Non-Muslim voters increase by 30% in five-year period

LAHORE: The number of non-Muslim voters registered in the country has increased by 30 percent over the last five years, according to statistics released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), reported Express News.

The total count of non-Muslim voters stands at 3.63 million. Hindu voters make up the largest chunk with 1.77 million voters, with the majority of them settled in Sindh. The country’s Christian community comes in at second spot with 1,40,105 voters and the Ahmadi community has 167, 505 registered voters. The Baha’i community has 31,543 registered voters.

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In Pakistan, the number of registered Sikh voters stands at 8,852; Parsis at 4,235 and there are 1,884 registered Buddhist voters.

According to electoral lists, the majority of Hindu voters are in Sindh, where 40 percent reside in the two districts of Umar Kot and Tharparkar. Similarly, a large number of Christian voters are settled in Punjab. However, there are over 200,000 Christian voters in Sindh’s different district, ts especially in Karachi.

A large number of Sikh voters are settled in Khyber Pakhtukhawa (KP), Fata, Lahore and Nankana. The majority of Parsi voters are Sindh and most of the Jewish families are based in Karachi.

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