Looking for Lodge

Discussion in 'Locating a Lodge' started by Ali Ahmed, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Ali Ahmed

    Ali Ahmed Registered User

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    I'm looking for Lodge in Pakistan
     
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  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    You will not find one.
     
  3. bro.william

    bro.william Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, Freemasonry was banned in Pakistan in 1972 (as is the case in many Muslim-majority nations).
    See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry_in_Asia#Pakistan
    And here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suppression_of_Freemasonry#Islamic_world

    Many of the buildings were taken over by the national or state governments, such as this one:
    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1424181/masons-battle-free-lodges-punjab-govt/

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.

    There does seem to be a remnant of Pakistani Freemasonry from earlier days, however. The UGLE website lists a secretary for the District Grand Lodge of Pakistan, although he appears to have a UK phone number, which suggests some sort of rump organisation in exile. Note that the position of Grand Master is vacant, which I assume means the GL is, for all practical purposes, defunct. (Perhaps other brethren could fill in the blanks, here.)
    https://www.ugle.org.uk/about/districts-groups/14-asia/111-pakistan
     
  4. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    As has been mentioned, no Freemasonry in Pakistan as it is an illegal pastime there.
     

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