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Pakistanis in Egypt

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)

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]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Egypt: India and Pakistan move to help nationals, BBC News South Asia, 31/Jan/2011
  2. ^ a b Pakistan nationals in Egypt are safe: Basit, OneIndia News, January 30, 2011
  3. ^ Yearbook 2004-2005: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation
  4. ^ International Schools Directory: Pakistan International School, Cairo
  5. ^ a b Police seek five Pakistanis in Egypt attack: CTV

External links

  • Pakistani Community in Egypt
  • Pakistan International School, Cairo: Homepage


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