Pakistan's official language is English and many people in big cities can speak it. Urdu is the national language and is spoken throughout Pakistan. In addition to Urdu, most Pakistanis speak their regional languages such as Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Saraiki, Shina, Burushaski, Khowar, Wakhi, Hindko, etc.

English is the official language and is used in all government, educational, and business entities, and is also understood and spoken at varying levels of competence by many people around Pakistan, especially by the upper classes and people who have gone through higher levels of education.

Here is the percentage of languages currently being spoken in Pakistan


Punjabi 48.17%
Pashto 13.14%
Sindhi 11.77%
Saraiki 09.83%
Urdu 07.60%
Baluchi 03.02%
Hindko 02.43%
Barahvi 01.21%
Others 02.81%
Pakistani Languages spoken in Pakistan
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