Pakistan

a sovereign country in south asia

Geography

  • Continent-Asia
  • Nearest Oceans and Other Countries-Afghanistan,China.and India/Arabian Sea
  • Capital and Major Cities- Islamabad
  • Size-307,374 mi^2
  • Landforms-Indus River and the Himalayas
  • Natural Resources- gold ore,copper ore,iron ore.

Economy

  • Major Industries- Cotton Textile Productions,Apparel Manufacturing, and Accounting
  • Trade- Rice,Kinnows,mangoes,furniture,textiles,clothing,and leather
  • Currency- Rupee

Government

  • Type of Government- Federal
  • Head of Government- Nawaz Sharif
  • Military- age:16-49 years old, 48,453,305 males available for service, 5 branches
  • Foreign Policy- Allies: United States, Enemies: India,Afghanistan

History

  • January 4,2015- War in North West Pakistan
  • January 10,2015- A suicide attack on a Shiite Mosque, Killed at least 7 people
  • January 25,2015- A massive blackout leaving 80% of the country without electricity
  • March 15,2015- Church bombing in Lahore, killed 11 and injured 48
  • March 23,2015- Taliban admits to killing at least 6 Pakistani soldiers

Social

  • Class System- Caste System
  • Religion- Islam
  • Ethnic Groups- Punjabis, Pashtuns, Sindhis, and Balochis
  • Life Expectancy- 66.44 years (2012)
  • Languages Spoken- Urdu and English
  • Education- Ministry of Education of the Government of Pakistan