The Christian community in the country and across the globe is preparing to celebrate the festival of Christmas day (25 December), with festivity and religious fervour.
The celebrations began on Christmas eve with prayer services of midnight mass in the churches.
The festivities include distributing gifts among children, singing hymns, prayers, and attending Mass.
Christians would offer special prayers, and decorate Christmas trees at homes and places of worship.
In Pakistan, Christmas preparations are in full swing. Christmas trees have been built and the churches have been illuminated with special lights.
Members of the Christian community living in twin cities (Rawalpindi-Islamabad) have also decorated their homes and streets with Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, tableware, lights, stockings etc.