This website is about the GOAN Christian Community of Pakistan. Every Goan has ancestral roots in Goa, India, formerly a Portuguese colony. All Goans of Pakistan are predominantly Catholic. Although the 'Christian Community of Pakistan' has contributed immensely to nation-building; this endeavor is solely dedicated to researching, highlighting and archiving the GOAN community's historical background, cultural heritage, significant achievements and contribution to Pakistan, before and after independence.

 
Armed Forces & Intelligence Services


Goans have been quite prominent in the armed forces of Pakistan and have been well-recognized for their astute administrative skills, bravery and intelligence. Among the most distinguished and feared men in the Central Intelligence Department (CID) was the highly competent Blasť Mascarenhas, who was decorated with a 'Tamgha-e-Khidmat' by the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan.

Blasť retired as the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau and settled abroad. Another name that came up was that of Patrick J. Rodrigues who was also a senior Intelligence Officer of high repute in early 1960s.

Men who served the Pakistan armed forces with honour and distinction were Brigadier Mervyn Cardoza who was also decorated with the Tamgha-e-Khidmat in one of the Indo/Pak wars; his brother Colonel Eric Cardoza, Lt. Col. David DeSouza, Major Joseph Lobo, Major Kenneth Cardoza, and Brigadier Dr. Hilary Zuzarte of the Medical Corp (seconded to the Pakistan Air Force as an Air Commodore) and Brigadier F.G. Pinto, Director Pakistan Signals. Major-General Eustace DíSouza of the Indian Army was a student of St. Patrickís High School, Karachi.

Cdr. Stanislaus DeSouza, Cdr. Arthur Cardoza, Lt. Cdr. Phillip Menezes served the Pakistan Navy; and Air Commodore Charles Zuzarte, Flt. Lt. Reginald Nazareth and Flt. Lt Rudy DíSouza (who was in-charge of the combined Armed Forces Band) were proud members of the Pakistan Air Force. Both the Zuzarte brothers (Hilary and Charles) were decorated with the Sitara-e-Basalat (S.Bt.).

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