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.


The 'principal objective' of this website is to search and accumulate information about Goans of Pakistan and store it in one place as reference material for those interested in this subject.

Information herein, are based on recollections and opinions of contributors, interviewees, published by-liners and well-wishers, and who are of Goan-Catholic and/or other Christian origins, and not necessarily those of the author only. Therefore, this website does not construe the views of the Christian community of Pakistan, in general.

It's almost 200 years since the first Goans set foot in Kurrachee (Karachi) but unfortunately very little information was available at any one place/source. The only way possible to reach this point, as it is noted at the time of the launch of this website (September 15, 2009), was to talk and listen to people who were witnesses to the noted milestones, and who are today in the twilight of their lives. The precious information gathered from the beautiful memories of their past is now the real treasure-chest of this website and acknowledged with sincere thanks. It is fairly understood that all the information given/shared is of their own free will and without any reservations or conditions.

Thus, the contents noted herein are based on information I have gathered over several years of contemplative study and also information conveyed by people I have met or have received emails from, various memoirs and articles written by different people, here and abroad, and points noted from a handful of published magazines and photographs. All visitors to this website are welcome to use any part of the information herein, provided due credit is given to its source, i.e.

The information from this website in any form, if used by any individual or organization, for any other purpose or intent, other than the 'principal objective' as noted above, will do so at their own discretion/risk, and the website and its owner, will be not be liable or responsible.

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