pronounced: pahsh-TOON MAHL-yar
The Maliar are successful horticulturists and are engaged in the fruit and vegetable business. Some Maliar refer to themselves as being in the Arain community. Unlike other tribes found in their region of Punjab, military recruitment was not open to them, because they were deemed not to be a martial race. The Maliar, like other communities in their region, have begun to emigrate to the West, particularly to the United Kingdom.
The Punjab of Pakistan is a difficult area for Christian workers to be active, and there is much spiritual darkness.
Perhaps Maliar who are now living in the West will encounter Christian believers who will be able to lead some to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. These new Christians may be prompted to take the good news of Christ back to their own people in Pakistan.
It is doubtful there are followers of Jesus Christ among the Maliar people, although there may be some secret believers. Please pray for any believers there may be. Pray for a growing interest in Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as the Koran is preached in the mosque. Perhaps Jesus will reveal himself to the Maliar people in powerful ways.
"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You." Psalm 67:3
|People Name||Pashtun Maliar|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|