Religious Minorities in Pakistan
Almost all of the 145 million citizens of Pakistan are Muslims. However, there
are small but significant minorities in Pakistan as well. 1.5% are Christian,
1.5% are Ahmadis/Qadianis, Hindus, Zikris, followers of other faiths, or persons
of no organized religion.
It is sad that some Pakistanis have taken their anger towards American bombing
of Afghanistan to inflict pain and terror on Christians in Pakistan. According
to Christian sources, about 70 Christians have been killed in Pakistan since
9/11. Whereas government has taken steps to safeguard churches and Christian
properties, it is the duty of the majority community to assist Christians.
Prophet Muhammad who established a religiously diverse state in Madinah said
this about the Christians of Najran:
"Najran has the protection of God and the pledges of Muhammad, the Prophet,
to protect their (the Christians') lives, faith, land, property, those who are
absent and those who are present, and their clan and allies. They need not change
anything of their past customs. No right of theirs or their religion shall be
altered. No bishop, monk or church guard shall be removed from his position."
Pakistanis and the Religious minorities in Pakistan
- Abdul Malik Mujahid
protection of religious minorities - Amnesty International
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