Pakistan was founded on August 14, 1947 as an independent Muslim State.
The nation’s economy is based on industry (textiles, food, processing, beverages, construction and materials), agriculture (cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane and milk) and exports (textiles, rice, carpets, sporting goods, and agriculture products).
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of children under 5 years are moderately or severely underweight (2000-2006 State of the World’s Children).
Formal education in Pakistan usually starts around age 5 and is divided into six levels, listed here.
Primary: Grades 1-5.
Middle: Grades 6-8.
High: Grades 9-10.
Higher Secondary: A college or intermediate school offers grades 11 and 12.
College or University: Bachelor of arts, science or commerce/business degrees.
Master’s and Doctoral Programs: Offered in selected areas.