Minorities in Pakistan: There are 22,10,566 Hindus living in Pakistan, which is only 1.8 percent of the total registered population of 18,68,90,601. This information has been given in the report of Center for Peace and Justice Pakistan. The report prepared on the basis of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) data said that minorities constitute less than five percent of the country’s population and of these, Hindus are also the largest minority group.
Total registered population 18,68,90,601
According to NADRA, the total registered population in the country as of March is 18,68,90,601 out of which the number of Muslims is 18,25,92,000. Based on the computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) received by the minorities from the authority, 17 different religious groups have been confirmed in the report and 1,400 people have identified themselves as atheists.
According to the report prepared on the basis of three national censuses in Pakistan, there are 22,10,566 Hindus, 18,73,348 Christians, 1,88,340 Ahmadis, 74,130 Sikhs, 14,537 Baha’is and 3,917 Parsis living in the country.
other minority communities
There are 11 other minority communities in the country whose population is less than two thousand to whom NADRA has issued CNICs. According to the report, there are 1,787 Buddhists, 1,151 Chinese, 628 Shinto, 628 Jews, 1,418 Africans, 1,522 Kelasha followers and six people follow Jainism in Pakistan.
marginalized minority community
From Ahmadis to Christians to Hindus, minorities in Pakistan face constant persecution, with less than two percent Hindus – 95 percent of whom live in the southern province of Sindh. Minorities in Pakistan, including the Hindu population, are poor and their representation in the country’s legislative system is negligible.
Most of Pakistan’s Hindu population is settled in Sindh province where they share culture, tradition and language with Muslim residents. They often complain of harassment by extremists.
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