Socio-Cultural Issues of Religious Minorities in Southern Punjab, Pakistan

Authors

  • Safia Zainab
  • Zahid Zulfiqar
  • Kamran Ishfaq
  • Iqbal Shah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/jlcc.v3i1.41

Keywords:

Issues, Religious Minorities, rights, laws, Property, South Punjab

Abstract

Minorities are basically defined as ascribed status such as gender, race, ethnic, and religious background. The objectives of the current study were to determine the socio-cultural issues of religious minorities in Southern Punjab; to know the minorities’ social condition and to examine the satisfaction of the respondents regarding government role regarding the protection of minorities. The study was conducted in two districts Rahim Yar khan and Multan of Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Data were collected from 200 minority residents of districts Rahim Yar Khan and Multan through structured interview schedule. Data were collected through purposive sampling technique. Collected data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) 23.0 version. It was found that majority of the respondents were from the rural areas and illiterate and less than ten thousand rupees per month. Majority of the respondents did not own the property and face lot of socio-cultural discriminations in daily routine of life. The respondents faced a lot of issues due to their religious identity and it strongly hit their socio-cultural, economic and even personal life. It is suggested that government should have to implement the prescribed laws to protect the minority rights and give them confidence to spend their life with full zeal and zest.

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Published

2021-03-31

How to Cite

Zainab, S. ., Zulfiqar, Z. ., Ishfaq, K. ., & Shah, I. . (2021). Socio-Cultural Issues of Religious Minorities in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Languages, Culture and Civilization, 3(1), 45-54. https://doi.org/10.47067/jlcc.v3i1.41