List of Pakistani Americans

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The following is a list of notable Pakistani Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Pakistani American or must have references showing they are Pakistani American and are notable.

Politics[edit]

Sada Cumber served as Special Envoy to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on February 27, 2008.

Business and finance[edit]

Academia[edit]

Prof. Adil Najam during a talk at Deutsche Welle Building in Bonn, Germany on January 21, 2010

Literature and art[edit]

Health and medicine[edit]

  • Dr. Zaheer Ahmad – doctor in internal medicine; founder of the Shifa International Hospital[69]
  • Dr. Ayub K. Ommaya – neurosurgeon and expert in traumatic brain injuries; invented the Ommaya reservoir, which is used to provide chemotherapy directly to brain tumors
  • Dr. Azra Raza – cancer researcher
  • Dr. Teepu Siddique – with expertise in neurology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and cell biology of neurodegenerative disease; leads the research at Northwestern Hospital in genetic and molecular abnormalities underlying the neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease)[70]

Media and entertainment[edit]

There are Urdu radio stations in areas with high Pakistani populations. Several cable and satellite providers offer Pakistani channels, including GEO TV,[71] ARY Digital,[72] and PTV.[73] Others have offered Pakistani content for subscription, such as when Pakistan played Australia for the Cricket World Cup in 1999. In July 2005, MTV premiered a spin-off network called MTV Desi which targets South Asian Americans in the US, including Pakistanis.[74] MTV Desi closed operations as part of the shutdown of MTV World in April 2007.[75]

Lazarus is a graduate of Wayne State University.

Pageant winners[edit]

Miss Pakistan World beauty queens[edit]

Mr. Pakistan World winners[edit]

Mrs. Pakistan World winners[edit]

Military[edit]

Sports[edit]

Militants with Pakistani origin[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

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