Portraying the other side of Pakistan.
A regional and middle power, Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed forces in the world and is a declared nuclear weapons state, being the first and only nation to have that status in theMuslim world, and the second in South Asia. It is designated as a major non-NATO ally of the United States and a strategic ally of China. Pakistan is a founding member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) and is a member of the United Nations,Commonwealth of Nations and the G20 developing nations.
A Brief Introduction
short form: Pakistan
int’l long form: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
ISO Country Code: pk
Country Calling Code: +92
Capital City: Islamabad (pop. 1 million) and adjacent Rawalpindi (1 400 000) comprise the national capital area with a combined population of 3.7 million.
Climate: Mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north.
Natural resources: Extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone.
Industries: Textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer.
Currency: Pakistani Rupee (PKR)
Pakistan in Figures