Deaf in Pakistan

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People Name: Deaf
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,833,000
World Population: 50,265,850
Primary Language: Pakistan Sign Language
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 2.45 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Deaf
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Deaf people, be they in Pakistan or elsewhere, face a unique challenge. Others communicate orally. If someone is born Deaf, they must find a different way to communicate. Communication problems with others can cause isolation.
Pakistan has their own sign language, but few hearing people understand it.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Deaf children in Pakistan have always been educated in Deaf schools but may become educated with others soon. They are trained in speech as well as other education.
Disabled including Deaf people in Pakistan are classed as unfortunate and unable to do things properly. Mothers are closer generally to the Deaf children than the fathers are to them.
The Deaf in Pakistan have low paid jobs. The Deaf have difficulty in trusting others. The Deaf want to use Sign Language to help them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam is the main religion in Pakistan. The Deaf in that country are almost always Muslim.

What Are Their Needs?

The Deaf in Pakistan need the opportunity to lead productive and meaningful lives. This will take a huge effort on the part of those around them.

Prayer Points

Pray that God gives the Deaf in Pakistan dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the Deaf realize that Jesus Christ loves them and values them.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Deaf in Pakistan hearts that seek and find truth.

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