Day 28

MAY | 2022

Pakistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A vote of no confidence saw leader Imran Khan removed from his position, and Shehbaz Sharif was voted in as the new Prime Minister. A very fragile alliance between 11 different parties was needed for the vote of no confidence. Pray for wisdom for the new Prime Minister as he seeks to move forward. The key failure of the previous ruling party was their inability to deliver on their election promises. Pray that the Lord will guide his footsteps towards greater stability. Pray for his salvation. The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (The Bible, Psalm 27:1).

Source: The troubled path ahead for Pakistan’s new prime minister (Al Jazeera)

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%