(WIPO code: PK) (last revised February 2021)

by SURRIDGE & BEECHENO, Advocates and Patent Agents, Karachi

General Information

Area

888,000 sq. km.

Population

233,500,636 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Islamabad.

Largest city

And principal industrial and commercial center: Karachi.

Principal languages

Urdu, Punjabi, English.

Currency

Pakistani rupee (PKR). 165 rupees = 1 U.S. dollar (September 2020).

Main products

Wheat, rice, bajra, jowar, maize, barley, grain, sugar-cane, cotton, petroleum, natural gas and iron.

Main industries

Textiles (cotton, wool, sericulture), steel, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, paints and varnishes, petroleum products, sugar, the manufacture of cigarettes and ship building.

Imports

Plant, machinery, motor vehicles, chemicals, drugs, metals and ores, and petroleum products.

Exports

Mainly cotton textiles, wool, hide, skins, rice, sporting goods and surgical instruments.