Uzbeks in Pakistan

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Uzbeks in Pakistan
Total population
70,000
Regions with significant populations
North-West Frontier Province (Peshawar) · FATA
Languages
Uzbek · Persian · Urdu · English
Religion
Islam

There are an estimated 70,000 Uzbeks in Pakistan (Urdu: ازبک‎, Uzbek: Oʻzbeklar). The Uzbek populations in Pakistan comprise of Uzbek immigrants from Uzbekistan and Afghanistan (around 7.3% of Afghans in Pakistan are Uzbeks).[1] The Uzbeks can be found mainly in north-west Pakistan, comprising the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (in particular Peshawar), Gilgit-Baltistan. Additionally, Uzbek militants allied to al-Qaeda from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Islamic Jihad Union are believed to reside in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Their number is predicted to be anywhere from 500 to 5,000.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Bulleh Shah - Punjabi poet whose ancestors migrated from Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

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