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Pakistan FlagPakistan

Unity, Discipline, Faith



Population: 187,342,721 (2011)
Land Area: 803,940 sq km
Natural Resources: Land, natural gas, petroleum, coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone
Capital: Islamabad
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Asif Ali Zardari (2008)
Head of Government: Yousaf Raza Gillani (2008)
Languages: Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashtu, Urdu, Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, English, Burushaski
Currency: Pakistan Rupee (PKR)
Major Religions: Muslim 97%, Other 3%
Major Ethnicities: Punjabi 44.1%, Pashtun 15.4%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 10.5%, Urdu 7.6%, Balochi 3.6%, Other 4.7%
Life Expectancy: 65.99 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 174.8 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 451.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 21.8%, Industry 23.6%, Services 54.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 43%, Industry 20.3%, Services 36.6% (2005)
Industries: Textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
Agriculture Products: Cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.504 (145th)
Tourism Revenue: 763 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 15% (2010)

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Army Size: 619 000 (2004)
Budget: 3% of GDP (2007)

Current Situation


Pakistan is located in South Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan, China, India and Iran. Pakistan's economy has been growing over the last half-century coming from a very poor economy to a rapidly developing country. Pakistan has a potential for a large tourism industry, however the security situation remains tense, with ethnic-conflicts raging in certain regions and spill-overs from the War in Afghanistan. Pakistan has also been recently hit by devastating floods and the damage has yet to be assessed completely.

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CIA World Factbook: Pakistan
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Pakistan

Updated on: December 27, 2011