Pashtun in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  5/24/2019

Pashtun in Pakistan

The Pashtun are known by several similar names such as Pathan, Pushtun and Pashto. The majority of the Pashtun live in Pakistan with most of them—about 5 million people—living in the mega-city of Karachi. Pashtuns follow a code for their community known as Pashtunwali. Elements of this code include hospitality and asylum (Melmastia), swift revenge (Badal) and humble admission of guilt for a wrong committed (Nanawati).

Ministry Obstacles

The Pashtun fear that Christianity will turn individuals from their families, communities and way of life.

Outreach Ideas

Much in the Pashtunwali code corresponds to Judeo-Christian values. Practicing these in a Spirit-led manner may open doors to share with households of peace in the Pashtun community.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray that the few Pashtun believers will be fruitful and effective in helping their families and communities discover the blessing God's Word brings in healing and strengthening families and communities through Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that the Pashtun will understand that Jesus wants to bless Pashtun families and to transform "the way of the Pushtun" rather than demolishing it.

Scripture Focus

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12



People Name Pashtun
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 31,028,000
World Population 34,334,000
Language Pashto, Northern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image