Pakistan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#9
0

Communities at risk

Shi'a (incl. Hazara), Ahmadiyya, Hindus and other religious minorities, Baluchis, Mohhajirs, Pashtun, Sindhis

Summary

Pakistan continues to be wracked by insecurity. Several Islamist militant groups regularly mount attacks against both security personnel and civilians. The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) has continued to clash with government forces in the country’s north-west, where Pashtun communities have suffered heavily at the hands of both sides. Armed secessionists in Baluchistan have specifically targeted civilians from other provinces or laborers working on infrastructure projects.… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0033
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance10
Rise of factionalized elites8.9
Voice and Accountability-0.688
Political Stability-2.467
Rule of Law-0.83
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.543

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Pakistan continues to be wracked by insecurity. Several Islamist militant groups regularly mount attacks against both security personnel and civilians. The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) has continued to clash with government forces in the country’s north-west, where Pashtun communities have suffered heavily at the hands of both sides. Armed secessionists in Baluchistan have specifically targeted civilians from other provinces or laborers working on infrastructure projects. At the same time, Shi’a Hazara living in the provincial capital, Quetta, remain the target of repeated attacks by extremist groups. In February, IS declared responsibility for a suicide attack on a Sufi shrine in Sindh province, killing around 90 people and wounding hundreds. A more general climate of intolerance and hostility towards minorities including Shi’a, Ahmadis, Hindus, and Christians persists in the country, promoted through state institutions and societal attitudes.