General knowledge of Pakistan for you

Posted on May 4 2013 - 7:18am by visitpak

General Information of Pakistan

Population:

  • 164.593.770 people

Land area:

  • 796.100 Km2

Capital:

  • Islamabad

Currency:

  • Pakistani Rupee

Language:

  • Urdu

Islamic civilization:

  • Origins and foundations

Environment:

It is just a semi-arid, tremendous mountain land, apart from the actual watershed on the Indus Lake (Indus), on the Eastern side. This can be pretty much the sole irrigated part of the area, well suited for farming as well as essential with the economy. Your Indus came to be within the foothills on the Himalayas, within the plagued domain involving Kashmir, as well as flows available as delta within the Arabian Sea. The bulk of people is concentrated within it’s margins. The main farm merchandise are whole wheat as well as natural cotton, cultivated having manufactured irrigation.

Society:

People: predominantly based on the Indo-European ethnic group, crossed the Persian, Greek and Arab, contributions in the Valley of the Indus River, and in addition, Turks and Mongols in the mountains. In recent years there has been a significant Indian immigration. In general there are five categories of ethnic groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Lout and Balochi.

Religion:

Islam is the official religion, practiced by more than 95% of the population (mostly belong to the Orthodox Sunni, Shia 20%); 2% Christian, 1.6% are Hindus and the rest belongs to small sects.

Languages:

Urdu (official, though it is only spoken by 9% of the population). The other used languages are Punjabi, the Dindhi, the Pushtu, Balochi, English, and more than 50 local languages.

Main political parties

Party parliamentary of the people of Pakistan; (Quaid-e-Azam) Pakistan Muslim League; Muttahhida Majlis-e-Amal; Jamat-e-Islami; Muthida Qoumi Moment; Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf. (comprising: Islamic Assembly;) Assembly of Islamic clergy;  Assembly of Pakistani clergy and movement by Islam).

Major social organizations:

  • National Federation of trade unions in Pakistan.

The State

Official name:

Islami Jamhuriya-e-Pakistan.

Administrative Division:

  • 4 provinces, 1 territory (tribal areas) and a capital territory (Islamabad).

Capital:

  • Islamabad 698.000 hab. (2003).

Other cities:

  • Karachi 11.800.000 hab.
  • Lahore 5.470.000.
  • Faisalabad 2.136.000 (2000).

Government:

  • Asif Ali Zardari (PPPP)

National holiday:

  • 14 August, independence (1947)
  • March 23, proclamation of the Republic (1956)

Armed forces:

  • 619.000 (2003).

Others:

  • 275,000 (National Guard, border bodies, maritime safety, mounted police).

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