The church of St. Dominic was built in 1962. The parish is also home to a convent, St. Dominic's Middle School for boys and the Dominican Convent School for girls. In Bahawalpur, there are about 2,000 Catholic families and about 250 churches of pakistani families. The christians of pakistani community had no place of worship of their own, so they were offered the use of St. Dominic's Church for their sunday morning services.
Father Zafar Iqbal, the first Pakistani Dominican priest, was the parish priest of St. Dominic's Church until his death from a motorcycle crash on February 19, 2009.