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Country Profile: Pakistan

Pakistan has an impressive a 1,046 kilometre (650 miles) coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, although sunbathers are not to be seen in this Islamic republic.   This area of 796,000 square kilometres is where South Asia links central Asia with the Middle East, bordering Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast.

Pakistan offers both sandy beaches and mangrove swamps in the south, to icy mountains to the north and west, with the fertile Indus valley running the length of the country.  The Tharparkar desert in the southern province of Sindh is the only fertile desert in the world. 

There are currently around 170 million people in Pakistan. Uncontrolled population growth and a massive refugee problem as a result of long-term war, together with the large-scale earthquake centred in the north of the country in October 2005, has hugely impoverished this nation.

The capital city is Islamabad, with 1.1 million people.  The official language is Urdu, with 69 other local languages.

Pakistan achieved independence from the British in 1947, followed by a number of military dictatorships. Pakistan is an Islamic republic, but there is a surprising degree of religious freedom, under the law.

OM began working in Pakistan in 1979, encouraging national believers to build up the Church in Pakistan, alongside expatriate workers. Working together with local churches we seek to equip believers for life and support the national Church.  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.

Missions Gallery

Pakistan :: A School of Mission student encourages an elderly woman through prayer.
Pakistan :: Several injured and affected members in the 2016 Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, who attended OMs relief event.
Pakistan :: Children pray during the programme at Kids Games.
Pakistan :: A group leads a Bible study.
Pakistan :: A film is shown in a Kids club.
Pakistan :: A team member tells a story during in a Kids club.
Pakistan :: Children at a Kids Club pray for those who dont know Jesus.
Pakistan :: Preaching Gods word in a house church.
Pakistan :: A team member teaches the Bible in a school.
Pakistan :: A book table is set up to promote Gospel literature and the ministry of OM.
Pakistan :: Prayer in villages throughout Pakistan strengthen families and communities.
Pakistan :: A Pashtun man repairs shoes as a means of income.

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