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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On its Independence Day, Pakistan stares at bankruptcy - Economic Times

Economic Times

On its Independence Day, Pakistan stares at bankruptcy
Economic Times
As Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day today, it is also grappling with a big economic crisis. The State Bank of Pakistan has only about $10 billion of foreign exchange reserves, which may not be enough to fund imports after two months. The ...
Foreign exchange deposits: Pakistan gets assurance from China, Saudi ArabiaThe News International

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Two Pakistan soldiers killed in calibrated operation near LoC: Army - The Hindu

Times of India

Two Pakistan soldiers killed in calibrated operation near LoC: Army
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“In a retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by the Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, the Army carried out calibrated operations on Monday night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed ...
Ceasefire violation: Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire by Army along LoCTimes of India
2 Pak Soldiers Killed In Retaliatory Action In Jammu and Kashmir: ArmyNDTV
J&K: Two Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army after ceasefire violations in KupwaraThe Indian Express
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Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile opines former RAW chief - Economic Times

Economic Times

Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile opines former RAW chief
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The Kashmir issue is now merely an "excuse" propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country's army as the "largest corporate" entity running a range of enterprises ...
Kashmir Is An Excuse For Pakistan Army To Control Pakistan: Former RAW Chief Vikram SoodNews18

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Independence Day 2018 Pakistan: Why is Independence Day on August 14? How is it celebrated - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Independence Day 2018 Pakistan: Why is Independence Day on August 14? How is it celebrated
Express.co.uk
Fireworks and celebrations started as the clock struck midnight all across Pakistan, as the nation celebrates its independence following the end of the British Raj in 1947. The British Raj was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent ...
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Pakistan celebrates 72nd Independence Day: Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan says reason to be optimistic ...Firstpost
Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervourKhaleej Times
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US hopes to strengthen ties with Pakistan: Pompeo - The Hindu

The Hindu

US hopes to strengthen ties with Pakistan: Pompeo
The Hindu
Wishing the people of Pakistan on the country's 72nd independence day today, Mr. Pompeo, in a statement, said for more than seven decades, the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has “rested on the strong foundation of close ties between our two ...
US hopes to strengthen ties with Pakistan, work towards shared goal of stability in South Asia, says Mike PompeoFirstpost
Hope to strengthen ties between US, Pakistan: Mike PompeoGeo News

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Opinion | Can Imran Khan bowl out the Old Pakistan? - Moneycontrol.com

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Opinion | Can Imran Khan bowl out the Old Pakistan?
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Karamatullah K Ghori. On the heels of his cricket World Cup victory for Pakistan in 1992, Imran Khan had embarked on what was the then greatest mission of his life: to build a cancer hospital, the first of its kind in Pakistan, in the memory of his ...
Sidhu Visits Pakistan High Commission, Says 'Have Sought Clearance for Imran Khan's Oath Ceremony'News18
Imran Khan, 328 Newly-Elected Members Take Oath In Pakistan's ParliamentNDTV
1st session of Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament begins; 331 members take oathThe Hindu
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Subramanian Swamy calls Navjot Sidhu 'mentally unstable' for going to Pakistan - Economic Times

Economic Times

Subramanian Swamy calls Navjot Sidhu 'mentally unstable' for going to Pakistan
Economic Times
Bharatiya Janta Party leader, Subramaniana Swamy on Tuesday slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu and said Sidhu is 'mentally unstable' for his decision to go to Pakistan for attending swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan.



BSF and Pakistani Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan's Independence Day - Economic Times

Economic Times

BSF and Pakistani Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan's Independence Day
Economic Times
CHANDIGARH: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day. The sweets were exchanged at a ceremony and both sides ...
Pakistan Rangers and BSF to exchange sweets at Wagah borderIndia Today

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US stops funds to train Pakistani army officers - Economic Times

Economic Times

US stops funds to train Pakistani army officers
Economic Times
American military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, a development that could emerge as a ...
Trump's military crackdown on Pakistan is starting to bite, but China and Russia may benefitBusiness Insider

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Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13
Minneapolis Star Tribune
QUETTA, Pakistan — A Pakistani official says rescuers have recovered the bodies of five remaining miners who were missing after a mine caved in following a methane gas explosion this week. This brings the final death toll from the tragedy to 13.

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