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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

SINDH

DISTRICT NAME

POPULATION

JACOBABAD

152,079

SHIKARPUR

47,565

LARKANA

81,963

SUKKUR

89,400

GHOTKI

194,451

KHAIRPUR

136,356

NAUSHERO FEROZ

43,374

NAWABSHAH

92,472

DADU

103,470

HYDERABAD

1,047,501

BADIN

679,269

THATTA

96,417

SANGHAR

878,061

MIRPURKHAS

889,665

UMERKOT

946,185

THARPARKAR

1,109,994

KARACHI-EAST

44,406

KARACHI-WEST

22,911

KARACHI-SOUTH

141,009

KARACHI-CENTRAL

12,717

MALIR

33,261

TOTAL

6,842,526


PUNJAB

DISTRICT NAME

POPULATION

ATTOCK

570

RAWALPINDI

1290

JHELUM

615

CHAKWAL

492

SARGODHA

426

BHAKKAR

99

KHUSHAB

501

MIANWALI

363

FAISALABAD

2709

JHANG

345

TOBA TEK SINGH

594

GUJRANWALA

330

HAFIZABAD

378

GUJRAT

714

MANDI BAHAUDDIN

906

SIALKOT

10731

NAROWAL

3354

LAHORE

4821

KASUR

6345

OKARA

2010

SHEIKHUPURA

3555

VIHARI

1029

SAHIWAL

783

PAK PATTAN

231

MULTAN

3624

LODHRAN

150

KHANEWAL

747

D.G.KHAN

1020

RAJANPUR

1578

LAYYAH

2430

MUZAFFARGARH

3345

BAHAWALPUR

67818

BAHAWALNAGAR

4809

RAHIM YAR KHAN

220518

TOTAL 

349,230


KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

DISTRICT NAME

POPULATION

CHITRAL

6

UPPER DIR

66

LOWER DIR

72

SWAT

474

SHANGLA

42

BUNER

1167

MALAKAND

426

KOHISTAN

18

MANSHERA

216

BATGRAM

351

ABBOTABAD

120

HARIPUR

108

MARDAN

849

SWABI

318

CHARSADDA

312

PESHAWAR

3672

NOWSHERA

1998

KOHAT

2394

HANGU

468

KARAK

30

BANNU

660

LAKKI MARWAT

24

D.I.KHAN

1413

TANK

66

FATA AREA

5763

 TOTAL

21033


BALOCHISTAN

DISTRICT NAME

POPULATION

QUETTA

12,525

PISHIN

141

KILLA ABDULLAH

513

CHAGAI

5,823

LORALAI

1,398

BARKHAN

351

KILLA SAIFULLAH

9

ZHOB

303

SIBI

8,628

KOHLU

513

DERA BUGTI

4,197

JAFFARABAD

19,587

NASIRABAD

5,625

BOLAN

13,389

JHAL MAGSI

3,594

KALAT

4,971

MASTUNG

3,684

KHUZDAR

8,886

AWARAN

885

KHARAN

2,340

LASBELA

13,512

KECH

2,937

GAWADAR

2,163

PANJGUR

1,371

TOTAL

117,345

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