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close this bookCase Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific - Islamic Republic of Pakistan (UNEVOC - ACEID, 1996, 58 p.)
close this folder1. General Overview
close this folder1.3 Social Factors
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View the document1.3.1 People
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1.3.2 Religions

The majority of the population of Pakistan is Muslim, but a small minority of Hindus, mostly big landlords, is settled mainly in the border districts of Sind. Christians are widely spread and form about 3 per cent of the total population. An economically notable minority is that of the Paris numbering between 15,000 to 20,000, mostly settled in Karachi. With the exception of the Head of the State and the Prime Minister, every post is open to all. The Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the right to profess, practice and propagate their religions. There are elected representatives both in the Federal and Provincial Legislatures and the local bodies.