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Unity, Discipline, Faith

 

General


Population: 196,174,380 (2014), 193,238,868 (2013)
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: Mamnoon Hussain (September 9th 2013)
Head of Government: Nawaz Sharif (June 5th 2013)
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: 67.05 years (2014), 65.71 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 236.5 billion (2013), 231.9 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 574.1 billion (2013), 523.9 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,100 (2013), 2,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.6% (2013), 3.7% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 25.3%, Industry 21.6%, Services 53.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 45.1%, Industry 20.7%, Services 34.2% (2010)
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: 0.537 (146th)(2014), 0.515 (146th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 763 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 6.3% (2013), 6.2% (2012)

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

Current Situation

 

Pakistan is located in South Asia. Pakistan 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.

(2014) Pakistan's economy grew at a steady rate in 2013, however the country continues to be plagued by terrorist attacks. Pakistan will have to sort out its security issues in order to increase growth further, but so far the government has proven innefective in this regard.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Pakistan
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Pakistan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/PAK.html

Updated on: November 20th, 2014