Compiled by FRCE Capacity development Department                  FRCE Interesting Facts about PakistanPakistan has the se...
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  1. 1. Compiled by FRCE Capacity development Department FRCE Interesting Facts about PakistanPakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world. It is second to Indonesia.About one fifth of the population lives below the international poverty line (US$1.25 perday).More than 60 languages are spoken in Pakistan. English is the official language ofPakistan and is used in government.96% of the populations are Muslims. Just over 1.5% is Christians.Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.Pakistan has cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers.Despite once being called the world’s most dangerous country in a British magazine (TheEconomist), the tourism industry is growing in Pakistan.The official and national sport of Pakistan is field hockey. Cricket, however, is the mostpopular sport. The national side won the ICC World Cup in 1992.Pakistan qualified for the Golf World Cup for the first time in 2009.One goal of the current government is to see the literacy rate reach at least 85% over thenext few years.About 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan live in Pakistan.Pakistan became an Islamic republic in 1956.In 1971, there was a civil war in East Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh. Compiled by FRCE Capacity development Department

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