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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India's decision to buy S-400 missile system will further destabilise region: Pakistan - Economic Times

Economic Times

India's decision to buy S-400 missile system will further destabilise region: Pakistan
Economic Times
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Australia slump to 373-run defeat and surrender series to Pakistan - The Guardian

The Guardian

Australia slump to 373-run defeat and surrender series to Pakistan
The Guardian
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Pakistan may not seek IMF bailout; seeking help from 'friendly countries': Imran Khan - Economic Times

Economic Times

Pakistan may not seek IMF bailout; seeking help from 'friendly countries': Imran Khan
Economic Times
Pakistan may not have to approach the IMF for loans as it has received "positive" responses from some "friendly countries", Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, days after Islamabad formally approached the global lender for a bailout to tide over the ...
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Mohammed Hanif: 'To write about politics in Pakistan, you have to go abroad' - The Guardian

The Guardian

Mohammed Hanif: 'To write about politics in Pakistan, you have to go abroad'
The Guardian
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India vs Pakistan: The mega hockey rivalry celebrates its 175th match today - Times of India

Times of India

India vs Pakistan: The mega hockey rivalry celebrates its 175th match today
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Pakistan's new hero Abbas reveals secret to his success - Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times

Pakistan's new hero Abbas reveals secret to his success
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Woman asked to shun hijab at workplace or resign in Pakistan - The Hindu

The Hindu

Woman asked to shun hijab at workplace or resign in Pakistan
The Hindu
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Iran wants stronger trade, economic ties with Pakistan: Iranian Consul General - The News International

The News International

Iran wants stronger trade, economic ties with Pakistan: Iranian Consul General
The News International
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FATF team finalises report with recommendations for de-listing Pakistan from grey list in Sep'19: Report - Moneycontrol.com

Moneycontrol.com

FATF team finalises report with recommendations for de-listing Pakistan from grey list in Sep'19: Report
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PM Imran invites Qatari investment in Pakistan - The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune

PM Imran invites Qatari investment in Pakistan
The Express Tribune
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