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Demographics of present day Pakistan

The 165 million Pakistanis are divided ethnically, linguistically and religiously as follows:

Religious Affiliation of Pakistanis
Sunni Muslim77%
Shi'ia Muslim20%
Hindu, Christian,
Ahmadiyyas
3%

Ethnic Affiliation of Pakistanis
Punjabi66%
Sindhi13%
Pakhtan
(Pathan)
9%
Muhajir8%
Balochi3%
Other1%

Native Language of Pakistanis
Punjabi48%
Siraiki
(Punjabi dialect)
10%
Sindhi12%
Urdu8%
Pakhtu
(Pashto)
8%
Balochi3%
Hindko2%
Brahui1%
Others8%

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.


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