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A Directory of Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Partner: Ministry of Minority Affairs

Year: 2008


In order to strengthen pluralistic values in the society and to be able to celebrate diversity, SDPI and the Ministry of Minority Affairs joined hands in an effort to recognize and appreciate the existence and positive contributions of non-Muslim Pakistanis towards building and strengthening Pakistan. This study culminated into a directory of non-Muslims in Pakistan.

A unique compilation, first of its kind at the government level, it documented the historical roots of non Muslim Pakistanis. It covered fundamental principles and teachings of religions other than Islam in Pakistan and the positive role played by non-Muslim communities in the Pakistan movement. It highlighted demographic and social facts about non-Muslim Pakistanis. Most importantly, it signified their contributions in social, political and cultural development of today’s Pakistan. It acquired eminent non-Muslim personalities in Pakistan and their achievements in their respective fields of interest.

The study also recorded the important days and festivals celebrated by non-Muslims, and documented their places of worship and their historical importance.

Constitutional safeguards provided by the constitution of Pakistan to religious minorities and violation of those safeguards, manifestoes of different political parties on minority rights and the minority rights and the international laws were also recorded by this study.