Filipinos in Pakistan (Urdu: فَلپائنی) consist of migrants from the Philippines. In 2008, an estimated 3,000 work as domestic workers, according to the statistics of the Philippine government. Many Filipino women came to Pakistan for work and those who later got married to Pakistani men are now holding Pakistani citizenship. Pakistan comparatively has experience good immigration rate from Philippines despite of security issues. In Pakistan, it has become a status symbol for rich Pakistanis to have a Filipina maid.
Many Filipino people entered Pakistan's commercial center Karachi illegally with fake passports and false identity cards as early in 1990s along with hundreds of Nepali, Sri Lankans and Indians however later deported. As of April 2010, there are 546 registered Filipino living in Pakistan who were eligible to vote in 2010 Philippine presidential election as per Philippines Foreign Affairs ministry.
Many Filipinos in Pakistan are domestic workers, including the housemaids of high government officials and rich Pakistanis. There are some three Filipino maids at house of Pakistani Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani and many Filipinos working as chefs in Japanese restaurants in Karachi and Islamabad. A small number of Filipinos studying Islam in the country is reported by the Philippines Embassy in Islamabad while thousands of Muslim students from various Southeast Asian countries including Philippines illegally studying in the Pakistani Madrasahs. Some Filipinos are also nurses in Pakistan.
In 2007, following a state of emergency declared by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, about 200 Filipinos gathered in Islamabad on the advice of Ambassador Jimmy Yambao to call for protest. However, there have no direct threats to safety of Filipinos in Pakistan reported.