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.
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Friesen, Herb. "Pakistan." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 26 Feb 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pakistan&oldid=93235.
Friesen, Herb. (1987). Pakistan. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pakistan&oldid=93235.
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