PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia
  • Pakistan’s GDP per capita is reported to be $ 3100 (2013) with a growth rate of 3.60% and 7.70% of inflation rate
  • With a population exceeding 196 million people, it is the 6th most populous country and with an area covering 796,095 km2
  • Pakistan is a federation of four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, as well as the Islamabad Capital Territory and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in the northwest, which include the Frontier Regions
  • Pakistan is the first Muslim country in the world to construct and operate civil nuclear power plants
  • Pakistan is a rapidly developing country and is one of the Next Eleven, the eleven countries that, along with the BRICs, have a high potential to become the world’s largest economies in the 21st century
  • Goldman Sachs economists expect that by 2050, Pakistan would become the 18th largest economy in the world with a GDP of US$ 3.33 trillion
  • Pakistan is one of the largest producers of natural commodities, and its labour market is the 10th largest in the world.
  • The structure of the Pakistani economy has changed from a mainly agricultural to a strong service base. Agriculture now accounts for only 21.2% of the GDP.
  • The textile sector enjoys a pivotal position in the exports of Pakistan. Pakistan is the 8th largest exporter of textile products in Asia
  • The literacy rate of the population above ten years of age in the country is 58.5%. Male literacy is 70.2% while female literacy rate is 46.3%