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Mennonite Central Committee undertook refugee work in Lahore, 1948-49, just after the partition of India; participated in a land-leveling project, 1960-76; distributed relief supplies in East Pakistan, 1963-1971; and was briefly involved with Afghan refugees, 1981-82.

The Mennonite Brethren Board of Missions and Services sent Gertrude Klassen, RN (Canada) to the Mission Hospital, Tank, to work with World Mission Prayer League in a village health program, November 1981-May 1985. Ophthalmologist Herb Friesen and his family worked at the Christian Hospital, Taxila, February 1982-August 1983, and with the SERVE relief agency in Peshawar (Afghan Eye Hospital, August 1983-. The Gordon Nickel family (Canada) and Keiko Hamano (Japan) began a church planting ministry in Karachi in 1987.


Mennonite Brethren General Conference Yearbook (1981): 109.

Author(s) Herb Friesen
Date Published 1987

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Friesen, Herb. "Pakistan." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 5 Aug 2021.

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Friesen, Herb. (1987). Pakistan. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 August 2021, from


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 669. All rights reserved.

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