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.
Imran KhanImran Khan
(22nd PM of Pakistan)

05 October 1952

Ramesh BalwaniRamesh Balwani
(CEO of Theranos)

1965 AD

Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
(Youngest Nobel Laureate)

12 July 1997

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

Kumail NanjianiKumail Nanjiani
(Comedian, Actor)

21 February 1978

Usman KhawajaUsman Khawaja

18 December 1986

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
(Poet & Philosopher)

09 November 1877

Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf

11 August 1943

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(Qawwal and Ghazal Singer)

13 October 1948

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)

25 December 1949

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Saba QamarSaba Qamar

05 April 1984

Khalid Sheikh MohammedKhalid Sheikh Mohammed

01 March 1964

Asif Ali ZardariAsif Ali Zardari
(Former President of Pakistan)

26 July 1955

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

01 October 1895

Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridi

06 April 2000

Iqbal MasihIqbal Masih
(Children's Rights Activist)

1983 AD

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Noor JehanNoor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)

21 September 1926

Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)

29 January 1926

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi

01 January 1928

Fatima JinnahFatima Jinnah
(Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

31 July 1893

Shahveer JafryShahveer Jafry

26 November 1993

Iskander MirzaIskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)

15 November 1899

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Ziauddin YousafzaiZiauddin Yousafzai
(Education Activist, Diplomat)

1969 AD

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political and Spiritual Leader)

06 February 1890

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
(Ghazal Singer)

18 July 1927

Abida ParveenAbida Parveen
(Ghazal Singer)

1954 AD

Khawaja NazimuddinKhawaja Nazimuddin
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

19 July 1894

Shaukat AzizShaukat Aziz
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

06 March 1949

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Bushra ManekaBushra Maneka
(Imran Khan's Wife)

06 August 1968

Muhammad Ali BograMuhammad Ali Bogra
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

19 October 1909

Mohammad AliMohammad Ali

19 April 1931

Altaf HussainAltaf Hussain

17 September 1953

Raj KapoorRaj Kapoor
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor)

14 December 1924


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Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab

13 July 1987

Hafiz Muhammad SaeedHafiz Muhammad Saeed
(Politician, Terrorist)

10 March 1950

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

11 May 1912

Atif AslamAtif Aslam

12 March 1983

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
(Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist)

19 November 1977

Mahira KhanMahira Khan

21 December 1984

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Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi

01 March 1980

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui

02 March 1972

Yash ChopraYash Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist)

27 September 1932

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Politician, Officer)

12 August 1924

Wasim AkramWasim Akram

03 June 1966

Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef

20 May 1967

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Sara LorenSara Loren

11 December 1985

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(Diplomat, Jockey, Socialite)

13 June 1911

Ali ZafarAli Zafar

18 May 1980

Veena MalikVeena Malik
(Model, Actor)

26 February 1984

Zeba BakhtiarZeba Bakhtiar
Imran AbbasImran Abbas

25 March 1978

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Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
(Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist, Theoretical physicist)

01 April 1936

Tarek FatahTarek Fatah

20 November 1949

Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)

13 August 1975

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari

21 September 1988

Ayeza KhanAyeza Khan
Iman AliIman Ali
(Model, Television presenter, Actor)

19 December 1980

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03 March 1970

Sanam SaeedSanam Saeed

Yahya KhanYahya Khan

04 February 1917

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)

22 May 1878

Sarfraz AhmedSarfraz Ahmed

22 May 1987

Maryam NawazMaryam Nawaz

28 October 1973

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Farhan SaeedFarhan Saeed
(Singer, Songwriter)

14 September 1984

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
(Journalist, Writer, Poet)

29 May 1982

Waqar YounisWaqar Younis

16 November 1971

Muhammad Taqi UsmaniMuhammad Taqi Usmani

Faiz Ahmad FaizFaiz Ahmad Faiz
Shah Mehmood QureshiShah Mehmood Qureshi

22 June 1956

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Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir

13 April 1992

Ushna ShahUshna Shah

Javed MiandadJaved Miandad

12 June 1957