Pakistan emerged on the map of Pakistan as an independent state on 14th August 1947 after getting freedom from Hindus. Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah led Muslims to independence and therfore is called the founder of Pakistan. Today here i am going to share some valuable information about Pakistan. Pakistan is officially named as "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Quaid-e-Azam is called "The Father of Nation" while our Greatest poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal gave the idea of Pakistan. The flag of Pakistan is in dark green colour with a vertical bar alongside. There is a white crescent in the flag with a five pointed white star in it.National Anthem of Pakistan was approved in June 1954 that was written by our great poet Hafeez. Jalandhri. The duration of national anthem is 80 seconds.The official map of Pakistan was drawn by Mian Muhammad Aslam Seharwardi. Pakistan shares its border with 4 countries: China India Iran Afghanistan Currently Mr.Asif Ali Zardari is heading the state. Total area of Pakistani land is 7,96,096 km and is divided into 4 provinces: Punjab Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (KPK) Balochistan Sindh Islamabad is the capital of the state. In Addition to it there are also some Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistani land. By latest information the population of Pakistan is about 20 crore. Nationals of Apkistan are as follows: Language = Urdu...... Dress = Shalwar Kamiz....... Game = Hockey....... Flower = Jasmine Pakistani land includes 5 rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej). River Indus is the largest of the five rivers.
Pakistan is important for many religions of the world. The Indus Valley gave rise to one of the first great civilizations. Mahayana Buddhism also developed here as did the Sikh religion under Guru Nanak. Pakistan was created in the Indus Valley specifically to provide the Muslims of South Asia with a state of their own, and there are very few countries where religion plays such an important role in the lives of people.Muslims make up over 98% of the population of Pakistan, of which roughly 80% are Sunni and 20 % are Sh'iah. About 1 % of the population is Christian with slightly more protestants than Catholics. The Hindus, mostly nomads living in the South account for less than 1%. In Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Quetta there are small communities of Buddhists and there are a tiny group of animist Kalash living in Chitral on the Afghan border.
Pakistan is overwhelmingly Muslim but after Hindus, Christians are the second-largest minority group, representing about 1.6% of the population. The southern metropolis of Karachi has a large Christian population and there are countless Christian villages in the Punjab heartland and cities of Lahore and Faisalabad. There is also a sizeable population in the deeply conservative north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, particularly in Peshawar city. Pre-partition Pakistan was a much more diverse place but tolerance has declined as society has been increasingly islamised and more homogenous. Before partition minorities made up 15% of the population, now they fall short of 4%...
The majority of Pakistan's Christians are descended from low-caste Hindus who converted under the British Raj, in part to escape the caste system. Many provided labour in garrison towns and every cantonment city has an area known as Lal Kurti, traditionally the area where Christians reside. But Christian communities remain in the poorest sector of society doing menial jobs. Entire villages in parts of Punjab are Christian with inhabitants working as labourers and farmhands. There are sections of the Christian community that are well off. They came over from Goa under the Raj, are more educated and mainly settled in Karachi.