Pakistan crosses 10 million Facebook users

Published: September 25, 2013
Half of the users are between the ages of 18-24. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Half of the users are between the ages of 18-24. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakistani users of the social networking site Facebook crossed 10 million, according to Facebook Ads Manager.

The ads manager cites that the number of Pakistani users on Facebook is between 10.6-11.8 million of which 7.4-8.2 million are men and 3.0-3.4 million are women.

Of these users, 2.3-2.5 million are single and out of this 1.7-1.8 million are men and 0.7-0.78 million are women. There are 1.0-1.2 million who are either married, engaged or in a relationship.

Half of the users are between the ages of 18-24. This indicates that the social networking site is mostly used by youth.

Additionally, 2.9-3.2 million local Facebook users are university graduates, of which 2.1-2.3 million are men and 0.78-0.86 million are women.

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A report by mobile survey company collated the following information in June 2013:

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Zaid Hamid
    Sep 25, 2013 - 3:52PM


    More cyber mujahids.Recommend

  • Malik
    Sep 25, 2013 - 4:13PM

    A lot more than 10 Million users were using YouTube but it got banned. Facebook and Twitter are also an accident away thanks to our inept IT ministry.Recommend

  • Sep 25, 2013 - 4:20PM

    thats less women.. and this shows most of the times men are just hitting on women who are actually men posing to be women on fb :pRecommend

  • optimist
    Sep 25, 2013 - 4:25PM

    Bangladesh 2%, Pakistan 4% and India 5%
    And if we listen to people from these poor countries, they try to make you believe that their country is more advanced than the USA in IT and NASA is nothing without them….


  • Saad
    Sep 25, 2013 - 4:34PM

    5 million of 10 million would be fake profiles of girls by perverts.


  • A Sooch
    Sep 25, 2013 - 4:36PM

    No roti to eat. No electricity to benefit from. No CNG to run autos. No Izzat. No safety. No justice. No nokkri. No humanity. No nothing. But facebook & tweeter. Oh yes, that pakkies have to have. Cant live without it a day. How priorities have changed lately.


  • ej
    Sep 25, 2013 - 4:50PM

    may be the rest of the population has better things to do than getting on fb! surely not being on fb cannot be a bad thing.Recommend

  • Frandshipper
    Sep 25, 2013 - 5:12PM

    I alone have 126 fake profiles impersonating random girls.


  • Syed A. Mateen
    Sep 25, 2013 - 6:21PM

    Facebook is good to socialize with the rest of the world, but the filth in it cannot be tolerated.

    In addition to men posing as women and boys as girls, there are lot of Facebook users in Pakistan who are also gays and homosexuals.

    One more core problem of computer, internet and more particularly of Facebook is that its users gets isolated with rest of the family members for a very long time which is also creating problems in the families.

    To be very precise in saying, I would term that Facebook has created more gaps between the own family members who are present in the house in reality, rather than making fake friendship on Facebook, who may become short time friends and then leave the other Facebook friends abruptlly.

    The Social Scientists must determine one fact whether Facebook is hearting its users or making people happier in the real sense?


  • naeem khan
    Sep 25, 2013 - 7:01PM

    minus the fake ids and number is not even half of what is mentionedRecommend

  • komkus
    Sep 25, 2013 - 7:24PM

    It’s time for us to shift to a social network like Zurker which gives full freedom of speech and privacy.


  • Indian
    Sep 25, 2013 - 7:26PM

    @optimist: Your country is still backward in IT, Space science, infrastructure etc when compared to India. For your kind information, the first facebook office outside USA is at Hyderabad, India.


  • Straighttalker
    Sep 25, 2013 - 8:05PM

    Wow! Pakistan zindabad! Finally, we have something to boast about. Forget feudalism. Forget terrorism. Forget corruption and nepotism, hunger and thirst. This is a very important news item.


  • Baba Ji
    Sep 25, 2013 - 8:58PM

    8 million fake !!!


  • Siddiqui
    Sep 26, 2013 - 12:52AM

    Pakistan is not that backward what is being perceived and portrayed. Pakistan space and atmosphere program is a reality. Launched the first satellite in 1990.

    another link:


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