Pakistan Art And Culture

Pakistan: Art And Culture
Pakistan has every reason to be proud of the thousands of years old and rich tradition of its arts and crafts. In the post-independence period, the successive governments have been providing substantial state help and initiative for the uplift of arts and crafts in the country. A wider recognition of the accomplishments of crafts-people has been facilitated by the activities of the National Crafts Council and promotional plans of organizations such as the Export Promotion Bureau and Small Industries Corporations. Pakistani craftsmen are well reputed in producing quality products in clay, stone, fabrics, carpets, wood, metal, jewelry and leather.


Culture

Pakistan has been the cradle of a civilization that dates back more than five millennium. Over the centuries, through successive waves of migrations from the north-west, as well as by internal migrations across the subcontinent, Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, and Mughals came and settled in this region. However, it was Islam and Islamic traditions that finally took roots and formed the mainspring of Pakistan’s cultural heritage.

Muslims from the earliest days, built cities, forts, palaces, mosques, madrassas (religious schools), tombs and mausoleums which are marked by simplicity and grandeur, with open spaces and abundance of light in accordance with the Islamic concept of man’s direct and open relationship with the Creator. Pakistan inherits immense treasure of culture, and the government is trying its best to preserve and promote this cultural treasure. There are several government agencies such as Pakistan National Council of Arts, Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage), National Film Development Corporation, Authority for Preservation of Moenjodaro and National Archives of Pakistan, each to perform a given set of functions in this area.

 

Pakistan Air ports

City
SakarduAirport
Contact Info
Abbottabad
Abbottabad Airport
Ph: (92-992) 4453
Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur Airport
Ph: (92-621) 882964
Bannu
Bannu Airport
Ph: (92-928) 3706-4687
Chitral
Chitral Airport
Ph: (92-933) 2597-2915
Dal Badin
Dal Badin Airport
Ph: (92-8125) 210200
Dera Ghazi Khan
Dera Ghazi Khan Airport
Ph: (92-641) 69150
Dera Ismail Khan
Dera Ismail Khan Airport
Ph: (92-961) 740592
Faisalabad
Faisalabad Airport
Ph: (92-41) 623427-677841-677842-620073
Gawadar
Gawadar Airport
Ph: (92-204) 2398
Gilgit
Gilgit Airport
Ph: (92-572) 3397
Hyderabad
Hyderabad Airport
Ph:(92-221) 863253-85380
Islamabad
Islamabad Airport
Ph: (92-51) 9280308-9280300-9280301-9280302
Jacobabad
Jacobabad Airport
Ph: (92-721) 513060
Karachi
Jinnah Airport
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Khuzdar
Khuzdar Airport
Ph: (92-87) 412252-2747
Lahore
Lahore Airport
Ph: (92-42) 6660711-9220508-9220525
Fax:(92-42) 9220507
Mian Wali
MianWali Airport
Ph: (92-459) 3060-32020
Mirpur Khas
Mirpur Khas Airport
Ph: (92-231) 3698
Saidu Sharif
Saidu Sharif Airport
Ph: (92-936) 812572
Sakardu
Sakardu Airport
Ph: (92-575) 2436
Sehwan Sharif
Sehwan Sharif Airport
Ph: (92-2292) 620708
Sukkar
Sukkar Airport
Ph: (92-71) 30285-31201
Turbat
Turbat Airport
Ph: (92-861) 413366-2076-3366
Zhob
Ahob Airport
Ph: (92-822) 2985-2927

Pakistan Military and Security

  • 3.56% of GDP (2016)
    3.54% of GDP (2015)
    3.48% of GDP (2014)
    3.47% of GDP (2013)
    3.48% of GDP (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 19
    Pakistan Army (includes National Guard), Pakistan Navy (includes Maritime Security Agency), Pakistan Air Force (Pakistan Fiza’ya) (2015)
    16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; women serve in all three armed forces; reserve obligation to age 45 for enlisted men, age 50 for officers (2017)
  • Source: CIA – The World Factbook

 

Pakistan Religions

Pakistan: Religions
Pakistan is important for many religions of the world. The Indus Valley gave rise to one of the first great civilizations. Mahayana Buddhism also developed here as did the Sikh religion under Guru Nanak. Pakistan was created in the Indus Valley specifically to provide the Muslims of South Asia with a state of their own, and there are very few countries where religion plays such an important role in the lives of people.

Muslims make up over 98% of the population of Pakistan, of which roughly 80% are Sunni and 20 % are Sh’iah. About 1 % of the population is Christian with slightly more protestants than Catholics. The Hindus, mostly nomads living in the South account for less than 1%. In Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Quetta there are small communities of Buddhists and there are a tiny group of animist Kalash living in Chitral on the Afghan border.

 

 

Pakistan Human Resources, Economy

 

  • Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to underdevelopment in Pakistan. Pakistan has a large English-speaking population, with English-language skills less prevalent outside urban centers. Despite some progress in recent years in both security and energy, a challenging security environment, electricity shortages, and a burdensome investment climate have traditionally deterred investors. Agriculture accounts for one-fifth of output and two-fifths of employment. Textiles and apparel account for more than half of Pakistan’s export earnings; Pakistan’s failure to diversify its exports has left the country vulnerable to shifts in world demand. Pakistan’s GDP growth has gradually increased since 2012, and was 5.3% in 2017. Official unemployment was 6% in 2017, but this fails to capture the true picture, because much of the economy is informal and underemployment remains high. Human development continues to lag behind most of the region.
    In 2013, Pakistan embarked on a $6.3 billion IMF Extended Fund Facility, which focused on reducing energy shortages, stabilizing public finances, increasing revenue collection, and improving its balance of payments position. The program concluded in September 2016. Although Pakistan missed several structural reform criteria, it restored macroeconomic stability, improved its credit rating, and boosted growth. The Pakistani rupee has remained relatively stable against the US dollar since 2015, though it declined about 10% between November 2017 and March 2018. Balance of payments concerns have reemerged, however, as a result of a significant increase in imports and weak export and remittance growth.
    Pakistan must continue to address several longstanding issues, including expanding investment in education, healthcare, and sanitation; adapting to the effects of climate change and natural disasters; improving the country’s business environment; and widening the country’s tax base. Given demographic challenges, Pakistan’s leadership will be pressed to implement economic reforms, promote further development of the energy sector, and attract foreign investment to support sufficient economic growth necessary to employ its growing and rapidly urbanizing population, much of which is under the age of 25.
    In an effort to boost development, Pakistan and China are implementing the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” (CPEC) with $60 billion in investments targeted towards energy and other infrastructure projects. Pakistan believes CPEC investments will enable growth rates of over 6% of GDP by laying the groundwork for increased exports. CPEC-related obligations, however, have raised IMF concern about Pakistan’s capital outflows and external financing needs over the medium term.
    $1.057 trillion (2017 est.)
    $1.011 trillion (2016 est.)
    $972 billion (2015 est.)
    note: data are in 2017 dollars
    data are for fiscal years
    country comparison to the world: 26
    $304 billion (2017 est.)
    5.3% (2017 est.)
    4.5% (2016 est.)
    4.1% (2015 est.)
    note: data are for fiscal years
    country comparison to the world: 42
    $5,400 (2017 est.)
    $5,200 (2016 est.)
    $5,100 (2015 est.)
    note: data are in 2017 dollars
    data are for fiscal years
    country comparison to the world: 172
    11.7% of GDP (2017 est.)
    13.8% of GDP (2016 est.)
    14.7% of GDP (2015 est.)
    note: data are for fiscal years
    country comparison to the world: 146
    household consumption: 81.8%
    government consumption: 11.9%
    investment in fixed capital: 14.2%
    investment in inventories: 1.6%
    exports of goods and services: 8.3%
    imports of goods and services: -17.8% (2017 est.)
    agriculture: 24.7%
    industry: 19.1%
    services: 56.3% (2017 est.)
    cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
    textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
    5% (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 47
    63.89 million
    note: extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 10
    agriculture: 42.3%
    industry: 22.6%
    services: 35.1% (FY2015 est.)
    6% (2017 est.)
    6% (2016 est.)
    note: Pakistan has substantial underemployment
    country comparison to the world: 89
    29.5% (FY2013 est.)
    lowest 10%: 4%
    highest 10%: 26.1% (FY2013)
    30.7 (FY2013)
    30.9 (FY2011)
    country comparison to the world: 130
    revenues: $45.64 billion
    expenditures: $59.28 billion
    note: data are for fiscal years (2017 est.)
    16.4% of GDP (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 187
    -4.9% of GDP (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 165
    67.2% of GDP (2017 est.)
    67.6% of GDP (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 55
    1 July – 30 June
    4.1% (2017 est.)
    2.9% (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 162
    5.75% (15 November 2016)
    6% (15 November 2015)
    country comparison to the world: 71
    7% (31 December 2017 est.)
    6.94% (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 118
    $117.2 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $103.5 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    $142 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $126.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 51
    $165.2 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $145.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 49
    $43.68 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
    $32.76 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
    $38.17 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 55
    -$12.44 billion (2017 est.)
    -$4.867 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 189
    $21.94 billion (2017 est.)
    $21.97 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 70
    textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sporting goods, chemicals, manufactures, surgical instruments, carpets and rugs
    US 17.7%, UK 7.7%, China 6%, Germany 5.8%, Afghanistan 5.2%, UAE 4.5%, Spain 4.1% (2017)
    $48.51 billion (2017 est.)
    $41.26 billion (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 52
    petroleum, petroleum products, machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, edible oils, paper and paperboard, iron and steel, tea
    China 27.4%, UAE 13.7%, US 4.9%, Indonesia 4.3%, Saudi Arabia 4.2% (2017)
    $20.02 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $22.05 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 60
    $75.66 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $70.45 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 57
    $41.56 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $39.06 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 61
    $2.175 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
    $2.094 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 81
    Pakistani rupees (PKR) per US dollar –
    105.1 (2017 est.)
    104.77 (2016 est.)
    104.77 (2015 est.)
    102.77 (FY2014 est.)
    101.1 (FY2013 est.)

 

Pakistan District Profiles

Pakistan has four provinces North West Frontier, Sindh, Punjab, Province and Balochistan.

Each Province is further divided into districts. There are 34 districts in punjab, 16 in Sindh, 26 in Balochistan and 24 in NWFP.

Districts Of NWFP
1. Peshawar
2. Charsada
3. Mardan
4. Swabi
5. Bunner
6. Swat
7. Shangla
8. Malakand
9. Kohistan 10. Batagram
11. Mansehra
12. Abbottabad
13. Haripur
14. Chitral
15. Upper Dir
16. Lower Dir 17. Nowshera
18. Kohat
19. Hangu
20. Karak
21. Bannu
22. Lakki Marwat
23. D.I. Khan
24. Tank

Punjab
1. Attock
2. Bhakkar
3. Bahawalnagar
4. Bahawalpur
5. Chakwal
6. Dera Ghazi Khan
7. Faisalabad
8. Gujrat
9. Gujranwala
10. Jhang
11. Hafizabad 12. Khanewal
13. Lahore
14. Lodhran
15. Layyah
16. Mandi-Bahaudddin
17. Multan
18. Mianwali
19. Muzaffargarh
20. Narowal
21. Okara
22. Pakpattan 23. Rawalpindi
24. Jhelum
25. Khushab
26. Kasur
27. Rahimyarkhan
28. Rajanpur
29. Sahiwal
30. Sargodha
31. Sheikhupura
32. Gujrat
33. Toba Tek Singh
34. Vehari

Sindh
1. Karachi
2. Hyderabad
3. Badin
4. Thatta
5. Dadu
6. Sukkur
7. Ghotki
8. Khairpur 9. Nawabshah
10. Noshero Feroz
11. Tharparkar
12. Mirpurkhas
13. Sanghar
14. Larkana
15. Jacobabad
16. Shikarpur

Balochistan
1. AWARAN
2. BARKHAN
3. BOLAN
4. CHAGAI
5. DERABUGTI
6. GAWADAR
7. JAFFARABAD
8. JHALMAGSI 9. KALAT
10. KECH
11. KHARAN
12. KOHLU
13. KHUZDAR
14. KILLA ABDULLAH
15. KILLA SAIFULLAH
16. LASBELA
17. LORALAI 18. MASTUNG
19. MUSAKHEL
20. NASIRABAD
21. PANJGUR
22. PISHIN
23. QUETTA
24. SIBI
25. ZHOB
26. ZIARAT

Pakistan and terrorism

Pakistan and Terrorism : Pakistan is The most severe victim of terrorism because of the traps and conspiracies of international powers yet mostly blamed by others the supporter of terrorism.

This page of madeinpk.com. info is about the most virulent and hazardous form of actions terrorism in Pakistan. This page enlist the different terrorism activities in Pakistan. The support of Pakistani government to the US and ally forces in combating and curbing the terrorist activities from Pakistan and the whole world. but its a fact that Pakistan itself is target of internal and external terrorism. These terrorist do bomb blasts, suicide attacks, car blasts and other actions to spread violence and terrorism in Pakistan creating fear amongst the people of Pakistan, sense of insecurity amongst the foreign investors and breach in relationships with the friend countries of Pakistan. Government of Pakistan is trying to eliminate the terrorism from its very roots that are very deep. Through this page we request all Pakistanis to help the government of Pakistan in eliminating the terrorism from Pakistan. All Pakistanis should join hand and cooperate with government in wiping off terrorism from Pakistan.

Root Causes of terrorism In Pakistan : Not only Pakistan but the whole world is facing the problems of prevailing terrorist activities in one or some other form. These activities and attacks are prevailing like the cancer in the whole world that may be the most developed nations or the third world countries. In Pakistan Some attribute the terrorism and these terrorist activities to the political instability, economic conditions, standard of lives of the masses. yet others attribute it to the religious extremism of portion of the masses of Pakistan. There is another school of thought that say that the injustices done by World super powers towards the third world countries and Muslim countries have led the world to this situation and yet there is one another school of thought that attribute the current terrorism activities and the blast and suicide attacks everywhere in the world as the game of political gains among the super powers of the world. and some others termed this chaos as clash of civilization between west and Islam. What may be the reason We have to unite to eliminate this cancer from our Beloved country Pakistan and to make it a model of Peace and prosperity for the nations of the World. For latest information’s and news about these terrorist attacks anywhere in Pakistan and the whole world see the updates at www.pakistan-news.org