Essential Info for Pakistan
Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Population: 202 million
Capital city: Islamabad
Largest city: Karachi
Neighbouring countries: Bordered by Iran to the southwest, Afghanistan to the west, China to the northeast, and India to the east, Pakistan also has a southern coastline on the Arabian Sea.
Geography: The country has a diverse landscape and can be broadly split into three main areas: the highlands of northern Pakistan, the Indus River plain in central Pakistan and the Balochistan Plateau in southeast Pakistan. Due to the country's location, parts of Pakistan are prone to earthquakes.
Political system: Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
Major religion: Islam
Main languages: English, Urdu
Money: The Pakistani Rupee (PKR) which is written as Rs.
Tipping: A 10 percent service charge is usually added to the bill.
Time: GMT +5
Electricity: 230 volts, 50hz. Plugs have two or three round pins.
Internet domain: .pk
International dialling code: +92
Emergency contacts: 15 (police), 115 (ambulance), 16 (fire brigade)
Transport and driving: Pakistan has decent public transport infrastructure in its larger cities. Cars drive on the left-hand side.