•Pakistan gained independence from the
British Empire in 1947
•Pakistan adopted its constitution in 1956,
when it became an Islamic republic
•Pakistan is the second largest Muslim
population after Indonesia
•Pakistan has a federal parliamentary system
with a president as head of state and an
elected prime minister as head of government
•Pakistan has the 27th largest economy in the
world in terms of purchasing power
•95% of Pakistanis are Muslims (75% Sunni and 20% Shia), the remaining 5%
are Ahmadi Muslims, Christians and Hindus.
•The Pakistani government restricts the right to freedom of speech with
regard to religion.
•Pakistan’s penal code mandates the death penalty for anyone defiling the
name of Muhammad.
•Muhammad ; Muslims
view as a prophet.
•The penal code mandates life
imprisonment for desecrating the Koran,
and up to 10 years' imprisonment for
insulting another's religious beliefs
•There is not freedom of press in Pakistan like there is in American
•This has been a struggle for over fifty years for Pakistanis
•The people of Pakistan are lacking educated citizens, and the public opinion because they don’t
have the right to write your opinion.
•These people aren’t allowed to have a voice of opinion in the press at all.
•Pakistan money is call rupees
•1 U.S. dollar equaled 63 Pakistani rupees
•Pakistan printed its own currency in 1948
•45th largest country in absolute dollar terms
•Women do not have equal rights in
the political system as men do.
•The Election Commission of Pakistan
has denied voting rights to 38
•Most of the persons who have been
denied their right to vote are
Pakistan police is arresting a political activist to
stop the nationwide protest against the
government. It is evident that politicians have not
learnt any lesson from past and heading towards
a disaster once again.
Pakistan is located in the
It borders India and
Islamabad is Pakistan’s capital
The Arabian Sea is south of
Pakistan, which is a major
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