Geography

Geography Controls Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass, traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north Geographic coordinates: 30 00 N, 70 00 E Area: total: 796,095 sq km land: […]

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September 15th, 2017 by admin

Government

Government Country name: conventional long form: Islamic Republic of Pakistan conventional short form: Pakistan local long form: Jamhuryat Islami Pakistan local short form: Pakistan former: West Pakistan etymology: the word “pak” means “pure” in Persian or Pashto, while the Persian suffix “-stan” means “place of” or “country,” so the word Pakistan literally means “Land of […]

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Transnational Issues

Transnational Issues Disputes – International: various talks and confidence-building measures cautiously have begun to defuse tensions over Kashmir, particularly since the October 2005 earthquake in the region; Kashmir nevertheless remains the site of the world’s largest and most militarized territorial dispute with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and […]

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Military

Military Military branches: Pakistan Army (includes National Guard), Pakistan Navy (includes Maritime Security Agency), Pakistan Air Force (Pakistan Fiza’ya) (2015) Military service age and obligation: 16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots […]

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Transportation

Transportation Airports: 151 (2013) Airports (paved runways): total 108 over 3,047 m: 15 2,438 to 3,047 m: 20 1,524 to 2,437 m: 43 914 to 1,523 m: 20 under 914 m: 10 (2013) Airports (unpaved runways): total 43 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 9 914 to 1,523 m: 9 under 914 […]

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Communications

Communications Cellular Phones in use: total: 125.9 million subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 63 (July 2015 est.) Telephone system: general assessment: the telecommunications infrastructure is improving, with investments in mobile-cellular networks increasing, but fixed-line subscriptions declining; system consists of microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, cellular, and satellite networ domestic: mobile-cellular subscribership has skyrocketed; more […]

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Energy

Pakistani Energy¬†: Electricity – production: 100 billion kWh (2014 est.) Electricity – consumption: 82 billion kWh (2014 est.) Electricity – exports: 0 kWh (2013 est.) Electricity – imports: 400 million kWh (2014 est.) Electricity – installed generating capacity: 24 million kW (2014 est.) Electricity – from fossil fuels: 67.1% of total installed capacity (FY2014 est.) […]

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Economy

Economy: Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to slow growth and underdevelopment in Pakistan. Pakistan has a large English-speaking population. Nevertheless, a challenging security environment, electricity shortages, and a burdensome investment climate have deterred investors. Agriculture accounts for more than one-fourth of output and two-fifths of employment. Textiles […]

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People

Nationality: noun: Pakistani(s) adjective: Pakistani Ethnic groups: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun (Pathan) 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28% Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most […]

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Latest News of Pakistan

Latest News of Pakistan – Find breaking news, recent news and updates of English News from multiple online English newspapers of Pakistan including Jang Newspaper, BBC English news, Voice of America, Daily Jasarat and Other English Newspapers of Pakistan. Latest News, latest news Pakistan, latest news updates, breaking news, online news, newspapers. for detail right […]

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