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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Modi in Pakistan! PM's posters raised at pro-freedom rally in Sindh [WATCH] - Times Now
  1. Modi in Pakistan! PM's posters raised at pro-freedom rally in Sindh [WATCH]  Times Now
  2. Pakistan: PM Modi, other world leaders' placards raised at pro-freedom rally in Sindh province  Economic Times
  3. Pro-independence rally in Pakistan sees posters of Indian PM Modi  WION
  4. Watch: Protesters In Pakistan Display PM Modi’s Placards During Pro-Freedom Rally In Sindh  Outlook India
  5. PM Narendra Modi`s poster seen at pro-independence rally at Pakistan`s Sindh  Zee News
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After Saudi Arabia, UAE could seek early repayment of loan to Pakistan - Hindustan TimesAfter Saudi Arabia, UAE could seek early repayment of loan to Pakistan  Hindustan Times

A first for Pakistan: Oxford vaccine gets emergency use authorisation - Business StandardA first for Pakistan: Oxford vaccine gets emergency use authorisation  Business Standard

Pakistan goes an extra mile to woo Turkey - Economic TimesPakistan goes an extra mile to woo Turkey  Economic Times

Pakistan terms Pulwama a ‘false flag op’ after Arnab WhatsApp chats, Republic slams ‘desperation’ - ThePrintPakistan terms Pulwama a ‘false flag op’ after Arnab WhatsApp chats, Republic slams ‘desperation’  ThePrint

Massive violence erupts in Pakistan-occupied J-K over road being built by China - MintMassive violence erupts in Pakistan-occupied J-K over road being built by China  Mint

Accomplished women bare out their minds for peace between India-Pakistan, focussing on shared heritage, a - Times of IndiaAccomplished women bare out their minds for peace between India-Pakistan, focussing on shared heritage, a  Times of India

Pakistan continues to instigate youth from Kashmir into terrorism: GOC Chinar Corps - Times of IndiaPakistan continues to instigate youth from Kashmir into terrorism: GOC Chinar Corps  Times of India

South Africa Women set to eschew racial equality gesture for Pakistan series - ESPNcricinfoSouth Africa Women set to eschew racial equality gesture for Pakistan series  ESPNcricinfo

South Africa squad clears COVID tests upon arriving in Pakistan - The HinduSouth Africa squad clears COVID tests upon arriving in Pakistan  The Hindu

PM Modi targets Pakistan for Covid-19 crisis management - Hindustan TimesPM Modi targets Pakistan for Covid-19 crisis management  Hindustan Times

Hindu community leader demands protection for temple in northwest Pakistan - WIONHindu community leader demands protection for temple in northwest Pakistan  WION

Prasanna Agoram, Indian analyst working with South Africa denied Pakistan's visa; forced to work from home - Times NowPrasanna Agoram, Indian analyst working with South Africa denied Pakistan's visa; forced to work from home  Times Now

Terrorism in Pakistan has declined, but the underlying roots of extremism remain - Brookings InstitutionTerrorism in Pakistan has declined, but the underlying roots of extremism remain  Brookings Institution

A lot has changed in US’ strategic outlook. India at centre of plan, Pakistan has fallen out - ThePrintA lot has changed in US’ strategic outlook. India at centre of plan, Pakistan has fallen out  ThePrint

Surgical strike and airstrike in Pakistan under Narendra Modi-led govt eliminated terrorists there: Amit Sh... - Zee NewsSurgical strike and airstrike in Pakistan under Narendra Modi-led govt eliminated terrorists there: Amit Sh...  Zee News

Hindu community leader demands protection for temple in Pakistan's Havelian - Hindustan TimesHindu community leader demands protection for temple in Pakistan's Havelian  Hindustan Times

Pakistan name fresh-faced squad for home Test series against South Africa - International Cricket CouncilPakistan name fresh-faced squad for home Test series against South Africa  International Cricket Council

Afridi asks former Pakistan greats to follow in Dravid's footsteps in grooming young talents - Times of IndiaAfridi asks former Pakistan greats to follow in Dravid's footsteps in grooming young talents  Times of India

Explained: Why have the Hazaras become regular targets in Pakistan? - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why have the Hazaras become regular targets in Pakistan?  The Indian Express

Pakistani raid kills Taliban suspected of slaying of troops - Times of IndiaPakistani raid kills Taliban suspected of slaying of troops  Times of India

Pakistan: Worsening Crackdown on Dissent - Human Rights WatchPakistan: Worsening Crackdown on Dissent  Human Rights Watch

Pakistan faces big embarrassment as Malaysia seizes PIA flight due to non-payment of lease dues - Economic TimesPakistan faces big embarrassment as Malaysia seizes PIA flight due to non-payment of lease dues  Economic Times

Pakistan Suspends Power Plant Staff After Nationwide Blackout - NDTVPakistan Suspends Power Plant Staff After Nationwide Blackout  NDTV

'We are facing a shortage of quality talent': Afridi says former Pakistan players should follow in Dravid's footsteps - Hindustan Times'We are facing a shortage of quality talent': Afridi says former Pakistan players should follow in Dravid's footsteps  Hindustan Times

Interference Forces BBC to Stop Airing Show on Pakistani TV - Voice of AmericaInterference Forces BBC to Stop Airing Show on Pakistani TV  Voice of America

Pakistan army resorts to unprovoked firing along LoC in J&K's Poonch - Times of IndiaPakistan army resorts to unprovoked firing along LoC in J&K's Poonch  Times of India

‘Fault in our taars’ to Imran’s ‘dark mode’ — how Pakistan hilariously lit up its blackout - ThePrint‘Fault in our taars’ to Imran’s ‘dark mode’ — how Pakistan hilariously lit up its blackout  ThePrint

US retains terrorist designation of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba - Business StandardUS retains terrorist designation of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba  Business Standard

‘Bigger than a normal strike’ against Pakistan, Arnab Goswami said 3 days before Balakot - ThePrint‘Bigger than a normal strike’ against Pakistan, Arnab Goswami said 3 days before Balakot  ThePrint

'Security concerns' push UAE to suspend issuance of visit visas to Pakistan - Hindustan Times'Security concerns' push UAE to suspend issuance of visit visas to Pakistan  Hindustan Times

South Africa announce 18-strong squad to take on Pakistan - International Cricket CouncilSouth Africa announce 18-strong squad to take on Pakistan  International Cricket Council

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use - Business Insider IndiaPakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use  Business Insider India

Nepali climbers return to base safely after historic scaling of Pakistan's K2 in winter - Arab NewsNepali climbers return to base safely after historic scaling of Pakistan's K2 in winter  Arab News

Victory Flame Marking India's Victory Over Pakistan In 1971 Reaches Nainital - NDTVVictory Flame Marking India's Victory Over Pakistan In 1971 Reaches Nainital  NDTV

Mining emeralds in Pakistan - Newspaper - DAWN.COM - DAWN.comMining emeralds in Pakistan - Newspaper - DAWN.COM  DAWN.com

Ahead of FATF meet, Pakistan seeks Maulana Masood Azhar’s arrest; court issues warrant - Hindustan TimesAhead of FATF meet, Pakistan seeks Maulana Masood Azhar’s arrest; court issues warrant  Hindustan Times

More Covid-19 vaccines to be registered: official - DAWN.comMore Covid-19 vaccines to be registered: official  DAWN.com

Poachers' paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking - Times of IndiaPoachers' paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking  Times of India

Pakistan should be grateful to its persecuted Hazara minority for setting models of tolerance - Scroll.inPakistan should be grateful to its persecuted Hazara minority for setting models of tolerance  Scroll.in

Pakistan should give befitting reply to Indian conspiracies: Siraj - The News InternationalPakistan should give befitting reply to Indian conspiracies: Siraj  The News International

Pakistan badly exposed to serious threat of bird flu - The News InternationalPakistan badly exposed to serious threat of bird flu  The News International

Pakistan’s opposition circles floundering Khan - Financial TimesPakistan’s opposition circles floundering Khan  Financial Times

Aphrodisiac, meat & sport — why Arab royals hunt bustard in Pakistan & why India banned it - ThePrintAphrodisiac, meat & sport — why Arab royals hunt bustard in Pakistan & why India banned it  ThePrint

Pakistan to Thailand — There is a war on those in exile. And the internet has made it worse - ThePrintPakistan to Thailand — There is a war on those in exile. And the internet has made it worse  ThePrint

Italy's ENI, trader Vitol place lowest offers for Pakistan LNG March tender - ETEnergyworld.comItaly's ENI, trader Vitol place lowest offers for Pakistan LNG March tender  ETEnergyworld.com

Controls tighten on Pakistan's media - Nikkei AsiaControls tighten on Pakistan's media  Nikkei Asia

It's Foolish to Throw Stones at Pakistan When Modi's India is Now a Communal Glass House - The WireIt's Foolish to Throw Stones at Pakistan When Modi's India is Now a Communal Glass House  The Wire

Jansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan - ESPNcricinfoJansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan  ESPNcricinfo

Battered economy, brewing uprising in Pakistan means India can’t rule out adventurism in 2021 - ThePrintBattered economy, brewing uprising in Pakistan means India can’t rule out adventurism in 2021  ThePrint

Stranded crew of seized plane due today - DAWN.comStranded crew of seized plane due today  DAWN.com

It's For India, Pakistan To Find Lasting Resolution In Kashmir, Says UK - NDTVIt's For India, Pakistan To Find Lasting Resolution In Kashmir, Says UK  NDTV

Another temple bites the dust in Pakistan - The Tribune IndiaAnother temple bites the dust in Pakistan  The Tribune India

With No Citizenship Rights, Pakistani Women in Kashmir Have Nowhere to Go - The WireWith No Citizenship Rights, Pakistani Women in Kashmir Have Nowhere to Go  The Wire

Terror trail: On Pakistan action against terrorists - The HinduTerror trail: On Pakistan action against terrorists  The Hindu

Why Hazaras in Pakistan have been victims of sectarianism & ethnic conflict - ThePrintWhy Hazaras in Pakistan have been victims of sectarianism & ethnic conflict  ThePrint

US welcomes Lakhvi's conviction, tells Pakistan to prosecute him for 26/11 - Hindustan TimesUS welcomes Lakhvi's conviction, tells Pakistan to prosecute him for 26/11  Hindustan Times

Pakistan: COVID-19 external update, December 2020 - Pakistan - ReliefWebPakistan: COVID-19 external update, December 2020 - Pakistan  ReliefWeb

Pakistan’s relations with India remain stationary; with China it has consolidated; there is an uptick with the US - Hindustan TimesPakistan’s relations with India remain stationary; with China it has consolidated; there is an uptick with the US  Hindustan Times

India waits for Pakistan to end terror before resumption of dialogue - Hindustan TimesIndia waits for Pakistan to end terror before resumption of dialogue  Hindustan Times

The out-of-control line between India and Pakistan - Economic TimesThe out-of-control line between India and Pakistan  Economic Times

Pakistani channel trolled for showing Imran Khan’s Twitter poll victory over Virat Kohli as ‘Breaking News' - Times NowPakistani channel trolled for showing Imran Khan’s Twitter poll victory over Virat Kohli as ‘Breaking News'  Times Now

Pakistan set for legal tussle as Broadsheet fallout grows - The News InternationalPakistan set for legal tussle as Broadsheet fallout grows  The News International

Pakistan will always perform badly: Shoaib Akhtar feels world might stop inviting Babar & Co. for Test matches - Times NowPakistan will always perform badly: Shoaib Akhtar feels world might stop inviting Babar & Co. for Test matches  Times Now

Pakistan Cabinet removes PM Imran Khan’s aide as PTV chairman after high court order - ThePrintPakistan Cabinet removes PM Imran Khan’s aide as PTV chairman after high court order  ThePrint

Pakistan, Turkey share common interests: Air Chief - The News InternationalPakistan, Turkey share common interests: Air Chief  The News International

Pakistan explored Rajasthan, Gujarat borders extensively in 2020 for infiltration: Report - Hindustan TimesPakistan explored Rajasthan, Gujarat borders extensively in 2020 for infiltration: Report  Hindustan Times

'The way he batted against Wasim Akram made us believe he is special': Inzamam-ul-Haq praises Rahul Dravid - Hindustan Times'The way he batted against Wasim Akram made us believe he is special': Inzamam-ul-Haq praises Rahul Dravid  Hindustan Times

Govt asked to allow vaccines tested effective in Pakistan - The News InternationalGovt asked to allow vaccines tested effective in Pakistan  The News International

Bill introduced in US House to terminate designation of Pakistan as Major non-NATO ally - Times of IndiaBill introduced in US House to terminate designation of Pakistan as Major non-NATO ally  Times of India

Eyewash by Pakistan on terror again - Hindustan TimesEyewash by Pakistan on terror again  Hindustan Times

Bangladesh seeks Pakistan’s apology for 1971 genocide - Times of IndiaBangladesh seeks Pakistan’s apology for 1971 genocide  Times of India

PIA: Pakistan national carrier plane ‘impounded’ in Malaysia - Al Jazeera EnglishPIA: Pakistan national carrier plane ‘impounded’ in Malaysia  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan test fires indigenously developed weapons rocket system - Business StandardPakistan test fires indigenously developed weapons rocket system  Business Standard

Pakistan's anti-terrorism court asks police to arrest JeM chief Masood Azhar by Jan 18 - Times of IndiaPakistan's anti-terrorism court asks police to arrest JeM chief Masood Azhar by Jan 18  Times of India

Biden inducts another Pakistani American into his team - DAWN.comBiden inducts another Pakistani American into his team  DAWN.com

Pakistan, China partnership termed vital for national, regional security - The News InternationalPakistan, China partnership termed vital for national, regional security  The News International

Pakistan's most populous province bans virginity tests for rape survivors in landmark ruling - CNNPakistan's most populous province bans virginity tests for rape survivors in landmark ruling  CNN

India sees ‘no future’ in Pakistan’s normalisation of ties with Israel - ThePrintIndia sees ‘no future’ in Pakistan’s normalisation of ties with Israel  ThePrint

Climber goes missing in GB - DAWN.comClimber goes missing in GB  DAWN.com

US Congress clears $25 million for democracy, gender programmes in Pakistan - Business StandardUS Congress clears $25 million for democracy, gender programmes in Pakistan  Business Standard

Pakistan crafts strategy for ties with Biden admin - The Express TribunePakistan crafts strategy for ties with Biden admin  The Express Tribune

Have capability to hit terror targets across LoC, Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan - Hindustan TimesHave capability to hit terror targets across LoC, Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan  Hindustan Times

India rejects Pakistan’s allegations about targeting of UN vehicle - Hindustan TimesIndia rejects Pakistan’s allegations about targeting of UN vehicle  Hindustan Times

In 8-point action plan against terrorism, Jaishankar slams Pakistan, takes a dig at China - Times of IndiaIn 8-point action plan against terrorism, Jaishankar slams Pakistan, takes a dig at China  Times of India

Pakistan yet again shows its true colours, Shah Mahmood Qureshi makes another shocking remark against India - Zee NewsPakistan yet again shows its true colours, Shah Mahmood Qureshi makes another shocking remark against India  Zee News

Pakistan's current pacers are 17-18 years only on paper, they are 27-28 in reality: Mohammad Asif - Times of IndiaPakistan's current pacers are 17-18 years only on paper, they are 27-28 in reality: Mohammad Asif  Times of India

Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2020 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20I 2020  ESPNcricinfo

Pizza king to Modi-ka-yaar — 2020 awards for Kaptaan Imran Khan and his team Pakistan - ThePrintPizza king to Modi-ka-yaar — 2020 awards for Kaptaan Imran Khan and his team Pakistan  ThePrint

Misbah-ul-Haq claims Mohammad Amir 'made up' circumstances of Pakistan retirement - ESPNcricinfoMisbah-ul-Haq claims Mohammad Amir 'made up' circumstances of Pakistan retirement  ESPNcricinfo

To help Pakistan, Turkey hiring Kashmiri separatists, journalists to spread anti-India propaganda - DNA IndiaTo help Pakistan, Turkey hiring Kashmiri separatists, journalists to spread anti-India propaganda  DNA India

Mob attacks and sets fire to Hindu temple in Pakistan - The GuardianMob attacks and sets fire to Hindu temple in Pakistan  The Guardian

China backing away from funding Belt and Road Initiative due to Pakistan's rising debt - Times NowChina backing away from funding Belt and Road Initiative due to Pakistan's rising debt  Times Now

India should not be worried about our ties with Pakistan: Russia - The New Indian ExpressIndia should not be worried about our ties with Pakistan: Russia  The New Indian Express

Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test 2020 - ESPNcricinfoRecent Match Report - New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test 2020  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan On The Edge As India Gears Up To Chair UNSC Committees On Taliban, Counter-Terrorism - EurAsian TimesPakistan On The Edge As India Gears Up To Chair UNSC Committees On Taliban, Counter-Terrorism  EurAsian Times

We cannot recognize Israel: Pakistani leader - Anadolu AgencyWe cannot recognize Israel: Pakistani leader  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan a country, not a phone that youll reboot it: Imran Khan slammed over blackout - Republic WorldPakistan a country, not a phone that youll reboot it: Imran Khan slammed over blackout  Republic World

Pakistan Army colonel found converting UN mission employees to Islam in Congo, internal inquiry ordered - Times NowPakistan Army colonel found converting UN mission employees to Islam in Congo, internal inquiry ordered  Times Now

Pakistan's export growth tops India, Bangladesh: Leader - Anadolu AgencyPakistan's export growth tops India, Bangladesh: Leader  Anadolu Agency