Pakistan

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Monday, 17 September 2007 22:00

Pakistan statistic

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Pakistan is an Islamic state with a population of 140 million peoples . The capital city is Islamabad.

There are about 2.8 million Christians in Pakistan.

Christian are 2%, Buddhists and Hindus are 1%, while 97% of the population are Muslims (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%). 60% population is residing in rural area while 40% are residing in big towns and cities.

GDP - composition by sector:
Agriculture: 22%
Industry: 26%
Services: 52% (2006 est.)
Labor force: 48.29 million

Labor force - by occupation:
Agriculture: 42%
Industry: 20%
Services: 38% (2004 est.)

Unemployment rate: 6.5% plus substantial underemployment (2006 est.)
Population below poverty line: 24% (FY05/06 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: 4.1%, highest 10%: 27.6% (FY96/97)

Note: Extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2006 est.)

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 49.9%
Male: 63%
Female: 36% (2005 est.)