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  • Pakistan Overview

    The country of Pakistan is located along the Arabian Sea and is surrounded by, Afghanistan, India, Iran and China. The country lies on the ancient trading routes of Khyber and Bolan that connected Asia with Europe.

  • Overview of cities along the Indus River

    Ibn Battuta took almost three to four months to cover the journey between the Hindu Kush Mountains and the Indus plain. It is mentioned that he reached the Indus River sometime in September 1333. It took him 15 days to cross the desert to the south of Ghazna to reach…
  • Multan Overview

    Multan is located in the south of Punjab in Pakistan and is at times called as the "City of Saints". Visitors can start their sightseeing from the old city where they can visit the Multan Fort. There is also a park in the complex known as the Fort Qasim Park.

  • Pakistan Monument in Islamabad

    Standing as a symbol of the four provinces and three territories of Pakistan is the ‘Pakistan Monument in Islamabad'. The construction of the monument was started in the year 2004 and the monument was inaugurated in 2007.

  • Baltistan Overview

    Spanning in the north-east end of Pakistan is the region of Baltistan. Baltistan is known to be among the most beautiful destinations in Pakistan. The region features the most magnificent mountain scenery and possibilities of mountain climbing, trekking and hiking. Baltistan is also home to the largest glaciers and the…
  • The Monument of Minar-e-Pakistan

    Standing proudly in the center of the Iqbal Park in Lahore is the Minar-e-Pakistan. The Minar was built as a tribute to the Lahore Resolution passed in 1940. It is one of the most important national monuments of Pakistan. The monument rises to a height of about 60m with the…
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Pakistan Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Islamabad

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Karachi

GEOGRAPHY

Pakistan is situated in Southern Asia bordering Afghanistan to the north-west and Iran to the west while China borders the country in the north and India to the east.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 177 Million. Muslims account for about 95% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate of Pakistan is characterized by hot summers and cool winters and it is generally varied throughout the country. Summer temperatures  may go high as 38°C while in winter it may go low as 4°C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Urdu and Englsih are the two official languages. Punjabi, Saraik and Pashto are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+5
Summer: GMT +6

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM
(In many schools and enterprises, Friday is usually considered a half-day)


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 14th
Pakistan Day: March 23rd
May Day: May 1st
Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam: December 25th

Muslim Festival (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Pakistani Rupee

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 15
Medical: 115
Fire: 16

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