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Student Christian Movement of Pakistan

 

Student Christian Movement in Pakistan became an autonomous movement after statehood in 1947. Due to religious factors, the movement has been facing many problems. However, they are still active in few towns and cities among college students, teachers, church leaders to organise Bible studies and social work.

The SCMs in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Bangladesh and Myanmar have common origin. Members from academic community, theological and church leaders from undivided India and Ceylon come together to start Student Christian Association of India and Ceylon in 1912 in Serampore, West Bengal. Though Myanmar (Burma) was joined in the movement in 1920, due to political changes towards separate nationhood in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar formed their own autonomous movements.

 

Contact:

SCM of Pakistan
c/o NCC Pakistan
32-B, Shahr-e-Fatima Jinnah
Lahore, Pakistan

E-mail: scmpakistan[at]hotmail.com

 

Country information

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Country Pakistan
Capital name: Islamabad
geographic coordinates:
33 42 N, 73 10 E
time difference:
UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Population 176,242,949 (July 2009 est.)
GMT +5
Location Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
Area total: 803,940 sq km
land:
778,720 sq km
water:
25,220 sq km
Ethnic groups Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhagirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28%
Religions Muslim 95% (Sunni 75%, Shia 20%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 5%
Languages Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski and other 8%
Government type federal republic
National holiday Republic Day, 23 March (1956)
Constitution 12 April 1973; suspended 5 July 1977, restored 30 December 1985; suspended 15 October 1999, restored in stages in 2002; amended 31 December 2003; suspended 3 November 2007; restored on 15 December 2007
Legal system based on English common law with provisions to accommodate Pakistan's status as an Islamic state; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
Internet country code .pk

 

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