The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an Asian state situated in northwest of Indian sub-continent between latitudes 24° and 37° north and longitudes 61° and 76° east.
With Arabian Sea coastline in south and southwest, physical regions include:
Thar desert in south borders India.
- Indus Plain, the most fertile and densely populated area of country;
- Baluchistan Plateau;
- Potohar Plateau and Salt Range; and,
- high Himalaya, Karakoram and Pamir ranges, containing three of world's highest peaks (K-2, rising to 8 611 metres above sea level, Nanga Parbat, Rakaposhi) in northeast (lower mountain ranges in north and west).
Rivers include Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej.
Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Islamabad
Main Cities: Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad
Languages: Urdu, Punjabi
Religions: Sunni Muslim
Pak sarzamin shad bad
Kishware haseen shad bad
Tunishane azmealishan arze Pakistan
Pak sarzamin ka nizam quwate akhuwati awam
Qaum, mulk, Sultanat
Painda ta binda bad shad, bad man zele murad.
Parchame sitarao hilat
Rahbare tarraqio ka mal
Tarjumane mazishane hal jane istaqbal
Sayyai, khudae zul jalal.
Blessed be the sacred land,
Happy be the bounteous realm,
Symbol of high resolve, Land of Pakistan.
Blessed be thou citadel of faith.
The Order of this Sacred Land
Is the might of the brotherhood of the people.
May the nation, the country, and the State
Shine in glory everlasting.
Blessed be the goal of our ambition.
This flag of the Crescent and the Star
Leads the way to progress and perfection,
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,
Inspiration of our future,
Symbol of Almighty's protection.
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