Pakist A Regional And Middle Power

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Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of four provinces and four federal territories. It has many ethnicities and many languages that people speak in this country. A regional and middle power, Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed force in the world and is a nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear-weapons state. They are the only nation in the Muslim world and the second Country in South Asia to have that status. It has a semi-industrialized economy with a well-integrated agriculture sector; its economy is the 26th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power and is one of the largest growing economies in the world. The goal of this paper is to give a better understanding of Pakistan’s demographic…show more content…
The border known as the Line of Control divides the region. The climate varies from tropical to temperate, with dry desert like conditions in the southern coastal areas. There are four distinct seasons with December through May being very dry. From December through February is a cool winter; from March through May is a hot spring. The summer rainy season, or southwest monsoon period, is from June through September; and October and November known as the retreating monsoon period. Rainfall varies greatly from year to year, and patterns of alternating floods and droughts are common. The Indus River and its tributaries can flood during the rainy season, except in the highlands. Earthquakes are common in Pakistan year round. The climate is usually hot about 100-120°F with winter temperatures only getting down to about 60°F. The Population of Pakistan is about 196,174,380 with a growth rate of 1.49 percent. About 14 million people live in its largest city Karachi with the second largest city only having about 5 million people. Pakistan has four major ethnic groups: the Punjabi, the Sindhi, the Baluchi, and the Pashtuns (also known as Pakhtuns). The Punjabi is the largest, making up about half of the population. Pakistan is also home to immigrants from India and their descendants called Muhajir and a large population of Afghan refugees, they mostly live in camps by the border. There are many languages spoken in
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