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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    The Pak-Arab Fertilizer Factory in Multan
    Courtesy Embassy of Pakistan, Washington

    In 1947 only some 5 percent of the large-scale industrial facilities in British India were located in what became Pakistan. The country started with virtually no industrial base and no institutional, financial, or energy resources. Three small hydroelectric power stations provided limited electricity to a few urban areas. Firewood and dung were the main sources of energy; commercial energy sources supplied only about 30 percent of the energy consumed. Further, there was a shortage of management personnel and skilled labor.

    Data as of April 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Pakistan on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Pakistan INDUSTRY information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pakistan INDUSTRY should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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