Hidu Community

Hinduism is the second largest religion in Pakistan after Islam, according to the 1998 Census.[As of 2010, Pakistan had the fifth largest Hindu population in the world and PEW predicts that by 2050 Pakistan will have the fourth largest Hindu population in the world.[In the 1998 Census the Hindu population was found to be 2,111,271 while the Hindu (scheduled castes) numbered an additional 332,343. Data on religion from the 2017 Census has not been released (2018). Hindus are found in all provinces of Pakistan but are mostly concentrated in Sindh. According to the last census held in 1998, 93% of Hindus live in Sindh, 5% in Punjab and nearly 2% in Balochistan.They speak a variety of languages such as Sindhi, Seraiki, Aer, Dhatki, Gera, Goaria, Gurgula, Jandavra, Kabutra, Koli, Loarki, Marwari, Sansi, Vaghri[ and Gujarati.

Christians Community .

Christians make up 1.6% of Pakistan's population, about 2.8 million people out of the total population. The majority of the Pakistani Christian communities is constituted by converts from Punjab region, from the British colonial era. The community is geographically spread throughout the Punjab province, whilst its presence in the rest of the provinces is mostly confined to the urban centers. There is a Roman Catholic community in Karachi

Sikh Community.

In the 15th century the reformist Sikh movement originated in Punjab region in undivided India where Sikhism's founder as well as most of the faiths disciples originated from. There are a number of Sikhs living throughout Pakistan today; estimates vary, but the number is thought to be on the order of 20,000. In recent years, their numbers have increased with many Sikhs migrating from neighboring Afghanistan who have joined their co-religionists in Pakistan.[45] The shrine of Guru Nanak Dev is located in Nankana Sahib near the city of Lahore where many Sikhs from all over the world make pilgrimage to this and other shrines

Parsi Community

There are at least 4,000 Pakistani citizen practicing the Zoroastrian religion.[20] With the flight of Zoroastrians from Greater Iran into the Subcontinent, the Parsi communities were established. More recently, from the 15th century onwards, Zorastrians came to settle the coast of Sindh and have established thriving communities and commercial enterprises. These newer migrants were to be called Parsi. At the time of independence of Pakistan in 1947, Karachi and Lahore were home to a thriving Parsi business community. Karachi had the most prominent population of Parsis in Pakistan. After independence, many migrated abroad but a number remained. Parsis have entered Pakistani public life as social workers, business folk, journalists and diplomats.

Kalash Community

The Kalash people practise a form of ancient Hinduism[ mixed with animism.8Adherents of the Kalash religion number around 3,000 and inhabit three remote valleys in Chitral; Bumboret, Rumbur and Birir. Their religion is unique but shares some common ground with Greek, Macedonian Pagan, Vedic and Pre-Zoroastrian religions.

Buddhist Community

Buddhism has an ancient history in Pakistan; currently there is a small community of at least 1500 Pakistani Buddhist in the country. The country is dotted with numerous ancient and disused Buddhist stupas along the entire breath of the Indus River that courses through the heart of the country. Many Buddhist empires and city states existed, notably in Gandhara but also elsewhere in Taxila, Punjab and Sindh.

 

Percentage wise Religion Population in Pakistan

Religion

Percent of Total Population

Islam

96 %

Hindo

1.8 %

Christion

1.6 %

Others

.55%

 

Other Religions in Pakistan

Qadyani

 Sikh

Parsi

Kalash

Budh

Bahai

Percentage wise Religion Population in Sindh.

Religion

Percent

 

Muslims

91.31%

Hindu

7.50%

Christian

0.97%

Others

0.22%

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