International American Council

International American Council
Middle East and North Africa

Pakistan

Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Capital city: Islamabad

Area: 796,095 square kilometers (307,374 square miles)

Population: 180 million

People: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%,

Languages: Urdu and English (official), Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun, Urdu, Balochi, and many other local languages

Religions: Islam (97%), Hinduism, Christianity and others (3%)

Currency: Pakistani rupee

Government type: Federal parliamentary republic

U.S. – Pakistan relations:

Since its independence in 1947, the government of Pakistan and United States held diplomatic relations with common goals such as providing stability in the region, combating terrorism, economic development, and democratic reforms. Pakistan pledged cooperation in counterterrorism efforts and strengthening of democratic systems of governance. The United Stated provides financial and humanitarian assistance (including emergency humanitarian assistance of one billion dollars during the aftermath of the 2011 floods) in order to alleviate poverty and develop economic growth. Both the United States and Pakistan are members of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, WTO, IMF, and World Bank.

 

Reference: U.S. State Department

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • RSS Latest News – Recent Posts

    • Demonstrations in Jerusalem, West Bank and Jordan December 16, 2017
      Protests are expected to take place in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan on Friday as anger mounts over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
    • 'Jerusalem is our right': Palestinians enraged December 7, 2017
      Disillusioned and disappointed Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem on Thursday following US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • RSS Latest News – World

  • Question Poll

  • International American Council


  • Archives

  • Meta

  • © International American Council 1995 - 2017


    Notice: Undefined index: logged_out in /home/content/99/13953199/html/wp-content/plugins/skysa-official/skysa.php on line 94

    Notice: Undefined index: window in /home/content/99/13953199/html/wp-content/plugins/skysa-twitter-follow-app/skysa-required/output.php on line 121

    Notice: Undefined index: debug in /home/content/99/13953199/html/wp-content/plugins/skysa-twitter-follow-app/skysa-required/output.php on line 312