Demographics of present day Pakistan
The 165 million Pakistanis are divided ethnically, linguistically and religiously as follows:
|Religious Affiliation of Pakistanis|
|Ethnic Affiliation of Pakistanis|
|Native Language of Pakistanis|
It is noteworthy that Urdu is the official language of Pakistan even though it is the native language of only 8 percent of the population. Brahui is a language of the Dravidian family spoken in southern Balochistan.
In addition to the great ethnic diversity of Pakistan there is a major political problem that most of the ethnic groups within Pakistan are fractions of a number of international ethnic groups. That is to say the Pushtans are divided between Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Balochis are divided between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan and the Punjabis are divided between Pakistan and India.