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)
Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre named the country’s new cabinet and announced the 26 nominated names in consultation with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. It is done to dovetail into President Mohamud’s agenda of tackling drought, insecurity, developing the country’s economy and creating jobs for Somali youth. The named cabinet ministers have education and experience and they can fulfil their duties. Among the new ministers is former al-Shabaab deputy leader and spokesman, Mukhtar Robow. He was named Religion Minister. He has been under house arrest for the past three years following a disagreement with former Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi. Pray for God’s instructions and ways to change the political situation in Somalia and create new beginnings in the country with His presence and grace (The Bible, 2 Samuel 21:1).