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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Leader of Pakistani Rights Movement Is Arrested on Conspiracy Charges - The New York Times
  1. Leader of Pakistani Rights Movement Is Arrested on Conspiracy Charges  The New York Times
  2. Pakistan police arrest Pashtun rights leader critical of military  Yahoo News
  3. Reimagining Pashtun nationalism in Pakistan | Opinion  Asia Times
  4. Pakistan arrests human rights leader who criticized army  Yahoo News
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Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2020 - ESPNcricinfo
  1. Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2020  ESPNcricinfo
  2. Third Pakistan v Bangladesh T20I abandoned  International Cricket Council
  3. Mahmudullah pulls up his batsmen for series loss in Pakistan - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz
  4. Pakistan vs Bangladesh called off due to Lahore rain  Sportstar
  5. Pakistan retain top T20 spot as final match against Bangladesh called off due to rain  DAWN.com
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Prominent Pakistani rights activist Manzoor Pashteen arrested - Al Jazeera EnglishProminent Pakistani rights activist Manzoor Pashteen arrested  Al Jazeera English

Manzoor Pashteen: Activist who dared to challenge Pakistan army held - BBC NewsManzoor Pashteen: Activist who dared to challenge Pakistan army held  BBC News

Civil rights activist arrested in Pakistan on sedition charges - The GuardianCivil rights activist arrested in Pakistan on sedition charges  The Guardian

Pakistan's external affairs to be challenging in 2020; ties to remain tense with India: Think-tank - Economic TimesPakistan's external affairs to be challenging in 2020; ties to remain tense with India: Think-tank  Economic Times

Pakistan may stay on FATF grey list for six more months - The News InternationalPakistan may stay on FATF grey list for six more months  The News International

Pakistan Arrests Leader of Social Movement Critical of Army - VOA NewsPakistan Arrests Leader of Social Movement Critical of Army  VOA News

Pakistan fears coronavirus outbreak if precautionary measures not put in place - The Express TribunePakistan fears coronavirus outbreak if precautionary measures not put in place  The Express Tribune

Republic Day: No exchange of sweets with Pakistan at LoC, IB - India TodayRepublic Day: No exchange of sweets with Pakistan at LoC, IB  India Today

Modi’s India And Khan’s Pakistan Are Rising—In Corruption - ForbesModi’s India And Khan’s Pakistan Are Rising—In Corruption  Forbes

Pakistan: Hindu woman abducted from wedding, forcibly converted, married off - India TodayPakistan: Hindu woman abducted from wedding, forcibly converted, married off  India Today

Pakistan weekly round-up: Imran's 'sponsored' trip to Davos, PCB's 'warning' to BCCI and more - Times of IndiaPakistan weekly round-up: Imran's 'sponsored' trip to Davos, PCB's 'warning' to BCCI and more  Times of India

Match Preview Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I 2020 - ESPNcricinfoMatch Preview Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I 2020  ESPNcricinfo

How Pakistan’s Politicians Help the Military - The New York TimesHow Pakistan’s Politicians Help the Military  The New York Times

Pakistan: Pashtun Activist Arrested - Human Rights WatchPakistan: Pashtun Activist Arrested  Human Rights Watch

What did Adnan Sami's father do in 1965 India-Pakistan war? - THE WEEKWhat did Adnan Sami's father do in 1965 India-Pakistan war?  THE WEEK

Pakistan on alert as suspected coronavirus cases reaches five - Khaleej TimesPakistan on alert as suspected coronavirus cases reaches five  Khaleej Times

At Border of 2 Nuclear-Armed Nations: Machine Guns, Anxiety and Dancing - The New York TimesAt Border of 2 Nuclear-Armed Nations: Machine Guns, Anxiety and Dancing  The New York Times

BSF shoots down Pakistani drone along IB in Jammu - Economic TimesBSF shoots down Pakistani drone along IB in Jammu  Economic Times

Pro-Pakistan elements infiltrating anti-CAA protests in U.S.; pushing own agenda: Indian-Americans leader - The HinduPro-Pakistan elements infiltrating anti-CAA protests in U.S.; pushing own agenda: Indian-Americans leader  The Hindu

Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row - ThePrintRole Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row  ThePrint

TI Pakistan statement creates more confusion than simplifying facts - The News InternationalTI Pakistan statement creates more confusion than simplifying facts  The News International

Pakistan possibly to leave FATF 'Grey list' in August 2020 - The NationPakistan possibly to leave FATF 'Grey list' in August 2020  The Nation

Why Pakistan's 'Zindagi Tamasha' is in the midst of a firestorm - Gulf NewsWhy Pakistan's 'Zindagi Tamasha' is in the midst of a firestorm  Gulf News

Four in court over Briton shot dead in Pakistan - BBC NewsFour in court over Briton shot dead in Pakistan  BBC News

Pakistan to remain in FATF grey list, black listing looks unlikely - Economic TimesPakistan to remain in FATF grey list, black listing looks unlikely  Economic Times

Political instability, slow economy and rising inflation are the woes of Pakistan PM Imran Khan in 2020 - Gulf NewsPolitical instability, slow economy and rising inflation are the woes of Pakistan PM Imran Khan in 2020  Gulf News

Coronavirus: Pakistan on high alert after first suspected coronavirus cases reported - Gulf NewsCoronavirus: Pakistan on high alert after first suspected coronavirus cases reported  Gulf News

Pakistan's top court summons minister in railways corruption, poor performance case - Gulf NewsPakistan's top court summons minister in railways corruption, poor performance case  Gulf News

Pakistani PM Imran Khan calls for UN action on India dispute - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistani PM Imran Khan calls for UN action on India dispute  Al Jazeera English

Black and grey: On terror funding and Pakistan - The HinduBlack and grey: On terror funding and Pakistan  The Hindu

One dead as US embassy SUV rams into car in Pakistan - Khaleej TimesOne dead as US embassy SUV rams into car in Pakistan  Khaleej Times

Pakistan on high alert amid coronavirus outbreak in China - Gulf NewsPakistan on high alert amid coronavirus outbreak in China  Gulf News

Pakistan to launch 10-day campaign to highlight Kashmir issue: Shah Mahmood Qureshi - India TodayPakistan to launch 10-day campaign to highlight Kashmir issue: Shah Mahmood Qureshi  India Today

France says no concessions in FATF checks for Pakistan - LivemintFrance says no concessions in FATF checks for Pakistan  Livemint

Minor improvement in Pakistan’s ranking on Economic Freedom Index - The Express TribuneMinor improvement in Pakistan’s ranking on Economic Freedom Index  The Express Tribune

Pakistani Police Detained Leader Of Civil Rights Group - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyPakistani Police Detained Leader Of Civil Rights Group  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Tally for polio cases in 2020 rises to four - Pakistan - ReliefWebTally for polio cases in 2020 rises to four - Pakistan  ReliefWeb

Pakistan's Beleaguered Ahmadis Decry 'Deplorable' Attempt To Isolate Them - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyPakistan's Beleaguered Ahmadis Decry 'Deplorable' Attempt To Isolate Them  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Zindagi Tamasha: Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar - BBC NewsZindagi Tamasha: Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar  BBC News

Pakistan announces to launch boxing league on the pattern of cricket super league - Gulf NewsPakistan announces to launch boxing league on the pattern of cricket super league  Gulf News

Fact Check: Does viral video show failed missile test in Pakistan? Here’s the truth - Hindustan TimesFact Check: Does viral video show failed missile test in Pakistan? Here’s the truth  Hindustan Times

Pakistan's ruling PTI party resists scrutiny of foreign accounts - Gulf NewsPakistan's ruling PTI party resists scrutiny of foreign accounts  Gulf News

Cotton yield in Pakistan touches record low - Daijiworld.comCotton yield in Pakistan touches record low  Daijiworld.com

So how did Pakistan's Imran Khan fare on his Davos tour? - TRT WorldSo how did Pakistan's Imran Khan fare on his Davos tour?  TRT World

Pakistan Records First Cases Of Polio In 2020 - Kaiser Family FoundationPakistan Records First Cases Of Polio In 2020  Kaiser Family Foundation

From Terrorism to Tourism: How Pakistan Is Trying to Attract Visitors - VICEFrom Terrorism to Tourism: How Pakistan Is Trying to Attract Visitors  VICE

Pakistani youth parliamentarians visit Anadolu Agency - Anadolu AgencyPakistani youth parliamentarians visit Anadolu Agency  Anadolu Agency

Former bureaucrat sworn in as chief election commissioner - Gulf NewsFormer bureaucrat sworn in as chief election commissioner  Gulf News

4 Bangladesh agree to full tour of Pakistan - International Cricket Council4 Bangladesh agree to full tour of Pakistan  International Cricket Council

‘Pakistan eyeing cooperation with US in education, energy sectors’ - ARY NEWS‘Pakistan eyeing cooperation with US in education, energy sectors’  ARY NEWS

Why a Pakistani minister brought army boots to a TV studio - ThePrintWhy a Pakistani minister brought army boots to a TV studio  ThePrint

A sign of thaw? Here's how things could play out after India's invite to Imran Khan - Economic TimesA sign of thaw? Here's how things could play out after India's invite to Imran Khan  Economic Times

Pakistan conducts successful training launch of nuclear-capable ballistic missile - Economic TimesPakistan conducts successful training launch of nuclear-capable ballistic missile  Economic Times

Economic freedom in Pakistan has increased: report - DAWN.comEconomic freedom in Pakistan has increased: report  DAWN.com

Temple vandalised & scriptures desecrated in Pakistans Sindh, Imran Khan silent: SAD - Republic World - Republic WorldTemple vandalised & scriptures desecrated in Pakistans Sindh, Imran Khan silent: SAD - Republic World  Republic World

Preston sisters killed in Pakistan gas leak 'inseparable' - BBC NewsPreston sisters killed in Pakistan gas leak 'inseparable'  BBC News

Controversial Pakistani TV serial 'Mere Paas Tum Ho' leaves fans heartbroken - Khaleej TimesControversial Pakistani TV serial 'Mere Paas Tum Ho' leaves fans heartbroken  Khaleej Times

Death Sentence Overturned for Pervez Musharraf, Ex-Leader of Pakistan - The New York TimesDeath Sentence Overturned for Pervez Musharraf, Ex-Leader of Pakistan  The New York Times

US charges 5 over illegal exports for Pakistan's nuclear programme; Islamabad says no information - Economic TimesUS charges 5 over illegal exports for Pakistan's nuclear programme; Islamabad says no information  Economic Times

Pakistani students in Wuhan plead with govt for their immediate evacuation - Geo NewsPakistani students in Wuhan plead with govt for their immediate evacuation  Geo News

Death of Qassem Soleimani: What to Expect in Afghanistan and Pakistan - RUSI AnalysisDeath of Qassem Soleimani: What to Expect in Afghanistan and Pakistan  RUSI Analysis

Pakistan Economy Watch lauds Pak's stance over CPEC - Gulf TodayPakistan Economy Watch lauds Pak's stance over CPEC  Gulf Today

GB requests federal govt to delay reopening of China-Pakistan border - The Express TribuneGB requests federal govt to delay reopening of China-Pakistan border  The Express Tribune

Pakistani far-right activists sentenced over blasphemy protests - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistani far-right activists sentenced over blasphemy protests  Al Jazeera English

Fourth arrest after British man shot dead in Pakistan - BBC NewsFourth arrest after British man shot dead in Pakistan  BBC News

If India skips Asia Cup, Pakistan won't be part of 2021 T20 World Cup: PCB - LivemintIf India skips Asia Cup, Pakistan won't be part of 2021 T20 World Cup: PCB  Livemint

Pakistan two-star general: Farewell to a social media celebrity - BBC NewsPakistan two-star general: Farewell to a social media celebrity  BBC News

In Pakistan, 'dirty theatre' is a hit - Focus - FRANCE 24In Pakistan, 'dirty theatre' is a hit - Focus  FRANCE 24

Should I go and perform in India? Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal blasts selectors after latest snub - India TodayShould I go and perform in India? Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal blasts selectors after latest snub  India Today

Improving security situation in Pakistan leads to change in UK Travel Advice - GOV.UKImproving security situation in Pakistan leads to change in UK Travel Advice  GOV.UK

Pakistan Defence Review: News Updates and Short Analysis - QuwaPakistan Defence Review: News Updates and Short Analysis  Quwa

CDS Rawat says difficult to predict war scenario with Pakistan - Economic TimesCDS Rawat says difficult to predict war scenario with Pakistan  Economic Times

Islamic Republic Of Pakistan: 24-Year-Old Hindu Girl Abducted From Her Wedding; Forcibly Converted And Married Off - SwarajyaIslamic Republic Of Pakistan: 24-Year-Old Hindu Girl Abducted From Her Wedding; Forcibly Converted And Married Off  Swarajya

Two sisters from Preston died in Pakistan gas leak - BBC NewsTwo sisters from Preston died in Pakistan gas leak  BBC News

‘Pakistan is a stratocracy … Everyone knows it’s openly involved in terrorist activities in India and Af - Economic Times‘Pakistan is a stratocracy … Everyone knows it’s openly involved in terrorist activities in India and Af  Economic Times

Pakistan: Girl buried by avalanche found alive after 18 hours - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan: Girl buried by avalanche found alive after 18 hours  Al Jazeera English

Pakistani media mogul rejects filmmaker's rape accusation - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistani media mogul rejects filmmaker's rape accusation  Al Jazeera English

Five life lessons learnt on the trip to Pakistan's Abbottabad and Nathiagali - Gulf NewsFive life lessons learnt on the trip to Pakistan's Abbottabad and Nathiagali  Gulf News

Pakistan says Facebook to help in drive against polio efforts - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan says Facebook to help in drive against polio efforts  Al Jazeera English

Pakistani Author Mohammed Hanif Says 'Case Of Exploding Mangoes' Urdu Translation Seized - NPRPakistani Author Mohammed Hanif Says 'Case Of Exploding Mangoes' Urdu Translation Seized  NPR

Photos: Best places to travel in Austria, Iceland, India and Pakistan - Gulf NewsPhotos: Best places to travel in Austria, Iceland, India and Pakistan  Gulf News

A Case of Exploding Mangoes: Urdu edition novel seized in Pakistan raids - BBC NewsA Case of Exploding Mangoes: Urdu edition novel seized in Pakistan raids  BBC News

Pakistan forgiveness laws: The price of getting away with murder - BBC NewsPakistan forgiveness laws: The price of getting away with murder  BBC News

Thousands protest in Pakistan over U.S. killing of Iranian commander - ReutersThousands protest in Pakistan over U.S. killing of Iranian commander  Reuters

‘All 500 Pakistani students are safe - The News International‘All 500 Pakistani students are safe  The News International

How will military generals solve economic issues? Why Pakistan is stuck in a broken carousel - ThePrintHow will military generals solve economic issues? Why Pakistan is stuck in a broken carousel  ThePrint

Birmingham teenager rescued from Pakistan after attempts to force her to marry - expressandstar.comBirmingham teenager rescued from Pakistan after attempts to force her to marry  expressandstar.com

Tayyaba abuse case: Pakistan judge and wife's sentences cut - BBC NewsTayyaba abuse case: Pakistan judge and wife's sentences cut  BBC News

Pakistan leverages biometric tech for inclusive banking and to secure property transactions - Biometric UpdatePakistan leverages biometric tech for inclusive banking and to secure property transactions  Biometric Update

900-pound man in Pakistan is looking for a 'heavyweight wife' - New York Post900-pound man in Pakistan is looking for a 'heavyweight wife'  New York Post

Oxford man accused of abusing boy for years before Pakistan marriage - Oxford MailOxford man accused of abusing boy for years before Pakistan marriage  Oxford Mail

Will Pakistan support Palestine or the 'Deal of the Century'? - The Express TribuneWill Pakistan support Palestine or the 'Deal of the Century'?  The Express Tribune

Pakistan Health Official Denies Report of Coronavirus Infection - Caixin GlobalPakistan Health Official Denies Report of Coronavirus Infection  Caixin Global

Where are all the women in Pakistan? asks foreign vlogger Alyne Tamir - DAWN.comWhere are all the women in Pakistan? asks foreign vlogger Alyne Tamir  DAWN.com

India and Pakistan Are Edging Closer to War in 2020 - Foreign PolicyIndia and Pakistan Are Edging Closer to War in 2020  Foreign Policy

If any talks are held with Pakistan in future, they will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh - Times NowIf any talks are held with Pakistan in future, they will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh  Times Now

Watch: Jaipur Doctor’s Moving Song To Highlight The Plight Of Persecuted Pakistani Hindus - SwarajyaWatch: Jaipur Doctor’s Moving Song To Highlight The Plight Of Persecuted Pakistani Hindus  Swarajya

Pakistan seeks US help to get off FATF grey list - Economic TimesPakistan seeks US help to get off FATF grey list  Economic Times