Pakistan is a South Asian country with total population of 216,565,318
and a land area of 770,880
Total population of Pakistan cosists of 51
% male and 49
% female persons.
% people live in urban areas while 63
% live in rural areas.
% people are between 15 to 64 years of age.
Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines shows that 30
% population lives below poverty lines.
Literacy rate is 73
% among adult population over 15 years of age. Youth of 15 to 24 years of age has a literacy rate of 57
% of youth population is 'NEET', not in education, employment or training.
Pakistan has a Gross Domestric Product (GDP) of USD 278,221,906,023
GDP is composed of Agriculture (22
%), Industry (18
%) and services sector (54
Initially an agriculture based country, services sector soon took over the lead in 1965. Agriculture sector is in decline ever since in terms of value addition to GDP (see details
Pakistan is a nuclear power country with a standing army of 935,800
personnels which is 1
% of its total labor force.
Pakistan spent 4
% of GDP on military expendure.
Apart from defense purposes, nuclear power is also used to generate electricity. Pakistan generates around 2
% of electricity from nuclear sources.