Our Story

The Salvation Army began work in Lahore in 1883 and was eventually incorporated under the Companies Act of 1913 on 9 October 1968.



Zone: South Asia
Country included in the territory: Pakistan
Languages in which the gospel is preached: English, Pashto, Punjabi, Urdu
Periodicals: Home League Annual, The War Cry (in Urdu)

The Salvation Army in Pakistan continues to implement our mission of discipling believers and developing communities while serving without discrimination.

Throughout this year we have been able to implement over 1100 corps based community development initiatives through our 132 corps stretching from the Afghanistan border in Peshawar to the mega-city of Karachi. Low cost, no cost activities are being run by corps members and volunteers from the community such as homework clubs, kitchen gardening, sewing centres, beautician skill training, mother and child health clubs, food preservation, entrepreneurship training, women’s advocacy, anti-human trafficking and family budgeting training, all without discrimination.

Our Women’s Ministry team has been re-named Family Ministry as we have commenced men’s ministry programmes for the first time in Pakistan.

Officers Meeting for all the officers in the Territory were conducted in March, followed by the Commissioning and Ordination of seventeen Lieutenants. The officers shared many blessings in a rare opportunity to meet together.

A new Retired Officers residence with 16 units was opened by the territorial leaders. This was funded by the USA East, Central and West territories and has been a dream of many of the officers in Pakistan.

The second year of the Certificate in Leadership Development has commenced with training on strategy for one week, followed by worship, music and stewardship training. A new cohort has also commenced year one of this five year training programme and we now have 60 officers being trained in order to help them achieve their full potential. This also is necessary as we work further on succession planning.

Heavy rain and storms in the province of Baluchistan, which borders both Afghanistan and Iran, was addressed by our local team helping more than 500 families with food assistance.

The assessment conference for the 2019-21 Session of Messengers of Grace has just concluded and we will have 44 Cadets in this Session, due to commence in September 2019. We thank God for good people who have accepted the call of God on their lives.

We thank God for his protection and direction as we continue to serve the people of this great country of Pakistan.