Quick Facts on Pakistan


supplement to Confused Westerners’ Guide to the Conflict in Pakistan

Full name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Founding: 14 August 1947
Provinces: Balochistan, Khybar Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh
Territories: Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Islamobad Capital Territory
Religion: 96% Islam, 4% Other
Population: 202,971,003
Pop. Density: 260/km2
Capital City: Islamibad
Most Pop. City: Karachi
GDP: $270 Billion
Major Ethnic Groups: Punjabis, Pashtuns, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Baloch
Official languages: Urdu, English
Other Spoken Languages: Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Saraiki, Balochi, Gujarati
Life Expectancy: 63 years
Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif