Day 28

NOVEMBER | 2022

Pakistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Pakistan Demographic Survey revealed that infant mortality rates have dropped, but so has the overall average life expectancy, decreasing to 65 years. Praise God for better education and health care support for women and infant health. As life expectancy is quite low, pray that people will not postpone consideration of the afterlife until it’s too late. Pray that the Holy Spirit will stir up dissatisfaction with Islam, causing many to find peace in the truth around Jesus Christ and the hope and assurance of salvation that He offers (The Bible, 1 John 5:12-13).

Source: Life expectancy in Pakistan edges lower to 65 years (Dawn)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Pakistan has the world’s third-largest Muslim population. Pakistan’s political and economic systems are crippled by the interference of refugees and radical Islamists. Pakistan officially hosts 1.4 million refugees, but it has been flooded with millions of people from Afghanistan in the last 18 months. At least 48 terrorist and extremist groups – including the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and IS – also find a home in Pakistan. 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 very real 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%