Iranians in Pakistan

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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 a large number of Iranians in Pakistan, the vast majority of whom live in Karachi and Lahore. Other colonies can be found in Faisalabad, Islamabad, Peshawer and in the city of Multan. Most Iranians in Pakistan are Shia Muslims, although a number of Sunnis and Parsis in Pakistan claim Iranian origins.[2] By many other estimations there are around 1,377,000 - 2,000,000 people of Iranian descent in Pakistan, majority of whom practice Shia Islam, and most them have been settled in the country before the Independence of Pakistan in 1947.[citation needed]

There are also an unspecified number of Iranian illegal immigrants and refugees.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notable Pakistani people of Iranian descent include:

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