Pray for Pakistan

Learn about and pray for Pakistan in just 5 minutes per week!

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Operation World

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World Watch List

Pray through the country's persecution profile.

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People Groups

Pray for the country's 10 largest unreached people groups.


Pakistan is a beautiful South Asian country bordered by Afghanistan, China, India, and Iran. It has a rich history dating back to the Indus Valley civilization of 2600 BC. 

The Constitution of Pakistan declares that it is a Muslim nation. Accordingly, 97% of Pakistanis are Muslim. Only 1% of the population is Christian and a little over 1% are Hindu.

Pakistan has been beset by terrorism, political instability, corruption, and poverty. Despite these challenges, the church is growing at a rapid pace through mercy ministries and evangelism.

Read on to learn how you can pray for Pakistan.


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Fast Facts

Capital City: Islamabad

Population: 235 million (99% unreached)

People Groups: 835

Unreached People Groups: 828

Frontier People Groups: 805

10/40 Window: Yes

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Major People Groups: Punjab 45%, Pashtan 15%, Sindhi 14%, Sariaki 8%, Mahajirs 8%, Balochi 4%

Religion: Muslim 96%

Language: Punjab, Sindhi, Saraiki, Pashto, Urdu, Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, English, Burushaski

GDP Per Capita: $5,400

Literacy Rate: 58%

Did you know? “Himalayan Sea Salt” is actually from the Kherwa Salt Mine in the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan.

Pray for the unreached people groups of Pakistan

Pakistan is a populous and diverse nation of 235 million people. It is over 97% Muslim and is home to the second most unreached people groups in the world.

Below are the 10 largest unreached people groups in Pakistan:


Name Religion Population
1. Pashtun Islam 31,637,000
2. Jat Islam 13,237,000
3. Shaikh Islam 11,782,000
4. Arain Islam 11,284,000
5. Sayyid Islam 6,519,000
6. Awan Islam 5,598,000
7. Rajput Islam 5,152,000
8. Gujar Islam 5,105,000
9. Ansari Islam 4,854,000
10. Kumhar Islam 3,888,000


What is the largest religion in Pakistan?

Over 97% of Pakistanis are Muslim, making Islam the largest religion in Pakistan.

What is the largest unreached people group in Pakistan?

The largest unreached people group in Pakistan is the Pashtun with 31.6 million people.

How many unreached people groups are in Pakistan?

Pakistan has 828 unreached people groups: 687 are Muslim and 128 are Hindu.

Pray for Christians being persecuted

Pakistan is ranked #7 on the 2024 World Watch List published by Open Doors.

Extreme laws against blasphemy, violence against Christians, and apathy from authorities make Pakistan one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian.

World Watch List

You can learn about Christian persecution and pray for our brothers and sisters who being persecuted around the world by praying through the Open Doors’ World Watch List.


[God] has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.


2 Corinthians 1:10-11

How to pray for Pakistan

Pakistan is a highly populated South Asian country home to the second most unreached people groups in the world, high levels of poverty, and intense Christian persecution.


Please pray for:

  1. Church growth and church planting movements to take place among the 828 unreached people groups
  2. Inroads for the gospel to be made among the 805 frontier people groups
  3. Perseverance and strength for Christians facing intense persecution
  4. Boldness for believers to share their faith with the lost family members and neighbors

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

Joel 2:28

Pray for Pakistan

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