Pakistanis in Libya

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Pakistanis in Libya
Total population
12,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Tripoli
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Pakistanis

In the 1970s there were more than 150,000 Pakistanis in Libya, primarily migrant workers. However, by 2009, that number had declined to just 10,000. The decline in numbers has been attributed to Pakistani government inaction in attempting to increase manpower exports.[1] In May 2009, president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari visited Libya with the aim of increasing manpower exports, and proposed several measures including starting direct flights between the two countries and opening a joint Pakistani-Libyan bank to facilitate remittances.[2]

There is a Pakistan Community School in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Nadia Ali - Pakistani American singer and songwriter
  • Roach Killa - Pakistani Canadian recording artist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zardari’s visit set to multiply country’s manpower export to Libya, Associated Press of Pakistan, 2009-04-27, retrieved 2009-05-14 
  2. ^ Andleeb, Shumaila (2009-05-02), Zardari urges Pak expats in Libya to strive for excellence; strengthen national economy, Associated Press of Pakistan, retrieved 2009-05-14 
  3. ^ Aseefa Bhutto visits Pak community school in Tripoli, Associated Press of Pakistan, 2009-05-02, retrieved 2009-05-14