Pakistan


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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is located in South Asia. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Strategically it is located in a position between the important regions of South AsiaCentral Asia and the Middle East.

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Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic having four provinces and four federal territories. With over 170 million people, it is the sixth most populated country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population after Indonesia.  With a semi-industrialized economy, it is the 27th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power. The country faces challenging problems including poverty, illiteracy and corruption.
Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed force and is the only Muslim-majority nation which is a nuclear power. It is a founding member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Next Eleven economies and the G20 developing nations.



Major Cities

Karachi 

 Lahore


Islamabad  


Quetta  


Peshawar  

Multan


Hyderabad  


Faisalabad 

 Gujranwala

Bahawalpur

Wonderful Places in Pakistan

Baltoro Glacier
62-kilometer long
Location: Central Korakoram Range, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan 
One of the longest glacier outside the polar region.

K2 ( or Mount Godwin Austen)
2nd-highest mountain on Earth
Height : 8,611 metres (28,251 ft)
Location: Karakoram ranger, Pakistan

Utror Swat valley

The Deosai National Park
Location: Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan


The One and Only 'Snow Lake' in the World is in Pakistan

Food Street, Lahore

Downtown, Karachi

Transport

The Makran Coastal Highway
Karachi-to-Gwadar

M-2 motorway
Location: Punjab
367 km long 
Lahore-to-Islamabad

National Poet
Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a key leader in the Pakistan Movement. He is national poet of Pakistan.

Sport
Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan

Military
Pakistan Air Force SSW

1. PAF Dassault Mirage 5 ROSE strike fighter
 2. PAF JF-17



Nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile


Live Long Pakistan
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