Come to think of Pakistan and your mind will be swamped with images of nefarious crimes, political instability, Talibanism, corrupt elites and terrorism. But beyond all the hostile headlines and bad press, there exists another Pakistan — a country that boasts of unparalleled geographic beauty, mind-boggling architectural glories, unbelievable archaic bazaars and heart-warming people. That is right! Pakistanis beat many nationalities when it comes to their warm hospitality. But that is not the only good thing about India’s next-door neighbor. Besides being home to the highest mountain range, largest deep sea port, highest paved international road, highest polo ground, and largest irrigation system, Pakistan is the first Islamic nation to attain nuclear power. A minefield of inexhaustible talent and unlimited resources, Pakistan has given the world some exemplary figures like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Malala Yousafzai, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and many other unsung heroes who have contributed to promote a pro-Pakistani image to the world. It is because of their individual efforts that today Pakistan is appreciated, however little. Let us draw inspiration from the lives of famous Pakistanis through their timeline, trivia and interesting facts covered in their biographies here.
Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
12 July 1997
Activist
Imran KhanImran Khan
05 October 1952
22nd PM of Pakistan

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
25 December 1876
Founder of Pakistan

Kumail NanjianiKumail Nanjiani
21 February 1978
Comedian, Actor

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953
 

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
09 November 1877
Poet & Philosopher
Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
13 October 1948
Qawwal and Ghazal Singer

Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif
25 December 1949
Prime Minister of Pakistan

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto
05 January 1928
 
Ramesh BalwaniRamesh Balwani
1965 AD
CEO of Theranos

Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf
11 August 1943
 
Khalid Sheikh MohammedKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
01 March 1964
Terrorist

Noor JehanNoor Jehan
21 September 1926
Singer and Actress

GulzarGulzar
18 August 1934
Lyricist

Bushra ManekaBushra Maneka
06 August 1968
Imran Khan's Wife

Asif Ali ZardariAsif Ali Zardari
26 July 1955
Former President of Pakistan
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
01 October 1895
First Prime Minister of Pakistan

Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
29 January 1926
Theoretical Physicist

Saba QamarSaba Qamar
05 April 1984
Actress
Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
11 May 1912
Writer

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
04 February 1917
Former President of Pakistan
Aga Khan IIIAga Khan III
02 November 1877
Political Leader

Usman KhawajaUsman Khawaja
18 December 1986
Cricketer

Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridi
06 April 2000
Cricketer
Fatima JinnahFatima Jinnah
31 July 1893
Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi
01 January 1928
Philanthropist
Iskander MirzaIskander Mirza
15 November 1899
Former President of Pakistan

Qandeel BalochQandeel Baloch
01 March 1990
Model

Huseyn Shaheed SuhrawardyHuseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
08 September 1892
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Iqbal MasihIqbal Masih
1983 AD
Children's Rights Activist

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Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
18 July 1927
Ghazal Singer
Abida ParveenAbida Parveen
1954 AD
Ghazal Singer

Khawaja NazimuddinKhawaja Nazimuddin
19 July 1894
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahveer JafryShahveer Jafry
26 November 1993
YouTuber

Muhammad Ali BograMuhammad Ali Bogra
19 October 1909
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Shaukat AzizShaukat Aziz
06 March 1949
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Mohammad AliMohammad Ali
19 April 1931
Actor

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
06 February 1890
Political and Spiritual Leader

FroggyFroggy
18 September 1994
YouTuber

Altaf HussainAltaf Hussain
17 September 1953
Politician
Ziauddin YousafzaiZiauddin Yousafzai
1969 AD
Education Activist, Diplomat

Muhammad ibn ‘AbdullāhMuhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh
0571 AD
 

Jahān ShāhJahān Shāh
05 January 1592
Emperor

Raj KapoorRaj Kapoor
14 December 1924
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Babar AzamBabar Azam
15 October 1994
Cricketer
Shahid KhanShahid Khan
18 July 1950
Business person

Maryam NawazMaryam Nawaz
28 October 1973
Politician
Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi
01 March 1980
Cricketer

Dev AnandDev Anand
26 September 1923
Actor

Fawad KhanFawad Khan
29 November 1981
Actor
Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
13 July 1987
Criminal

Ramzi Ahmed YousefRamzi Ahmed Yousef
27 April 1968
Terrorist
Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef
20 May 1967
Terrorist

Mahira KhanMahira Khan
21 December 1982
Actress

Atif AslamAtif Aslam
12 March 1983
singer

Yash ChopraYash Chopra
27 September 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
12 August 1924
Politician, Officer
Mawra HocaneMawra Hocane
28 September 1992
Actress

Wasim AkramWasim Akram
03 June 1966
Cricketer

Sajal AliSajal Ali
17 January 1994
Model, Actor

Faquir Chand KohliFaquir Chand Kohli
28 February 1924
Businessman
Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir
13 April 1992
Cricketer

Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
13 August 1975
Cricketer, Autobiographer
Javed IqbalJaved Iqbal
08 October 1956
 

Farhan SaeedFarhan Saeed
14 September 1984
Singer, Songwriter

Ayub KhanAyub Khan
14 May 1907
Former President of Pakistan
Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971
Singer

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari
21 September 1988
Politician
Shoaib MalikShoaib Malik
01 February 1982
Cricketer

Geeta BaliGeeta Bali
1930 AD
Actor

Bohemia the Punjabi RapperBohemia the Punjabi Rapper
15 October 1979
 
Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946
Actor

Ali ZafarAli Zafar
18 May 1980
Singer-songwriter
Ayeza KhanAyeza Khan
 

Israr AhmedIsrar Ahmed
26 April 1932
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher

Veena MalikVeena Malik
26 February 1984
Model, Actor

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui
02 March 1972
Neuroscientist
Jon EliaJon Elia
14 December 1931
Linguist, Philosopher, Poet, Literary critic
Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
25 September 1903
Philosopher

Humayun SaeedHumayun Saeed
27 July 1971
Actor, Model

Art MalikArt Malik
13 November 1952
Actor

Inzamam-ul-HaqInzamam-ul-Haq
03 March 1970
Cricketer
Attaullah Khan EsakhelviAttaullah Khan Esakhelvi
19 August 1951
 

Mohammad AsifMohammad Asif
20 December 1982
cricketer

Junaid JamshedJunaid Jamshed
03 September 1964
Recording artist

Zeba BakhtiarZeba Bakhtiar
 

Imran AbbasImran Abbas
15 October 1982
Actor
Mehwish HayatMehwish Hayat
06 January 1983
Singer

Bushra AnsariBushra Ansari
16 February 1960
Singer, Actor
Waqar YounisWaqar Younis
16 November 1971
Cricketer

Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,
Sanam SaeedSanam Saeed
 
Salma AghaSalma Agha