Pakistan – Peace and Harmony between religions
96% of Pakistanis are Muslims.
Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs are minorities.
Peace between religions is very important.
The population of Pakistan is growing rapidly. Already today, about 207 million people live in Pakistan. 96 % of Pakistanis are Muslims, mostly Sunnis. The remaining 7.5 million people are mainly Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. Due to these diverse beliefs, reconciliation and peace are very important issues in Pakistan.
In the past, there have been repeated violent clashes and religious extremism. Repeatedly promoting tolerance and acceptance of the different religions creates the basis for people to live together peacefully.
The focus of our work
As Tearfund Germany we have been working in Pakistan for many years. We have kept our focus on sustainable development even in times when disaster relief had to be the main focus of our work, e.g., after the earthquake in 2005 or the great flood in 2010.
Currently, our focus is primarily on reconciliation and empowering marginalized minorities in the country. Through many years of cooperation with local partner organizations and churches, sustainable relationships have been established through which we implement our projects on the ground.