Historical Background

Capital Islamabad
Largest City Karachi
Population 140 million
Area 796,097 sq. km
National Language Urdu
Official Language English
Imports Industrial equipment, vehicles, iron core, edible oil, Chemicals etc.
Exports Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items, carpets, sports goods, handicrafts, Seafood
Famous mountain peaks K-2 (28,250ft.) 2nd in the world;
Nanga Parbat (26,660ft.) 9th in th world;
Gashabrums (26,470 ft.) 11th in the world

Pakistan Demography

Located in South Asia, Pakistan shares an eastern border with India and a north-eastern border with China. Iran makes up the country’s south-west border, and Afghanistan runs along its western and northern edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan’s southern boundary with 1,064 km of coastline.

Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes a sit stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north. Pakistan is also home to sites that date back to word’s earliest settlements reveling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan
Basic Facts Sheet

Estimated annual pharmaceutical Sales US$ 1 billion
Local manufactures 316 Units
Multinational Companies 27 Units
Market Share of Local Companies 40 - 45%
Market Share of the Multinationals 55 – 60%
Retail outlets 40,000 to 50,000
Wholesalers 2,000
Total number of registered medicines 23,000
          Anti infective agents 25.5%
          CNS agents 12.0%
          Cardiovascular agents 7.0%
          Respiratory system 8.0%
          Musculoskelatal and joint           diseases 7.0%
          Others 40.5%