Pakistan Embassy In 88 Countries
Overseas Pakistanis (Urdu: سمندر پار پاکستانی) refers to Pakistani people who live outside of Pakistan. These include citizens that have migrated to another country as well as people born abroad of Pakistani descent. According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, approximately 8.8 million Pakistanis live abroad, with the vast majority, over 4.7 million, residing in the Middle East. The second largest community, at around 1.2 million, live in the United Kingdom.
According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Pakistan has the 6th largest diaspora in the world. In 2017, overseas Pakistanis sent remittances amounting to ₨2137 billion (US$15 billion), according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan.