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  BBC - Gloucestershire Voices: Our Untold Stories - The Pakistani Community
Pakistanis are now the third largest ethnic minority group in Britain, however, very few details are known about their socio-economic position.
Pakistanis and other ethnic minority groups suffered a lot and are still suffering as a result of negative attitudes by some people in the white community.
Pakistani migrants filled a gap for labour mostly in the unskilled sectors and poorly paid jobs, available as a result of the reconstruction and expansion of the British economy after 1945.
www.bbc.co.uk /gloucestershire/untold_stories/asian/pakistani_community.shtml   (1452 words)

  
 List of Pakistanis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Below is a list of such people who belong or relate in some way to this nation.
Please note that some of these figures are pre-Independence and therefore were technically never "Pakistani".
They are however "owned" by Pakistanis are their own.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Pakistanis   (403 words)

  
 Egyptians look for 6 Pakistanis
The involvement of Pakistanis in the attack in Sharm el-Sheik would be unprecedented, as non-Egyptians rarely have been linked to attacks here.
It also would be extremely difficult for a group of young Pakistanis not to be noticed in Sharm, one of the most heavily policed cities in Egypt and a favorite place of residence for President Hosni Mubarak.
The Saudi-born bin Laden is popular among militant Pakistani groups and is known to enjoy support in tribal areas close to the Afghan border.
www.showmenews.com /2005/Jul/20050725News022.asp   (448 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Pakistanis arrest four militant suspects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In new violence, assailants ambushed a convoy of Pakistani soldiers in the border region of South Waziristan, killing five soldiers and wounding at least six.
The Pakistani leader was unharmed, but 17 people died in the second attempt to blow up his motorcade in Rawalpindi, a city near the capital, Islamabad.
Pakistani security officials say between 600 to 700 foreign Islamic militants are hiding in South Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, despite several operations by army and paramilitary troops to evict them.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-09-27-pakistan-arrests_x.htm   (1023 words)

  
 Overseas Pakistanis willing to set up airline, bank
Rich and affluent overseas Pakistanis, despite their bitterness on government decision of freezing their foreign currency accounts last year, are still willing to help their homeland by investing in various projects in Pakistan provided the government offered firm guarantees for the protection of their accounts and investments.
He also urged the expatriate Pakistanis to import the Pakistani goods in their respective countries to give boost to the country's exports and to strengthen the economy.
In this context, however, one welcomes the proposal for establishment of the overseas Pakistanis bank, whose charter should be so framed as to cater to the efficient and easy transfer of foreign remittances to the families of the Pakistanis living abroad.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue1999/issue35/i&e2.htm   (1047 words)

  
 IPA NY Voices That Must Be Heard
Pakistanis residing illegally in the United States are anxiously awaiting news of the outcome of talks between Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, visiting from Pakistan, and Bush administration officials.
Since September 11th, 10,000 Pakistanis have left the United States, and this figure does not include the numbers that have left and are leaving for Canada.
The flight of Pakistanis from the United States is having a dramatic impact on Pakistani public opinion.
www.indypressny.org /article.php3?ArticleID=577   (297 words)

  
 Pakistani American Association of Connecticut
Pakistani American Association of Connecticut is a voluntary mass organization of ALL Pakistanis regardless of their residential status, socio-economic standing, and political, ethnic, or sectarian sensibilities.
Established in February 2000, the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut is a non-profit organization of Pakistanis, committed to preserving, supporting and enhancing the economic development of Pakistan and Pakistanis in Pakistan and in the United States.
By the year 2010 Pakistan and Pakistanis should develop the creditability, reputation and report to be one of the top 10 nations in the world for partnering with the United States government and corporate America.
www.paact2000.org   (325 words)

  
 'Pakistanis to be freed from Guantanamo' -DAWN - Top Stories; 22 August, 2004
A total of 58 Pakistanis were brought to the US military facility after the fall of the Taliban regime in November 2001.
The first batch of five Pakistanis was released in early 2003 followed by another batch of 11 in July 2003.
Pakistani officials in Washington, however, say that they have successfully negotiated the release of most of the prisoners who are expected to be set free soon.
www.dawn.com /2004/08/22/top9.htm   (193 words)

  
 IPA NY Voices That Must Be Heard
However, since the authorities announced the registration law and that Pakistanis must register, many Pakistanis fled for the Canadian border through Plattsburgh, Buffalo, and Niagara, N.Y. A rumor that Canada would close its borders to Pakistanis in 2003 prompted many to cross the border by Dec. 31.
Pakistanis arriving from the United States are asked about the basis for their claims of political persecution when the Pakistani government allows elections and political parties.
Pakistanis who have lived in the United States for a decade or more face a conundrum.
www.indypressny.org /article.php3?ArticleID=557   (440 words)

  
 Four Pakistanis Missing After INS Wrongly Let Them Enter Country
Some members on Capitol Hill who have heard about the case are "furious," according to sources, and the embarrassment is said to have further angered President Bush, who was put in another awkward situation last week when the INS mailed visa approvals for two Sept. 11 hijackers to the flight school they attended last year.
After Sept. 11, the INS issued a directive specifically denying Pakistani crew members shore leave or "admission as crewman," which is offered to nationals from 29 mostly Western European countries with which the United States has specific reciprocal arrangements.
Pakistanis are also denied expedited processes and require extra scrutiny, according to INS directives.
www.hvk.org /articles/0302/97.html   (582 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Pakistanis tell of US prison horror
Pakistanis repatriated in recent days say they have suffered months of "degradation" and "abuse" in prisons across the United States.
Some 131 Pakistanis, many who had lived in the US for years, were deported and flown home two days ago - most charged by US immigration with overstaying their welcome and having invalid documents.
Pakistani officials say they are expecting more Pakistani deportees from America.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/2074857.stm   (728 words)

  
 No Light at the End of the Tunnel for Stranded Pakistanis
The fall of Dhaka was not the end of the great tragedy; it was a new beginning for patriotic Pakistanis who refused to go along with the separatist elements there and chose to fight instead, alongside the Pakistani Army in defense of their homeland.
While the Pakistani Army along with some civilians (and their family) from the erstwhile Pakistani establishment posted there could manage a safe passage to India as POWs, these Urdu-speaking former Pakistanis were literally abandoned there at the mercy of the Mukti Bahini, an armed wing of Awami League and cohorts of the Indian Army.
Pakistani citizenship/ID papers were prepared for each of them and are in the safe custody of the Rabita Trust Office in Dhaka.
www.arabnews.com /?page=7§ion=0&article=56195&d=17&m=12&y=2004   (982 words)

  
 village voice > news > Fleeing America by Alisa Solomon
But the current flight of Pakistanis marks the first time in at least 100 years, she says, when "a group actually feels forced into the decision to leave.
Like the family of a 25-year-old security guard named Raza, more than 2,200 Pakistanis residing in the U.S. have sought refuge in Canada between January 1 and March 31 of this year; the vast majority are from the New York area.
But in Midwood, she feels isolated and ashamed: Her neighbors have shunned her, fearing both that authorities might regard them as suspicious if they are seen with the wife of a deportee, and more so, perhaps, that Saeed might ask them for assistance they can't afford to give.
villagevoice.com /issues/0337/solomon.php   (2097 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Pakistanis Freed from Guantanamo Land in Home Jail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thirty-five Pakistanis freed from the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp arrived home on Saturday and were taken straight to prison for further interrogation, the interior minister said.
The Pakistanis were arrested in Afghanistan fighting alongside the Taliban Islamic militia, which was ousted from power in late 2001.
Thousands of Pakistanis, fired by religious passion, went to Afghanistan to participate in what they called jihad, or holy war, against the United States.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/09/18/pakistanis_freed_from_guantanamo_land_in_home_jail?mode=PF   (284 words)

  
 CNN.com - Canada turns away Pakistanis fleeing United States - Jan. 31, 2003
The crackdown began Thursday, one day after CNN and the Washington Post reported hundreds of Pakistanis, many carrying all their belongings and leading small children, were walking in subfreezing temperatures across the U.S. border to ask for amnesty in Canada.
Many of the immigrants have visas or full residency in the United States, but they have been panicked by stories that Pakistanis who show up to comply with the new INS requirements have been detained for months on minor technical violations, then deported without their children.
He said many of the Pakistanis said family members were detained and deported by U.S. immigration officials after being sent back from Canada.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/01/31/canada.border.closing   (606 words)

  
 Pakistan Times | Ovserseas Pakistanis: British Pakistanis, winning Awards from Queen, are role Models: Maleeha
LONDON (UK): The British Pakistanis who received the coveted awards from the Queen, in recognition of their services to the community are role models for it, said Islamabad's envoy to London Dr Maleeha Lodhi.
Overseas Pakistanis in the United Kingdom have excelled and were making a great contribution in British GDP while 25 per of them were self-employed.
Labour MP Khalid Mehmood in his remarks said British Pakistanis had been honoured to serve as the unofficial ambassadors of the country of their origin by recognizing their significant role in the British society.
pakistantimes.net /2004/08/19/specialreport.htm   (799 words)

  
 Pakistanis Among the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks in U.S.
Washington - Pakistanis were among the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in at the World Trade Center, and the Pakistan Consulate General in New York City is providing support to Pakistanis victims and their families.
The Pakistani diplomat said the consulate general has established contact with Pakistani community associations in New York to support the relief efforts by helping identify victims, taking food and drinks to rescue workers and organizing blood donation drives.
Pakistanis are among citizens of more than 60 nations who died in the attacks.
www.usembassy-israel.org.il /publish/peace/archives/2001/september/092517.html   (534 words)

  
 Afgha.com - Fate of eight Pakistanis held in Afghanistan unclear
In the past also, Afghan authorities arrested some Pakistanis, mostly in the border areas, and claims were made that the men were soldiers.
Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan have calculated that 49 Pakistanis are still being held in Pul-e-Charkhi and other Afghan prisons.
Another unspecified number of Pakistanis are in custody of Afghan warlords in their private jails.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=47664   (459 words)

  
 rediff.com US edition: How the Pakistanis Woo Hillary Clinton
Many Pakistanis in America are convinced that Bill Clinton turned America's back on their country and openly sided with India during his recent visit to the subcontinent.
Her Pakistani supporters are also found in the neighboring states of Connecticut and New Jersey.
Many Pakistanis and Indians are convinced that a fund-raiser held for Hillary in New York by the Pakistanis a few days before her husband decided to have a whistle-stop visit to Pakistan, owes a lot to Davis.
www.rediff.com /us/2000/mar/30us2.htm   (553 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Pakistanis promote boycott of US products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While many Pakistanis are embracing the "war on US products", others believe the movement has a long way to go.
He argued that the campaign was successful because religious leaders appealed to the sentiments of common Pakistanis who feel anguished by the American policies towards Muslims in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
One reason for the poor quality, he said, was that Pakistani businessmen are always on the lookout for higher profits.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/836E5BAE-274A-488F-A1E8-5781B6A64CA0.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Rediff On The NeT: Last of the Pakistanis leaves Kargil
Even as the last Pakistani intruders left the Kargil sector today, the Indian Army indicated that it would henceforth maintain a presence at key positions even in winter.
He announced the complete pullout of the Pakistanis from the Drass, Batalik and Kaksar sub-sectors and said that by first light tomorrow, Mushkoh Valley will also be cleared up.
He said army officers had spoken to their Pakistani counterparts about the four soldiers who are listed as missing in action.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/jul/18kargil.htm   (610 words)

  
 Pakistanis - Victims Of US Cultural Terrorism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But, Pakistanis are well advised to keep trying such innovative means to expose the discrimination against them -- if not through motel burning, then at least through frequent credit-card fraud indictments; something is bound to work sooner or later.
When Pakistanis go to other countries, they are used to beheading women for not wearing a burqa, or half burning people they disagree with (with the slow pain of death to follow), throwing acid on women for showing their faces, or simply cutting off the noses of people who do not listen to them.
This is clearly a case of the US pushing their own culture and laws on the Pakistanis, while at the same time denigrating the uniqueness of the jihadi, sorry, Pakistani culture.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/933155/posts   (2802 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Hundreds of Pakistanis believed massacred
Hundreds of pro-Taliban Pakistani fighters appear to have been systematically massacred in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif after being callously abandoned by retreating Taliban fighters, sources suggested last night.
Opposition troops trapped the Pakistanis in a school on the outskirts of the city and then shot up to 200 of them, a commander confirmed yesterday.
It was not clear last night whether the Pakistani volunteers, many of whom had only just arrived in Afghanistan, were killed in battle or executed after surrendering.
www.guardian.co.uk /waronterror/story/0,1361,592611,00.html   (737 words)

  
 GN Online: 24 Pakistanis get privilege cards
Speaking on the occasion, he said the Pakistani government attached great importance to the role of Pakistanis working abroad in the economic development of the country.
The scheme enables Pakistanis to remit money freely for consumption, investment or any purpose to their families in Pakistan without any harassment by tax authorities, he said, adding that an ordinance is also being issued to provide the necessary protection in this regard.
People holding the Silver card will be entitled to certain privileges, such a separate immigration and customs counters for them at all international airports, free renewal of passports on an urgent basis and duty free import of items of personal convenience to a value of $700 in a year.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=34658   (666 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Zawahiri tape taunts Pakistanis
Pakistani officials suggested he could have escaped through a mile-long tunnel found on Monday.
Its appearance yesterday suggested a deliberate taunting of the Pakistani government and military over their failure to capture him.
Pakistani troops have killed more than 50 suspected al-Qaida members and their local militia allies in running battles on the lawless border with Afghanistan, the interior minister said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk /pakistan/Story/0,2763,1178384,00.html   (590 words)

  
 varnam - Missing Pakistanis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When India agreed to a Pakistani demand to allow people to travel to Kashmir based on some information scribbled on a napkin, the question we asked was "Can a PoK Kashmiri entering on this LoC Crossing Permit visit other parts of India?".
Now that there is peace in the region and we are bending backwards as much as possible to show flexibility, India allowed many Pakistanis to visit to see the cricket matches.
The spokesman said the ministry was unaware of the disappearance of these Pakistani citizens.
www.varnam.org /blog/archives/2005/03/missing_pakista.html   (395 words)

  
 GN Online: Pakistanis slam foundation
Pakistani expatriates have criticised the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), saying it is serving only the rich.
The OPF, which operates under the Pakistani Ministry of Labour, Manpower, and Overseas Pakistanis, was established in 1979 for the welfare of overseas Pakistani workers and the funds are mainly based on the fees collected from the NRPs.
The OPF has developed several housing schemes in the past for overseas Pakistanis and the price of a single unit is Rs2.5 million to Rs3 million, (Dh161,000 to Dh194,000), he said.
www.gulfnews.com /Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=105338   (622 words)

  
 ABC News: AP: Gitmo-Freed Pakistanis Jailed at Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HUSSAINABAD, Pakistan Mar 29, 2005 — More than three dozen Pakistanis who were freed from an American prison at Guantanamo Bay remain jailed in their home country, most without charge and with no sign of when they might be released, security and government officials say.
The prisoners including 32 men released from U.S. custody in September 2004 and seven freed in the past six weeks staged a protest earlier this month seeking an end to their legal limbo, shunning food and shouting slogans at jail staff, a senior prison official said.
Hundreds of Pakistanis, mostly Islamic seminary students, went to Afghanistan to fight alongside the Taliban after the United States began military operations in October 2001 in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=624012&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (424 words)

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