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.
Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf
11 August 1943
Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
12 July 1997
Youngest Nobel Laureate

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

Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridi
06 April 2000
Ramesh BalwaniRamesh Balwani
1965 AD
CEO of Theranos

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
13 October 1948
Qawwal and Ghazal Singer

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
09 November 1877
Poet & Philosopher
Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif
25 December 1949
Prime Minister of Pakistan

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto
05 January 1928
Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
29 January 1926
Theoretical Physicist

Khalid Sheikh MohammedKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
01 March 1964

Saba QamarSaba Qamar
05 April 1984
Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
01 October 1895
First Prime Minister of Pakistan

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

Noor JehanNoor Jehan
21 September 1926
Singer and Actress

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
11 May 1912
Aga Khan IIIAga Khan III
02 November 1877
Political Leader

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
04 February 1917
Former President of Pakistan
Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
18 July 1927
Ghazal Singer

Fatima JinnahFatima Jinnah
31 July 1893
Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Shahveer JafryShahveer Jafry
26 November 1993

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi
01 January 1928
Iskander MirzaIskander Mirza
15 November 1899
Former President of Pakistan
Abida ParveenAbida Parveen
1954 AD
Ghazal Singer

Iqbal MasihIqbal Masih
1983 AD
Children's Rights Activist

Usman KhawajaUsman Khawaja
18 December 1986

Ziauddin YousafzaiZiauddin Yousafzai
1969 AD
Education Activist, Diplomat
Khawaja NazimuddinKhawaja Nazimuddin
19 July 1894
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

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Shaukat AzizShaukat Aziz
06 March 1949
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

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

Bushra ManekaBushra Maneka
06 August 1968
Imran Khan's Wife

Muhammad Ali BograMuhammad Ali Bogra
19 October 1909
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
18 September 1994

Altaf HussainAltaf Hussain
17 September 1953
Mohammad AliMohammad Ali
19 April 1931

Shahid KhanShahid Khan
18 July 1950
Business person

Raj KapoorRaj Kapoor
14 December 1924
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,
Danish KaneriaDanish Kaneria
16 December 1980

Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
13 July 1987
Yash ChopraYash Chopra
27 September 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist

Mahira KhanMahira Khan
21 December 1984

Dev AnandDev Anand
26 September 1923

Fawad KhanFawad Khan
29 November 1981

Humayun SaeedHumayun Saeed
27 July 1971
Actor, Model
Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
12 August 1924
Politician, Officer

Atif AslamAtif Aslam
12 March 1983

Mawra HocaneMawra Hocane
28 September 1992

Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi
01 March 1980
Qandeel BalochQandeel Baloch
01 March 1990

Wasim AkramWasim Akram
03 June 1966
Mehwish HayatMehwish Hayat
06 January 1983

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946

Tarek FatahTarek Fatah
20 November 1949
Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
13 August 1975
Cricketer, Autobiographer

Farhan SaeedFarhan Saeed
14 September 1984
Singer, Songwriter
Zeba BakhtiarZeba Bakhtiar

Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef
20 May 1967

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui
02 March 1972
Ali ZafarAli Zafar
18 May 1980

Rameez RajaRameez Raja
14 August 1962
Sanam SaeedSanam Saeed

Imran AbbasImran Abbas
25 March 1978

Waheed MuradWaheed Murad
02 October 1938
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director

Kamran AkmalKamran Akmal
13 January 1982
Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,
Ayeza KhanAyeza Khan

Veena MalikVeena Malik
26 February 1984
Model, Actor

Aleem DarAleem Dar
06 June 1968
Cricketer, Cricket umpire

Nadia AliNadia Ali
03 August 1980
Bushra AnsariBushra Ansari
16 February 1960
Singer, Actor

Junaid JamshedJunaid Jamshed
03 September 1964
Recording artist

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari
21 September 1988

Sara LorenSara Loren
11 December 1985

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
22 May 1878
Amateur wrestler
Art MalikArt Malik
13 November 1952

Balraj SahniBalraj Sahni
01 May 1913
Sanam BalochSanam Baloch

Azhar AliAzhar Ali
19 February 1985

Saba HameedSaba Hameed
21 June 1957
Parveen ShakirParveen Shakir
24 November 1952
Poet, Writer

Yasir ShahYasir Shah
02 May 1986
28 May 1974

Danish TaimoorDanish Taimoor
16 February 1983

Maryam NawazMaryam Nawaz
28 October 1973

Waqar YounisWaqar Younis
16 November 1971
Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
29 May 1982
Journalist, Writer, Poet

Javed SheikhJaved Sheikh
08 October 1954
Actor, Film director, Film producer
Osman Khalid ButtOsman Khalid Butt
09 February 1986
Journalist, Choreographer

Javed MiandadJaved Miandad
12 June 1957
Somy AliSomy Ali
25 March 1976
Journalist, Actor, Model

Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir
13 April 1992
03 March 1970