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The population of Pakistan is growing rapidly and in recent years the population in urban areas is increasing as well. According to List of largest Urban Areas in the World by Demographia, four cities of Pakistan – Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hyderabad and Rawalpindi-Islamabad – are in top 200 with Karachi ranked seven.

Here is the list of ten most populous cities in Pakistan according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistic 1998 and Demographia World Urban Areas 2015.

1. KarachiKARACHI-1

Population Estimate: 22,123,000

Base Year (2013) Population Estimate: 19,530,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 9,339,023 (rank 1)

World Rank: 7

2. LahoreLahore

Population Estimate: 10,052,000

Base Year (2010) Population Estimate: 8,675,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 5,143,495 (rank 2)

World Rank: 34

3. FaisalabadFasialabad-3

Population Estimate: 3,560,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 3,560,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 2,008,861 (rank 3)

World Rank: 118

4. HyderabadHyderabad

Population Estimate: 2,920,000

Base Year (2011) Population Estimate: 2,650,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 1,166,894 (rank 6)

World Rank: 156

5. Rawalpindi-IslamabadRawalpindi

Population Estimate: 2,510,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 2,510,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 1,938,948 (rank 4)

World Rank: 184

6. GujranwalaGujranwala

Population Estimate: 2,120,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 2,120,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 1,132,509 (rank 7)

World Rank: 222

7. MultanMultan

Population Estimate: 1,900,000

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Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 1,900,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 1,197,384 (rank 5)

World Rank: 258

8. PeshawarPeshawar

Population Estimate: 1,730,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 1,730,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 982,816 (rank 8)

World Rank: 277

9. QuettaQuetta

Population Estimate: 1,100,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 1,100,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 565,137 (rank 9)

World Rank: 449

10. BahawalpurBahawlpur

Population Estimate: 910,000

Base Year (2015) Population Estimate: 910,000

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 1998: 408,395 (rank 13)

World rank: 551

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