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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Global watchdog may put Pakistan in 'Grey List': Report - Moneycontrol.com

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Global watchdog may put Pakistan in 'Grey List': Report
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Global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Taken Force (FATF) may include Pakistan in its 'grey list' for failing to control terrorism financing. The body is expected to make the announcement at its plenary meet in Paris at the end of this month ...
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Behind the Scenes of India's Response to the East Pakistan Crisis of 1971 - The Wire

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Behind the Scenes of India's Response to the East Pakistan Crisis of 1971
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Within a few days of taking over, Indira Gandhi faced a crisis of epic proportions on India's eastern border with Pakistan. From the midnight of 25 March 1971, a brutal crackdown by the Pakistani army began in what was then East Pakistan. This created ...

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'Campaign of fear' drives Pakistan's journalists to self-censorship as pressure mounts ahead of General Election - Firstpost

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'Campaign of fear' drives Pakistan's journalists to self-censorship as pressure mounts ahead of General Election
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Chinese Ambassador moots trilateral summit between India-China and Pakistan - Economic Times

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Chinese Ambassador moots trilateral summit between India-China and Pakistan
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At a seminar to improve relations between India and China, Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui said that India, China and Pakistan should have a trilateral summit. For the latest videos, follow us on twitterFollow @EconomicTimes. 0views.



China calls for trilateral meeting with India and Pakistan, says 'we cannot stand another Doka La incident' - Firstpost

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China calls for trilateral meeting with India and Pakistan, says 'we cannot stand another Doka La incident'
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Waqar: Pakistan have 'fair chance' at CWC19 - International Cricket Council

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Waqar: Pakistan have 'fair chance' at CWC19
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Pakistan move to number five in ODI rankings - Geo News, Pakistan

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Pakistan move to number five in ODI rankings
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DUBAI: Pakistan have moved up to number five in the latest one day international (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The rankings also saw Australia slip to number six in the rankings, a first for them in the last 34 ...

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Watchdog says Pakistan's military is intimidating reporters - Tampabay.com

Watchdog says Pakistan's military is intimidating reporters
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ISLAMABAD (AP) An international watchdog says Pakistan's military is strong-arming the media in an attempt to stifle criticism of its behind-the-scenes political power ahead of next month's elections. The Vienna-based Independent Press Institute ...

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108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship in Rajasthan - The New Indian Express

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108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship in Rajasthan
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JODHPUR: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis. Most of these migrant-turned-Indian ...
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Pakistan's Imran Khan says 'feminism degrades role of mother' - Times of India

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Pakistan's Imran Khan says 'feminism degrades role of mother'
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