Attack fears for Pakistan churches
Churches in Pakistan’s Punjab province are being instructed to put security measures in place by the provincial government. It is believed that an imminent attack is feared.
The authorities have issued a notification to close or seal churches in the province if adequate measures are not taken.
Please pray for our family in Punjab province amid this latest threat of attack.
Christians in Pakistan feel particularly vulnerable after the hardliner reaction to the acquittal of Christian prisoner Asia Bibi. Asia is still in protective custody inside Pakistan as the Supreme Court weighs a petition against her acquittal.
- Pray for protection for churches and believers in Punjab province and that the feared attacks will come to nothing.
- Pray that the Supreme Court would act swiftly and justly to uphold Asia Bibi’s acquittal.
(Source: Release contact)
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