The Islamic republic of Pakistan emerged on the map of the world as an independent sovereign state on 14th August 1947, as a result of the division of the former British India. It lies between 23-35 to 37- 05 north latitude and 60-50 to 77- 50 east longitude. It touches the Hindukush mountains in the north and extends from the Pamirs to the Arabian Sea. It is bounded by Iran in the west, Afghanistan in the north-west, India in the east and south east and Arabian Sea in the south. There is a common border with China alongside Gilgit and Baltistan in the north.

The total area of the country is 796,095 sq.km with a population of 130.6 million according to population census 1988. It is divided into four provinces viz. Sindh, Punjab, North West Frontier Province and Balochistan. It consists of such physical regions as a) the western offshoots of Himalayas which cover its northern and north western parts of which the highest peak K-2 rises to 8611 meters above sea level; b) the Balochistan plateau c) The Potohar Plateau and salt range and d) The Indus plain, the most fertile and densely populated area of the country. It gets its sustenance from the Indus river and its tributaries.

Climatically, Pakistan enjoys a considerable measure of variety. North and north western high mountainous ranges are extremely cold in winter while the summer months of April to September are very pleasant. The plains of the Indus valley are extremely hot in summer with a cold and dry weather in winter. The coastal strip in the South has a moderate climate. There is a general deficiency of rainfall. In the plains annual average ranges from 16 centimeters in the northern parts of lower Indus plain to 120 centimeters in the Himalayan region. Rains are monsoonic in origin and fall late in summers. Due to the rainfall and high diurnal range of temperature, humidity is comparatively low. Only the coastal strip has high humidity. The country has an agricultural economy with a network of canals irrigating a major part of its cultivated land. Wheat, cotton, rice, millet and sugar cane are the major crops. Among fruits: mangos, oranges, bananas and apples are grown in abundance in different parts of the country. The main natural resources are natural gas, coal, salt and iron. The country has an expanding industry. Cotton, Textiles, sugar, cement, and chemicals play an important role in its economy. It is fed by vast hydroelectric power.

Urdu is the national language and is used as a medium of understanding throughout the country. Pakistan is culturally divided into four bilingual provinces. Punjabi is spoken in the Punjab, Sindhi in Sindh, Pashto in NWFP, and Balochi in Balochistan. The country comprises of a vast area that was the great center of ancient civilizations of the world. Its historical sites beginning with stone-age to Twentieth Century A.D are a mirror of the life of its people who are by nature simple, virile, hospitable and hard working. Ancient sites excavated in Taxila, Harappa, and Moenjodaro speak volumes for Pakistan rich cultural background dating back to 3,000 B.C.
Saying of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah

With determination, courage, solidarity and with the help of every citizen we shall make this state a real power. Let us work double shifts if necessary, so that we may make Pakistan a real state and a great nation.
by Mudasar May 07, 2005
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Women: Where is Pakistan?
Man: Bitch its next to India.
by DJ Gaurav April 17, 2006
A country like 189 other countries in on our planet.
-Contains human beings (including those who get hurt by very offending comments on this and some other sites)

Pakistan:
-Has people
-Has good and evil
-Is loved and hated
person a: Hey...where are you from?
person b: Pakistan
person c: oh ok.
by RS Player May 01, 2005
A country located in South Asia between India and Afghanistan got its independence from the British in 1947

Population: roughly 150 Million

Capital: Islamabad

Yes, Pakistan has it's problems but the people who wrote some of these hateful definitions are ignorant brian-dead morons (most probably Americans) who are brain washed by Fox News
Yes Terrorists train there but they don't represent Pakistan's population like Bush represented America's population

Like any country Pakistan has its goods and bads
It is wrong to shun America on the basis that it was built on mass murder and theft of Native Americans
Many of the negative stereotypes of Pakistan aren't true such as women being raped every 10 seconds

All in all it is a great country which has been fucked and destroyed by it's leaders, It had (still has) so much potential to become a thriving first -world nation
by Apersonwithlogic February 04, 2010
A country with a very aware and awake civil society, a dedicated working force, a patriotic, united youth; but sadly a country where each subsequent government has been worse than the last.
A country where people are more true to each other and to their land than any other place on earth. Their patriotism is devoid of spite for other countries and full of nothing but love for the land and the people.
A soveriegn country, where everyone is free to follow thier own beliefs. A moderate, balanced country that has never been particularly religious, but has instead been defined by it's rich cultural diversity and tolerence for all kinds of beliefs and customs! Long Live Pakistan! Long live Sindh, Punjab, NWFP and Balauchistan!
Pakistan Zindabad!
by wouldn'tyou? April 17, 2009
Land of the Pure, where everyone actually does 'love their neighbours'. They've got their issues-such as social injustice and the most fucked up government known to modern times, but at then end of the day, as a nation they are unique! United and Patriotic, Pakistanis everywhere are proud, and the say it loud!
Also, they're good looking as hell. Pakistan Foreva!
by yetagain April 17, 2009
A country that will call itself "Pakistan" when it wins the Cricket world cup and yell "South Asian" when exposed for its terrorist links.

Their raison d'etre being, NOT an Indian.
Scene: trench warfare on Pakistan border, Indian regiment on one side, suddenly Vijay Singh(of India) gets a bright idea, shouts! "Oye Abdul!" Guy pops up from other trench "Wassup fucker?" BANG shot dead!
"Oye Karim" 2 guys stand up, and in chorus "You takin' to me fucker?" BANG BANG both finito.
"Oye Mustafa!" 2 more, BANG-BANG! Capiche!
Pakistanis get worried, they think "bastard Indians, when did they get so smart"? Decide to try it themselves.
"Oye Vijay Singh".... silence.
"Oye Sanjay Singh!!".... silence.
"Oye brother, Ajay Singh!"still silence
From the Indian side:
"Oye who's calling Vijay Singh?"
Paki gets up, "Me", BANG!
by Hell NO! Not a Pakistani! June 23, 2006
Pakistan is NOT a threat to the world. People please think before you open your mouths about something you don't know about. The terrorists in pakistan are in no way representative of the country. They are horrible people, but they are not as big a threat as people think. America is going the wrong way about it. We should educate the impoverished parts rather than destroy them. Killing the people will only motivate more to hate Americans, and make them believe a war is going on. What would you think if I judged England on it's gangs (remember that poor 11 year old boy who got shot?) or Italy on the mafia, america on the streetfights etc. Would you decide to not go to Italy because of the Mafia? The terrorists themselves are from Afghanistan, who passed through the Pak-Afghan border. Think of how difficult it is to protect more than 2000 km of border, half of which is among one of the worlds largest mountain range, from random solitary people. We can't just set up a great wall. Yet we're doing it, stopping as many illegal immigrants as possible, but come on, we don't have the money for something like that. The terrorists were made after the Afghan Russia war, fueled by America who themselves created the Jihadi fighters, in hope they would knock Russia (America's threat at the time)off it's feet. AMERICA created the terrorists, and now they're coming into Pakistan. And about Pakistan's poverty. We are not as poor as you think. The streets in Karachi, Islamabad etc. look like any other, we have everything you have, but there is still a lack of money, lots of beggars and a fragile economy. It's not our fault. We are a 60 year old country who started with only one working factory. This was as you know because of the selfish British invasion, which they did for their own greed and profit, leaving the subcontinent in a terrible state. And now some of them make fun of us for our poverty. But this doesn't make me dislike Britain. I know the people who took over our land are not the same as the ones I meet, and I don't judge them off generalisations.

Apart from that, Pakistan is an extremely amazing and wonderful country. Urdu, an amazing, soft language is the best language in the world. Beautiful cities, wonderful sites, and the best people you're ever going to meet.
Pakistan is an amazing country, and we don't care about what anyone else says bad about it. You can't say ANYTHING about it unless you've actually been there and truly know what it's like. This is the real truth. Go and see for yourself.
by lovableoath January 04, 2009

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