Nepalis in Pakistan

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Nepalis in Pakistan
Total population
1,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Lahore · Islamabad
Languages
Urdu · Punjabi · Nepali
Religion
Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Nepali people

There is a small community of Nepalis in Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستانی نیپالی ‎) who are mostly descendents of Nepalese Gurkhas who served in the Punjab Army as well as recent migrants from Nepal.

Migration history[edit]

After Nepal's lost in the Anglo–Nepalese War, some dissident Nepalese commanders and 200 troops joined the Punjab army and were warmly welcomed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Parts of the Nepali Army which had fought valiantly against Punjab were integrated into the Punjabi armed forces. These Punjabi troops of Nepali origin were stationed in Lahore. Their countrymen back in Nepal started calling them "Lahure", since they were working in Lahore. This is how the term Lahure originated.[2]

Nepalese doctors and medical students have been coming to Pakistan in recent years for work and further education. Approximately, 70 Nepali students, including 40 doctors, are pursuing higher education in Punjab province alone. Altogether, more than 200 Nepalis are pursuing medical courses in Pakistan.[3]

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