Country’s Overview

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, with a population of over 160 million, is a complex mix of indigenous peoples and successive waves of migrations.

The national language is Urdu. English is widely spoken by educated Pakistanis.
Regional languages – Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Balochi – are widely used.

Pakistan’s land area of 796,096 sq. km is divided into four provinces and four territories.
The most populous province is Punjab, followed by Sindh, then North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Balochistan. The four territories, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) are administered from Islamabad, the national capital.

Pakistan lies in the Indus Valley and is bordered by India to the east, China to the north, Afghanistan to the north and northwest, Iran to the west and the Arabian Sea to the south. Both the boundaries with China and with northern Afghanistan are in very high mountainous terrain. The Karakoram Highway, constructed under Chinese supervision, provides the major link between Pakistan and China along the Indus Valley.

Lahore is very busiest, developed city and capital of province of Punjab. One can find anything according to one’s own taste. The residents of this area are very fond of eating and making different delicious dishes.