Population and Demographics

The public in Pakistan have resisted following social distancing measures

Figure #1 (Farmer,2020)

Pakistan currently has a population of 223.6 million with a GDP of 278 billion USD, making it the fifth most populated country. Since Pakistan is still relatively a new country, its population speaks various dialects, “people speak as many as 74 languages” (Tayyab. A, 2019, Samaa. tv), and it’s also home to various different ethnic group. However, the national mother tongue of Pakistan is considered  Urdu.

Pakistani women at a festival in Pakistan. Editorial credit: Maharani afifah / Shutterstock.com.

Figure #2 (Misachi,  2019)

Since Pakistan has four province, each province carries it’s own unique ethnic groups. One of the largest ethnic group is Punjabi, which makes up 45% of the Pakistan’s population. “The group belongs to the Indo-Aryan ethnic group” (Misachi, 2019). The second ethnic group is Pashtun, the tribes belongs to East Iranian, which makes up 15% of Pakistan’s population. Other ethnic tribes are Sindhi that makes up 14.1% and Saraiki that makes up 8.4% of the Pakistan’s population.  

The currency used in Pakistan is known as Pakistani Rupees, with the PKR abbreviation. According to the Xe currency converter,  A US dollar is worth approximately 160 Pakistani rupees. When it comes to import and export Pakistan has strict tariff rules, it maintains the highest tariff rates. However, new policy guidelines are proposed related to the 2020-2021 budget. Tariffs on raw materials, intermediate, and capital goods will be reduced. 

According to Daily life and social custom, when it comes to natural resources, Pakistan’s land is rich in iron ore, petroleum copper salt limestone and extensive coal. Pakistan is also well known for its textile industry such as Cotton and Rayon. 


Largest Cities in Pakistan

1 Karachi 11,624,219
2 Lahore 6,310,888
3 Faisalabad 2,506,595
4 Rawalpindi 1,743,101
5 Multan 1,437,230
6 Hyderabad 1,386,330
7 Gujranwala 1,384,471
8 Peshawar 1,218,773
9 Rahim Yar Khan 788,915
10 Quetta 733,675
11 Muzaffarabad 725,000
12 Battagram 700,000
13 Kotli 640,000
14 Islamabad 601,600
15 Bahawalpur 552,607
16 Sargodha 542,603
17 Sialkot 477,396
18 Sukkur 417,767
19 Larkana 364,033
20 Shekhupura 361,303
21 Bhimbar 342,900
22 Jhang Sadr 341,210
23 Gujrat 301,506
24 Mardan 300,424
25 Malir Cantonment 300,000
26 Kasur 290,643
27 Mingora 279,914
28 Dera Ghazi Khan 236,093
29 Sahiwal 235,695
30 Nawabshah 229,504

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