PAKISTAN
Updated 05 October 2012
Islamic Republic of Pakistan is located in the south of the Asian Continent, with a population of 190,291,129,
making it the 6th largest national population. Its capital is
Islamabad and its largest city is Karachi with a total
population of 21,000,000. The country encompasses 803,940 square kilometers making it the 36th largest country
in total area. It shares boundaries with Afghanistan, China, India, Arabian Sea and Iran.

President Asif Ali Zardari is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status following election by the
National Assembly. Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that
status through selection of the National Assembly and holds that position for three years. Its form of government is
a Federal Republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of April 1973.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashtu, Urdu, Balochi, Hindko, Brahui,
English, Burushaki and others. It counts among its major religions Sunni Muslim, Shi’a Muslim, Christian, Hindu
and Others. As sources of mass communication it has 27 AM, 1 FM, 21 Short Wave and 22 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), its highest point at 8, 611 meters and Indian Ocean,
its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Indus River, which measures 3,200 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are textiles and apparel, food
processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer and shrimp. Its official currency is
Pakistani Rupee.

Here’s something you may not know about Pakistan. In Pakistan a bridegroom wears garlands of money given to
him by his relatives on his wedding day.
K2- (Mount
Godwin-Austen)-
Pakistan's highest point
Ship wreckage on
Karachi beach on the
Arabian Sea
Mausoleum of Cinnah-
These are everywhere
throughout Pakistan
Hindu Kush Mountains
along the Northwest
Frontier of Pakistan's
border with Afghanistan
Naltar Lake in the
Hindu Kush Mountains
Pakistani kids
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Balochistan Sphinx- a
natural formation in the
Pakistani desert
Broad Peak in the
Karakorum Range-
Pakistan's
northernmost point on
the border with China
Charman Refugee
Camp on Pakistan's
border with Afghanistan
Great Rann of Kutch-
a seasonal inundation
in the desert and
Pakistan's
southernmost point on
the border with
Pakistan
The nightly closing
ceremony of the
Pakistani/India border
at Wadah
Confluence of the
Zanskar River with the
Indus River- Pakistan's
principle waterway
Islamabad- Pakistan's
capital city
Gwater Bay which is
shared with Pakistan
and Iran
Karachi- Pakistan's
largest city
Koh-i-Taftan railway
station on Pakistan's
border with Iran
Karahi- a Pakistani
favorite of lamb
smothered in a thick
and spicy gravy
Pakistani Murree
tribesman in traditional
dress
Saptara Lake in the
Pakistan controlled
region of Skardu
Kashmir
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2007 est.)

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Gujranwala- Pakistan's
easternmost point on
the border with India
Khunjerab Pass-
Kashmiri Pakistan's
northernmost point on
the border with China
Koh-i-Malik Siah-
Pakistan's
westernmost point on
the tri-border of Iran
and Afghanistan
Sianchen Glacier- the
disputed easternmost
point of Kashmiri
Pakistan on the border
with India
Annual ancient polo
match at Shandur
Pass in Pakistan's
northernmost province