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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, or Islami Jamhooriya-e-Pakistan, in Urdu, or Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and the Greater Middle East. The country borders India, Iran, Afghanistan, China and the Arabian Sea.

Quick Facts

Area: 803,940 sq km

Climate: mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north

Terrain: flat Indus plain in east; mountains in north and northwest; Balochistan plateau in west

Population: 162,419,946 (July 2005 est.)

Religion: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%

Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government mi

Community Name

Pakistani Community (No formal organisation exists in Tasmania)

Size of Community in Tasmania

There are approximately 29 Pakistanis in Tasmania

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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Pakistan plaque

The Pakistani stone was presented by Iftikar Azis, at the time a member of the only known Pakistani family in Tasmania on 24th of November 1988. The stone is belfast black granite with a polished face. Engraved in the top right corner of the stone are the crescent and five pointed star of Islam both filled in white with the inscription in Urdu alongside and in English below. Assistance with the preparation of the stone was provided by the Habib Finance Company, representatives of which flew down from Sydney for the unveiling.


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