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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FATF Actions: Pakistan is under severe international pressure that India has helped mount - Economic Times
  1. FATF Actions: Pakistan is under severe international pressure that India has helped mount  Economic Times
  2. Giving 'lectures' to terror funders is what saved Pakistan from FATF blacklist  India Today
  3. Pakistan will achieve all FATF targets in time: Qureshi  Deccan Herald
  4. Understanding Pakistan’s FATF Problem  ABP Live
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India: Pakistan firing kills 2 soldiers, civilian in Kashmir - Washington Post
  1. India: Pakistan firing kills 2 soldiers, civilian in Kashmir  Washington Post
  2. J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Kupwara; two soldiers, civilian killed  Economic Times
  3. Indian Army launches artillery attack on terror camps in PoK; 4 launch pads targeted  Times of India
  4. Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash  Reuters
  5. Two Soldiers, Civilian Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pak Troops In J&K  NDTV News
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PM Modi calls off visit to Ankara after Turkey supports Pakistan on Kashmir - India TodayPM Modi calls off visit to Ankara after Turkey supports Pakistan on Kashmir  India Today

Pakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action - Al Jazeera AmericaPakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action  Al Jazeera America

Gautam Gambhir helps Pakistani child get visa for heart surgery in India - India TodayGautam Gambhir helps Pakistani child get visa for heart surgery in India  India Today

Stop Kartarpur link if you can: Pakistan to PM Modi - Times of IndiaStop Kartarpur link if you can: Pakistan to PM Modi  Times of India

Pakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions - The New York TimesPakistan Avoids Terrorism Blacklist and Sanctions  The New York Times

Pakistan Opposition Leader Bilawal Bhutto Announces Countrywide Anti-govt Protests - News18Pakistan Opposition Leader Bilawal Bhutto Announces Countrywide Anti-govt Protests  News18

In Pakistan, Kate Middleton Aces Fashion Diplomacy - The New York TimesIn Pakistan, Kate Middleton Aces Fashion Diplomacy  The New York Times

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges - Times of IndiaPakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges  Times of India

'Slap in the Face': Pakistan Blacklists, Expels, Global Journalists' Group Leader - News18'Slap in the Face': Pakistan Blacklists, Expels, Global Journalists' Group Leader  News18

When in Pakistan: Prince William, Kate Middleton stun in traditional outfits at the Badshahi Mosque - Economic TimesWhen in Pakistan: Prince William, Kate Middleton stun in traditional outfits at the Badshahi Mosque  Economic Times

'Attempt to Divert Water Flow Would be Considered An Act of Aggression': Pak Reacts to Modi's Remarks - News18'Attempt to Divert Water Flow Would be Considered An Act of Aggression': Pak Reacts to Modi's Remarks  News18

Pakistan Denies Entry to Director of a Journalism Watchdog - The New York TimesPakistan Denies Entry to Director of a Journalism Watchdog  The New York Times

The Two-Nation Paradox: On Modi's watch, India has both showcased Pakistan's weakness and strengthened its cohesion - Economic TimesThe Two-Nation Paradox: On Modi's watch, India has both showcased Pakistan's weakness and strengthened its cohesion  Economic Times

Pakistani Man Unleashes Pet Lion on Electrician to Avoid Paying Him - News18Pakistani Man Unleashes Pet Lion on Electrician to Avoid Paying Him  News18

Surge in Bad Loans Poses New Risks to Pakistan Economy’s Revival - BloombergSurge in Bad Loans Poses New Risks to Pakistan Economy’s Revival  Bloomberg

Pakistan to connect its workforce portal with UAE - Khaleej TimesPakistan to connect its workforce portal with UAE  Khaleej Times

Hussey Joins Australia Staff For Sri Lanka, Pakistan Series - News18Hussey Joins Australia Staff For Sri Lanka, Pakistan Series  News18

From zero to hero: Pakistan bonds evoke Egypt’s success tale - Economic TimesFrom zero to hero: Pakistan bonds evoke Egypt’s success tale  Economic Times

At FATF, Pakistan escapes blacklisting but not implications of financing terror - India TodayAt FATF, Pakistan escapes blacklisting but not implications of financing terror  India Today

Shashi Tharoor attacks Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at IPU - Economic TimesShashi Tharoor attacks Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at IPU  Economic Times

Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in JK's Kathua - Economic TimesPakistan violates ceasefire along IB in JK's Kathua  Economic Times

If Pakistan keeps supporting terrorism, it will self-implode: Rajnath Singh - Economic TimesIf Pakistan keeps supporting terrorism, it will self-implode: Rajnath Singh  Economic Times

A More Peaceful Pakistan Puts On An IT Charm Offensive In Silicon Valley - ForbesA More Peaceful Pakistan Puts On An IT Charm Offensive In Silicon Valley  Forbes

China Wants India And Pakistan To Have Good Relations: Chinese Envoy - NDTV NewsChina Wants India And Pakistan To Have Good Relations: Chinese Envoy  NDTV News

Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list till February - Economic TimesPakistan to remain on FATF grey list till February  Economic Times

DGCAs clerical error forced Pakistan to chase SpiceJet aircraft - Business StandardDGCAs clerical error forced Pakistan to chase SpiceJet aircraft  Business Standard

Pakistan says three civilians killed by Indian firing in Kashmir - Aljazeera.comPakistan says three civilians killed by Indian firing in Kashmir  Aljazeera.com

Tell people Pakistan's integral part split from it because of Cong: Kapil Sibal - Times of IndiaTell people Pakistan's integral part split from it because of Cong: Kapil Sibal  Times of India

Kashmir not raised in meet between Pakistan and Iran - India TodayKashmir not raised in meet between Pakistan and Iran  India Today

Pakistan PM: Kashmiris want 'right of self-determination' - CNNPakistan PM: Kashmiris want 'right of self-determination'  CNN

A year apart: No end in sight for Edmonton man stuck in Pakistan - CBC.caA year apart: No end in sight for Edmonton man stuck in Pakistan  CBC.ca

Pakistan's stalled China-backed rail project prompts turn to Japan - Nikkei Asian ReviewPakistan's stalled China-backed rail project prompts turn to Japan  Nikkei Asian Review

Pakistan Sack Sarfaraz Ahmed; Babar Azam & Azhar Ali Named Captains for T20Is & Tests - News18Pakistan Sack Sarfaraz Ahmed; Babar Azam & Azhar Ali Named Captains for T20Is & Tests  News18

Pakistan sent two F-16 fighter planes last month to intercept a SpiceJet flight to Kabul - Economic TimesPakistan sent two F-16 fighter planes last month to intercept a SpiceJet flight to Kabul  Economic Times

Tensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up - BloombergTensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up  Bloomberg

India will not allow water to flow to Pakistan: Modi - Economic TimesIndia will not allow water to flow to Pakistan: Modi  Economic Times

Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases - Aljazeera.comFair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases  Aljazeera.com

Malaysia, Turkey face India’s ire over support to Pakistan on Kashmir - Times of IndiaMalaysia, Turkey face India’s ire over support to Pakistan on Kashmir  Times of India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan accuses him of receiving illegal funds - India TodayPakistan PM Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan accuses him of receiving illegal funds  India Today

Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous Facebook post | Pakistan - Gulf NewsPakistani man jailed for blasphemous Facebook post | Pakistan  Gulf News

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spotlights the country's designers on five-day Pakistan tour - CNNCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge spotlights the country's designers on five-day Pakistan tour  CNN

View: Pakistan is a threat not just to India, but to the US, its allies and even China - Economic TimesView: Pakistan is a threat not just to India, but to the US, its allies and even China  Economic Times

20 delicious reasons to visit Pakistan - CNN20 delicious reasons to visit Pakistan  CNN

PM Modi’s water threat to Pakistan: What India can do under Indus Waters Treaty - India TodayPM Modi’s water threat to Pakistan: What India can do under Indus Waters Treaty  India Today

'The Middle-Class Person Is Dying.' Pakistan's Tax Push Is Deflating Its Leader's Political Base. - The Wall Street Journal'The Middle-Class Person Is Dying.' Pakistan's Tax Push Is Deflating Its Leader's Political Base.  The Wall Street Journal

Pakistan has dubious distinction of recruiting children in terrorist groups: India - India TodayPakistan has dubious distinction of recruiting children in terrorist groups: India  India Today

I accomplish what I decide: PM Modi to Pakistan on water threat - Times of IndiaI accomplish what I decide: PM Modi to Pakistan on water threat  Times of India

Kartarpur corridor: India hopes pact will be inked on time, asks Pakistan not to levy USD 20 fee - Economic TimesKartarpur corridor: India hopes pact will be inked on time, asks Pakistan not to levy USD 20 fee  Economic Times

Pakistan to ban Ansar Ul Islam ahead of march to remove PM Imran Khan - Khaleej TimesPakistan to ban Ansar Ul Islam ahead of march to remove PM Imran Khan  Khaleej Times

Watch: Angry Pakistan fan demolishes Sarfaraz Ahmed hoarding after 3-0 T20 series loss - India TodayWatch: Angry Pakistan fan demolishes Sarfaraz Ahmed hoarding after 3-0 T20 series loss  India Today

'Pakistan' village in India's Bihar wants to change name - Gulf News'Pakistan' village in India's Bihar wants to change name  Gulf News

Shashi Tharoor slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at Asian Parliamentary Assembly meet - India TodayShashi Tharoor slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at Asian Parliamentary Assembly meet  India Today

Pakistan must prosecute JuD leader Hafiz Saeed, other LeT operatives: US - India TodayPakistan must prosecute JuD leader Hafiz Saeed, other LeT operatives: US  India Today

Pakistan owes China more money than it owes the IMF - Economic TimesPakistan owes China more money than it owes the IMF  Economic Times

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Hiranagar sector, targets civilian areas - Economic TimesPakistan violates ceasefire in Hiranagar sector, targets civilian areas  Economic Times

Fact Check: Image of police brutality in Pakistan passed off as Kashmir - India TodayFact Check: Image of police brutality in Pakistan passed off as Kashmir  India Today

The changing face of Pakistan - Spectator.co.ukThe changing face of Pakistan  Spectator.co.uk

5.8 magnitude quake hits Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province - Economic Times5.8 magnitude quake hits Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province  Economic Times

Shashi Tharoor snubs Pakistan for peddling false narrative on Kashmir - Economic TimesShashi Tharoor snubs Pakistan for peddling false narrative on Kashmir  Economic Times

Issue of Pakistani drones to feature prominently at Army commanders' meet - Economic TimesIssue of Pakistani drones to feature prominently at Army commanders' meet  Economic Times

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Pakistan, in pictures - The TelegraphDuke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Pakistan, in pictures  The Telegraph

View: A paradigm shift in dealing with Pakistan - Economic TimesView: A paradigm shift in dealing with Pakistan  Economic Times

Earthquake Strikes Pakistan, Killing at Least 22 - The New York TimesEarthquake Strikes Pakistan, Killing at Least 22  The New York Times

Turkish shipyard’s Pakistan links may nix its $2.3 billion India deal - Economic TimesTurkish shipyard’s Pakistan links may nix its $2.3 billion India deal  Economic Times

Floodlights go dark at Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in Karachi. Internet cannot stop laughing - India TodayFloodlights go dark at Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in Karachi. Internet cannot stop laughing  India Today

World Bank President David Malpass to visit India, Pakistan later this month - Economic TimesWorld Bank President David Malpass to visit India, Pakistan later this month  Economic Times

Pakistan Must End Support to Taliban and Other Terror Groups, Says US Senator - News18Pakistan Must End Support to Taliban and Other Terror Groups, Says US Senator  News18

Referendum 2020 bogus issue backed by Pakistan, says Indian envoy - India TodayReferendum 2020 bogus issue backed by Pakistan, says Indian envoy  India Today

Pakistan under biggest pressure from FATF: NIA Ajit Doval - Economic TimesPakistan under biggest pressure from FATF: NIA Ajit Doval  Economic Times

This Popular Solo Female Travel Vlogger Thinks Pakistan Could Be The World’s No. 1 Tourism Destination - ForbesThis Popular Solo Female Travel Vlogger Thinks Pakistan Could Be The World’s No. 1 Tourism Destination  Forbes

Imran Khan's govt borrows Rs 7.5 lakh crore in just one year, breaks all record - Economic TimesImran Khan's govt borrows Rs 7.5 lakh crore in just one year, breaks all record  Economic Times

Voting for BJP means dropping nuclear bomb on Pakistan: UP minister Keshav Prasad Maurya - India TodayVoting for BJP means dropping nuclear bomb on Pakistan: UP minister Keshav Prasad Maurya  India Today

A village in India called ‘Pakistan’ - The Express TribuneA village in India called ‘Pakistan’  The Express Tribune

Pakistan faces claim over London luxury flats seized from ex-PM - The GuardianPakistan faces claim over London luxury flats seized from ex-PM  The Guardian

If you want to tackle terror in Pakistan, we'll send our armymen: Rajnath Singh to Imran Khan - India TodayIf you want to tackle terror in Pakistan, we'll send our armymen: Rajnath Singh to Imran Khan  India Today

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge see melting glacier in Pakistan - Sky NewsDuke and Duchess of Cambridge see melting glacier in Pakistan  Sky News

With Special Focus on Tackling Pakistan’s ‘Mischief’, NSG to Set up New Hubs in Kashmir and Punjab - News18With Special Focus on Tackling Pakistan’s ‘Mischief’, NSG to Set up New Hubs in Kashmir and Punjab  News18

Pakistan dropped weapons via drones in Punjab: Intelligence Agencies - India TodayPakistan dropped weapons via drones in Punjab: Intelligence Agencies  India Today

Prince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight - The Straits TimesPrince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight  The Straits Times

Is Pakistan one step away from FATF black list? - India TodayIs Pakistan one step away from FATF black list?  India Today

Dog that bit 25 in Pakistan dead - Times of IndiaDog that bit 25 in Pakistan dead  Times of India

If you want to tackle terror in Pakistan, we'll send our armymen there: Rajnath Singh to Imran Khan - Economic TimesIf you want to tackle terror in Pakistan, we'll send our armymen there: Rajnath Singh to Imran Khan  Economic Times

Pakistan must prosecute top LeT operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed: US - Times of IndiaPakistan must prosecute top LeT operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed: US  Times of India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Arrives in Tehran to Mitigate Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia - News18Pakistan PM Imran Khan Arrives in Tehran to Mitigate Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia  News18

Drone from Pakistan side sighted in Punjab's Firozepur - Times of IndiaDrone from Pakistan side sighted in Punjab's Firozepur  Times of India

Revealed: Pakistan's dark, dangerous nuke secret - India TodayRevealed: Pakistan's dark, dangerous nuke secret  India Today

India ranks below Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Global Hunger Index, report says not Open Defecation-Free yet - India TodayIndia ranks below Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Global Hunger Index, report says not Open Defecation-Free yet  India Today

Fact Check: Video from Pakistan passed off as Indian Army assaulting Kashmiri women - India TodayFact Check: Video from Pakistan passed off as Indian Army assaulting Kashmiri women  India Today

Hard Times Have Pakistani Hindus Looking to India, Where Some Find Only Disappointment - The New York TimesHard Times Have Pakistani Hindus Looking to India, Where Some Find Only Disappointment  The New York Times

Pakistan warns India its actions in Kashmir could provoke war - The GuardianPakistan warns India its actions in Kashmir could provoke war  The Guardian

News18 Wrap: PMC Bank Storm Claims Fourth Life, Pakistan Escapes Terror 'Black List' & Other Stories ... - News18News18 Wrap: PMC Bank Storm Claims Fourth Life, Pakistan Escapes Terror 'Black List' & Other Stories ...  News18

China, Pakistan differ on Turkey's military offensive in Syria - Times of IndiaChina, Pakistan differ on Turkey's military offensive in Syria  Times of India

Country which backs Turkey supports terror: Syrian envoy slams Pakistan - India TodayCountry which backs Turkey supports terror: Syrian envoy slams Pakistan  India Today

Pakistan expects China to rake up Kashmir issue during PM Modi-Xi Jinping informal meet - India TodayPakistan expects China to rake up Kashmir issue during PM Modi-Xi Jinping informal meet  India Today

Pakistan always to side with Turkey: Parliament speaker - Anadolu AgencyPakistan always to side with Turkey: Parliament speaker  Anadolu Agency

Escape To New York: The Pakistani Activist Who Spoke Out About Sexual Assault By Security Forces : Goats and Soda - NPREscape To New York: The Pakistani Activist Who Spoke Out About Sexual Assault By Security Forces : Goats and Soda  NPR

Pakistan Players Preparing for Olympics, WWE & Not Cricket: Aamir Sohail - News18Pakistan Players Preparing for Olympics, WWE & Not Cricket: Aamir Sohail  News18

Half a million illegal migrants sent back to Pakistan in last six years - ANI NewsHalf a million illegal migrants sent back to Pakistan in last six years  ANI News