See NWE: Greek mythology
- Harappans ate beef, buried their dead, and had no "Hindu" temples/idols/deities.
- RigVedic Aryans forbade idolatry, ate beef, sacrificed cows, had no caste system, and were culturally closer to ancient Iranic Avestan speakers.
- Under Persian rule, Zoroastrianism started to spread.
- Similarly, Greek Paganism (Hellenism) spread under the Greeks.
- Mauryan Ashoka introduced Buddhism.
- Buddhism was later also propagated along with Zoroastrianism, Animism, Shamanism, and Hellenism under the Bactrians, Sakas/Scythians, Parthians, and Kushans for many centuries.
- Hephthalites/White Huns were not very fond of Buddhism but it still remained popular among the masses.
- The Hellenized-Iranicized Brahmanist and Shaivite converts were a minority in Pakistan.
- Kafirs of Kalasha, the only people in Pakistan who have retained their ancient religion are an example of the non-'Hindu' religions practised by the ancestors of Pakistanis.
- Many different Gangetic holy 'Hindu' texts call Pakistan region and its people as outlandish, sinful, outcast, mlechas, etc.
- The pre-Muslim ancestors of most Pakistanis never called themselves "Hindu" nor practised any religion similar to present-day "Hinduism". Thus, the pre-Muslim ancestors of most Pakistanis had nothing to do with so-called "Hinduism".
- The fact is there is barely any trace of "Hindu" past in Pakistan region yet there are plentiful of Buddhist and other non-"Hindu" archeological remains in Pakistan region. The very few Hindu temples found in Pakistan region cannot be dated past the 9th century AD.
- When Muslims invaded Pakistan region the majority of its people were Buddhists (as testified in Chachnama), so much so that the word for idol became "budh".
- The word/term Hindu/Hinduism is a recent construct. It were the Muslim invaders (Ghorids) who for the first time in history imposed the foreign term Hindu on the many different, unrelated peoples and religions of south Asia. The term Hinduism was given by the British colonialists. Not a single pre-Muslim/British era Vedic, Brahman, Buddhist, Jain, or any other South Asian scripture/inscription mentions the word Hindu/Hinduism. Similarly, Sanata Dharma was a term invented in the 19th century AD by Gangetic Brahmans in their desperate attempt to replace the Muslim/British term Hindu/Hinduism.
- Terms such as "Hindu"/"Hinduism"/"SanataDharma" are artificial in nature because of its foreign origins and contradictions in its beliefs/practices. Just because we call all Europeans or their descendants as "Goras" or "Engraiz" (English) it does not make them one people as they have many racial, religious, linguistic, cultural, and historical differences. Take for example the Finno-Ugric peoples of Scandinavia. Though the average Finno-Ugric peoples of Europe resemble the rest of Europeans in physical features (skin color, eye color, hair colors, facial structure), they have a significant contribution of Asian ancestry in their gene pool. This is most notable in their non-Indo-European languages. Also notable is the Finno-Ugric peoples distinct pre-Christian Uralic Asiatic cultures & mythologies which differs from Viking, Celtic and other pre-Christian Indo-European cultures & mythologies of Europe.
-By the same token, if the Ghorid Muslim invaders imposed the foreign word/term Hindu on the non-Muslim peoples of south Asia it does not mean that they were one people since there were/are countless different religions, cultures, histories, languages, and races in south Asia.
- Also, by the time of Ghorid invasions (12th century AD), Pakistan region was already mostly Muslim. Most of Pakistan region was a part of Arab empires previously (later also ruled by local Muslim kingdoms). Arabs never called them Hindus. So the Ghorid imposition of the artificial term "Hindu" was mostly for present day north India for their ruled non-Muslim subjects.
- A small, but significant minority of Pakistanis are descendants of Semitic, Persian, Turko-Mongol and Afghan invaders/migrants, who just like the rest of the ancestors of Pakistanis were Zoroastrians, Animistic Pagans (ie. Shamanic), and Buddhists before Islam.
- It was mostly due to Islamic Sufism that the ancestors of Pakistanis converted en masse to Islam.
- Pre-1947 region of present-day Pakistan only had less than 15% non-Muslims, out of which half were Sikhs. Many of the Hindus were actual migrants from the region of present day India during the British rule. For example, most of the Hindus in pre-1947 Karachi had migrated from Gujarat and Rajasthan during British rule because of Karachi's economic boom then. The other remaining Hindus of local origin were converts due to Shankarcharya's missionaries from India region during post- 9th century AD period.
- The pre-1947 non-Muslim population in present day region of Pakistan had: 6% Hindu and 10% Sikh in W. Punjab, 9% Hindu and 2% Sikh in Sindh, 1% Hindu and 2% Sikh in NWFP, and 2% Hindu in Baluchistan.
- According to the UN and other respected organizations, 12 million is the total estimate of migrations from both India and Pakistan (East Pakistan included) of Muslims, "Hindus" and Sikhs combined at the time of independence. So if "Hindus" and Sikhs are taken as 50% of that figure (although there were much more migrations of Hindus/Sikhs than Muslims) of population, that would make about 6 million Hindus-Sikhs in both East and West Pakistan that migrated to India. Now, we know that there was almost an equal (50% each) number of migrants leaving East and West Pakistan (although Hindu population in East Pakistan was much higher), that would make the Hindu-Sikh population in West Pakistan about 3 million. Now we know that West Pakistan's population at that time was about 25-30 million which makes the total Hindu-Sikh population about 10-12% (+ add the current 1.5%) in West Pakistan before partition. Also, it is estimated that out of the non-Muslim population in West Pakistan, +40% were Sikhs, so that leaves Hindus with even lesser numbers.
-We know that Sikhs do not consider themselves as Hindus and they are fighting for independence from India.
Shaman from the Hunza Valle, Northern Pakistan y performing a dance. Probably ritualistic.
Kalash ritualistic dance from the Chitral Valley, Northern Pakistan