Pakistanis in France

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Pakistanis in France
Punjabi Hotel Staff in Paris.jpg
Total population
(50,000 (2004)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Paris and surroundings[2]
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Pakistanis

There is a population of Pakistanis in France, primarily of Punjabi origin from Punjab and Azad Kashmir. Large-scale Pakistani migration to France began in the 1970s; they clustered around the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, where many set up grocery stores and restaurants.[2] According to the statistics of the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, there were 50,000 Pakistanis in France as of 2004.[1] Other popular media estimates range from 40,000 to 70,000.[3][4]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b Year Book, 2004–2005 (PDF), Islamabad: Ministry of Labour, Manpower, and Overseas Pakistanis, retrieved 2009-04-08 
  2. ^ a b c Chatterji, Miniya, "Redefining Boundaries? The Case of South Asian Muslims in Paris’ quartier indien", South Asia Multidiscliplinary Academic Journal (1), retrieved 2009-04-08 
  3. ^ Dickey, Christopher (2007-06-11), "Europe's Invisible Illegals", Newsweek, retrieved 2010-05-21 
  4. ^ "France wary of its Pakistani Community", Agence France-Presse, 2005-08-08, retrieved 2009-04-08 
  5. ^ Imam, Zürain (2005-01-02), "The man from Paris", Dawn, retrieved 2009-04-09 
  6. ^ "Pakistani woman astronaut gears up for spaceflight", Times of India, 2007-10-21, retrieved 2010-05-21 
  7. ^ Cave, Andrew (2009-02-08). "James Caan: A life in business". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
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