Pakistan is a large populated country with a total population of 180 million people. 96 % are Muslims while rest of 4% are religious minorities ,2% Christian and other two percent are Hindu, Sikhs and Ahmedi. After the partition of British India in 1947 when Pakistan and India became two separate nations. Founding Father of Pakistan known as Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah's 11th August Speech is one of the most notable , where he said “ You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed -- that has nothing to do with the business of the State." In the same speech he also said, "We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle: that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State." one year later in 1948, Quaid-e-Azam passed away.
Hate and intolerance for beliefs other than Islam is very basic root cause of discrimination and militancy in Pakistan. Islamic religious organization claimed Pakistan as “Land of Pure People”. They presume that there is only one pure nation on the face of the earth. That is Muslims. They also claim that Pakistan is made for Muslims and all other religious minorities are foreign at this land. A sharp politician Zulifiqar Ali Bhutto figured out that if he please religious authorities and religious organizations around, he can have any favor and may prolong his power era in the name of Islam. So he gave a new constitution to Pakistani nation in 1973 which developed discrimination and militancy lawful under state umbrella.
All religious minorities especially Christians are under attack of Islamic radical groups and individuals.Various religious militants are aggressively involve in anti- Christian activities , especially against those who are involve in the spread of Gospel in Pakistan.Police force and other securities agencies are also failed to help and protect Christians churches, institutions and their leadership from the attacks of fanatics that make situation more pitiful and horrible.
Message Church that are spread in all four provinces of Pakistan. There are over 130 established Message churches while several small groups and individuals are standing firm in their belief and following the light of the last hour. Missions activities such as Biblical Teaching Seminars, special conventions and outreach services are not only disliked by Islamic radicals but several Christian denominational groups try to bother the efforts for the spread of Truth. Instead of all difficulities, ,persicution,sufferings and oposition Truth of the Ultimate Word is blessing His forechosen son and daughters near and far of the country of Pakistan. HBT and BCF with the co-support of other sister churches are printing 2000 Message Books in Urdu translation for free distribution among believers.Bro. Anwar is still able to preach the gospel and able to have special meetings and to hold ministers seminar and question answer meetings with believers and ministers in Pakistan.
After the finishing winter season in Pakistan, now brethren in Southren Punjab have arranged two days Minister Seminar in April where over 25 ministers will be gathering from the surrounding area at a central point in the city of Sahiwal for these services.Bro.Barry Coffey and Bro.Anwar are preparing and praying to hold these special services through LIVE STREEMING & SKYPE video links from HBT Hickory NC.Outreach ministry is needed and by God’s grace going very well till the last seed comes in. Security situation in Pakistan is fragile and getting even worse day by day.Please remember believers in Pakistan in your prayers as our adversary is getting mad against God's people but our God has promised to be with His Children.He is surly true and able to fulfill His promises. Amen.