General Knowledge About Pakistan

Geographical Location

Pakistan is an important Muslim republic of south Asia. Pakistan total area is 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi), Land area is 97.13% and water area is 2.87%. Pakistan shares 595 km long border with China in the north, 2252 km long border (Durand Line with Afghanistan in the North West, 805 km long boundary with Iran in South West and 1610 km long border with India in the East. The Southern border of Pakistan consists of 700 km long coastline which runs along the Arabian Sea from the border of Iran in the west to the Rann of Kutch in the east.

Pakistan Population

Last collected in the year 2011, the population, at that point, stood at a reported 176,745,364 and Population 186,703,573 (May 2014 est.). Pakistan is the world's sixth-most-populous country.

Pakistan Provences

1. Punjab
2. Sindh
3. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
4. Balochistan

Pakistani Flag

The Pakistan Flag was designed by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Pakistan's flag was adopted on August 11, 1947, just three days before the country's independence. The flag is a green field with a white crescent moon and five-rayed star at its center, and a vertical white stripe at the hoist side. The white and dark green field represents peace and prosperity.

National Anthem of Pakistan

National anthem of pakistan was written by renowned poet hafeez jullundari in 1954. The anthem consists of 50 words arranged in 15 lines. Renowned musician Abdul Karim Chhagla composed the anthem. A total number of eleven male and female singers took part in its musical composition. Pakistan’s national anthem was first played on 13th August, 1954 before Shah of Iran Raza Shah Pehlavi.

Archaeological Museums of Pakistan

There are five important Archaeological museums in Pakistan.
(1) Taxila Museum
(2) Mohenjodaro Museum
(3) Banbhore Museum
(4) Harappa Museum
(5) Saidu Sharif Museum

Pakistan Political Parties

As a result of the multi party system in Pakistan scores of political parties exist in the country. Out of these the following enjoy recognition at national of
1. Pakistan people’s party (PPP)
2. Pakistan Muslim league (Junejo Group) PML-(J)
3. Pakistan Muslim league (Qasim Group) PML-(Q)
4. Pakistan Muslim league (Nawaz Group) PML-(N)
5. Awami national party (ANP)
6. Jammat I islam(JUP)
7. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI)
8. Mutthida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
9. Jamboori watan party(JWP)
10. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
11. Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party
12. Pakistan National Party
13. Baluchistan National Movement (Mengal Group)
14. Baluchistan national Movement (Hayee Group)

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