About PK


Pakistan is a country located in South Asia, sharing borders with India to the east, Afghanistan and Iran to the west, China to the north, and the Arabian Sea to the south.


The capital city of Pakistan is Islamabad.


As of the latest estimates, Pakistan has a population of approximately 225 million people, making it the fifth most populous country in the world.


Pakistan covers a total land area of about 881,913 square kilometers (340,509 square miles), making it the 33rd largest country in the world by land area.

Official Language

The official language of Pakistan is Urdu, while English is also widely used for official and administrative purposes.


Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic, with a President as the head of state and a Prime Minister as the head of government. The country has a multi-tiered system of government, with provincial governments for each of its four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, as well as the Islamabad Capital Territory.


Pakistan gained independence from British colonial rule on August 14, 1947.


The currency of Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR).


Pakistan has a mixed economy with agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors. The country is known for its agriculture, producing crops such as wheat, rice, sugarcane, and cotton. Additionally, Pakistan has significant mineral resources and is a major exporter of textiles, garments, and leather products. However, the economy faces challenges such as poverty, unemployment, and inflation.

Natural Features

Pakistan is geographically diverse, with a wide range of landscapes including mountains, plains, deserts, and coastal areas. The northern part of the country is dominated by the towering peaks of the Himalayas, including K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.


Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage influenced by its diverse history and various ethnic groups. The country's culture is characterized by its traditional music, dance, cuisine, art, and festivals. Islam plays a significant role in shaping the cultural practices and customs of Pakistani society.


Islam is the predominant religion in Pakistan, with the majority of the population being Muslim. The country also has religious minorities, including Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, and others.


Pakistan has made efforts to improve education access and literacy rates, but challenges remain, particularly in rural areas and for girls. The country has a system of public and private schools, as well as universities and colleges offering higher education.

International Relations

Pakistan maintains diplomatic relations with countries around the world and is a member of various international organizations, including the United Nations, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).


Pakistan faces security challenges, including internal conflicts, terrorism, and tensions with neighboring India. The country has a powerful military and plays a strategic role in regional and global security issues.

This anthem symbolizes the pride, unity, and determination of the people of Pakistan, expressing their commitment to their country and its progress.
The national anthem of Pakistan is called "Qaumi Taranah" in Urdu, which translates to "National Anthem" in English. Here are the lyrics in Urdu along with an English translation:

پاک سرزمین شاد باد

کشورِ حسین شاد باد

تُو نشانِ عزمِ عالی شان

ارضِ پاکستان

مرکزِ یقین شاد باد

پاک سرزمین کا نظام

قوتِ اُخوتِ عوام

قوم، ملک، سلطنت

پائندہ تابندہ باد

شاد باد منزلِ مراد

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہِلال

رہبرِ ترقّی و کمال

ترجمانِ ماضی، شانِ حال

جانِ استقبالِ سوار

جانِ استقبالِ سوار

رہنمائے مراد، شاد باد

تُو نشانِ عزمِ عالی شان

ارضِ پاکستان

Blessed be the sacred land,
Happy be the bounteous realm,
Symbol of high resolve,
Land of Pakistan.
Blessed be thou citadel of faith.
The Order of this Sacred Land
Is the might of the brotherhood of the people.
May the nation, the country, and the State
Shine in glory everlasting!
Blessed be the goal of our ambition.
This flag of the Crescent and the Star
Leads the way to progress and perfection,
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,
Inspiration for our future!
Shine in the heavens, star of guidance!
Shine in the heavens, star of guidance!
Blessed be the goal of our ambition.
Symbol of high resolve,
Land of Pakistan.

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