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Iranians in Pakistan

Iranians in Pakistan
Total population
20,000 - 120,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Karachi · Islamabad · Lahore  · Hyderabad
Languages
Persian · English · Urdu
Religion
Shia Islam · Sunni Islam · Zoroastrianism

There are an unknown small number of Iranians in Pakistan, the vast majority of whom live in Karachi and Lahore. Most are students, while others are political asylum seekers, of which the latter are mostly Iranian Baloch. Other colonies can be found in Faisalabad, Islamabad, Peshawer and in the city of Multan. Most of these Iranians in Pakistan are Shia Muslims, although a number of them are Sunnis too.[2]

Notable people

Notable Pakistani people of Iranian descent include:

See also

References

  1. ^ Nasr, Vali, The Shia Revival (Norton), 2006, p.78
  2. ^ Centuries—old Iranian new year celebrates life and all its glory – Daily Times Pakistan

External links

  • Iranians face threat in Pakistan - Daily Times
  • Iranians protest in Pakistan - Maktoob News
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