Radesh Singh – the first Sikh to contest for a general seat in Pakistan

It is an open secret that non-Islamic minorities — Christians, Sikhs and Ahmadis who account for 4 per cent of Pakistan’s 200 million people are among the most deprived and oppressed sections of Pakistani society. But when it comes to equal rights some of the other practitioners of Islamic faith– Shias, Barelvis, Deobandis, Ahle Hadiths, Sufis, and Ahmadiyyas – comprising about 15 to 20 per cent of the Muslim population are nothing more than second-class citizens in Pakistan.