ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN
(MY DEAR HOME LAND)
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|History of Pakistan |
BACKGROUND TO PARTITION
. The proposal for a Muslim state in India was first enunciated in 1930 by the poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal,
. In a 1933 pamphlet Choudhary Rah mat Ali, a Cambridge student, coined the name Paktan (later Pakistan), "Land of the Pure." (H.R.T.)
Birth of the new state.
Pakistan came into existence as a dominion within the Commonwealth in August 1947, with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as governor-general and
Liaquat Ali Khan as prime minister.
LOCATION OF PAKISTAN ON WORLD MAP
From the world map dimension, Pakistan is located between latitudes 23.35 degree north to 37.05 degree north while the longitudinal location stretches from 61 degree east to 76 degrees east.
AERA OF PAKISTAN
796096 sq.km (total)
Provinces of Pakistan
Khaber Pakhtun kha
On the north-eastern side, Pakistan shares a boundary with China, which measures about 585 kilometers in length.
The western border of Pakistan is joined with Afghanistan, which is 2252 kilometers long in length and is known as the Durand Line. The narrow strip of the Afghan territory Wakhan surrounds the north-western side of Pakistan while the north-eastern spot of Pakistan is preoccupied by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The south of Pakistan is captured by the Arabian sea while to the east of the country lies India. The pictorial representation of the map of Pakistan on the world map illustrates that Pakistan shares a much longer border with Afghanistan and India in comparison to the borders it shares with China and Iran.
Population of Pakistan
According to the census of 1998 the population of Pakistan...