Welcome to 101Pakistanis dot com
Britain is among the largest multi-ethnic societies in the world. The major cause of migration to the UK in the 60's and 70's was economic. This stands true even today. The people who came to the UK for better opportunities to support themselves and their families back in Pakistan worked hard and now they are in a strong position.
|Pakistan, Facts & Figures
Location: South Asia
total: 803,940 sq km
land: 778,720 sq km
water: 25,220 sq km
162,419,946 (July 2005 est.)
purchasing power parity - $347.3 billion (2004 est.)
Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Kashmiri, Muhajir (immigrants from India at the time of partition and their descendants)
Religions: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%
Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%
101 (aik so aik or kotar so - hundred and one: being one more than one hundred) symbolizes a gigantic number in Urdu and Punjabi; it represents something huge and massive. 101Pakistanis dot com website is an effort to acknowledge the hard work and resulting triumph of all those mammoth personalities and their successors who migrated from Pakistan and made their mark on the world. 101 Pakistanis are those bright shining stars who are providing leadership and inspiration to the millions living home and abroad. This web site is a show case of those 101 expatriate Pakistanis and their following generations. We provide information, to the millions of our visitors from all over the globe, about the achievements of 101 Pakistanis residing abroad especially in the Britain.
British Pakistanis have prospered like anything. They hold seats in Houses of Lords and Commons and have businesses worth billions of pounds. Two such people, you may already know, hailing from Pakistan are Lord Nazir Ahmad, a bold and strong person advocating the Kashmir cause in the House of Lords, and Sir Anwar Pervez a self-made man now being the owner of a company worth billions of pounds. There are many more who have worked hard and achieved a lot but their stories are little known to the wider world. You will find out all about them here on 101pakistanis.com.
101pakistanis.com is a small attempt to document all those remarkable narratives for the benefit of the British Pakistani youth, historians and anyone who may be interested in the subject matter. This project (101pakistanis.com) is under constant development, please let us know should you wish to have someone included in our data bank or you have any other comments regarding this site.
101pakistanis.com is a self financed, not for profit, independent, voluntary, non-governmental organization (NGO) which is working to alleviate poverty and social exclusion amongst British Pakistanis since 2000. The 101Pakistanis dot com web site is a showcase to acknowledge and highlight the hard work and resulting triumph of all those mammoth personalities who migrated from Pakistan or have their roots in Pakistan and have made their mark on the world.
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