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Pakistan

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Background[1]

Located in Southern Asia along the Arabian Sea, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a federal republic that separated from British India into a Muslim state in 1947. Ongoing disputes over the state of Kashmir in response to Indian nuclear weapons testing have decreased since 2002 but have created concerns about hazardous wastes. Other issues range from water and air pollution, frequent earthquakes, and desertification.

Population[1]
164,741,924
Climate[1]

mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north

Languages[1]
  • Punjabi 48%
  • Sindhi 12%
  • Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%
  • Pashtu 8%
  • Urdu (official) 8%
  • Balochi 3%
  • Hindko 2%
  • Brahui 1%
  • English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries)
  • Burushaski and other 8%
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
68.84
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
13.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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