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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212 million people. Pakistan has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, and is bordered by India, Afghanistan, Iran and China. Pakistan is a diverse country in terms of ethnicity, language, and nature and wildlife. An ethnic civil war broke out in 1971, resulting in the secession of East Pakistan as the new country of Bangladesh. In 1973 Pakistan adopted a new constitution establishing a federal government based in Islamabad, consisting of four provinces and four federal territories. The new constitution also stipulated that all laws are to conform to the injunctions of Islam.
The Pakistani rupee is the currency of Pakistan. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan. The Pakistani rupee was put into circulation in Pakistan after the dissolution of the British Raj in 1947. Initially, they used British Indian coins and notes.
The name Pakistan translates to land of the pure, relating to the fact that the country is led by its Islam religion and its people are devout followers.
The country hosts many beautiful natural sights and historic landmarks, and the culture is unique. Pakistan has the world's only fertile desert, and the largest glacier outside of the polar regions!
The Pakistani Rupee is the official currency of Pakistan. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Pakistani Rupee is PKR.