Quick Facts

  • Officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Independence: 1947 (from UK)
  • Islamic Republic 1956
  • Divided into four provinces and four federal territories
  • Capital: Islamabad (pop. 1.365 million)
  • Climate: tropical to temperate
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Economy: based on agriculture, service, industry
  • Population: 199,085,847
  • Literacy rate: 57.9%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A federal parliamentary republic
  • President Mamnoon Hussain (since 2013)
  • Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif (since 2013)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 178/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 55.67/100,000
  • Life expectancy: 67.39 years
  • Health expenditures: 2.8% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.83/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 0.6/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.09%
  • Infectious disease risk: high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, rabies, avian influenza
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

Images From the Field


NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail

flagtemplate_pk
pakistan_map

Simple Share Buttons