A report has recorded at least 124 incidents of forced conversion of girls belonging to non-Muslim communities in Pakistan in 2022. According to the report, 81 Hindu girls, 42 Christian girls and one Sikh girl were converted to Islam forcibly in Pakistan in the year 2022.
The Dawn news reported that a Human Rights Observer 2023 fact sheet revealed that 23 per cent of girls were below 14 years of age, 36 per cent of them were between the age of 14 and 18 years, and only 12 per cent of the victims were adults, while the age of 28 per cent of the victims was not reported.
It further reported that 65 per cent of cases of forced faith conversion were observed in Sindh, followed by 33 per cent in Punjab, and 0.8 per cent each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The fact sheet showed that as many as 171 people were accused of blasphemy laws.