• COUNTRY PROFILE




Basic Facts

Official Name The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
National Poet - Philosopher Allama Mohammad Iqbal (1877-1938)
Head of the State President, Mamnoon Hussain
Head of the Government Prime Minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Capital Islamabad
National Day March 23
Independence Day August 14
National Anthem Approved in August 1954 verses composed by Abu-Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhary and tune composed by Ahmad Ghulamali Chagla with duration of 80 seconds
National Flag Dark green with a white vertical bar, a white crescent and a five-pronged star in the middle. The Flag symbolize Pakistan's profound commitment to Islam-the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorites
National Animal Markhor
National Bird Chakor (red-legged partridge)
National Flower Jasmine
National Tree Deodar (Cedrus Deodara)
Official Map Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy
Religions Muslims 96.3% - Others (Christians, Hindus Sikhs, Parsees) 3.7%
Languages Urdu (National), English along with Regional: Balochi, Brahwi, Brushiski, Dam, Hindko, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki and Shina.
Annual Per Capita Income US$1,560.7 (2015-16)
GDP 4.71% (2015-16)
Literacy Rate 60% (2016)