Pakistan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#8
1

Communities at risk

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

Summary

Targeted attacks against Shi’a in Pakistan continue, not just in Balochistan but across the country, although not at the rate of some previous years. For example, 43 Ismailis were killed in a bus attack in Karachi in May 2015. Demonstrations by both Shi’a and Christians against the government’s failure to halt the attacks on their… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0117
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance10
Rise of factionalized elites9.2
Voice and Accountability-0.742
Political Stability-2.436
Rule of Law-0.78
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.65

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

Targeted attacks against Shi’a in Pakistan continue, not just in Balochistan but across the country, although not at the rate of some previous years. For example, 43 Ismailis were killed in a bus attack in Karachi in May 2015. Demonstrations by both Shi’a and Christians against the government’s failure to halt the attacks on their communities by Sunni extremist groups have brought limited results. Pashtun communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas remain at risk from the continuing Taliban insurgency, both from military operations and from attacks on health workers. Meanwhile, conflict has also escalated in Balochistan, with civilians killed by both Balochi rebels and by security forces.