Pakistanis in Egypt

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Pakistanis in Egypt
Total population
700 (2011)[1][2]
Regions with significant populations
Urdu · Arabic
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Pakistani (Indo-Iranians)

Pakistanis in Egypt consist of migrants and expatriates from Pakistan in Egypt and their descendants. In 2004 alone, the population was estimated at 500,[3] which rose to 700 by 2011.[1][2] The community is mostly made up of recently settled families; the Pakistan International School of Cairo was established in 1981 and largely caters to Pakistani students.[4]

In 2005, Egyptian police were in search of five Pakistani nationals who were required for inquiry along with 70 other individuals, in connection with details about a series of bombings in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik which left 88 dead.[5] The incident was thought to affect the community with arising suspicion. According to former President Pervez Musharraf, many Pakistanis staying in Egypt tend to use it as a long-term route to travel to Europe to find jobs.[5]


The Pakistan International School of Cairo is located in Giza.

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