Pakistani New Zealanders

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Pakistani New Zealanders
Total population
(8,000 (2012)[1][2])
Regions with significant populations
Auckland, Wellington
English (New Zealand English, Pakistani English) · Urdu · Punjabi · Saraiki  · Pashto · Balochi · Pakistani languages
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Pakistanis

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


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.[2] Pakistanis are located in almost all the major cities and towns of New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Otago and Dunedin.


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party has a local chapter in New Zealand, organised by members of the Pakistani New Zealander community.[3]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Cheema, Umar (12 July 2012). "Where expatriates who reach the top come from". The News. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ PTI New Zealand

External links[edit]

Cultural organisations