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    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 242 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

  2. Apr 12, 2022 · Pakistan country profile. 12 April. The Muslim-majority state of Pakistan was born out of the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, and has faced both domestic political upheavals and ...

  3. At first, Pakistan’s economy was largely based on private enterprise, but significant sectors of it were nationalized beginning in the early 1970s, including financial services, manufacturing, and transportation. Further changes were made in the 1980s, under the military government of Zia ul-Haq. Specifically, an “Islamic” economy was ...

  4. Apr 15, 2019 · Pakistani culture is very diverse. Thanks to its historical, geographical and ethnic diversity, Pakistan’s culture is a melting pot of Indian, Persian, Afghan, Central Asian, South Asian and Western Asian influences. There are over 15 major ethnic groups in Pakistan, which differ in physical features, historical bloodlines, customs, dress ...

  5. Jul 12, 2022 · What does Open Doors do to help Christians in Pakistan? Open Doors is active in the Persian Gulf countries through the ALIVE network of partner churches, but for reasons of security, we cannot say what we exactly do where. Population statistic: Johnson T M and Zurlo G A, eds., World Christian Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, accessed April 2021).

  6. Jan 22, 2020 · Data from the 2017 International Monetary Fund shows that Afghanistan was the poorest country in Asia with a GDP per capita of $1,889. The second poorest country was Yemen with $2,300 while Nepal was third with about $2,690. Closing the top five was Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan with $3,131 and $3,652 in the fourth and the fifth positions respectively.

  7. Aug 02, 2022 · Burma’s economic growth rate recovered from a low growth under 6% in 2011 but has been volatile between 6% and 8% between 2014 and 2018. Burma’s abundant natural resources and young labor force have the potential to attract foreign investment in the energy, garment, information technology, and food and beverage sectors.