Britons in Pakistan

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British in Pakistan
Total population
79,447 (2015)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Azad Kashmir
English (British and Pakistani), Punjabi, Pahari (Potwari) and Urdu
Christianity · Islam
Related ethnic groups
British people, British diaspora

British in Pakistan (Urdu: برطانوی باشندے‎) consist of British people and their descendants who emigrated from the United Kingdom. A sizeable number of Britons in Pakistan are British Pakistanis, descendants of Pakistani immigrants to the UK prior to their return. The city of Mirpur in Azad Kashmir has often been dubbed as 'Little Britain' due to the majority of British Pakistanis hailing from this region, and hence maintaining great settlement connections with the city.[2]

In 2005, there were about 47,000 British expatriates in Pakistan,[3] by 2015, the number had increased to 79,447.[1]


Schools catering to British children:


According to the Pakistan Ministry of Tourism, some 115,000 British citizens and dual UK-Pakistan citizens visited Pakistan between January and May 2009.[4]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ a b Gishkori, Zahid (30 July 2015). "Karachi has witnessed 43% decrease in target killing: Nisar". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 3 August 2017. As many as 116,308 Afghan nationals are living as immigrants in the country, higher than any other country,” Nisar told the House. Besides Afghans, 52,486 Americans, 79,447 British citizens and 17,320 Canadians are residing in the country, the interior minister added. 
  2. ^ Chasing the UK vote in Pakistan's 'Little Britain': BBC
  3. ^ "Brits Abroad". BBC News. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pakistan travel advice:". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
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