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Pakistanis in Egypt

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

Pakistanis in Egypt consist of migrants and expatriates from Pakistan in Egypt and their descendants. In 2004, 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]

Education[edit]

The Pakistan International School of Cairo is located in Giza.

Notable people[edit]

  • Atif Siddiqui - Cost & management Accountant
  • Muhammad Adeel - Marketing Researcher
  • Mirza Faraz Baig - Finance Specialist & Economist
  • Abdul Majeed Chanda - Pioneer in Banking & Economy
  • Mohamed Khan - Egyptian filmmaker and actor
  • Salima Ikram
  • Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari - graduate of Jamia Al Azhar.
  • Zagzoog

See also[edit]

  • Egypt–Pakistan relations

References[edit]

External links[edit]



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