From the Dawn Newspaper | Our Staff Reporter | 16 hours ago
ISLAMABAD: Votes of religious minorities can play a key role in the coming elections in about 96 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies.
Analysts believe minorities can change the electoral scene in many of these constituencies if they choose to collectively vote for specific political parties or candidates.
According to official statistics available with Dawn, there are 2.77 million non-Muslim voters in the country, and 13 districts in Sindh and two in Punjab have significant presence of these voters.
Umerkot and Tharparkar districts in Sindh have as high as 49 per cent and 46pc non-Muslim voters, respectively. In Umerkot, there are a total of 386,924 voters of which 189,501 belong to religious minorities. In Tharparkar, out of a total of 473,189 voters, 219,342 are non-Muslim.
In Mirpurkhas, the total number of voters is 590,035 and among them 192,357 (33pc) are non-Muslim.
In Tando Allahyar, 74,954 non-Muslims constitute 26pc of the total… Read the rest @ DAWN.COM