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New data from Eurostat shows a declining trend in asylum seekers from Pakistan in the European Union. At the end of May 2018 694 citizens from Pakistan had pending asylum applications in the EU, compared to for example September 2016 when 4,710 applied for asylum.
On average the European Union has seen 1,999 asylum applications from Pakistan per month since 2008.
Among the countries in the European Union the United Kingdom received the most asylum applications from Pakistan, 245 in May 2018, while Bulgaria, Finland, and Lithuania received the fewest (0 applications).
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