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Odd this Christmas is a tough time for Pakistan's three million Christians that country's Muslim majority.
Often accuse them of siding with the United States as tensions between America and Pakistan.
Continue to grow so do -- discrimination and alienation.
-- -- -- in Islamabad with more Connor.
Well great Pakistan is increasingly becoming a difficult place to live for all of its citizens.
But particularly to the Christian.
In one of Pakistan's poorest neighborhoods Christmas lights are -- -- up decorations are being at home.
Santa is coming to town.
This is this season to celebrate.
It's -- -- the business.
And here's the me -- -- -- alone but this Christmas comes at the end -- a very difficult year for the nearly three million Christians living in Pakistan.
Most of -- don't -- Because.
There are so many jobless people.
Christians have long been one of Pakistan's most marginalized communities living in poverty without running water or electricity.
Discrimination has long kept them out of the best jobs making Christians second class citizen.
They are facing more challenges as companies -- The most women pockets -- With -- -- Americanism on the rise Pakistan's Christians say they are being harassed and persecuted.
-- religious extremists who associate -- with America and blamed them for the US drone program.
That has killed thousands of -- the eighties.
Earlier this year the Taliban shot and killed Shabazz -- a prominent Christian political leader the sign of the growing tension.
Still despite the countless problems Pakistan's Christians refuse to allow their troubles.
To ruin Christmas.
There are also broadened it out of that to see you -- on -- -- And but we -- you forgot about that than Christmas songs that we forget.
Christian leaders here Pakistan's say the government is making an effort to reach out of the Christian community this week there's a tree lighting ceremony -- for the first time ever the prime minister.
Actually attended that events and that.
It was a small step but Christian leaders say a lot more needs to be done right Conner Powell -- in Islamabad Merry Christmas thanks.
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