Pakistan

Country Pakistan
Capital Islamabad
Continent Asia
Currency Pakistan Rupee(PKR)
Languages English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Saraiki, Hindko & Brahui

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Introduction

The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. The dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but discussions and confidence-building measures have helped the two countries begin to work through their issues. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track.

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Sikh pilgrims stranded in Lahore on Baisakhi amid clashes in Pakistan - Hindustan Times
  1. Sikh pilgrims stranded in Lahore on Baisakhi amid clashes in Pakistan  Hindustan Times
  2. Amid rising violence in Pakistan, New Delhi concerned about safety of Indian-Sikh pilgrims  Zee News
  3. 800-strong Sikh jatha reaches Pakistan for Baisakhi | Cities News  The Indian Express
  4. Pakistan violence: New Delhi concerned about Indian Sikh pilgrims; in touch with authorities  WION
  5. More than 800 Indian Sikhs reach Pakistan to mark 'vaisakhi' festivities at 16th century gurdwara  India Today
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Kashmir or trade, only political will can help India, Pakistan move forward: Ex-envoy to Delhi - ThePrintKashmir or trade, only political will can help India, Pakistan move forward: Ex-envoy to Delhi  ThePrint

Pakistan police use tear gas, water cannon on thousands of anti-France protesters - India TodayPakistan police use tear gas, water cannon on thousands of anti-France protesters  India Today

Pakistan human rights icon I.A. Rehman dead - The HinduPakistan human rights icon I.A. Rehman dead  The Hindu

Pakistan: What ails this sad nation? - The Sunday Guardian Live - The Sunday GuardianPakistan: What ails this sad nation? - The Sunday Guardian Live  The Sunday Guardian

UK red list caused chaos at Pakistan airports. Now demands of charter flights - Hindustan TimesUK red list caused chaos at Pakistan airports. Now demands of charter flights  Hindustan Times

US report reveals troubling human rights abuses in Pakistan - Times of IndiaUS report reveals troubling human rights abuses in Pakistan  Times of India

Elite privilege consumes $17.4bn of Pakistanís economy: UNDP - Al Jazeera EnglishElite privilege consumes $17.4bn of Pakistanís economy: UNDP  Al Jazeera English

Jaishankarís slip of tongue, Lavrovís Pakistan trip ó why allís not well with India-Russia - ThePrintJaishankarís slip of tongue, Lavrovís Pakistan trip ó why allís not well with India-Russia  ThePrint

IndiaĖPakistan peace process is far from dead - The Times of India BlogIndiaĖPakistan peace process is far from dead  The Times of India Blog

The long, rocky and uncertain story of India-Pakistan peacemaking - Hindustan TimesThe long, rocky and uncertain story of India-Pakistan peacemaking  Hindustan Times

Evenly matched Pakistan, South Africa look to gain upper hand - International Cricket CouncilEvenly matched Pakistan, South Africa look to gain upper hand  International Cricket Council

UK classifies Pakistan as `high risk` state over money laundering, terror financing - WIONUK classifies Pakistan as `high risk` state over money laundering, terror financing  WION

Pakistan takes desperate moves to revive Belt and Road's port - Nikkei AsiaPakistan takes desperate moves to revive Belt and Road's port  Nikkei Asia

Composed Rizwan, explosive Ashraf take Pakistan through in thriller - International Cricket CouncilComposed Rizwan, explosive Ashraf take Pakistan through in thriller  International Cricket Council

'Will I ask Pakistan?': Mehbooba Mufti's appeal to govt and advice to terrorists - Hindustan Times'Will I ask Pakistan?': Mehbooba Mufti's appeal to govt and advice to terrorists  Hindustan Times

Vaccines sell out in Pakistan as the private market opens, raising concerns of inequality - CNNVaccines sell out in Pakistan as the private market opens, raising concerns of inequality  CNN

Ramzan moon in Pakistan: Live updates - The News InternationalRamzan moon in Pakistan: Live updates  The News International

Pakistan likely to seek more time to comply with FATF conditions - MintPakistan likely to seek more time to comply with FATF conditions  Mint

Pakistanís new law criminalises military criticism with 2-yr jail term, sparks outrage - ThePrintPakistanís new law criminalises military criticism with 2-yr jail term, sparks outrage  ThePrint

Pakistanís steadily diminishing equity with the US may have hit rock bottom - Hindustan TimesPakistanís steadily diminishing equity with the US may have hit rock bottom  Hindustan Times

India sidesteps Pakistani reports on back-channel dialogue - The HinduIndia sidesteps Pakistani reports on back-channel dialogue  The Hindu

Norway raises alarm over exploitation of dual-use technology by Pakistan - Republic TVNorway raises alarm over exploitation of dual-use technology by Pakistan  Republic TV

Shaheen Afridi Better New Ball Bowler Than Jasprit Bumrah, Says Former Pakistan Pacer - NDTVSports.comShaheen Afridi Better New Ball Bowler Than Jasprit Bumrah, Says Former Pakistan Pacer  NDTVSports.com

Pakistanís Truck It In raises $1.5 million pre-seed for its trucking marketplace - MENAbytesPakistanís Truck It In raises $1.5 million pre-seed for its trucking marketplace  MENAbytes

U.S. intelligence report warns of large-scale war between India and Pakistan - FrontlineU.S. intelligence report warns of large-scale war between India and Pakistan  Frontline

Pakistan to resume trade with India after nearly two years - MintPakistan to resume trade with India after nearly two years  Mint

Pakistan seeks 'guarantees' on J&K for better ties - Hindustan TimesPakistan seeks 'guarantees' on J&K for better ties  Hindustan Times

Pakistan's economic endurance hinges on China's assistance despite IMF loan, finds report - Economic TimesPakistan's economic endurance hinges on China's assistance despite IMF loan, finds report  Economic Times

India-Pakistan rivalry moves to next level, from YouTube comments to Twitterís Space - ThePrintIndia-Pakistan rivalry moves to next level, from YouTube comments to Twitterís Space  ThePrint

BRICS meet to focus on Pakistan; cooperative approach to be adopted to fight terrorism - Economic TimesBRICS meet to focus on Pakistan; cooperative approach to be adopted to fight terrorism  Economic Times

Pakistan: Family of Baloch Activist Who Died in Canada Claim Harassment by Authorities - The WirePakistan: Family of Baloch Activist Who Died in Canada Claim Harassment by Authorities  The Wire

Pakistan issues visas to over 1,100 Indian pilgrims - Hindustan TimesPakistan issues visas to over 1,100 Indian pilgrims  Hindustan Times

Pakistan Super League to resume in June - SportsPro MediaPakistan Super League to resume in June  SportsPro Media

Russia ready to supply military equipment to Pakistan, hold more drills: Lavrov - Hindustan TimesRussia ready to supply military equipment to Pakistan, hold more drills: Lavrov  Hindustan Times

UK added Pakistan to Ďred listí after people kept travelling for weddings amid Covid-19 surge - Hindustan TimesUK added Pakistan to Ďred listí after people kept travelling for weddings amid Covid-19 surge  Hindustan Times

Germany to enhance economic ties with Pakistan - DAWN.comGermany to enhance economic ties with Pakistan  DAWN.com

US says 'won't comment' on Pakistan's move against importing sugar from India - Hindustan TimesUS says 'won't comment' on Pakistan's move against importing sugar from India  Hindustan Times

Pakistan bans travel from 12 countries amid spike in coronavirus cases - Business StandardPakistan bans travel from 12 countries amid spike in coronavirus cases  Business Standard

'Ensure anti-Covid-19 vaccine is available for all': Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges UN - Hindustan Times'Ensure anti-Covid-19 vaccine is available for all': Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges UN  Hindustan Times

India, Pakistan may stumble into large-scale war, warns US intel report - DAWN.comIndia, Pakistan may stumble into large-scale war, warns US intel report  DAWN.com

Pakistan faces dilemma over trade ties with India - DW (English)Pakistan faces dilemma over trade ties with India  DW (English)

The Pakistan Armyís Operations in East Pakistan Were Brutal and Ruthless - The WireThe Pakistan Armyís Operations in East Pakistan Were Brutal and Ruthless  The Wire

Another girl in Pakistan abducted, converted - Times of IndiaAnother girl in Pakistan abducted, converted  Times of India

Pakistan journalist tries to troll Venkatesh Prasad, ex-India pacer has the perfect response - India TodayPakistan journalist tries to troll Venkatesh Prasad, ex-India pacer has the perfect response  India Today

Pakistan to start vaccination of all its citizens next month: Minister - Economic TimesPakistan to start vaccination of all its citizens next month: Minister  Economic Times

What is driving Pakistanís uncritical embrace of Turkish cultural exports? - Scroll.inWhat is driving Pakistanís uncritical embrace of Turkish cultural exports?  Scroll.in

Baisakhi 2021: More than 400 pilgrims to leave for Pakistan tomorrow, will visit major gurudwaras - Times NowBaisakhi 2021: More than 400 pilgrims to leave for Pakistan tomorrow, will visit major gurudwaras  Times Now

Pakistanís flip-flop on India reflects divisions within Imran Khan govt - Hindustan TimesPakistanís flip-flop on India reflects divisions within Imran Khan govt  Hindustan Times

India and Pakistan move closer to mending ties after Kashmir tension - Financial TimesIndia and Pakistan move closer to mending ties after Kashmir tension  Financial Times

All quiet on Pakistanís western front - The Times of India BlogAll quiet on Pakistanís western front  The Times of India Blog

US sanctions Pakistan-based transnational human smuggling network - Hindustan TimesUS sanctions Pakistan-based transnational human smuggling network  Hindustan Times

COVID-19: Pakistan grapples with the vaccine question - Gulf NewsCOVID-19: Pakistan grapples with the vaccine question  Gulf News

India signals readiness for restarting trade with Pak - MintIndia signals readiness for restarting trade with Pak  Mint

Pakistan keeps making bad decisions with India. Its insecurity is hurting peace - ThePrintPakistan keeps making bad decisions with India. Its insecurity is hurting peace  ThePrint

Pakistan is embracing Turkish cultural products unquestioningly. Hereís why - ThePrintPakistan is embracing Turkish cultural products unquestioningly. Hereís why  ThePrint

Can Pakistan re-introduce itself to the world? - TRT WorldCan Pakistan re-introduce itself to the world?  TRT World

As Ties Thaw, India and Pakistan Must Avoid Maximalist Positions for Lasting Kashmir Solution - The WireAs Ties Thaw, India and Pakistan Must Avoid Maximalist Positions for Lasting Kashmir Solution  The Wire

SAPM Maulana Tahir Ashrafi urges protesters to shun violence across Pakistan - The News InternationalSAPM Maulana Tahir Ashrafi urges protesters to shun violence across Pakistan  The News International

Pakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID-19 vaccine despite low efficacy rate - Economic TimesPakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID-19 vaccine despite low efficacy rate  Economic Times

Future of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in jeopardy as discord between Islamabad, Beijing emerges - Times NowFuture of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in jeopardy as discord between Islamabad, Beijing emerges  Times Now

For Pakistani army chief, itís the economy, stupid - The Indian ExpressFor Pakistani army chief, itís the economy, stupid  The Indian Express

After Imran Khan, Pakistan's President tests positive for Covid-19 - MintAfter Imran Khan, Pakistan's President tests positive for Covid-19  Mint

Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd ODI 2021 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd ODI 2021  ESPNcricinfo

Why Pakistan is offering peace with India - WIONWhy Pakistan is offering peace with India  WION

FIFA suspends Pakistan football after Ďhostile takeoverí - Al Jazeera EnglishFIFA suspends Pakistan football after Ďhostile takeoverí  Al Jazeera English

Risky Journeys to East Pakistan to Film the Mukti Bahini Fighting the Pakistani Army in 1971 - The WireRisky Journeys to East Pakistan to Film the Mukti Bahini Fighting the Pakistani Army in 1971  The Wire

Pakistan Supreme Court slams accountability watchdog for random arrests, late filing of cases - The New Indian ExpressPakistan Supreme Court slams accountability watchdog for random arrests, late filing of cases  The New Indian Express

India rejects Pakistan's objections over hydro projects - Hindustan TimesIndia rejects Pakistan's objections over hydro projects  Hindustan Times

Match Preview - South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd ODI - ESPNcricinfoMatch Preview - South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd ODI  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan bans gatherings in Covid-19 hotspots to counter third wave - Business StandardPakistan bans gatherings in Covid-19 hotspots to counter third wave  Business Standard

6 Most Popular Cars In Pakistan - CarDekho6 Most Popular Cars In Pakistan  CarDekho

Pakistani transgender woman finds a niche in tailoring - ReutersPakistani transgender woman finds a niche in tailoring  Reuters

SMOKERSí CORNER: PAKISTAN CRICKET AND ITS ETHNICITIES - DAWN.comSMOKERSí CORNER: PAKISTAN CRICKET AND ITS ETHNICITIES  DAWN.com

Pakistan records highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases this year - Business StandardPakistan records highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases this year  Business Standard

Pakistanís JF-17 Aircraft ĎTop Contenderí For Malaysian Fighter Jet Contract ó Korean Media - EurAsian TimesPakistanís JF-17 Aircraft ĎTop Contenderí For Malaysian Fighter Jet Contract ó Korean Media  EurAsian Times

Covid 19: Pakistan, Bangladesh among new countries added to UK travel ban list - MintCovid 19: Pakistan, Bangladesh among new countries added to UK travel ban list  Mint

Pakistan imposes partial coronavirus lockdowns in several high-risk areas - Business StandardPakistan imposes partial coronavirus lockdowns in several high-risk areas  Business Standard

Pakistan poised for mammoth wheat production - The News InternationalPakistan poised for mammoth wheat production  The News International

Recent Match Report - South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI 2021 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI 2021  ESPNcricinfo

The unusual tale of a Pakistani diplomat in India - Hindustan TimesThe unusual tale of a Pakistani diplomat in India  Hindustan Times

Biden administration backs Indiaís demand to extradite alleged Pakistan-origin 26/11 conspirator Tahawwur Rana - Times NowBiden administration backs Indiaís demand to extradite alleged Pakistan-origin 26/11 conspirator Tahawwur Rana  Times Now

Signs of unease emerging between China, Pakistan over future of CPEC: Report - Hindustan TimesSigns of unease emerging between China, Pakistan over future of CPEC: Report  Hindustan Times

Pakistan issues global tender for import of 50,000 tonnes of sugar - Hindustan TimesPakistan issues global tender for import of 50,000 tonnes of sugar  Hindustan Times

No Bangladeshis, no Pakistan, no terrorism. Why Modi-Shah BJP has changed its poll pitch - ThePrintNo Bangladeshis, no Pakistan, no terrorism. Why Modi-Shah BJP has changed its poll pitch  ThePrint

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanks everyone for wishes for recovery from Covid-19 - MintPakistan PM Imran Khan thanks everyone for wishes for recovery from Covid-19  Mint

Scheduling issues force postponement of Ireland vs Pakistan T20Is - ESPNcricinfoScheduling issues force postponement of Ireland vs Pakistan T20Is  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan's chance to revive their dormant one-day cricket - ESPNcricinfoPakistan's chance to revive their dormant one-day cricket  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate - Economic TimesPakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate  Economic Times

Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad - The DiplomatSpike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad  The Diplomat

Pakistanís problemóDual citizenship - The Times of India BlogPakistanís problemóDual citizenship  The Times of India Blog

Pakistani government accused of 'sabotaging' rights watchdog - The GuardianPakistani government accused of 'sabotaging' rights watchdog  The Guardian

ĎIndia desires cordial relationsí: Modi in letter to Pakistan PM - Al Jazeera EnglishĎIndia desires cordial relationsí: Modi in letter to Pakistan PM  Al Jazeera English

Pakistanís trade flip-flop evokes conflict between the Koreas - Economic TimesPakistanís trade flip-flop evokes conflict between the Koreas  Economic Times

IMF chief says Pakistan needs to focus on welfare of people - Geo NewsIMF chief says Pakistan needs to focus on welfare of people  Geo News

Peaceful coexistence is the cornerstone of Pakistanís foreign policy: President Arif Alvi - The HinduPeaceful coexistence is the cornerstone of Pakistanís foreign policy: President Arif Alvi  The Hindu

Citizens brave traffic jams in various cities of Pakistan as religious party organises protest - The News InternationalCitizens brave traffic jams in various cities of Pakistan as religious party organises protest  The News International

Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 12 European countries - DAWN.comPakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 12 European countries  DAWN.com

Interview: ĎUnder Imran Khanís government, corruption has actually increased in Pakistaní - Moni Mohsin, Author, The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R - Hindustan TimesInterview: ĎUnder Imran Khanís government, corruption has actually increased in Pakistaní - Moni Mohsin, Author, The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R  Hindustan Times

ĎDark dayí: Pakistan football HQ attacked, womenís event scrapped - Al Jazeera EnglishĎDark dayí: Pakistan football HQ attacked, womenís event scrapped  Al Jazeera English