After independence, there were 13 percent Hindus in Pakistan, now so much remains, 6 people follow Jainism
Less than 2% Hindus in Pakistan
According to statistics, 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. Significantly, in 1951, there were 13 percent Hindus in Pakistan. 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 computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) received by minorities from the authority, the report confirmed 17 different religious groups and 1,400 people identified themselves as atheists.
Six people follow Jainism
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 Ahmadiyas, 74,130 Sikhs, 14,537 Bahais and 3,917 Parsis in the country. Along with this, there are 11 other minority communities in Pakistan whose number of people 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 Jains in Pakistan.
dwindling hindu population
It is worth mentioning that in the year 1951, the population of Muslims in India was 9.8 percent, which has increased to 14.23 percent in the year 2011. But in Pakistan this figure is decreasing. In 1951, there were 13 percent Hindus in Pakistan. Which has now come down to less than 2 percent. Although Bangladesh was also included in Pakistan at that time, but the condition of Hindus in Bangladesh is also not good.
Same situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh had 13 and a half percent Hindu population in 1974. In the census conducted ten years ago, this figure came down to just 8 per cent. At present only one crore 27 lakh Hindus are left in Bangladesh.