Basic Facts

Official Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Father of the Nation: Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
National Poet: Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)
President: Dr. Arif Alvi
Prime Minister: Imran Khan
Capital: Islamabad
Total Area: 796,095 square kilometer
Punjab: 205,344 sq. km.
Sindh:140,914 sq. km.
Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa: 74,521 sq. km.
Balochistan: 347,190 Sq. km.
Federally Administered Tribal Areas: 27,220 sq. km.
Population: 165 million (estimated)
132 million (1998 census)
Per Capita Income: US $1085   (Click here for detials)
GDP: 5.8%
Currency: Pak. Rupee
Major Imports: Industrial Equipment, Chemicals, Vehicles, Steel, Iron ore, Petroleum, Edible Oil, Pulses, Tea.
Major Exports: Cotton, Textile goods, Rice, Leather items, Carpets, Sports Goods, Handi-crafts, Fish and Fish prep. and Fruits
Languages: Urdu (National) and English (Official)
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
National Flag: Dark Green with a White Vertical Bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star in the middle. The Flag symbolizes Pakistan’s profound commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorities.
National Anthem: Approved in August, 1954
Verses Composed by: Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Tune Composed by: Ahmed G Chagla
Duration: 80 seconds
Click here to listen the National Anthem of Pakistan
State Emblem: The State Emblem consists of:
  1. The Crescent and Star which are symbols of Islam
  2. The shield in the centre shows four major crops
  3. Wreath surrounding the shield represents cultural heritage and
  4. Scroll contains Quaid's motto: Faith, Unity, Discipline
Click here to view the State Emblem of Pakistan
Official Map: Pakistan's Official Map
Click here for Map
National Flower: Jasmine
National Tree: Deodar (Cedrus Deodara)
National Animal: Markhor
National Tree: Deodar (Cedrus Deodara)
National Bird: Chakor (Red-legged partridge)
Flora: Pine, Oak, Poplar, Deodar, Maple, Mulberry
Fauna: The Pheasant, Leopard, Deer, Ibex, Chinkara, Black buck, Neelgai, Markhor, Marco-Polo sheep, Green turtles, River & Sea fish, Crocodile, Waterfowls
Popular Games: Cricket, Hockey, Football, Squash
Major Crops: Cotton, Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane
Agricultural Growth Rate: 4.1 % on the average for the last six years
-1.5% in 2007-08
Total Cropped Area: 25.01 million hectares
Industry: Textiles, Cement, Fertiliser, Steel, Sugar, Electric Goods, Shipbuilding
Energy: Electricity (Hydel, Thermal, Nuclear) Oil, Coal, and Liquid Petroleum Gas
22763 MW




Opening Hours


Application Processing
(Appointment only)

Monday to Thursday
1000 to 1200 hrs. &
1400 to 1600 hrs.
1000 to 1200 hrs. &
1430 to 1600 hrs.

Consular Services

Submission of Passport applications
(Appointment only)
and documents for attestation
Monday to Thursday
1000 to 1230 hrs.
1000 to 1200 hrs.

Delivery of Passports
Monday to Friday
1400 to 1500 hrs.

Submission and Collection of Attested documents
Monday to Thursday
1000 to 1300 hrs.
and Friday
1000 to 1200 hrs.

Note: Appointment only