Key Stats

Capital: Islamabad

Population: 205 million

Average life expectancy: 68 years

Literacy rate: 58%

Population living below poverty line: 30%

Population without electricity: 49.5 million

Population without access to safe drinking water: 17.6 million

Most widely spoken language: Urdu

Source: The World Factbook

About Pakistan

Pakistan is located in southern Asia on the Arabian Sea. It is nestled between India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China and is home to K2, the world's second-highest peak. This region has faced severe flooding, frequent earthquakes, prolonged political and religious disputes, and has suffered from a lack of foreign investment. Despite these obstacles, the resilient people of Pakistan continue to push forward. Major industries include agriculture and textiles.

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