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’s 39-yr-old NSA a key player in army’s Gilgit move that suits China - Hindustan Times
  1. Pakistan’s 39-yr-old NSA a key player in army’s Gilgit move that suits China  Hindustan Times
  2. How and Why Gilgit Baltistan Defied Maharaja Hari Singh and Joined Pakistan  The Wire
  3. Despite India’s strong protest, Pakistan to hold general polls in disputed Gilgit Baltistan on November 15  Times Now
  4. Pakistan plans to turn illegally occupied Gilgit-Baltistan into a province; the decision to benefit China and CPEC  OpIndia
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Pakistan government files money laundering case against Shahbaz Sharif, family - Economic TimesPakistan government files money laundering case against Shahbaz Sharif, family  Economic Times

"Pakistan Must Take Irreversible Action Terrorism": US Envoy To Lawmakers - NDTV"Pakistan Must Take Irreversible Action Terrorism": US Envoy To Lawmakers  NDTV

Pakistani-American arrested for illegally exporting equipment to Pak's atomic body - Economic TimesPakistani-American arrested for illegally exporting equipment to Pak's atomic body  Economic Times

Pakistan’s ‘upgrade’ of Gilgit-Baltistan is linked to the India-China stand-off - ThePrintPakistan’s ‘upgrade’ of Gilgit-Baltistan is linked to the India-China stand-off  ThePrint

Is Pakistan losing its influence over the Taliban? - TRT WorldIs Pakistan losing its influence over the Taliban?  TRT World

Pakistan's central bank to adopt a wait-and-see approach to spur business confidence, governor says - CNBCPakistan's central bank to adopt a wait-and-see approach to spur business confidence, governor says  CNBC

Nawaz Sharif has spoken. But can he change the Pakistan Army’s game? - ThePrintNawaz Sharif has spoken. But can he change the Pakistan Army’s game?  ThePrint

Pakistan announces November 15 as poll date for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly elections - The New Indian ExpressPakistan announces November 15 as poll date for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly elections  The New Indian Express

Pakistan Hindu Council chief discusses Jodhpur deaths with foreign minister Qureshi - Hindustan TimesPakistan Hindu Council chief discusses Jodhpur deaths with foreign minister Qureshi  Hindustan Times

Pakistan court rules 2012 blaze as arson, sentences two to death - Aljazeera.comPakistan court rules 2012 blaze as arson, sentences two to death  Aljazeera.com

Why is Pakistan celebrating Bhagat Singh after decades of denial? - Times NowWhy is Pakistan celebrating Bhagat Singh after decades of denial?  Times Now

Pakistan round-up: Opposition unites against PM Khan, Jadhav case & more - Times of IndiaPakistan round-up: Opposition unites against PM Khan, Jadhav case & more  Times of India

Zimbabwe news Zimbabwe set to tour Pakistan in October 23 Sep 20 - International Cricket CouncilZimbabwe news Zimbabwe set to tour Pakistan in October 23 Sep 20  International Cricket Council

Pakistan reopens schools for 6-8 standards after nearly six months due to coronavirus - Times of IndiaPakistan reopens schools for 6-8 standards after nearly six months due to coronavirus  Times of India

Pakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences two to death - CNNPakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences two to death  CNN

9-Year-Old Boy Kills Aunt In Pakistan In Suspected Dishonour Killing: Police - NDTV9-Year-Old Boy Kills Aunt In Pakistan In Suspected Dishonour Killing: Police  NDTV

Pakistan to face another restriction, as IMF to restrict short-term borrowings - India TV NewsPakistan to face another restriction, as IMF to restrict short-term borrowings  India TV News

Netizens criticise Pakistan journalist for ‘sexualising’ woman’s fitness video - The Indian ExpressNetizens criticise Pakistan journalist for ‘sexualising’ woman’s fitness video  The Indian Express

Two Pakistan soldiers killed in renewed skirmishes along LoC - Deccan ChronicleTwo Pakistan soldiers killed in renewed skirmishes along LoC  Deccan Chronicle

How China contained virus in 3 months, and what Pakistan’s Covid data reveals - ThePrintHow China contained virus in 3 months, and what Pakistan’s Covid data reveals  ThePrint

Pakistan rejects diplomat proposed by India as next acting head of mission in Islamabad - Hindustan TimesPakistan rejects diplomat proposed by India as next acting head of mission in Islamabad  Hindustan Times

75th U.N. anniversary: India counters Pakistan’s J&K references - The Hindu75th U.N. anniversary: India counters Pakistan’s J&K references  The Hindu

Pakistan looks to ally China for support at FATF plenary - Hindustan TimesPakistan looks to ally China for support at FATF plenary  Hindustan Times

Explained: Pakistan's emotive blasphemy laws - Al Jazeera EnglishExplained: Pakistan's emotive blasphemy laws  Al Jazeera English

799 new Covid-19 cases detected in Pakistan, tally reaches 308,217 - Business Standard799 new Covid-19 cases detected in Pakistan, tally reaches 308,217  Business Standard

In a graphic: Pakistan's rogue drones |India Today Insight - India TodayIn a graphic: Pakistan's rogue drones |India Today Insight  India Today

At least six Pakistani banks named in global money laundering probe - Economic TimesAt least six Pakistani banks named in global money laundering probe  Economic Times

Pakistan plans a change in Gilgit-Baltistan status - Hindustan TimesPakistan plans a change in Gilgit-Baltistan status  Hindustan Times

Pakistans Opposition unites to demand Imran Khans resignation; goes to war with Pak Army - Republic World - Republic WorldPakistans Opposition unites to demand Imran Khans resignation; goes to war with Pak Army - Republic World  Republic World

Video: China`s `mission Pakistan` failed in Nepal - Zee NewsVideo: China`s `mission Pakistan` failed in Nepal  Zee News

Pakistan wakes up to 4 3 magnitude earthquake-ANI - BW BusinessworldPakistan wakes up to 4 3 magnitude earthquake-ANI  BW Businessworld

Pakistan's army inducts new battle tank - Anadolu AgencyPakistan's army inducts new battle tank  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan Court's Mental Health Ruling Promises Reform - Human Rights WatchPakistan Court's Mental Health Ruling Promises Reform  Human Rights Watch

Sixty Years of the Indus Waters Treaty and How It Survived Many a Fraught Moment - The WireSixty Years of the Indus Waters Treaty and How It Survived Many a Fraught Moment  The Wire

Pakistan’s economy is beginning to show momentum as Covid cases taper off - ThePrintPakistan’s economy is beginning to show momentum as Covid cases taper off  ThePrint

Pakistan court sentences 2 to death for 2012 factory fire - JURISTPakistan court sentences 2 to death for 2012 factory fire  JURIST

Pakistan rejects India's demand for Queen's counsel to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav - Economic TimesPakistan rejects India's demand for Queen's counsel to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav  Economic Times

171 Hindus From Marginalised Bhil Community Converted To Islam In Pakistan's Sindh, Claims Activist - Swarajya171 Hindus From Marginalised Bhil Community Converted To Islam In Pakistan's Sindh, Claims Activist  Swarajya

Pakistan-sponsored narco terror is form of asymmetric warfare against India - Economic TimesPakistan-sponsored narco terror is form of asymmetric warfare against India  Economic Times

‘Pakistan targeting Indians working in Afghanistan’: Govt to Parliament - Hindustan Times‘Pakistan targeting Indians working in Afghanistan’: Govt to Parliament  Hindustan Times

Coronavirus: Why is Pakistan doing so much better than India? - Scroll.inCoronavirus: Why is Pakistan doing so much better than India?  Scroll.in

"Their PM Admits Training Terrorists For J&K": India Shreds Pak At UN - NDTV"Their PM Admits Training Terrorists For J&K": India Shreds Pak At UN  NDTV

On this day: 13 years ago, India beat Pakistan to become inaugural WT20 champions - India TV NewsOn this day: 13 years ago, India beat Pakistan to become inaugural WT20 champions  India TV News

Journalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law in Pakistan - Global Voices AdvocacyJournalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law in Pakistan  Global Voices Advocacy

Coronavirus: Uptick in cases after Pakistan reopened schools - Deutsche WelleCoronavirus: Uptick in cases after Pakistan reopened schools  Deutsche Welle

Pakistan's Former PM Nawaz Sharif Considering Comeback In Active Politics: Pak Media - NDTVPakistan's Former PM Nawaz Sharif Considering Comeback In Active Politics: Pak Media  NDTV

Vietnamese restaurant introduces India-Pakistan ‘peace pizza’, social media not impressed - ThePrintVietnamese restaurant introduces India-Pakistan ‘peace pizza’, social media not impressed  ThePrint

Covid-19, policy changes leave women cricketers in a flap in Pakistan | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoCovid-19, policy changes leave women cricketers in a flap in Pakistan | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

US envoy hails Pakistan’s role in ending Afghan war - DAWN.comUS envoy hails Pakistan’s role in ending Afghan war  DAWN.com

Like China, we need to hold talks with Pakistan to end border skirmishes: Farooq Abdullah - Times NowLike China, we need to hold talks with Pakistan to end border skirmishes: Farooq Abdullah  Times Now

U.S. revises its travel advisory for Pakistan, places it at Level 3 - The HinduU.S. revises its travel advisory for Pakistan, places it at Level 3  The Hindu

Pakistan's current account remains in surplus - The Express TribunePakistan's current account remains in surplus  The Express Tribune

India and Pakistan ramp up remdesivir production under Gilead deal - Financial TimesIndia and Pakistan ramp up remdesivir production under Gilead deal  Financial Times

Pakistan army, ISI had secret meeting with opposition leaders ahead of multi-party conference: Report - Times of IndiaPakistan army, ISI had secret meeting with opposition leaders ahead of multi-party conference: Report  Times of India

Two things nature taught us during the pandemic, according to Pakistan's climate advisor - World Economic ForumTwo things nature taught us during the pandemic, according to Pakistan's climate advisor  World Economic Forum

Shaheen Afridi 'focusing on all formats' with red-ball cricket 'not going anywhere' | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoShaheen Afridi 'focusing on all formats' with red-ball cricket 'not going anywhere' | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan continues to foment `culture of violence` at home, across its borders: India at UN - Zee NewsPakistan continues to foment `culture of violence` at home, across its borders: India at UN  Zee News

Pakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences 2 to death - Business StandardPakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences 2 to death  Business Standard

Sikhs suffer in Pakistan while ISI promotes Khalistan agenda: Report - Economic TimesSikhs suffer in Pakistan while ISI promotes Khalistan agenda: Report  Economic Times

Over 1200 children start smoking every day in Pakistan - The Express TribuneOver 1200 children start smoking every day in Pakistan  The Express Tribune

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort - Al Jazeera EnglishAttacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort  Al Jazeera English

Govt. should engage with international media to build pressure on Pakistan: Demand in Rajya Sabha - The HinduGovt. should engage with international media to build pressure on Pakistan: Demand in Rajya Sabha  The Hindu

Mocking Pakistan army can land you in jail for 2 yrs. What about Imran Khan’s old speeches? - ThePrintMocking Pakistan army can land you in jail for 2 yrs. What about Imran Khan’s old speeches?  ThePrint

Pakistan says 11-year-old girl killed by Indian gunfire in Kashmir - The GuardianPakistan says 11-year-old girl killed by Indian gunfire in Kashmir  The Guardian

Pakistan’s choice: Make peace with India or end up as a Chinese vassal state - The Times of India BlogPakistan’s choice: Make peace with India or end up as a Chinese vassal state  The Times of India Blog

Honour killing: 9-year-old boy kills aunt in Pakistan's Punjab province - Deccan HeraldHonour killing: 9-year-old boy kills aunt in Pakistan's Punjab province  Deccan Herald

Pakistan launches Phase III trials for Chinese company Cansinobio's Covid-19 vaccine - Times of IndiaPakistan launches Phase III trials for Chinese company Cansinobio's Covid-19 vaccine  Times of India

Pakistan uses drones to drop weapons at night across LoC in Jammu and Kashmir`s Akhnoor - Zee NewsPakistan uses drones to drop weapons at night across LoC in Jammu and Kashmir`s Akhnoor  Zee News

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC yet again - Hindustan TimesPakistan violates ceasefire along LoC yet again  Hindustan Times

Afghan study offer draws Pakistani students - Arab NewsAfghan study offer draws Pakistani students  Arab News

Pakistan's cotton conundrum - The Express TribunePakistan's cotton conundrum  The Express Tribune

Pakistan gets it wrong, again | HT Editorial - Hindustan TimesPakistan gets it wrong, again | HT Editorial  Hindustan Times

Pakistan`s awe over successful trial of laser-guided anti-tank missile on DRDO`s MBT Arjun tank - Zee NewsPakistan`s awe over successful trial of laser-guided anti-tank missile on DRDO`s MBT Arjun tank  Zee News

OPINION: Pakistan needs a Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to abolish madrassas, maulanas - THE WEEKOPINION: Pakistan needs a Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to abolish madrassas, maulanas  THE WEEK

India Wants Normal Neighbourly Relations With Pakistan: Foreign Ministry - NDTVIndia Wants Normal Neighbourly Relations With Pakistan: Foreign Ministry  NDTV

Pakistan sees its face in the mirror and doesn’t like what it sees - The Indian ExpressPakistan sees its face in the mirror and doesn’t like what it sees  The Indian Express

India paves the way for return of 410 Pakistani Hindus stranded across the border - Hindustan TimesIndia paves the way for return of 410 Pakistani Hindus stranded across the border  Hindustan Times

Pakistan must introspect first before pointing fingers at others: India at UNHRC - India TodayPakistan must introspect first before pointing fingers at others: India at UNHRC  India Today

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Protests Pak Map, Exits Meet - NDTVNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Protests Pak Map, Exits Meet  NDTV

Explained: Pakistan’s failed bid to taint India at UN Security Council - The Indian ExpressExplained: Pakistan’s failed bid to taint India at UN Security Council  The Indian Express

Ladakh LAC on the Boil, India Must Avoid Stirring Gilgit Baltistan Cauldron With Pakistan - The WireLadakh LAC on the Boil, India Must Avoid Stirring Gilgit Baltistan Cauldron With Pakistan  The Wire

India flags Pakistan`s online propaganda over Kashmir ahead of UNGA debate - Zee NewsIndia flags Pakistan`s online propaganda over Kashmir ahead of UNGA debate  Zee News

Pakistan plots proxy online war against India, attempts to create fake Kashmir narrative - Times NowPakistan plots proxy online war against India, attempts to create fake Kashmir narrative  Times Now

I want Pakistan to learn that from India: Legendary Zaheer Abbas explains difference between both batting... - Hindustan TimesI want Pakistan to learn that from India: Legendary Zaheer Abbas explains difference between both batting...  Hindustan Times

Pakistan's Public News Chooses Grass Valley for Upgraded Playout, Production - Sports Video GroupPakistan's Public News Chooses Grass Valley for Upgraded Playout, Production  Sports Video Group

Pakistan lawmaker warns of nuclear war over Kashmir - Anadolu AgencyPakistan lawmaker warns of nuclear war over Kashmir  Anadolu Agency

Asim Bajwa’s dirty money is RAW saazish in Imran Khan’s Pakistan - ThePrintAsim Bajwa’s dirty money is RAW saazish in Imran Khan’s Pakistan  ThePrint

Pakistan outcry over police victim-blaming of gang-raped mother - BBC NewsPakistan outcry over police victim-blaming of gang-raped mother  BBC News

Inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput, Pakistani Man Buys Land On Moon For His Wife As Wedding Gift - India.comInspired by Sushant Singh Rajput, Pakistani Man Buys Land On Moon For His Wife As Wedding Gift  India.com

India Says Pakistan Would Suffer Heavy Losses If It Dares Misadventure; Islamabad Responds - EurAsian TimesIndia Says Pakistan Would Suffer Heavy Losses If It Dares Misadventure; Islamabad Responds  EurAsian Times

Pakistan is losing friends - Deccan HeraldPakistan is losing friends  Deccan Herald

Pakistan: Anti-Shia protests shake Karachi as fears of sectarian violence grips country - DNA IndiaPakistan: Anti-Shia protests shake Karachi as fears of sectarian violence grips country  DNA India

GIDC payment to hit Pakistan's farmers - The Express TribuneGIDC payment to hit Pakistan's farmers  The Express Tribune

Pakistan-Saudi rift: What happened? - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan-Saudi rift: What happened?  Al Jazeera English

Blaming the Victim for Sexual Violence in Pakistan - Human Rights WatchBlaming the Victim for Sexual Violence in Pakistan  Human Rights Watch

China, Pakistan jointly testing deadly pathogens to expand bio-warfare capabilities - Times NowChina, Pakistan jointly testing deadly pathogens to expand bio-warfare capabilities  Times Now

‘I was a big fan’: Rashid Khan names India and Pakistan cricketers he grew up idolising - Hindustan Times‘I was a big fan’: Rashid Khan names India and Pakistan cricketers he grew up idolising  Hindustan Times

Pakistan demands answers to death of citizens in India - Anadolu AgencyPakistan demands answers to death of citizens in India  Anadolu Agency

7 countries, including Pakistan, can teach India how to fight next pandemic - ThePrint7 countries, including Pakistan, can teach India how to fight next pandemic  ThePrint