Country Profile: Pakistan

  • Pakistan became independent in 1947, after partition of British India
  • It is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Pakistan joined NAM in 1979
  • Pakistan has never chaired a NAM summit
  • Pakistan is a member of the Asian Group, the G77, and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation
  • Pakistan successfully tested a nuclear weapon in 1998
  • According to the IAEA, Pakistan has a significant nuclear capability
  • Relevant Links:
    • Demographic Information: Link 
    • Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Link 
    • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission: Link 
    • Statement at XVI Ministerial and Commemorative Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 2011: Link