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    Religious Demographic In Pakistan

  • Demographic siege

    SINCE its engagement in the proxy war in Afghanistan, Pakistan has virtually been in a state of siege...

    Perhaps the worst oversight has been the neglect of the subtle onslaught of demographic transition, defined as the differential between low mortality and high fertility rates of the population, and its possible ramifications for the country...

  • Paintings illustrate historical, religious, cultural diversity of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A 20-day ‘Takht Bhai to Potohar’ exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) as part of a series of regional exhibitions aimed to illustrate the historical, religious and cultural diversity of Pakistan...

    With a simple design and a resounding political message, Jugni Chaudhry’s rendition of the Pakistan government displays a clown seated as either the president or prime minister of...

  • US report assails Pakistan over state of ‘religious freedom’

    WASHINGTON: Violent attacks on religious minorities in India have increased after the Modi government came to power, according to a US congressional report released on Friday...

    The latest US Commission on International Religious Freedom report also noted that “Pakistan represents one of the worst situations in the world for religious freedom”...

  • World Bank keen to help Pakistan boost religious tourism

    SLAMABAD: The World Bank has shown interest in helping Pakistan promote religious tourism in the country and said the potential for cultural and heritage tourism linked to Sikhism remains heavily unexploited...

    Pakistan’s tourism sector has a ‘captured market’ of followers of Sikhism, with two-fifths of the Sikh respondents considering it a religious duty to visit shrines in Pakistan...

  • Religious scholars vow to resist ‘liberalisation of Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: The Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC), an umbrella organisation of religious parties from different schools of thought, has announced that it would oppose all measures taken to ‘liberalise’ the country...

    Promising to launch a drive for the protection of the Islamic ideology of Pakistan and threatening to initiate a million-man march across the country if their demands were not met, the council termed the Supreme Court’s recent...

  • Can religious clerics drive action on climate change in Pakistan?

    ISLAMABAD: Prayer leaders and other religious clerics are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars said at a multi-faith meeting on Thursday...

    Religious leaders have the moral standing to call on people and businesses to consider the environmental impact of their activities and take a bigger role in reducing their own carbon footprints and finding ways to cope with the growing...

  • ‘Religious discrimination harms Pakistan, defies Quaid’s vision’

    ISLAMABAD: Faith based prejudices have existed in Pakistan since the birth of the country and only deepened during Gen Ziaul Haq’s missionary rule, and after the 9/11 attacks on America, reveals a recent survey of religious minorities...

    Titled ‘Living in fear: Pakistan’s unequal citizens’, the report was prepared by the Asia Foundation and the Pattan Development Organization and launched at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary...

  • US report underlines restrictions on religious freedom in India and Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Both India and Pakistan have laws that restrict religious freedom, and discrimination against minorities is also widespread in both countries, says an official US report...

    The US State Department’s fresh report on religious freedom during 2014 notes that in Pakistan, “Government policies do not afford equal protection to members of majority and minority religious groups”...

  • Religious leaders criticise PM for calling Pakistan ‘liberal’

    NOWSHERA: Leaders of some religious parties have criticised the prime minister for calling Pakistan a “liberal country” in a recent speech...

    The chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq, said that millions of people had sacrificed their lives for the creation of an ‘Islamic country’, adding that the slogan of a “liberal Pakistan” was a violation of the ideology of Pakistan...

  • Discussing Pakistan’s religious identity crisis

    ISLAMABAD: Midway into a session on religious minorities and the Constitution, Babar Sattar, a lawyer, boiled down the discussion to a simple question: “Are we an Islamic state, or a Muslim-majority state?”He was speaking at a session titled ‘Qualified Equality: Minorities in the Constitution of Pakistan’ at the Islamabad Literature Festival on Saturday...

    Is the state there to enforce religion, or is the state there to facilitate...

  • ‘Pakistan could receive millions of religious tourists annually’

    TAXILA: Pakistan has the potential to become a centre of attraction for Buddhists because of the Buddhist artefacts and religious sites from the Gandhara civilisation in Taxila and the Swat Valley, the head of a delegation of Thai monks said on Thursday...

    The monks, who belong to the Wat Nyanavesakavan, or the Nyanavesakavan Temple, are on a pilgrimage, at the invitation of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) managing...

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