Pakistan’s Nuclear Assets And Us, Part 2
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The Wikipedia article, Pakistan, further mentions:
Pakistan’s climate varies from tropical to temperate with arid conditions existing in the coastal south, characterized by a monsoon season with adequate rainfall and a dry season with lesser rainfall.
Markhor, Pakistan’s national animal.
According to statistics, 2.5% or about 1,902,000 hectares (19,020 km2) of Pakistan was forested in 2000.
Similar to the vegetation, the animal life in Pakistan reflects the varied climatic regions of the land.
In the north, a wide variety of animals have found home in the mountainous regions including the Marco Polo sheep, Urial sheep, Markhor and Ibex goats, black and brown Himalayan bears, and the rare Snow Leopard.
In recent years, the number of wild animals being killed for fur and leather trading led to a new law banning the hunting of wild animals and birds as well as the establishment of several wildlife sanctuaries and game reserves.
Cedrus deodara, Pakistan’s national tree
The lack of vegetative cover, severity of climatic conditions, and the impact of grazing animals on the deserts have left wild animals in a precarious position.
- Islam 173,000,000 (97%) (the majority are Sunni Muslims, 5-20% are Shi’a and 2.3% are Ahmadis).
- Hinduism 2,800,000 (1.6%)
- Christianity 2,800,000 (1.6%)
- Sikhs Around 20,000 (0.001%)
- The remaining are Parsis, Buddhists, Jews, Bahá’ís and Animists (mainly the Kalasha of Chitral).
According to the constitution of Pakistan, it is the state’s responsibility to provide free primary education.