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Transcript of Pakistan
endangered: about 12% of all plants have been endangered due to lack of adequate rains in recent years, habitat distinction, and over exploitation.
the Malva is up to 1 meter tall
stem is very thin, leaves small (1.5 cm long) climate: range from arid and semiarid to tropical humid and highland.
peaks in Pakistan are among the coldest places on Earth.
monsoons greatly effect the weather and vegatation.
not rich in natural resources.
but does have the most significant mineral deposits.
most significant minerals are iron and copper.
small amounts of oil.
rich deposits of natural gas.
Pakistan is about twice the size of California.
largest country of the indian perimeter.
4 mountain peaks that are higher than 26,000 feet.
main farming region: Indus Valley which is a fertile plane formed by sediment. fauna three special plants that Pakistan is known for are the snow leopard, brown bear, and the Indus Blind Dolphin.
some endangered animals are the snow leopard, Indus Blind dolphin, and the green turtle. the Indus Blind dolphin is one of the worlds rarest mammal and is the 2nd most endangered freshwater dolphin.
it has gone blind due to an evolutionary process.
the Indus water has become so murky the dolphins can no longer see. Flora pollution is a huge environmental issue.
pollution has been rising since it got its independence.
few people have concern about the negative effects of pollution on themselves and the environment.
increasing day by day
may lead to destruction
there are three major sources of pollution, air pollution, water pollution and land pollution. air pollution most common source
produced by vehicles that create exhaust fumes.
people are to poor to repair their cars so they are more environmental friendly.
in big cities like Karachi and Lahore give out pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.
the govt. takes little concern
may lead to many respirtory diseases, also may be harmful to the animals living in such places. water pollution in every city in Pakistan the sewage is dumped into rivers and the sea.
Karachi is facing many problems in concern of clean water. most parts of the city are still without water.
the oil spill disaster from Tasman Spirit has killed hundreds and thousands of fish and marine life. land pollution in Pakistan there are few garbage cans in every city so trash spreads through cities and causes diseases.
all the rubbish thrown around would disinegrate in a 1000 years from now.
increase in land pollution may slowly destroy their natural environment which is already at risk. note: since the govt. takes little concern, there are no environmental groups to prevent this. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Pakistan is a Federal Parliamentary Republic. it is also very corrupt. In the past, the leaders have been the product of a military coup, or hostile military takeover takeover. Politician Historian Early History & Colonization In the early 18th century, Pakistan was controlled by the British East India Company. Then in 1947, British India gave Pakistan its independence. Before this, Pakistan was an empire. Its official independence day is August 14th 1947. Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1879-1948) was considered the "father" and "founder" of Pakistan. Location Art in Pakistan One unique aspect of Pakistani artwork is a style called "truck art." Often they are dubbed "jingle trucks" as well. Basically, as the name suggests, trucks are used as canvases for detailed and colorful floral patterns, calligraphy, and some poems. Each of these trucks are customized by their owners. Music in Pakistan One traditional type of music is called "Qawwali." Qawwali is the traditional devotional music of sufism, which is a form of islam. Qawwali has been around for more than 700 years. Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan is a world famous singer for Qawwali. Some consider him to be the best singer ever recorded Pakistan's main languages are English and Urdu. The urdu script is based off of the style of the persain alphabet. One famous writer is Asad Sabbir, who published his first book at only 16. It is called "Leo Solay" and has gained alot of media attention. Malala Yousufzai The story of Malala Yousufzai has
gained a lot of media attention. Malala is the daughter of the owner of a school for girls in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Both Malala and her father are advocates for education for girls in Pakistan. She began fighting for rights for girls when she was only 12 (she is 14 now). In october , on her way back from school, taliban fighters stopped the car where she and others from her school were in. They asked which one was Malala and opened fire hitting her in the head and neck. 2 others were injured. Miraculously, she survived the ordeal with no brain damage. She is currently at a hospital in the UK getting better. Her story has caused much attention to the subject of education for girls and is being actively supported more than ever. Pakistan is located in the middle east, which is a very unstable region. There is a plethora of violence, which is usually caused by religious and spiritual extremists. the civilian population of Pakistan does not like the government, and that is another cause of violence. Pakistan's capitol city is Islamabad. Pakistan trades openly with all other country's. There has been brief border disputes with almost all of its neighbors, but as of now the only constant violence is because of the insurgents that are terrorizing the country and conflict with India Political facts Pakistan has four provinces; Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, as well as the Islamabad Capital Territory and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in the northwest
The Islamabad capitol territory is governed very much like Washington DC.
Pakistan's military is the 8th largest armed forces in the world in terms of full time personnel.
Pakistan has been involved in four wars with neighboring India, beginning in 1947 with the First Kashmir War, when Pakistan gained control of present-day Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan. The longest running territorial dispute is the Kashmir conflict. the Kashmir conflict is a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region, the most northwesterly region of South Asia. The two countries have fought at least three wars over Kashmir—the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947, 1965 and 1999—and several skirmishes over the Siachen Glacier. The Kashmir Conflict