|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Government||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
|Leader||Prime Minister Imran Khan|
Following Jesus is extremely difficult in Pakistan. Christians are considered second-class citizens and are discriminated against in many aspects of life. Converts face violent persecution from their community and extremist groups; many believers live in poverty as a result of their social standing.
Converting to Christianity is dangerous. Those wishing to leave Islam and follow Jesus are often threatened by their family or community. Their new faith is viewed as shameful. Churches are regularly monitored and subject to frequent attacks.
Christians in Pakistan face discrimination in work and education, and jobs that are considered ‘unclean’ are officially reserved for Christians. The blasphemy law means Christians may lose their jobs, social standing, or even their lives for speaking about their faith in Jesus.
Pray that believers with a Muslim background will pursue God rather than social acceptance.
Pray for Christians to preach the gospel with boldness, even in the face of increased opposition.
Pray for protection over Christians as they deal with Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.