When Pakistan first gained independence in 1947, it showed hope of offering religious freedom to minority groups. But that hope had faded by 1956, when Pakistan ratified its first constitution and declared itself an Islamic Republic. Today, Christians in Pakistan face intense discrimination. Restricted Nations: Pakistan blends history, current events and testimonies to tell the story of Christian persecution in Pakistan. Despite the persecution and government oppression, Christians hold fast to their hope in Jesus. And some boldly share that hope with Muslims around them.