RELIGIOUS MINORITIES RIGHTS MYTH AND REALITIES

Acadmic Journal of Social Sciences
Vol. 1 Issue 3 (July – Sept.2017) pp. 220 -234
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RELIGIOUS MINORITIES RIGHTS: MYTH AND REALITIES
Maj(R)Nazir Hussain Shah1
Tahira Parveen2
Tayyaba Syed3
Ayesha Kanwal4
Abstract
The Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 defines the state of Pakistan as an
the equal citizens of Pakistan. Constitution of Pakistan 1973 gives equal opportunities to
all citizens irrespective of their casts, creeds, beliefs, status, religion, language, tribe and
gender. This constitution also gives the equal respect and tolerance for all religious
communities of Pakistan. This paper examines the constitutional status of religious
minorities in Pakistan according to the constitution of 1973. This constitution not only
provides a general picture of major religious Minorities of Pakistan the Christians,
Hindus and the Sikhs. The paper also explains the constitutional challenges and hurdles
which religious minorities of Pakistan are facing.

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