Population of Hindus in the World
With about 885 million followers, Hinduism is the third biggest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam. India is home to more than 800 million Hindus, while the rest are spread around the globe. Hinduism accounts for more than 13 percent of the world population of 6.68 billion and is growing at around 1.52 percent annually.
Population of Hindus in the Pakistan
According to an estimation by Pakistan Hindu Council there are more than 7000000 Hindus are currently living in the different states of Pakistan, but majority of Hindus is settled in the province of Sindh.
The Hindus of Pakistan are a religious minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim society. They constitute about 5.5% of the population of 170 million. They live primarily in the urban areas of the province of Sindh in the lower Indus valley and over half are concentrated in the south-east district of Tharparkar which borders India. For the most part Hindus in Pakistan are well educated and active in commerce, trade and the civil service.
Sindh at one time had a Hindu majority; however, invasion and later settlement by Arabs, Persians and Turks and conversion by Sindhis to Islam led to a decrease in the proportion of Hindus. Prior to Partition in 1947 a quarter of the population of Sindh was Hindu but after widespread inter-religious violence in the North West Frontier Province and in the Punjab the great majority of Hindus living in Pakistan elected to migrate to India. Sindhi Hindus joined in the migration, fearful that violence might spread to their province after Partition. By late 1948 most had left Sindh for India, where large numbers settled in Rajasthan, Delhi and Bombay which is now known as Mumbai.
Following Graphs will clarify you about the State wise Population of Hindus and the contribution of Hindus in over all population of Pakistan.
Approximately 94 percent of Hindus are living in Sindh Province, and more than 4 percent are living in Punjab Province of Pakistan, where as a small portion of this population is settled in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provinces.
This Graph shows that Hindus are contributing more than 5.5 percent in the over all population of Pakistan. In Sindh Province it confirms that population of Hindus in more than 17 percent. While in Balochistan it’s greater than 1 percent, whereas in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa it’s less than 1 percent.
Region wise population of Hindus in Pakistan