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
Cricketer
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
Terrorist

Saba QamarSaba Qamar
05 April 1984
Actress
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
Writer
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
YouTuber

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi
01 January 1928
Philanthropist
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
Cricketer

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
FroggyFroggy
18 September 1994
YouTuber

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

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
Cricketer

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

Mahira KhanMahira Khan
21 December 1984
Actor

Dev AnandDev Anand
26 September 1923
Actor

Fawad KhanFawad Khan
29 November 1981
Actor

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
singer

Mawra HocaneMawra Hocane
28 September 1992
Actress

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

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

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946
Actor

Tarek FatahTarek Fatah
20 November 1949
Journalist
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
Terrorist

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

Rameez RajaRameez Raja
14 August 1962
Cricketer
Sanam SaeedSanam Saeed
 

Imran AbbasImran Abbas
25 March 1978
cricketer

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

Kamran AkmalKamran Akmal
13 January 1982
Cricketer
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
Singer-songwriter
Bushra AnsariBushra Ansari
16 February 1960
Singer, Actor

Junaid JamshedJunaid Jamshed
03 September 1964
Recording artist

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari
21 September 1988
Politician

Sara LorenSara Loren
11 December 1985
Actress

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

Balraj SahniBalraj Sahni
01 May 1913
Actor
Sanam BalochSanam Baloch
 

Azhar AliAzhar Ali
19 February 1985
Cricketer

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

Yasir ShahYasir Shah
02 May 1986
Cricketer
Misbah-ul-HaqMisbah-ul-Haq
28 May 1974
Cricketer

Danish TaimoorDanish Taimoor
16 February 1983
Actor

Maryam NawazMaryam Nawaz
28 October 1973
Politician

Waqar YounisWaqar Younis
16 November 1971
Cricketer
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
Cricketer
Somy AliSomy Ali
25 March 1976
Journalist, Actor, Model

Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir
13 April 1992
Cricketer
Inzamam-ul-HaqInzamam-ul-Haq
03 March 1970
Cricketer