Church in Pakistan Attacked by Islamist Mobs with Caustic Chemicals

Islamabad, Pakistan – In a disturbing trend of violence against churches in Pakistan’s Punjab province, another church was recently targeted by Islamist mobs. These attackers poured caustic chemicals on the church and set it ablaze, leading to its destruction. This incident comes seven months after similar attacks on churches in the region, leaving the local Christian community devastated.

Help The Persecuted, a Christian ministry, quickly stepped in to provide emergency support to the congregation affected by the recent attack. The ministry has been actively assisting churches impacted by previous assaults, offering both financial and emotional support to those in need.

Rashid, a field ministry team leader in Pakistan, visited the site of the latest attack to assess the damage and provide assistance to the congregation. According to Rashid, the attack was motivated by individuals who wanted the church removed from a construction project, viewing it as an obstacle.

Despite the challenges faced by the persecuted Christian community in Pakistan, Help The Persecuted remains committed to standing with believers in the country and across the Islamic world. The organization’s goal is to rescue, restore, and rebuild the lives of those affected by religious persecution, allowing the persecuted church to thrive in hostile environments.

Through their efforts, Help The Persecuted aims to empower the global Church and ensure that Christians in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond are supported in their time of need. The organization, established as a charitable entity in 2018, operates as a 501(c)3 organization and is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA).