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%