The book launch of "Churches of Pakistan", was held on Monday at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. Authored by Dr. Safdar Ali Shah and Syed Javaid Kazi, the book is a compilation of photographs and text depicting the many churches standing in Pakistan today.
Churches from Karachi to Nathia Gali and in between are presented in the book. From steeples built in Victorian style to the Romanesque fashion of St. Lawrence’s church, the book showcases the evolution of architecture as well as documenting the spread and span of Christianity in Pakistan. - Text by Sara Faruqi and Photos by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com
A coffee table book, Churches of Pakistan, has been published by Paramount and will also be launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
Asif Noorani (Centre) one of the guest speakers at the launch spoke on how well the churches had been photographed, adding some pictures were taken very imaginatively.
A guest flips through the book, which will be sold for Rs. 2,500 in bookstores.
Sister Julie (Second from right), of St. Joseph's Convent sits in the audience. After the launch she was quick to purchase the book and to ?go home and read it?.
A church in Nathia Gali is displayed in this photograph of the book.
Francis Campbell (Left), British Deputy High Commissioner and David Martin (Right), Country Director, British Council Pakistan, mingle with some guests after the launch. Campbell commented that the book itself showcased the ?contribution of a minority faith to wider society?.