Pakistani people sometimes call themselves Pakis but if you if your not pakistani call them Pakis they tend to think of it as rude and offensive.
Wag1 My Paki Bruva
I'm A Paki 4 Life
You Fuckin Paki!
I'm not a paki like you
A Pakistani or more generally, a person who is perceived to be a Pakistani often applied to persons of any South Asian or Middle Eastern origin or indeed immigrant. Although deriving from the word Pakistan ,Paki became offensive during the 1960s when used by british citizens to refer to immigrants in a racist manner.
'Paki' is a word mostly used out of jealousy because someone of a pakistani origin may have a better life, house, car, job and more money.
Garry: "I know them dirty F**kin pakis takin r jobs and r benefits!"
Native Pakistani people actually don't take offense to the word as explained above and also to the fact that similary it's like calling someone a Brit, Scot, Aussie, Yank, etc.., although some don't think it's a PC concept to do so.
You see the word is not the problem, it's the use of it, from whom and in which context.
What I will add is that I have noticed UK Asians of Pakistani origin calling each other 'paki' in a respectable 'brotherhood' manner. Like rappers use 'nigger' to each other (although that word runs deep into things best forgotten).
Racists both White and Black have had a backfire when trying to be racist to 2nd/3rd generation pakistani/bangladeshi/kashmiri origin asians, they've felt the wrath to the extent police on a national riot scale have to intervene to help them! I'm talking Oldham, Bradford, Lozzells (Birmingham) and others unmentioned where the perpetraters have had the media limelight to show paki/bangla/kash asians in bad light.
Calling someone a 'paki' on the street now is a laughable offence where I think the sting of the word has weened out. Other than that if you want to attract attention as a racist towards pak/bang/kash asians just go up to them and tell them your view and I'm sure they can find a bed for you in the nearest hospital.
2) Any person whose skin-tone is brown/caramel with Islamic, Sikh, Hindu, or other fundamental W.Asian beliefs.
I cant stand all these paki's moving into Bradford! I absolutely hate them!