Christianity in Pakistan
Third biggest religion in Pakistan
Christians make up one of the two largest (non-Muslim) religious minorities in Pakistan, along with Hindus. The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated at 4.0 million in 2020, or 2% of the population.
- [Hindus and Christians in Pakistan] face continued threats to their security and are subject to various forms of harassment and social exclusion.
- 2019 Annual Report, USCIRF. Quoted in Denial of food to Hindus, Christians in Pakistan 'reprehensible': US government By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury Apr 14, 2020
- “In spite of the assurance given by the Qaid-i-Azam Christians are being ill-treated in the West Punjab. The rights of the Christians are being crushed in every form of life. We have, again and again, made representations to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and to the West Punjab Cabinet for our protection.”
- Mr. William Joseph, President, All-Pakistan Christian League, Lahore, Civil & Military Gazette: May 19, 1947. in : **Talib, S. G. S. (1950). Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus inthe Punjab, 1947. Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.     p 239
- Christians, being neutral in the struggle and not the target of persecution, did not migrate in great numbers... They marked their homes with crosses... testifying later as to how the cross had saved them from physical death - an illustration of the power of Christ's cross to save from eternal death as well.
- During the time of the Partition of India. Frederick and Margaret Stock, People movements in Punjab, Bombay 1978 , p. 180. , and in Elst, K. (2010). The saffron swastika: The notion of "Hindu fascism". p 975.