Day 28

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Pakistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As Pakistan celebrates 75 years of independence, analysts comment that the nation seems more divided than ever. Pakistan is experiencing one of its worst political, constitutional, and economic crises in its 75-year history. Political groups are completely at loggerheads. The judicial system is just not working effectively. The bureaucracy is resisting any changes that may help it work more smoothly. Militant groups have taken root. Pakistan is one of the world’s most dangerous places for Christians. Pray that a new beginning will come for Pakistan. Pray for a cleansing of the land, its history, and its people. Praise God that He offers living waters that heal and restore (The Bible, John 4:10).
Source: Pakistan at 75: A Country in Search of Itself (The Diplomat)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Pakistan has the world’s third-largest Muslim population. It is also one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Pakistan’s political and economic systems are crippled by the interference of refugees and radical Islamists. Pakistan hosts 1.4 million refugees and at least 48 terrorist and extremist groups – including the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and IS. The country’s culture of Islamization with its notorious blasphemy laws has led to devastating consequences for Christian Believers, who experience more violence than almost anywhere else. Threats of violence and terror attacks are a genuine part of life for the Christian community. Despite obstacles, the Church continues to grow, though lack of sound teaching opens the door to corruption, immorality, and low spiritual standards among Christians. Pakistan has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic with the numbers of cases and deaths high, and the economic impact felt keenly among the nation’s poor.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Arif Alvi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Shehbaz Sharif
POPULATION
199 million
CHRISTIANS
0.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
5
REFUGEES
2,962,782
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.39 yrs
LITERACY RATE
55%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
12.4%