The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved. A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. A dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998.

ABOUT PAKISTAN

Official Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Fater of the Nation : Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)

National Poet : Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)

Capital : Islamabad

Imports : Industrial equipment, chemicales, vehicles. steel, iron, petroleum, edible oil, pules, tea.

Exports : Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items, carpets, sports goods, handi-crafts, fish and fish prep and fruit.

Religion : 97% Muslims, (77 % Sunni, 20% Shi'a) Christian Hindu 3%

National Anthem : Approved in August, 1954 Verses Composed by: Abdul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri Tune Composed by: Ahmed G. Chagla Duration: 80 seconds

Pakistan's Official Map: Drawn by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy (1920-1999)

National Flower : Jasmine

National Bird : Chakor (Red-legged partridge)

Popular Games : Cricket, Hockey, Football, Squash

Tourist's resorts : Murree, Quetta, Hunza, Ziarat, Swat, Kaghan, Chitral and Gilgit

Archaeological sites : Moenjo Daro, Harappa, Taxila, Kot Diji, Mehr Garh, Takht Bhai

Area :

Total:

803, 940 Sq.km

Punjab:

205,344 Sq.km

Sindh:

140,914 Sq. km

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

74,521 Sq.km

Balochistan:

347,190 Sq.km

Federally Administered Tribal Areas:

27,220 Sq.km

Islamabad (Capital):

906 Sq.km