Indians in Pakistan

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Indians in Pakistan
Regions with significant populations
Urdu · others
Islam · Hinduism[2]
Related ethnic groups
Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin

Indians in Pakistan include Indian citizens residing, working or studying as expatriates in Pakistan, Indian emigrants to Pakistan (post-independence era), Indian spouses married to Pakistanis, as well as Indians who have become naturalised Pakistani citizens and other people of Indian origin in Pakistan. Due to Pakistan and India being neighbours, there has been a history of immigration occurring between the two countries.[3] Between 1979 and 1981, there were estimated to be roughly 18,302 Indians who were overstaying illegally in Pakistan.[4] In 2005, the Indian government acknowledged that there were 1,348 Indians in Pakistani jails - which included civilians, fishermen, convicted criminals and prisoners of war.[5]

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  1. ^ Tohid, Owais; Mahmud, Arshad (29 November 1995). "Homeless In Karachi". Outlook India. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Indian community in Pakistan celebrates Diwali". Times of India. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Natesan, G.A. (1957). Indian Review, Volume 58. University of California: G.A. Natesan & Co. p. 415. 
  4. ^ India today, Volume 7. University of Virginia: Thomson Living Media India Ltd. 1982. p. 60. 
  5. ^ Mahendra, Gaur (2008). Foreign Policy Annual. pp. 536–537. ISBN 978-8178353425.