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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'Pakistan continues to promote terror notwithstanding pandemicí - Economic Times
  1. 'Pakistan continues to promote terror notwithstanding pandemicí  Economic Times
  2. India targets Pakistan at UN body over counter-terrorism record  Hindustan Times
  3. Amid COVID-19, Pakistan continues to support terror, says India at UN  Zee News
  4. Pakistan Ups Attempts To Infiltrate Terrorists As Tensions Between India, China Continue To Simmer Along LAC  Swarajya
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Pakistan must protect religious freedom for Hindus - Amnesty International
  1. Pakistan must protect religious freedom for Hindus  Amnesty International
  2. Mehbooba slams Pakistan for stopping construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad  The Tribune
  3. Pakistan's Hinduphobia  The Diplomat
  4. Amnesty urges Pakistan to allow construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad  Times of India
  5. Pakistan: After destroying under construction walls, radical Islamists recite Azan at proposed Hindu temple site  OpIndia
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Pakistan, China call for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan - ThePrintPakistan, China call for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan  ThePrint

Pakistan coronavirus cases reach 234,508 - Times of IndiaPakistan coronavirus cases reach 234,508  Times of India

Hurriyat-Pak dirty nexus: How Geelaniís resignation blows lid off Pakistan medical college racket - Times of IndiaHurriyat-Pak dirty nexus: How Geelaniís resignation blows lid off Pakistan medical college racket  Times of India

Pakistan Rolls Out First Locally Produced Ventilators - Voice of AmericaPakistan Rolls Out First Locally Produced Ventilators  Voice of America

Pakistan develops drones to fight locusts - Anadolu AgencyPakistan develops drones to fight locusts  Anadolu Agency

COVID-19: Pakistan seeks help from churches, minority councillors to convince slum-dwellers for tests - Gulf NewsCOVID-19: Pakistan seeks help from churches, minority councillors to convince slum-dwellers for tests  Gulf News

The Siachen Saga: Demilitarisation Attempts, Dirty Dealings and a Commitment to Pakistan - News18The Siachen Saga: Demilitarisation Attempts, Dirty Dealings and a Commitment to Pakistan  News18

Fake Pilots, Fatal Crash, Virus Expose Pakistanís Broken Airline - BloombergFake Pilots, Fatal Crash, Virus Expose Pakistanís Broken Airline  Bloomberg

In Pakistan, a bizarre arrest shows how media freedom is being squeezed - The Washington PostIn Pakistan, a bizarre arrest shows how media freedom is being squeezed  The Washington Post

PoK: Protests held against Pakistani govt and China over illegal dam construction - Economic TimesPoK: Protests held against Pakistani govt and China over illegal dam construction  Economic Times

Pakistan condoles with Turkey over factory blast - Anadolu AgencyPakistan condoles with Turkey over factory blast  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan on brink of Covid-19 financial collapse - Asia TimesPakistan on brink of Covid-19 financial collapse  Asia Times

Pakistan's tree-planting push has a sweetener: more honey - Deccan HeraldPakistan's tree-planting push has a sweetener: more honey  Deccan Herald

Pakistanís Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19 - The HinduPakistanís Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19  The Hindu

India, Pakistan Must Let Go Traditional Rivalry to Fight a Non-Traditional Health Crisis - The WireIndia, Pakistan Must Let Go Traditional Rivalry to Fight a Non-Traditional Health Crisis  The Wire

When India and Pakistan played Holi without Imran Khan - Hindustan TimesWhen India and Pakistan played Holi without Imran Khan  Hindustan Times

Dates for Pakistan, Ireland tours of England confirmed - International Cricket CouncilDates for Pakistan, Ireland tours of England confirmed  International Cricket Council

Pakistan's closest ally in SE Asia ground Pak-origin pilots over fake licence scam - Economic TimesPakistan's closest ally in SE Asia ground Pak-origin pilots over fake licence scam  Economic Times

Pakistan approves USD 1.5 billion deal with China in PoK to set up hydropower project - Republic World - Republic WorldPakistan approves USD 1.5 billion deal with China in PoK to set up hydropower project - Republic World  Republic World

Explained: How Pakistan offers professional courses to Kashmiri students - The Indian ExpressExplained: How Pakistan offers professional courses to Kashmiri students  The Indian Express

India, Pakistan temperatures rise over Gilgit - The TribuneIndia, Pakistan temperatures rise over Gilgit  The Tribune

Pakistan was grooming J&K ex-DSP, says NIA in chargesheet - Times of IndiaPakistan was grooming J&K ex-DSP, says NIA in chargesheet  Times of India

China to supply 4 attack drones to Pak, prompts India to revive Predator-B plan - Hindustan TimesChina to supply 4 attack drones to Pak, prompts India to revive Predator-B plan  Hindustan Times

In China vs US, Pakistan has taken a side. It serves the army - Hindustan TimesIn China vs US, Pakistan has taken a side. It serves the army  Hindustan Times

Why Afghan refugees were welcomed in Pakistan but not in Iran - The Express TribuneWhy Afghan refugees were welcomed in Pakistan but not in Iran  The Express Tribune

DailyOh! Why Pakistan chose to not enter 1962 war on Chinese side - DailyODailyOh! Why Pakistan chose to not enter 1962 war on Chinese side  DailyO

Pakistan's recoveries from COVID-19 top 131000 | Pakistan Ė Gulf News - Gulf NewsPakistan's recoveries from COVID-19 top 131000 | Pakistan Ė Gulf News  Gulf News

Pakistan's coronavirus tally crosses 231,000-mark - Times of IndiaPakistan's coronavirus tally crosses 231,000-mark  Times of India

Japan allows import of mangoes from Pakistan - DAWN.comJapan allows import of mangoes from Pakistan  DAWN.com

Pakistan launches locally-manufactured ventilators amid virus surge - WIONPakistan launches locally-manufactured ventilators amid virus surge  WION

India lodges protest with Pakistan for more than 2,400 ceasefire violations on LoC - Hindustan TimesIndia lodges protest with Pakistan for more than 2,400 ceasefire violations on LoC  Hindustan Times

Polio case detected in Karachi - Pakistan - ReliefWebPolio case detected in Karachi - Pakistan  ReliefWeb

Pakistan pressurised to review its China policy after Galwan clash - ThePrintPakistan pressurised to review its China policy after Galwan clash  ThePrint

Pakistan rejects Israel's plan to annex West Bank - Anadolu AgencyPakistan rejects Israel's plan to annex West Bank  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan to avail Rs 335 billion debt relief from G20 to mitigate negative effects of pandemic - Times of IndiaPakistan to avail Rs 335 billion debt relief from G20 to mitigate negative effects of pandemic  Times of India

Why Pakistan is keeping mum about India-China LAC conflict - ThePrintWhy Pakistan is keeping mum about India-China LAC conflict  ThePrint

Sikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan - Al Jazeera EnglishSikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan  Al Jazeera English

11MFY20: US remains Pakistan's top export destination - Profit by Pakistan Today11MFY20: US remains Pakistan's top export destination  Profit by Pakistan Today

COVID-19: 114 Indians stranded in Pakistan to be repatriated through Attari-Wagah border on July 9 - Times NowCOVID-19: 114 Indians stranded in Pakistan to be repatriated through Attari-Wagah border on July 9  Times Now

By demonising Hindus, Pakistanís nationalist history overlooks colonial atrocities - Scroll.inBy demonising Hindus, Pakistanís nationalist history overlooks colonial atrocities  Scroll.in

Pakistan will complete CPEC project at all costs, says PM Imran Khan - Hindustan TimesPakistan will complete CPEC project at all costs, says PM Imran Khan  Hindustan Times

Malaysia to reinstate pilots once Pakistani licenses OK'd - Arab NewsMalaysia to reinstate pilots once Pakistani licenses OK'd  Arab News

Pakistan media regulator suspends 24NewsHD broadcaster indefinitely - CPJ Press Freedom OnlinePakistan media regulator suspends 24NewsHD broadcaster indefinitely  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Pakistan stock exchange attack: Government accuses foreign powers - Aljazeera.comPakistan stock exchange attack: Government accuses foreign powers  Aljazeera.com

Pakistan halts construction work on new Krishna temple; netizens trend 'Mandir To Banega' - Times NowPakistan halts construction work on new Krishna temple; netizens trend 'Mandir To Banega'  Times Now

Pakistan reiterates its commitment towards ĎOne Chinaí policy - Hindustan TimesPakistan reiterates its commitment towards ĎOne Chinaí policy  Hindustan Times

Pakistan signs $1.5 billion hydropower project with China - Gulf NewsPakistan signs $1.5 billion hydropower project with China  Gulf News

Pakistan invites chief Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah - Anadolu AgencyPakistan invites chief Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan have beaten India so much that they would ask us for forgiveness after the match: Shahid Afridi - The New Indian ExpressPakistan have beaten India so much that they would ask us for forgiveness after the match: Shahid Afridi  The New Indian Express

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations' - Economic TimesPakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations'  Economic Times

India slams Pakistan over stock exchange attack blame - Deccan ChronicleIndia slams Pakistan over stock exchange attack blame  Deccan Chronicle

Pakistan harming its own digital sector - Asia TimesPakistan harming its own digital sector  Asia Times

Sky is the limit for Pakistan's metal artist - BBC NewsSky is the limit for Pakistan's metal artist  BBC News

Dangerous Political Agendas in India and Pakistan are Being Promoted Via Twitter - Yahoo NewsDangerous Political Agendas in India and Pakistan are Being Promoted Via Twitter  Yahoo News

Minorities in Pakistan: A life under siege - Economic TimesMinorities in Pakistan: A life under siege  Economic Times

Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq dismisses Grant Flower's charge against Younis Khan - The New Indian ExpressPakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq dismisses Grant Flower's charge against Younis Khan  The New Indian Express

Pakistan-origin men arrested in US on charges of bank fraud - Republic World - Republic WorldPakistan-origin men arrested in US on charges of bank fraud - Republic World  Republic World

Pakistan increases troop deployment along LoC - The HinduPakistan increases troop deployment along LoC  The Hindu

COVID Cooperation, Kashmir Approach Show Signs of Improving US-Pakistan Ties - Voice of AmericaCOVID Cooperation, Kashmir Approach Show Signs of Improving US-Pakistan Ties  Voice of America

India focussed on LAC, Pakistan breaches truce to push ultras - Times of IndiaIndia focussed on LAC, Pakistan breaches truce to push ultras  Times of India

The Telegraph, COVID-19 and Pakistan: The Making of Hate Propaganda - Byline TimesThe Telegraph, COVID-19 and Pakistan: The Making of Hate Propaganda  Byline Times

Three Pakistani cricketers test negative for COVID-19, to leave for England to join team - The HinduThree Pakistani cricketers test negative for COVID-19, to leave for England to join team  The Hindu

In Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, ĎJihadí Encourages Sexual Slavery - The QuintIn Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, ĎJihadí Encourages Sexual Slavery  The Quint

'Kashmir gone, what's left,' top PPP leader asks Pakistan PM Imran Khan - The Tribune India'Kashmir gone, what's left,' top PPP leader asks Pakistan PM Imran Khan  The Tribune India

Indian kids in tears as Pakistani mother stuck in her country amid COVID-19 crisis - The New Indian ExpressIndian kids in tears as Pakistani mother stuck in her country amid COVID-19 crisis  The New Indian Express

Why is Pakistan spending so much money on defence amid COVID-19? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy is Pakistan spending so much money on defence amid COVID-19?  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan's COVID-19 recoveries pass 100000 - Anadolu AgencyPakistan's COVID-19 recoveries pass 100000  Anadolu Agency

ĎPakistan to host Kabaddi Cup in Dec if Covid-19 controlledí - DAWN.comĎPakistan to host Kabaddi Cup in Dec if Covid-19 controlledí  DAWN.com

Babar Azam confident Pakistan will bounce back in T20Is - International Cricket CouncilBabar Azam confident Pakistan will bounce back in T20Is  International Cricket Council

War of words heats up between India and Pakistan over Gilgit-Baltistan - The TribuneWar of words heats up between India and Pakistan over Gilgit-Baltistan  The Tribune

Islamabadís traditional allies in Gulf plan to suspend Pakistan origin pilots in their carriers - Economic TimesIslamabadís traditional allies in Gulf plan to suspend Pakistan origin pilots in their carriers  Economic Times

India asks Pakistan to vacate all Indian territories under their illegal occupation - All India RadioIndia asks Pakistan to vacate all Indian territories under their illegal occupation  All India Radio

The writing is on the wall: Pakistanís Imran Khan govt is on the edge of collapse - ThePrintThe writing is on the wall: Pakistanís Imran Khan govt is on the edge of collapse  ThePrint

Pakistan, India in Diplomatic Feud - Voice of America (VOA)Pakistan, India in Diplomatic Feud  Voice of America (VOA)

Chinese investment in Pakistan was supposed to be a showcase - The EconomistChinese investment in Pakistan was supposed to be a showcase  The Economist

Pakistani capital to get its first Hindu temple complex - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistani capital to get its first Hindu temple complex  Al Jazeera English

Pakistani PM Blames India for Militant Raid on Stock Exchange - Voice of AmericaPakistani PM Blames India for Militant Raid on Stock Exchange  Voice of America

Pakistan plane crash was 'human error' - initial report - BBC NewsPakistan plane crash was 'human error' - initial report  BBC News

What to watch in Pakistanís budget today after its economy shrunk for first time in 68 yrs - ThePrintWhat to watch in Pakistanís budget today after its economy shrunk for first time in 68 yrs  ThePrint

Pakistan approaches United Nations on domicile policy - The TribunePakistan approaches United Nations on domicile policy  The Tribune

Tensions with China-Pakistan can derail fragile water treaties, but India wonít talk about it - ThePrintTensions with China-Pakistan can derail fragile water treaties, but India wonít talk about it  ThePrint

Will the Afghan peace process be Pakistanís road to redemption? - Brookings InstitutionWill the Afghan peace process be Pakistanís road to redemption?  Brookings Institution

Fake pilots have done to Imran Khanís Naya Pakistan what even Trump couldnít - ThePrintFake pilots have done to Imran Khanís Naya Pakistan what even Trump couldnít  ThePrint

WHO says Pakistan should reimpose lockdown to curb coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishWHO says Pakistan should reimpose lockdown to curb coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan's 2020-21 budget gives CPEC a miss - Economic TimesPakistan's 2020-21 budget gives CPEC a miss  Economic Times

Jinnahís Pakistan needed - DAWN.comJinnahís Pakistan needed  DAWN.com

Roadblocks seal off neighbouhoods in Pakistan's 'smart lockdowns' as Imran Khan switches tactics again - The TelegraphRoadblocks seal off neighbouhoods in Pakistan's 'smart lockdowns' as Imran Khan switches tactics again  The Telegraph

China-Pakistan together in Gilgit-Baltistan, India may face battle in two and half fronts - Economic TimesChina-Pakistan together in Gilgit-Baltistan, India may face battle in two and half fronts  Economic Times

Pakistan rejects Indian statement on 'abducted' diplomats | News - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan rejects Indian statement on 'abducted' diplomats | News  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan releases Indian embassy staff detained over alleged hit-and-run incident - CNNPakistan releases Indian embassy staff detained over alleged hit-and-run incident  CNN

Pakistan announces record increase in fuel prices - Economic TimesPakistan announces record increase in fuel prices  Economic Times

Shikhar Dhawan meets Pakistani Hindu refugees in Delhi, donates crickets kits and bedding essentials - Times NowShikhar Dhawan meets Pakistani Hindu refugees in Delhi, donates crickets kits and bedding essentials  Times Now

Punjab police bust Pakistan-backed KLF terror module from Patiala; 3 arrested - The Tribune IndiaPunjab police bust Pakistan-backed KLF terror module from Patiala; 3 arrested  The Tribune India

Defence Budget: Pakistan's misplaced priorities - Economic TimesDefence Budget: Pakistan's misplaced priorities  Economic Times

Pakistan says four civilians killed by Indian shelling across LoC - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan says four civilians killed by Indian shelling across LoC  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan Roiled By COVID-19 As Cases Surge And Health Care Lags : Goats and Soda - NPRPakistan Roiled By COVID-19 As Cases Surge And Health Care Lags : Goats and Soda  NPR

Indira sliced Pakistan into 2 after Leh trip; let's see what Modi does: Cong MP - THE WEEKIndira sliced Pakistan into 2 after Leh trip; let's see what Modi does: Cong MP  THE WEEK

Can Pakistan trigger a BDS campaign against India over Kashmir? - TRT WorldCan Pakistan trigger a BDS campaign against India over Kashmir?  TRT World