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    Pakistan People - 1990

      Population: 114,649,406 (July 1990), growth rate 2.2% (1990)

      Birth rate: 43 births/1,000 population (1990)

      Death rate: 14 deaths/1,000 population (1990)

      Net migration rate: - 6 migrants/1,000 population (1990)

      Infant mortality rate: 110 deaths/1,000 live births (1990)

      Life expectancy at birth: 56 years male, 57 years female (1990)

      Total fertility rate: 6.7 children born/woman (1990)

      Nationality: noun--Pakistani(s); adjective--Pakistani

      Ethnic divisions: Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun (Pathan), Baloch, Muhajir (immigrants from India and their descendents)

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

      Language: Urdu and English (official); total spoken languages--64% Punjabi, 12% Sindhi, 8% Pashtu, 7% Urdu, 9% Balochi and other; English is lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries, but official policies are promoting its gradual replacement by Urdu

      Literacy: 26%

      Labor force: 28,900,000; 54% agriculture, 13% mining and manufacturing, 33% services; extensive export of labor (1987 est.)

      Organized labor: about 10% of industrial work force

      NOTE: The information regarding Pakistan on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pakistan People 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pakistan People 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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