Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Father of the Nation:
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)
Head of the State:
Asif Ali Zardari, President
Head of Government:
Yousuf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister
||796,095 Sq. km.
||205,344 Sq. km.
||140,914 Sq. km.
|North West Frontier Province
||74,521 Sq. km.
||347,190 Sq. km.
|Federally Administered Tribal Areas
||27,220 Sq. km.
||906 Sq. km.
180.05 Million (E)
Pakistan is divided into four provinces viz., North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. The tribal belt adjoining NWFP is managed by the Federal Government and is named FATA i.e., Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have their own respective political and administrative machinery, yet certain of their subjects are taken care of by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. Provinces of Pakistan are further divided into Divisions and Districts
While FATA consist of 13 Areas/Agencies and Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have 7 and 5 Districts respectively.
95% Muslims, 5% others.
Annual Per capita income:
Industrial equipment, chemicals, vehicles, steel, iron ore, petroleum, edible oil, pulses, tea.
Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items carpets, sports goods, handi-crafts, fish and fish prep. and fruit
Urdu (National) and English (Official)
Parliament consists of two Houses i.e., the Senate (Upper House) and the National Assembly (Lower House).
The Senate is a permanent legislative body and symbolises a process of continuity in the national affairs. It consists of 100 members. The four Provincial Assemblies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Federal Capital form its electoral college.
The National Assembly has a total membership of 342 elected through adult suffrage (272 general seats, 60 women seats and 10 non-Muslim seats).
Pakistan National Flag:
Dark green with a white vertical bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star in the middle. The Flag symbolizes Pakistan's profound commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorities.
Approved in August, 1954
Verses Composed by: Abdul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Tune Composed by: Ahmed G. Chagla
Duration: 80 seconds
The State Emblem consists of:
1. The crescent and star which are symbols of Islam
2. The shield in the centre shows four major crops
3. Wreath surrounding the shield represents cultural heritage and
4. Scroll contains Quaid's motto: Unity Faith, Discipline
Pakistan's Official Map:
Drawn by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy (1920-1999)
Pine, Oak, Poplar, Deodar, Maple, Mulberry
The Pheasant, Leopard, Deer, Ibex, Chinkara, Black buck, Neelgai, Markhor, Marco-Polo sheep, Green turtles, River & Sea fish, Crocodile, Waterfowls
Cricket, Hockey, Football, Squash.
Murree, Quetta, Hunza, Ziarat, Swat, Kaghan, Chitral and Gilgit
Moenjo Daro, Harappa, Taxila, Kot Diji, Mehr Garh, Takht Bhai.
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Sialkot
Textiles, Cement, Fertiliser, Steel, Sugar, Electric Goods, Shipbuilding
||Electricity (Hydel, Thermal, Nuclear) Oil, Coal, and Liquid Petroleum Gas
|Power Generating Capacity
Transport & Communication:
|Total length of roads
||259, 758 km
|Pakistan Railway network
|Pakistan International Airlines
||Covers 38 international and 24 domestic stations with a fleet of 49 planes.
||8 (Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad and Gwadar)
||2 (Karachi and Bin Qasim) Gwadar deep sear port is under construction
|Fish Harbours-*****-Mini Ports
||3 (Minora, Gawadar, and Keti Bandar)
Famous Mountain Peaks:
|Beas (tributary of Sutlej)
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