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December 24th, 2011
04:17 PM ET

Christmas in Pakistan

CNN's Reza Sayah talks to Pakistani locals about what Christmas means to them.

Filed under: asia • backstory • journalists • Religion
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  1. Chahenza kosmas

    Wanna hear the pakstan views on x-mass

    December 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claudija

      Hi Chris We are all SOOOOO etcixed to have you come to speak to us this month. It would have been wonderful to get Noelle and Louis as well, but we feel really blessed that you can come home for a visit. I'm not much of a correspondent (I guess you've noticed), but I love receiving your updates and keeping in touch with you all. Love you and thank God for blessing me with the Jones family!!!Bev

      February 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Amr

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        March 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sarah

    Marry Christmas to all
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    December 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herry

      Thanks for the tip, Dan. But we don't want to compromise the rienwatar collection system, since that's our only source for water. We're no where near town hook-up. Anyway, I'm sure the price cuts will hit you at some point. Let us know if you notice anything... we also heard concrete is up, but I'm going to bargain shop some more.

      March 26, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Enrique

        What you're not understanding, Vertigo, is that if we eltiinamed the Social Security tax cap, we would be able to actually lower the Social Security tax rate for 95% of the people paying in. I'm not talking piddly, here, either. The top 5% of Americans make 60% of the income. That means that 60% of American income is paying less than 0.5% when it comes to Social Security taxes. Let's say we double that amount, and the effective tax rate goes to 1% collectively for that richest 5%. We would have enough money from that increased taxation to cut the Social Security tax in half for the rest of the people who pay in! That means that if we would have a flat tax in Social Security, we would all be paying less than 2% of our wages instead of the poor people who can ill afford it paying 7.5% with the rich paying less than 1%.I abhor regressive taxation, whether we be talking about sales tax or Social Security tax. I also don't believe that there is a more important burden on society to fulfill than in taking care of our children and our elderly. For the life of me, I can't understand why the burden of taxation to care for the elderly falls on the lower class. If you think that regressive taxation to fund Social Security is the right thing to do, why not just tax everyone regressively and let the funds trickle down? And you were bashing ME for allegedly supporting supply side economics!ps: I never claimed to be a liberal, nor have I claimed to be a conservative. I'm a strict moderate. Liberals call me conservative and conservatives call me liberal. I guess it comes with the territory.

        May 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
        • Zeynep

          In the past, news' was local. You know a small town in the middle of Nebraska maybe would hear about sohmeting that happened 100 miles away, but only if it was big news.' So news was literally in the hands of the people. Now with internet, television, radio, mp3 and ipads, news and information is everywhere and all the time I can write a news story! Well what happens is two-fold. First, there's so much information and so many ways of getting it that outlet A, in order to make money, needs to guzzy up the story a bit to make people buy it. And B) the telephone game goes on. And since it's so easy to publish opinions (like I'm doing now), I can write sohmeting about a story, and the next person can, and the next, and then I can write more of my opinion on my own blog, and the next person and the next and all of a sudden the truth (the actual event or story) gets buried under opinions lots and lots of opinions. If you really wanted to solve this problem, we'd literally have to go back about 100 years, break up the huge metropolises, and get rid of computers and global communication. That's my opinion'.

          July 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hamoody

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        October 3, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Adrian

      Posted on It wont help to spend money we dont have to protect jobs that Obama wants to save. There comes a time we have to bite the bulelt and protect the borders even if it is on a volunter basis and with the borders so compromised now we need real bulelts in real guns to stop the infiltration rather than cede land to Mexico because the creep will continue until it hits middle America, if it hasnt already. Our Country should be sovereign and English speaking, undiluted and free from outside influence from the White House.

      October 3, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Onukwube Nnamani

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year My fellow brother's and sister's in Christ living in Pakistan.

    December 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geisya

      Muslim Brotherhood In Our House Vetting Obamaa0a0a0a0 “Please understand that there is a dotiincsitn between Islam as a faith which, along with every other religion, has its own problems, and “Islamism,” which is an ideology, a political ideology, that says that Western Civilization has to be destroyed.”

      March 26, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Tatiana

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        May 12, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
        • Renami

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          October 1, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Nael

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      October 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hrishi

    I am sorry but. This looks nicely staged. I know there is a want to reduce extremist point of view towards pakistan.. But, staging isnt a good idea.. show the truth.

    December 25, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Femi tunde

    Merry xmas and happy new year to my brodas and sisters n christ n Pakistan.God bless you all and keep all christìans around the world in His own way.

    December 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aima

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      March 26, 2012 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
      • pascal

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        May 12, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
        • Juanyta

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  6. Jeffry

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    March 26, 2012 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      You are an excellent wretir even if I have thought your writing seems sad sometimes! I am so glad you are honest! The truth will set you free, is true! I love you and I am so blessed to be your Mom!

      May 12, 2012 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |