Indians in Pakistan
|Regions with significant populations|
|Karachi · Lahore · Islamabad|
|Urdu · Hindi · Punjabi · Gujarati • others|
|Islam · Hinduism · Sikhism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin|
Indians in Pakistan include Indian citizens residing, working or studying as expatriates in Pakistan, Indian emigrants to Pakistan (post-independence era), Indian spouses married to Pakistanis, as well as Indians who have become naturalised Pakistani citizens and other people of Indian origin in Pakistan.
Due to Pakistan and India being neighbours, there has been a history of immigration occurring between the two countries. Between 1979 to 1981, there were estimated to be roughly 18,302 Indians who were overstaying illegally in Pakistan. According to Pakistani government figures in 1995, there were believed to be thousands of Indian immigrants living in Karachi, many of whom were homeless.
In 2005, the Indian government acknowledged that there were 1348 Indians in Pakistani jails, which included civilians, fishermen, convicted criminals and prisoners of war. India has alleged that Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim resides in Karachi, although this claim has been rejected by Pakistan. In 2008, the Indian foreign ministry advised its citizens to avoid travel to Pakistan after several Indian nationals in Pakistan were arrested and "accused of being terrorists" in connection to a blast in Lahore. In 2011, David Headley alleged that there were some Indians living in Karachi who were willing to carry out attacks against India. As of 2013, there were 1184 Indians serving sentences in Pakistani jails.
- Asif Iqbal, cricketer
- Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer
- Jon Elia, biographer
- Josh Malihabadi, poet
- Kashmir Singh, Indian spy
- Kulbhushan Yadav, detained Indian Navy officer
- Lakhbir Singh Rode, a member of the Khalistan Zindabad Force
- Meenu Gaur
- Muhammad Mahabat Khan III
- Muhammad Dilawar Khanji, 11th Governor of Sindh, Nawab of Junagadh
- Parminder Singh Saini
- Ravindra Kaushik, detained Indian spy
- Sania Mirza, tennis player
- Sarabjit Singh, Indian terrorist
- Soraya Sikander, artist
- Zahida Hina, columnist
- "India is a top source and destination for world's migrants". Pew Research Center. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- Bagri, Neha Thirani. "There are more Indian migrants living in Pakistan than the United States". Quartz. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "More Indian migrants in Pakistan than in US: Pew report - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "More Indian migrants living in Pakistan than US: PEW Research Centre - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- Tohid, Owais; Mahmud, Arshad (29 November 1995). "Homeless In Karachi". Outlook India. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Indian community in Pakistan celebrates Diwali". Times of India. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- Sharma, Kalpana. "There's something about Paki men". Times of India. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
- Natesan, G.A. (1957). Indian Review, Volume 58. University of California: G.A. Natesan & Co. p. 415.
- India today, Volume 7. University of Virginia: Thomson Living Media India Ltd. 1982. p. 60.
- Mahendra, Gaur (2008). Foreign Policy Annual. pp. 536–537. ISBN 978-8178353425.
- "Dawood Ibrahim is held in high esteem in Pakistan: Musharraf". NDTV. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Indians told Pakistan 'not safe' for them". Dawn (newspaper). 27 December 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Avoid Pakistan travel, India tells citizens". 27 December 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Some Karachi-based Indians willing to work with LeT: Headley". The Hindu. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "1,184 Indians in Pak jails, says MEA". Times of India. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- India calls upon diplomats to withdraw kids from Islamabad schools
|This article about a Pakistani ethnicity is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|