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Iranians in Pakistan
Total population
20,000 - 120,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Karachi · Islamabad · Lahore  · Hyderabad
Persian · English · Urdu
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,[citation needed] although a number of them are Sunnis too.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable Pakistani people of Iranian descent include:

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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Yahoo News
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:18:18 -0800

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a car bomb has hit a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims from Iran in a restive region of western Pakistan, killing at least eight. Police officer Mohammad Aslam says the bomber detonated explosives planted in a ...
World Socialist Web Site
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:03:45 -0800

Samina Ahmed, South Asia project director for the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, commented to the Financial Times: “In the past, there has been a proxy war between the Saudis and the Iranians in Pakistan. Are we going to see that proxy war ...
Jerusalem Post
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:28:37 -0800

The Saudis waged wars against the Iranians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Gulf, Iraq and Syria, and of course through its proxies, because it does not dare to wage a direct war," he stated. Nasrallah lauded Iran's standing in the region, but claimed ...

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