Sources of persecution: Islamic extremism/Organised corruption
Pakistan's Christians are caught in the crossfire between Islamic militant organizations that routinely target Christians, and an Islamizing culture that leaves Christians isolated from the rest of the population. The notorious blasphemy laws continue to have devastating consequences for minorities, including Christians. Women and girls from minority groups are particularly vulnerable, and sexual assaults against underage Christian girls by Muslim men continue to be reported. In September 2013, a twin bomb attack on Anglican All Saints Church in Peshawar left 89 people dead.
- Many Christians who can afford to are leaving the country. Ask God to give His people courage to remain as a witness to their nation.
- For the newly elected Prime Minister. Ask God to move him to take action to defend the rights of Christians and other minority groups.
- For protection for young Christian girls who are particularly at risk of abduction or assault.