About Pakistan

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Name:  Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Father of the Nation: Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Independence Day: 14 August 1947
National Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Religion: Islam 95% Muslims & 5% Others
Provinces Punjab 205,344 Sq. km. Sindh 140,914  Sq. km, Khyber Pakhtunkha 74,521 Sq. km, Balochistan 347,190 Sq. km
Area in Total: 881, 888 Sq. Km
Capital: Islamabad 906 Sq. km.
Currency: Pak Rupee
Imports: Industrial equipment, chemicals, vehicles, steel, iron ore,  petroleum, edible oil, pulses, tea.
Exports: Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items  carpets, sports goods, handi-crafts, fish and fish prep. and fruit
Languages: Urdu & English
Government Type: Parliamentary
National Flag Dark green with a white vertical bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star in the middle. The Flag symbolizes Pakistan’s profound commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorities
Anthem: Approved in August, 1954
Verses Composed by: Abdul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Tune Composed by: Ahmed G. Chagla
Duration: 80 seconds
State Emblem: The State Emblem consists of:
1. The crescent and star which are symbols of Islam
2. The shield in the centre shows four major crops
3. Wreath surrounding the shield represents cultural heritage and
4. Scroll contains Quaid’s motto: Faith, Unity, Discipline
Official Map: Drawn by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy
National Flower: Jasmin
National Tree: Deodar (Cedrus Deodara)
National Animal: Markhor
National Bird: Chakor (Red-legged partridge
Sports: Field Hockey (National), Cricket, Squash
Major Cities: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Sialkot
Major Crops: Cotton, Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane
Industries: Textiles, Cement, Fertilizer, Steel, Sugar, Electric Goods, Shipbuilding
Mountain Peaks:
K-2 (Chagori)
8616 m
2nd
Nanga Parbat
8125 m
8th
Gasherbrum-I
8068 m
11th
Broad Peak
8065 m
12th
Gasherbrum-II
8047 m
14th
Gasherbrum-III
7952 m
15th
Gasherbrum-IV
7925 m
16th
Disteghil Sar
7885 m
20th
Kunyang Kish
7852 m
22nd
Masherbrum (NE)
7821 m
24th
Rakaposhi
7788 m
27th
Batura I
7785 m
28th
Kanjut  Sar
7760 m
29th
Saltoro Kangri
7742 m
33rd
Trivor
7720 m
36th
Tirich Mir
7708 m
41st
Deserts:
Location/Province
Thar  Sindh
Cholistan  Punjab
Thal  Punjab
Dams:
Location/Province
Mangla Dam  Punjab
Tarbela Dam  Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa
Warsak Dam  Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa
 

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