Pakistani New Zealander

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Pakistani Kiwi
Pakistani New Zealander
Total population
5,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Auckland, Wellington
Languages
English (New Zealand English, Pakistani English) · Urdu · Punjabi · Saraiki  · Pashto · Balochi · Pakistani languages
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Pakistani

Pakistani New Zealanders, also known as Pakistani Kiwis, are New Zealanders of Pakistani descent or to someone who has immigrated to New Zealand from Pakistan. Pakistani Kiwis are predominantly Muslims and mostly descend from a Punjabi background.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2001 statistics, Pakistani Kiwis size around a population of 3,000. However, since that time, the population of Pakistani Kiwis has been growing at a fair pace across many parts of the country with significant figures in Auckland.[citation needed] Now the population has grown to 5,000.[1] Pakistanis are located in almost all the major cities and towns of New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Otago and Dunedin.

Politics[edit]

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party has a local chapter in New Zealand, organised by members of the Pakistani New Zealander community.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ashraf Choudhary - New Zealand Member of Parliament and Labour Party MP
  • Azhar Abbas - Auckland Aces cricketer
  • Haroon - English-born Pakistani pop singer of New Zealand origin
  • Khalid Ibadulla - New Zealand-based former Pakistani cricketer and commentator
  • Athar Awan - Electronics Engineer, Active member of Pakistani Community in NZ, working with IBM New Zealand

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