Pakistanis in Iraq

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Pakistanis in Iraq are mostly workers contracted and consigned to various construction companies, most of which are Kuwaiti.[1] The number of these workers, as projected by the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation and various other sources, equals approximately 400.[2] In recent times, Pakistani expatriates have seen growing threats to safety. The controversial killings of two Pakistanis in Iraq in 2005 led to high tensions between the two countries, with the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Pakistan banning all visas for Pakistanis to Iraq and insisting that all Pakistani nationals vacate Iraq.[3]


  1. ^ Iraq not safe to visit: foreign office, Business Recorder[dead link]
  2. ^ Overseas Pakistanis Foundations - Yearbook (2004-2005) Archived May 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ FO says 400 Pakistanis in working in Iraq, Dawn News Archived March 12, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.

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External links

  • Pakistanis in Iraq - State Government Unclassified
  • Iqbal Day

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