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.
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
803, 940 Sq.km
140,914 Sq. km
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:74,521 Sq.km
Federally Administered Tribal Areas: