Major Religions: Islam 98.9%, Christianity 0.7%
Prevalent Ideology: Islam
Leader: President Mamnoon Hussain
Pakistan was created to provide an independent homeland for Indian Muslims. The country struggles with widespread corruption and Taliban-linked militants.
Life for Christians
Christians in Pakistan are often marginalized. They have few educational opportunities, and many live in poverty. They are beaten, raped, abducted and murdered, but the government rarely investigates or brings their attackers to justice. Suicide bombers have targeted several churches, killing and wounding hundreds. The county’s blasphemy laws are used to target Christians, and many have been killed as a result of accusations.
VOM supports Bible distributions, evangelistic outreaches and discipleship programs as well as providing medical, practical and spiritual assistance to imprisoned Christians, families of martyrs and front-line workers.