Top castes in Pakistan according to population percentage

You'll be quite surprised to see the list!

Caste system is very popular in South Asia.


The South Asian region of the world possesses a long history of the caste system and its multitude of forms. Pakistanis, Indians, and other south Asian countries share the same cultural and religious roots. In all these regions, the caste system is founded on birth and based on the profession existing in the community.

Why does the caste system exist?

The caste system classifies people socially and divides them based on inherited social status. People are expected to marry and interact with people of the same social class within a caste system.

What are the most popular caste systems in Pakistan?

7  Top Castes in Pakistan

Various castes exist in Pakistan, but here are the top 7 Top castes in Pakistan that the majority are aware of:

1. Butt

In Punjab, the local Punjabis use Butt as a collective terminology, while Butt is a common surname used mainly in the Kashmir Valley. They are generally thought of as arrogant and proud people. Commonly known as healthy food lovers, the majority of Jutts are beautiful and attractive physically.

2. Jutt 

The Jutt people are a traditionally agricultural community in Northern Pakistan, majorly found as landowners. History portrays the Jutt as a brave, courageous and loyal caste, mostly settled in rural areas. Locals believe that marrying in this caste comes with disturbing peace and serenity within your household. That’s because they love to argue, are ready to initiate a fight, and are biased towards their caste brethren.

3. Rajpoot

The literal meaning of the word Rajpoot is “son of the king”. They are a prominent social group in Pakistan who claim their ancestry from the ancient royal warrior dynasties of India and have roots in Rajpootana (part of Rajasthan). According to popular opinion, Rajpoots are courageous, loyal, self-sufficient, physically strong, resilient, coherent, hard-working, tenacious, and militarily strategic humans; more or less, they are considered as being a martial race.

4. Sheikh 

The Arabic term Sheikh means “lord”, the elder of a tribe, honorable or Islamic scholar. Historically, Sheikhs came from Iran, Central Asian Turkish tribes, and Arabs. The title is generally attributed to Muslim trading families. On a social level, this caste’s people are conscious of their image and cooperative with their relatives. They marry in their own caste or kin group and are mostly known as money hoarders.

5. Mughal 

The Mughal dynasty initially ruled the Indian subcontinent. During the decline of the Mughal empire, most of the Mughals that survived were forced to flee. In the process, they abandoned their land and wealth. Due to their love for architecture, some Mughals started working as builders, while others adopted metalwork and carpentry.

6. Gujjar 

Gujjar is considered an essential and historical tribe and presents a very diverse cast, both linguistically and religiously. The majority of Gujjars are found in Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, primarily involved in agriculture (dairy and livestock farming) and residing as a pastoral community.

7. Qureshi 

Qureshi signifies ancestry from the Quresh, the noblest Arab tribe that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) belonged to. In South Asia, Qureshi is a multi-ethnic community spread across Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The majority of the Qureshis reside in Sindh since the Arabs settled down there and married local women. In the Indian state of Bihar, the Quresh caste is primarily associated with the profession of butchery. The community members slaughter all sizes of cattle, from goats to buffaloes.

Each of the top 7 castes in Pakistan reflects their own importance of professions and occupations, which associates an individual status with each group. As the country develops and moves towards progression, will the people ever move away from the system of castes that have governed people’s beliefs to date?

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • Totally wrong and against the reallity hay yeh report . . . . According to latest Censuses Malik are on the top and 2nd are ARAIN . . . . .

  • جب آپ لوگ سرورق پر اردو لکھتے ہیں تو کالم انگریزی میں کیوں ہوتا ہے؟

  • These are the top castes in Punjab province only, not in Pakistan. Your description is wrong or may be its Your ignorance. Rest of Pakistan is full of prominent castes from Sindh, Balochistan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Do Your research before posting.

  • ابے “چ” ایڈمن، پنجاب کی سب سے بڑی آرائیں کا ذکر ہی نہیں کیا

  • abey bhai kia pi kr report bnai h .likhtay pakistan ho aur btaate sirf apne mohallay ki casts ho han

  • Butt main aap ne jutts likha huwa hai such a big typo amateur voncrete knowledge about castes system

  • صرف پنجاب سے تعلق رکھنے والے برادریوں کا ذکر کیا گیا ہیں اور وہ بھی غلط۔

  • تہ باوا جی آرائیں ہجرت کر گئے
    چھڈ گئے پاکستان

    ہن تسی ایس آرٹیکل دی نالج کوالٹی چیک کر لو

  • Gujjar caste is on number 2.
    No.1 Malik and third one is Jutt. 4th on is Rajpoot. 5th Butt.
    Very wrong servey conducted by someone. Kindly correct it. Otherwise We will protest.
    Asif Gujjar

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