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PAKISTAN AN OVER VIEW S A ALI. Islamic Republic of Pakistan The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in color with a white bar > white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star.

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in color with a white bar > white crescent in the centre

and a five-pointed star.

The white and dark green field represents: minorities & Muslim majority, respectively. The crescent on the flag represents: progress. The five-rayed star represents: light and knowledge.

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Basic Facts and Information:> The Islamic Republic of Pakistan emerged as an independent State on 14 August 1947. > World’s 6th largest Nation – 162 Million population> World’s 3rd largest English speaking Nation.> World’s 5th largest democracy. World’s 15th largest economy. > World’s 9th largest Commercial vehicle manufacturer (Suzuki , Hundai, Honda, Toyota and Volvo)> World’s 5th largest standing Armed forces- 1.0 M > World’s 7th largest pool of Scientist/Engineers/Professional’s > 300 dailies, 400 weeklies & 700 periodicals. > GDP $347.3 Billion (GDP Rate: 7 %)

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  • The legacy of “ Majestic Mughal Empire”

  • The land of the oldest civilization – “Indus Valley”

  • The land of the mightiest rivers in the world – Indus; Ravi , Jehlum, Chenab, Satluj and Kabul.

  • the land with “Road on top of the World – Karakoram Highway - 26,000 ft

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The country borders:> Iran on the West > India in the east > Afghanistan in the north > People's Republic of China in the north-west.

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Pakistan is home to 108 peaks above 7,000 m and probably as many peaks above 6,000 m, and there is no count of the peaks above 5,000 and 4,000m. Five of the fourteen highest independent peaks in the world. 8000 to 9000 mtrs

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Upon its creation, Pakistan consisted of two separate wings flanking northern India; in 1971, the country's eastern portion broke away to become Bangladesh.

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King Shah Faisal MasjidThe National Masjid of Pakistan (Shah Faisal Masjid) is the largest masjid in the world, located in Islamabad,

the capital city of Pakistan

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Pakistan - self reliance

  • Is among Seven (07) countries that have launched their own indigenously build Satellites.

  • Among Countries that have “Advance Space Program”.

  • Have build it’s own “Nuclear Power Station”

  • Top Five (05) American Employers in Pakistan (GE , Hewlett-Packard, IBM ,AMEX & Dell)

  • Paksitani Overseas work force – 7.5 M

    > USA 1.5 M Western Europe 1,000,000

    > UK 2.0 M Saudi Arabia 1,200,000

    > Canada 500,000 UAE 300,000

    > Australia/ New Zeland 500,000 Kuwait, Bahrain 200,000

    Oman , Yemen

  • Dr. ABDUS SALAM was awarded “NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS” (1979)

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Employees Statistics show:

  • 18% are Doctors.

  • 6% are Scientists.

  • 15% of Microsoft

  • 12% of NASA scientists

  • 13% of IBM.

  • 9% of Intel

  • 12% of XEROX

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  • on October 12, 2007, General Pervez Musharraf completed the eighth year of being in total power, the military had governed the country for a total of 32 years; the economy grew at an average rate of 6.3 % a year.For the remaining 28 years, the economy’s performance was less impressive, the GDP increased at the annual rate of 4.7 %.

  • Does this mean that the military is a better manager of the economy?

  • This question does not have an easy answer