With 230 million people, Pakistan is the world’s fifth largest country. By 2032 it will become the largest Islamic nation. It’s a beautiful land, famous for the hospitality of its citizens, and full of youthful optimism, but one which wrestles with issues of religious intolerance, extremism and violence.
History of Pakistan
Pakistan was established in 1947 as a homeland for the Muslims of India. A number of Christians were pivotal in its creation as an inclusive state for all religious groups. However, in the 1970’s and 80’s Pakistan became increasingly lslamized, and it has become a challenging place for religious minorities to live.
MOST POPULATED COUNTRIES
Pakistan is the 5th most populous nation in the world and it is growing fast.
- United States
RELIGIONS OF PAKISTAN
The green of the flag symbolizes the Muslim majority and the vertical white band symbolizes the minorities of Pakistan. A large white crescent and star are the traditional symbols of Islam.
In the next 30 years it is estimated that Pakistan’s population will grow by over 100 million people.
increase in 30 years
Age of Pakistan’s Population
70% of the population are under the age of 35.
35% of the population are under 15.
UNDER THE AGE OF 15
Pakistan is one of the least digitally connected nations in the world but given its large population it still boasts about 45 million Social Media users. However, television is still by far the main platform for media consumption. Notably, each platform reaches different audiences.
Although there are over 70 different languages spoken across Pakistan, Urdu is the the national language, the language of education and of business, and is widely spoken and understood by the vast majority.
UNDERSTAND MOST OR ALL PROGRAMS BROADCAST IN URDU
REGIONAL LANGUAGES SPOKEN
- Punjabi: 39%
- Pashto: 18%
- Sindhi: 15%
- Saraiki: 12% (a Punjabi variant)
- Balochi: 3%
- Other: 6%