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									BASIC FACTS ABT PAKISTAN
RELIGIONS: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%
MEDIAN AGE: total: 19.8 years
male: 19.7 years
female: 20 years (2002)
AGE STRUCTURE: 0-14 years: 39.3% (male 30,463,958; female 28,726,776)
15-64 years: 56.5% (male 43,571,093; female 41,651,872)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 3,051,674; female 3,229,367) (2003 est.)
NET MIGRATION RATE: -0.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
SEX RATIO: At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
INFANT MORTALITY RATE: total: 76.53 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 76.09 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
male: 76.95 deaths/1,000 live births
ETHNIC GROUPS: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants
from India at the time of partition and their descendants)
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH: Total population: 62.2 years
male: 61.3 years
female: 63.14 years (2003 est.)
LANGUAGES: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%,
Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua
franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%
FLAG DESCRIPTION: green with a vertical white band (symbolizing the role of
religious minorities) on the hoist side; a large white crescent and star are centered in
the green field; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam
Currency Pak Rupee.
CURRENCY CODE: PKR
Per Capita Income US$ 443
Per Capita Income at (PPP) US$ 2230
GDP: Purchasing power parity - $311 billion (2002 est.)
GDP - COMPOSITION BY SECTOR: Agriculture: 24%
industry: 25%
services: 51% (FY01 est.)
LITERACY: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 45.7%
male: 59.8% female: 30.6% (2003 est.)
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE: 35% (2001 est.)
LABOR FORCE: 41.54 million (2003)
EMPLOYED: 38.29 million (2003)
UNEMPLOYED: 3.25 million (2003)
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 7.8% plus substantial underemployment (2002 est.)
LABOR FORCE - BY OCCUPATION: Agriculture 48.42%, manufacturing & Mining
11.55%, Construction 5.78%, Trade 13.8%, Transport 5.03%, Services 42% (2001
est.)
Registered Companies 43,000+
Listed Cos 700+
Foreign Firms 600+
Industrial Estates/Zones 63
Trade
EXPORTS: $9.8 billion f.o.b. (FY02/03 est.)
EXPORTS - COMMODITIES: textiles (garments, cotton cloth, and yarn), rice, leather,
sports goods, and carpets and rugs
TECHNICAL 72
COLLEGES 925
Universities 68 (40 in private sector)
Transport & Communications
TOTAL LENGTH OF ROADS 257,683 KM.
Railways Network 7,791 route KMs
RAILWAYS: total: 8,163 km
broad gauge: 7,718 km 1.676-m gauge (293 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 445 km 1.000-m gauge (2002)
HIGHWAYS: total: 247,811 km
paved: 141,252 km (including 339 km of expressways)
unpaved: 106,559 km (2001)
MERCHANT MARINE: Total: 18 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 247,675 GRT/375,435
DWT ships by type: cargo 14, container 3, petroleum tanker 1 (2002 est.)
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTERED: 786907
Pakistan International Airline Covers 33 International and 21 domestic stations.
Pakistan International Airline Major Airports Domestic Stations: Islamabad , Lahore ,
Karachi , Quetta , Peshawar and Gwadar
Major Seaports Domestic: Minora, Gwadar and Pasni.
International: Karachi and Bin Qasim.
Post Offices 12,234 (2302 Urban and 9932 Rural)
CARGO HANDLED AT KARACHI PORT TOTAL EXPORT/IMPORTS 26692 (000 Tonnes)
CARGO HANDLED AT PORT QASIM TOTAL EXPORT/IMPORTS 13226 (000 Tonnes)
Telephone Connections 4.28 million
Public Call Offices 71,771
Telegraph Offices 362
Internet Connections 1.7 million
NO. OF ISPS 127
FIBER OPTIC INSTALLATION (NO. OF CITIES) 203
Employment
LABOR FORCE: 41.54 million

Agriculture Sector 48.42%
Manufacturing & Mining Sector 11.25%
Others 40.33%
RELIGIONS: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%
MEDIAN AGE: total: 19.8 years
male: 19.7 years
female: 20 years (2002)
AGE STRUCTURE: 0-14 years: 39.3% (male 30,463,958; female 28,726,776)
15-64 years: 56.5% (male 43,571,093; female 41,651,872)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 3,051,674; female 3,229,367) (2003 est.)

								
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