Pakistan is one of the renowned Muslim countries of the world. The official name of the Pakistan is “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” which came in to being on the 14th of August, 1947. Before the independence it was united with the India and was known as the Indian Subcontinent. The founder of Pakistan is Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who worked tirelessly and devotedly for the independence of Pakistan and at last his efforts brought the reward when he was successful in granting Pakistan the independence from the cruel rule of British and Hindus.
General Information about Pakistan
The government of the country is the parliamentary form where the head of the State is Mr. Asif Ali Zardari who is being appointed as the president of the country in the 2008 elections belonging to the very renowned political party of the state; Pakistan People Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) and he is the widower of Late Benazir Bhutto who was the former prime minister of Pakistan. The head of the government known as the Prime minister is Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani who is also the member of the political party, Pakistan People Party Parliamentarian (PPPP). On the Geographical map of the world and considering the longitudes and altitudes Pakistan falls on 3000 N and 7000 E. In the North South they have India which is the traditional rivals of the state while on the Northern border Pakistan has one of is very loyal ally China. On the Western boarder Pakistan have Afghanistan which have been under the controversy for so long for rehabilitation of the Taliban and terrorist. In the South West the boarder is being shared by Iran one of the very strong Muslim nation. And in the bottom Pakistan shares the border with Arabian Sea in the South.
The capital of the state is Islamabad while the country comprises of 5 provinces which includes Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtun Khawan. The total area covered under the territory of Pakistan is 796096 square km and comprising of a total population of 16582000. The official language of Pakistan is English while the national language is been made Urdu. The national poet of the country is late Allama Dr. Mohammad Iqbal. The national dress of the country is Shalwar Kammez which is the traditional dress followed all over the country by the majority of the people. The total literacy rate of the country is 53% while the literacy rate of men is 63% as compared to woman which is only 36%. The national sport of Pakistan is Hockey and the national flower of the state is Jasmine. The currency which is being followed in Pakistan is Pakistani Rupee and is being denoted by PKR.