In its literal Persian translation Pakistan means 'Land of the Pure.' When Pakistan was created in 1947 there were high hopes for this new nation as there was a clean state to start from. It was the first nation in modern times to be formed on the basis of religion, but it was founded with a solidly secular, western style, constitution. Pakistan was not a nation that seemed susceptible to the pressure of Islamic fundamantalism. This book is a thorough analysis of the Christian Community in Pakistan. It reveals a gradual shift in the Pakistan State, and is a clear warning to the West and minorities in other Muslim countries around the world of what can happen when conservative Islamic voices come to fore.