared go by their Christian names or to wear physical symbols of their faith in fear that they will be charged with blashemy for defaming Islam.
  
  
     
  
Christian Pakistani family sitting on their roof in front of a Pakistani Christian flag inside the France Christian Colony in F7/4 Islamabad, Pakistan on August 19, 2008.  Christians make up only 1.5% of the population of Pakistan, a country which is 97% Muslim.  Christians living in Pakistan face serious problems, including unequal employment and education opportunities, and poor housing facilities.  Many are scared go by their Christian names or to wear physical symbols of their faith in fear that they will be charged with blashemy for defaming Islam.
  
Pakistani Christians at St. Thomas church in Islamabad, Pakistan
  
Christian Pakistani girls hanging out in the France Christian Colony in Islamabad, Pakistan on August 28, 2008.
     
  
  
Christian Pakistani children playing with toy guns on Christmas day at a Christian colony in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  
Christian Pakistani family sitting on their roof in front of a Pakistani Christian flag inside the France Christian Colony in F7/4 Islamabad, Pakistan on August 19, 2008.  Christians make up only 1.5% of the population of Pakistan, a country which is 97% Muslim.  Christians living in Pakistan face serious problems, including unequal employment and education opportunities, and poor housing facilities.  Many are scared go by their Christian names or to wear physical symbols of their faith in fear that they will be charged with blashemy for defaming Islam.
     
  
  
Christian church outside the France Christian Colony in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  
The Salvation Army church center in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
     
  
Pakistani Christian church at night in red light district of Lahore, Pakistan.
  
  
Roshan Gul, 37 years old, Bee Keeper at her home in Dashtesa Han village outside Bamiyan city, Afghanistan.