Forty-five-year-old Anila was an Urdu teacher in a missionary school in Lahore before she left for Thailand in September 2013, joining thousands of Pakistani Christians living there illegally. This Nepali New Testament - Old Version(Serampore) contains a map in the back, and double column format throughout. These settlements offered Punjabi Christians land that was heavily subsidised by the church, discrimination-free social and business environment and Church-provided civic amenities such as education. Difficult to translate, the word connotes dark skin, low social status and untouchability. Businesses were routinely attacked with demands for extortion and Christian women living in the neighbourhood were frequently harassed. the accounts of the Seram- By that time the exodus of educated Pakistani Christians was already well under way. Religious minorities align themselves with either Baloch or Pakhtun groups and, in return, get their religious, economic and security problems attended to. Today, thousands of Christians live in six of the seven tribal agencies. “They prefer to call themselves Chuhra,” he wrote. They looked suspicious and were asked to explain their presence in Essa Nagri. The military government of General Ziaul Haq – that took over power in 1977 – only expedited Christian departures. Singha also talked about how Christians in Pakistan were viewed with suspicion. "As this Bible begins to move out of the Christian community into the community at large, as this easy-to-read version is a complete Bible, it'll be used extensively in training illiterates to read." Nasir’s father came to Quetta from Sialkot in 1965 as part of this wave of migration. That turned out to be a symbol of how life was to change for Punjabi Christians in Pakistan. The mob blocked the nearby road, raised passionate religious slogans and finally attacked the houses of Christians living in Korian, burning them all down. And over the heavens they shine. Home Bible Course]. We do not get any rights or liberties. Christians were enraged when, on March 29, 1972, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – then working as chief martial law administrator of the country – nationalised private educational institutions, including those run by the Christian missionary organisations. His reasons are sentimental: his father – Barkat Masih who moved to Quetta from Daska town in Punjab – was once a pastor here. Orakzai is the only agency with no recorded Christian population. Young boys at a Christian colony in Gulberg, Lahore. The first full Punjabi Bible was produced in 1852 and another in 1959, known as the Old Version (OV). Residents at a Christian colony in Lahore. Mubarak Masih used to run a small church from his home in Lahore’s Youhanabad area and was “always fearful for security”. It was observed by Ibbetson, in the Punjab Census Reports, that the religion of the Chuhras is nearer Christianity in its principles than any other religion in India. All his six brothers and their families now live in Youhanabad. Info Source:, PANJABI--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only: Roman Character   “We had never thought of picking up a broom and cleaning streets,” says Mehtab Masih, born in 1936 in a village in Sheikhupura district. ], "THE Dogura, or Jumboo, Living amidst the natives, far from the haunts of civilization, he came to speak and write Urdu and Punjabi,” an America-based Catholic journal wrote in 1912, with an unmistakable whiff of white man’s burden to civilize the darker races. These model villages were able to provide decent living conditions to a few thousand Christian converts. Her grandfather migrated to Balochistan from Sialkot in 1902. Willy Van den Broucke, known as Father Henri, a Belgian missionary, set up Youhanabad and Bahar Colony in Lahore in the 1960s. A version of the The same 1961 census put the profession of Isais as sweepers. Close to 40 years after coming to Derekabad, Sardar Masih, Baba Lahoria and thousands of others living with them still do not formally own the farmland here in spite of a generally sympathetic judiciary and occasional administrative orders issued in their favour. One of the major reasons for better economic and social life for Christians in Quetta is the high rate of education among them. Panjabi... **File: Punjabi Bible History (3)--1860   “Higher education, sponsorship by relatives and theological training were few of the vehicles used for migration,” he says in a phone interview. Punjabi, also spelt Panjabi, is spoken mainly by over eighty million people mainly in the Pakistani province of Punjab, and the Indian state of Punjab. The United Presbyterian Church, Church of Scotland, the Salvation Army, Church of England and, later, the Catholic Church and Methodist Church set up about 20 villages in Punjab in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to bring together scattered local converts in order to improve their socio-economic conditions. In 1947, he was Punjab Assembly’s speaker and one of the three Christian members of the assembly who voted in favour of Punjab becoming a part of Pakistan. Aziz Fazal was one of the injured. of Pakistani Punjabi Christian If we start to ponder in History we came to know that in Pakistan Christianity was first introduced in Punjab .In 1948-50 Pastor John Newton and Pastor Forman started preaching Gospel in Lahore .F C (Forman Christian colleague) colleague in Lahore is still a living proof of this fact which is in the name of Pastor Forman. During the March 2013 proceedings of a suo motu hearing about the attack on Joseph Colony, the Supreme Court, too, suspected that land grabbing could be the reason behind it. Protectively watching them from the corner of the room is their teacher, Margaret James. Some settled in neighbourhoods with mixed population. Many younger Christians here are either studying or working in health and social-work sectors.