The Muslim Family Who Has Been Taking Care Of Church For 100 Years
Pakistan’s minorities have shrunk from 30% to 3%, which is a tragedy in itself for the country’s pluralistic society. While the incidents of such nature make it to the highlights because of the negativity and the growing intolerance in Pakistani society, engulfing our generations after generations – it’s people like Waheed Murad who reinstate our faith in humanity, tolerance and love. They prove to be torchbearers of hope in the times when compassion becomes a rare sight.
Opposing the popular ‘extremist’ image of Pakistani Muslims, this Muslim family has been looking after a church for about a century in Pakistan. Located on the mountains of Hazara district, the town of Nathia Gali, Waheed Murad has been taking care of St. Matthews Church. The caretakers have passed down custodianship from generations to generations. Waheed is the third generation caretaker of the family and has been looking after the church for 17 years now.