Pakistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
Senior External Relations Officer Ismail Khan from ADB's Pakistan Resident Mission shares his thoughts on engaging with the media and what he finds most fulfilling about visiting project beneficiaries.
The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer natural gas pipeline.
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 presents the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental statistics for the 48 regional members of ADB. Download the statistical tables for Pakistan.
Pakistan has the potential to achieve higher growth to accommodate a rapidly growing working-age population. The country has considerable natural resources and ample scope to improve agricultural productivity, and to expand markets for the manufacturing and service sectors.
Assistance from ADB supports government’s goals of facilitating structural change, promoting investment, and improving institutional effectiveness.
184.35(2013) Population in millions
2.1%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate
22.3%(2006) Population living below the national poverty line