Official Country Name:Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Government:Federal Parliamentary Republic
Religious Demographics:Muslim ±95%, Christian ±2%, Evangelical Christian 0.6%, Hindu ±1%, Baha'i <1%, Sikh <1%
Number of Evangelicals
Roots in Islam but Growth in the Gospel
Pakistan is a Muslim-majority state that was created in 1947, splitting from India after Indian Muslims demanded a homeland of their own. When first established, the country was comprised of two parts: the east and west wing. Several wars followed, leading to the creation of Bangladesh and Pakistan, previously the east and west wings, in 1971 Source: Link.
The country is hemmed in by mountains in the north and west and trapped by desert in the east and southeast. Almost 50% of Pakistan's population is considered literate, a problem that is difficult to overcome as the Pakistani economy offers low levels of security due to increasing terrorism. Coupled with Pakistan's low number of evangelicals and high number of unreached, the believers in the country have great potential to grow the church and reach those next to them.