Thursday, 12 January 2017
Why minorities suffer in Pakistan? Kaleem Dean
The minorities population in Pakistan was once believed to be 23% of the total participation, now ‘scaled-down’ to paltry 3% ‘fun-sized’ enumeration. The latest census of 1998 tabulated on de jure basis estimated 2.3 million people belonging to ethnic minorities with Hindus 1.20% and Christians 1.09% presence in the country. 130 million recorded population in 1998 census now has reached to 194 million. But, ironically, minorities’ population is showing a static figure of 3%.
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