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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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 1,865 - Economic Times
  1. Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 1,865  Economic Times
  2. COVID-19: Pakistan rapidly setting up new labs, buying ventilators, testing kits  Gulf News
  3. COVID-19: Congregational prayer ban in NW Pakistan  Anadolu Agency
  4. Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1925 in Pakistan  The Nation
  5. Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistans tally of confirmed cases surges past 1,800  The News International
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Sajid Hussain: Fears for Pakistan journalist missing in Sweden - BBC NewsSajid Hussain: Fears for Pakistan journalist missing in Sweden  BBC News

Exiled Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden - The GuardianExiled Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden  The Guardian

Tablighi congregation triggers Covid-19 cases in Pakistan - India TodayTablighi congregation triggers Covid-19 cases in Pakistan  India Today

India, Pakistan grappling with archaic epidemic law - Anadolu AgencyIndia, Pakistan grappling with archaic epidemic law  Anadolu Agency

Pakistan's coronavirus tally soars past 1800 - Anadolu AgencyPakistan's coronavirus tally soars past 1800  Anadolu Agency

No China link to local coronavirus cases: Pakistan - Economic TimesNo China link to local coronavirus cases: Pakistan  Economic Times

As The Coronavirus Spreads In Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help - NPRAs The Coronavirus Spreads In Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help  NPR

Coronavirus hits Pakistan's already-strained economy, and its most vulnerable - Atlantic CouncilCoronavirus hits Pakistan's already-strained economy, and its most vulnerable  Atlantic Council

India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster - National PostIndia and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster  National Post

COVID-19 | Pakistan approves ?1,200 bn relief package as cases surge - The HinduCOVID-19 | Pakistan approves ?1,200 bn relief package as cases surge  The Hindu

Covid-19: no Saarc tie-up sans Pakistan - The Express TribuneCovid-19: no Saarc tie-up sans Pakistan  The Express Tribune

Fears grow for Pakistani journalist missing in Sweden - Al Jazeera EnglishFears grow for Pakistani journalist missing in Sweden  Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus and Islam: Pakistani clerics refuse to shut down mosques - DW (English)Coronavirus and Islam: Pakistani clerics refuse to shut down mosques  DW (English)

Pakistan’s growing feminist movement - The NationPakistan’s growing feminist movement  The Nation

COVID-19: Pakistan's top court halts prisoner release - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: Pakistan's top court halts prisoner release  Anadolu Agency

One lakh ppes to reach Pakistan next week - The NationOne lakh ppes to reach Pakistan next week  The Nation

India's coronavirus lockdown harsher than China, Italy, Pakistan - Quartz IndiaIndia's coronavirus lockdown harsher than China, Italy, Pakistan  Quartz India

Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1625 in Pakistan - The NationConfirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1625 in Pakistan  The Nation

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi raises Kashmir issue with OIC chief - MoneycontrolPakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi raises Kashmir issue with OIC chief  Moneycontrol

‘God Will Protect Us’: Coronavirus Spreads Through an Already Struggling Pakistan - The New York Times‘God Will Protect Us’: Coronavirus Spreads Through an Already Struggling Pakistan  The New York Times

Combating Covid-19: Pakistan announces troop deployment, shuts down borders - Economic TimesCombating Covid-19: Pakistan announces troop deployment, shuts down borders  Economic Times

Coronavirus In Pakistan: Hindus Denied Food Supplies In Karachi - ABP LiveCoronavirus In Pakistan: Hindus Denied Food Supplies In Karachi  ABP Live

Britons in Pakistan accuse UK government of abandoning them - The GuardianBritons in Pakistan accuse UK government of abandoning them  The Guardian

Pakistan teeters on the edge of potential disaster with the coronavirus - Brookings InstitutionPakistan teeters on the edge of potential disaster with the coronavirus  Brookings Institution

Pakistan's Attock refinery says will close in a week unless demand rises - ReutersPakistan's Attock refinery says will close in a week unless demand rises  Reuters

Pakistan will be among hardest-hit economies by coronavirus crisis, says UN report - DAWN.comPakistan will be among hardest-hit economies by coronavirus crisis, says UN report  DAWN.com

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Imran Khan urges companies not to fire employees - Gulf NewsCoronavirus: Prime Minister Imran Khan urges companies not to fire employees  Gulf News

Pakistan’s tobacco epidemic leaves it in no state to fight the coronavirus? - QriusPakistan’s tobacco epidemic leaves it in no state to fight the coronavirus?  Qrius

Coronas ferocity grows in Pakistan - The News InternationalCoronas ferocity grows in Pakistan  The News International

Wedding visitor to Pakistan left with no way to return to Colne - Lancashire TelegraphWedding visitor to Pakistan left with no way to return to Colne  Lancashire Telegraph

Pakistan Court Exempts Nawaz Sharif From Appearing In Money Laundering Case - NDTV NewsPakistan Court Exempts Nawaz Sharif From Appearing In Money Laundering Case  NDTV News

Coronavirus claims seven Pakistani lives in a day - DAWN.comCoronavirus claims seven Pakistani lives in a day  DAWN.com

'Consider this break a chance to reinvigorate yourself' - Misbah-ul-Haq to Pakistan's players | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfo'Consider this break a chance to reinvigorate yourself' - Misbah-ul-Haq to Pakistan's players | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

COVID-19: Pakistan losing time to 'act decisively' - Gulf NewsCOVID-19: Pakistan losing time to 'act decisively'  Gulf News

Pakistan's copper export to China increase by 400% - The NationPakistan's copper export to China increase by 400%  The Nation

Petition filed in IHC for repatriation of Pakistani pilgrims in Iran - Pakistan TodayPetition filed in IHC for repatriation of Pakistani pilgrims in Iran  Pakistan Today

Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1731 in Pakistan - The NationConfirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1731 in Pakistan  The Nation

Pakistan daily wagers struggle to survive in coronavirus lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan daily wagers struggle to survive in coronavirus lockdown  Al Jazeera English

A Recipe for Disaster: Pakistan's 'Migratory' Response to COVID-19 in Pakistan- administered Kashmir - Modern DiplomacyA Recipe for Disaster: Pakistan's 'Migratory' Response to COVID-19 in Pakistan- administered Kashmir  Modern Diplomacy

Earthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan - ReutersEarthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan  Reuters

Pakistan not considering pulling out of World Junior Team Squash - The News InternationalPakistan not considering pulling out of World Junior Team Squash  The News International

Pakistan: Despite coronavirus 'super-spreader' tag, clerics won’t shut mosques - THE WEEKPakistan: Despite coronavirus 'super-spreader' tag, clerics won’t shut mosques  THE WEEK

Qatar appoints new envoy to Pakistan - The News InternationalQatar appoints new envoy to Pakistan  The News International

Pakistan Converts Hundreds of Hotels Into Quarantine Centers - VOA NewsPakistan Converts Hundreds of Hotels Into Quarantine Centers  VOA News

Pakistan cuts April LNG shipments amid growing risks to South Asian gas demand - S&P GlobalPakistan cuts April LNG shipments amid growing risks to South Asian gas demand  S&P Global

Pakistan coronavirus: 'We can't see it, but everyone is terrified' - BBC NewsPakistan coronavirus: 'We can't see it, but everyone is terrified'  BBC News

Pakistan PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664 - Times of IndiaPakistan PM plans roadmap to ensure uninterrupted food supplies as coronavirus cases rise to 1,664  Times of India

The China-Pakistan Nuclear Nexus: How Can India Respond? - The DiplomatThe China-Pakistan Nuclear Nexus: How Can India Respond?  The Diplomat

Pakistan's number of coronavirus cases could be much higher than given statistics - Gulf NewsPakistan's number of coronavirus cases could be much higher than given statistics  Gulf News

British Cyber Security Firm Launches VST Pakistan - Yahoo FinanceBritish Cyber Security Firm Launches VST Pakistan  Yahoo Finance

China sends medical experts to Pakistan - The Star OnlineChina sends medical experts to Pakistan  The Star Online

Zero-carbon water pumps turn Pakistan's barren mountains green - National PostZero-carbon water pumps turn Pakistan's barren mountains green  National Post

COVID-19: Pakistan great Azam Khan dies due to coronavirus - Gulf NewsCOVID-19: Pakistan great Azam Khan dies due to coronavirus  Gulf News

Hindus denied rations in Pakistan's Karachi city - ABP LiveHindus denied rations in Pakistan's Karachi city  ABP Live

WB, UN bodies helping Pakistan minimise educational disruption amid COVID-19 crisis - The News InternationalWB, UN bodies helping Pakistan minimise educational disruption amid COVID-19 crisis  The News International

Pakistani doctors decry lack of supplies as lockdown looms - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistani doctors decry lack of supplies as lockdown looms  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan Stops Asia’s Worst Performing Currency From Plunging - BloombergPakistan Stops Asia’s Worst Performing Currency From Plunging  Bloomberg

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan's Fight Against COVID-19 - The DiplomatPilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan's Fight Against COVID-19  The Diplomat

Coronavirus crisis makes it clear who is calling the shots in Pakistan—Military, of course - ThePrintCoronavirus crisis makes it clear who is calling the shots in Pakistan—Military, of course  ThePrint

When Bangladesh met Pakistan on their ODI debut - Cricbuzz - CricbuzzWhen Bangladesh met Pakistan on their ODI debut - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

Pakistan army forcibly moving coronavirus positive patients to PoK and Gilgit - Economic TimesPakistan army forcibly moving coronavirus positive patients to PoK and Gilgit  Economic Times

Mass Religious Gathering In Pakistan Leads To Fresh Concerns Over COVID-19 Spread - Getaka.co.inMass Religious Gathering In Pakistan Leads To Fresh Concerns Over COVID-19 Spread  Getaka.co.in

Covid-19 casts shadow on 60-year-old India-Pakistan tradition that survived Uri, Pulwama - ThePrintCovid-19 casts shadow on 60-year-old India-Pakistan tradition that survived Uri, Pulwama  ThePrint

Coronavirus scare in Pakistan as preachers from 80 nations attend gathering - Economic TimesCoronavirus scare in Pakistan as preachers from 80 nations attend gathering  Economic Times

Hindus denied food supplies in Pakistan's Karachi amid COVID-19 outbreak - Ahmedabad MirrorHindus denied food supplies in Pakistan's Karachi amid COVID-19 outbreak  Ahmedabad Mirror

'Canadian lives are at stake': York Region, Toronto women stuck in Pakistan - yorkregion.com'Canadian lives are at stake': York Region, Toronto women stuck in Pakistan  yorkregion.com

UK nationals with critical health conditions stranded in Pakistan - Al Jazeera EnglishUK nationals with critical health conditions stranded in Pakistan  Al Jazeera English

More nationals in Pakistan jails than acknowledged: India - Economic TimesMore nationals in Pakistan jails than acknowledged: India  Economic Times

Pakistan stays under lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak - Anadolu AgencyPakistan stays under lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus pandemic has forced Pakistan to go digital - The News InternationalCoronavirus pandemic has forced Pakistan to go digital  The News International

Pakistan's charities assist in fight against coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyPakistan's charities assist in fight against coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

India and Pakistan try to keep a fifth of humanity at home - Economist - PortugalIndia and Pakistan try to keep a fifth of humanity at home  Economist - Portugal

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases reach 1871, 76 patients recovered - Business RecorderPakistan’s coronavirus cases reach 1871, 76 patients recovered  Business Recorder

Pakistan needs Artificial Intelligence to beat COVID 19 - The NationPakistan needs Artificial Intelligence to beat COVID 19  The Nation

How Pakistan became a coronavirus super-spreader to the entire Muslim world - HaaretzHow Pakistan became a coronavirus super-spreader to the entire Muslim world  Haaretz

Pakistan Builds Border Fence, Limiting Militants and Families Alike - The New York TimesPakistan Builds Border Fence, Limiting Militants and Families Alike  The New York Times

Pakistan confirms tally of 1190 COVID-19 cases - The NationPakistan confirms tally of 1190 COVID-19 cases  The Nation

‘I’m supporting Shahid Afridi’: Yuvraj Singh stands with Pakistan all-rounder to fight Covid-19 - Hindustan Times‘I’m supporting Shahid Afridi’: Yuvraj Singh stands with Pakistan all-rounder to fight Covid-19  Hindustan Times

Pakistan PM: 'Cannot afford' to shut down cities over coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan PM: 'Cannot afford' to shut down cities over coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 189 - Economic TimesCoronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 189  Economic Times

Coronavirus: Pakistan's #StepUp campaign gets food packets to those in need - Gulf NewsCoronavirus: Pakistan's #StepUp campaign gets food packets to those in need  Gulf News

Pakistan's BRT transport project delayed amid corruption claims - Aljazeera.comPakistan's BRT transport project delayed amid corruption claims  Aljazeera.com

Pakistan players free to take part in four T20 leagues a year | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoPakistan players free to take part in four T20 leagues a year | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Pakistan ruling party legislator from 'epicentre of coronavirus' tests positive - Gulf NewsPakistan ruling party legislator from 'epicentre of coronavirus' tests positive  Gulf News

Coronavirus: Fear as son, 7, 'stuck in' Pakistani orphanage - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Fear as son, 7, 'stuck in' Pakistani orphanage  BBC News

Pakistan coronavirus camp: ‘No facilities, no humanity’ - The GuardianPakistan coronavirus camp: ‘No facilities, no humanity’  The Guardian

Why Pakistan isn't closing mosques despite the coronavirus threat - TRT WorldWhy Pakistan isn't closing mosques despite the coronavirus threat  TRT World

Coronavirus: Plaistow mum trapped in Pakistan pleads for help to return to UK | Health - Newham RecorderCoronavirus: Plaistow mum trapped in Pakistan pleads for help to return to UK | Health  Newham Recorder

Thai students arrive back from Pakistan - Bangkok PostThai students arrive back from Pakistan  Bangkok Post

Who to donate to during the coronavirus outbreak? - Geo NewsWho to donate to during the coronavirus outbreak?  Geo News

What kind of art is the Pakistani state afraid of? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat kind of art is the Pakistani state afraid of?  Al Jazeera English

US, Pakistan in touch to break Afghan logjam - The Express TribuneUS, Pakistan in touch to break Afghan logjam  The Express Tribune

Pakistan's spike in coronavirus cases raises quarantine concerns - Al Jazeera EnglishPakistan's spike in coronavirus cases raises quarantine concerns  Al Jazeera English

Pakistani AI company develops portable ventilator to combat COVID-19 - Business RecorderPakistani AI company develops portable ventilator to combat COVID-19  Business Recorder

They plan to march for gender equality. In Pakistan, that has caused outrage - CNNThey plan to march for gender equality. In Pakistan, that has caused outrage  CNN

From the Afghan Peace Deal, a Weak and Pliable Neighbor for Pakistan - The New York TimesFrom the Afghan Peace Deal, a Weak and Pliable Neighbor for Pakistan  The New York Times

What the sanitisation of Haqqanis means for Pakistan-US relations - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat the sanitisation of Haqqanis means for Pakistan-US relations  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan: Release Media Group Editor - Human Rights WatchPakistan: Release Media Group Editor  Human Rights Watch

Pakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability - Reuters UKPakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability  Reuters UK