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Complete details about Pakistan in Asia with capital city Islamabad

Country NamePakistan (Pakistan)
Country CodePAK
Capital CityIslamabad
ContinentAsia
RegionSouthern and Central Asia
Independence Year1947
Population156483000
Surface Area796095.0
Life Expectancy61.1 years
GNP61289.0 (old 58549.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Balochi     (3.0%)
Brahui     (1.2%)
Hindko     (2.4%)
Pashto     (13.1%)
Punjabi     (48.2%)
Saraiki     (9.8%)
Sindhi     (11.8%)
Urdu [official]     (7.6%)

Major Cities

Karachi, Sindh     (population 9269265)
Lahore, Punjab     (population 5063499)
Faisalabad, Punjab     (population 1977246)
Rawalpindi, Punjab     (population 1406214)
Multan, Punjab     (population 1182441)
Hyderabad, Sindh     (population 1151274)
Gujranwala, Punjab     (population 1124749)
Peshawar, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 988005)
Quetta, Baluchistan     (population 560307)
Islamabad, Islamabad     (population 524500)
Sargodha, Punjab     (population 455360)
Sialkot, Punjab     (population 417597)
Bahawalpur, Punjab     (population 403408)
Sukkur, Sindh     (population 329176)
Jhang, Punjab     (population 292214)
Sheikhupura, Punjab     (population 271875)
Larkana, Sindh     (population 270366)
Gujrat, Punjab     (population 250121)
Mardan, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 244511)
Kasur, Punjab     (population 241649)
Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab     (population 228479)
Sahiwal, Punjab     (population 207388)
Okara, Punjab     (population 200901)
Wah, Punjab     (population 198400)
Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab     (population 188100)
Mirpur Khas, Sind     (population 184500)
Nawabshah, Sind     (population 183100)
Mingora, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 174500)
Chiniot, Punjab     (population 169300)
Kamoke, Punjab     (population 151000)
Mandi Burewala, Punjab     (population 149900)
Jhelum, Punjab     (population 145800)
Sadiqabad, Punjab     (population 141500)
Jacobabad, Sind     (population 137700)
Shikarpur, Sind     (population 133300)
Khanewal, Punjab     (population 133000)
Hafizabad, Punjab     (population 130200)
Kohat, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 125300)
Muzaffargarh, Punjab     (population 121600)
Khanpur, Punjab     (population 117800)
Gojra, Punjab     (population 115000)
Bahawalnagar, Punjab     (population 109600)
Muridke, Punjab     (population 108600)
Pak Pattan, Punjab     (population 107800)
Abottabad, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 106000)
Tando Adam, Sind     (population 103400)
Jaranwala, Punjab     (population 103300)
Khairpur, Sind     (population 102200)
Chishtian Mandi, Punjab     (population 101700)
Daska, Punjab     (population 101500)
Dadu, Sind     (population 98600)
Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab     (population 97300)
Ahmadpur East, Punjab     (population 96000)
Kamalia, Punjab     (population 95300)
Khuzdar, Baluchistan     (population 93100)
Vihari, Punjab     (population 92300)
Dera Ismail Khan, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 90400)
Wazirabad, Punjab     (population 89700)
Nowshera, Nothwest Border Prov     (population 89400)

Pakistan's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Times of IndiaTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:41:15 -0700
Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan

NEW DELHI/JAMMU: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 India-Pakistan war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the ...   read full story

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Publisher: India TodayTue, 26 Aug 2014 20:41:38 -0700
India, Pakistan to hold flag meeting today to reduce tensions read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 26 Aug 2014 01:26:15 -0700
BSF chief warns Pakistan: India will retaliate to unprovoked firing read full story
Publisher: The DiplomatTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700
Ban Ki-moon Calls for India and Pakistan to Manage Tensions 'Peacefully' read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comTue, 26 Aug 2014 08:09:59 -0700
Pakistan and India armies to meet on Kashmir read full story
Publisher: Daily MailMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:03:45 -0700
Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India read full story


Publisher: Reuters IndiaTue, 26 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700
How Pakistan's Sharif stumbled into protests crisis

That would deal a blow to civilian rule, a year after an election that marked the first democratic transfer of power in Pakistan's coup-blighted history. Many believe that Sharif, a wealthy steel magnate from Pakistan's wealthiest and most populous ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsWed, 27 Aug 2014 03:09:27 -0700
Pakistan Minister Urges Opposition to Ease Demands read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 27 Aug 2014 04:03:45 -0700
Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis read full story
Publisher: New York TimesSat, 23 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700
Populist's Brash Tactics Stir Fears of Crisis in Pakistan read full story


Publisher: New York TimesTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:03 -0700
Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? The Pakistani Taliban has suffered its second major split in three months, with militant leaders this week confirming the emergence of a hard-line splinter group inspired by the success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 26 Aug 2014 01:15:00 -0700
Pakistan: Women struggle against tribal customs

The Pakistan military offensive against militants in North Waziristan has resulted in hundreds of thousands of refugees being relocated - the majority of them women and children. Many of them have travelled to the neighbouring town of Bannu, where the ...   read full story

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Publisher: FRONTLINEMon, 25 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Pakistan's "Forgotten Crisis" read full story
Publisher: Newsweek PakistanMon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0700
A Charge to Keep read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @ShahidMMA on Wed Aug 27 08:50:25 EDT 2014 RT @ChFarakh1: People sitting at home should come out now and join the last stage of revolution. #NoReturnUntilRevolution #Pakistan #GoNaw?
From @EMPHNET on Wed Aug 27 08:50:25 EDT 2014 #HepatitisE cases bring an estimated 56 600 #deaths / year. This fact brings the release of #WHO Hepatitis E manual with #Pakistan #FELTP.
From @Lovely_Pakistan on Wed Aug 27 08:50:25 EDT 2014 @MoeedNj What A Justice, Im Really Impressed. 14 pplz were killed and no Sue Moto but Dare U Even try To Put Cloths on Supreme Court Board
From @iramabbasi on Wed Aug 27 08:50:25 EDT 2014 Viewership n marketing share of news genre increased by 60%during protests: My OnlinePiece http://t.co/VzxncfWgDc
From @Wabbasi007 on Wed Aug 27 08:50:25 EDT 2014 RT @wajih_sani: Good Journalist in Naya Pakistan: 3) Speaks, writes, tweet praise only 4) Supports every stance no matter what it takes 5)?
From @ism_86 on Wed Aug 27 08:50:24 EDT 2014 Winner of the Best emerging bottled water in Pakistan is Dew Drop Drinking Water #9thCCAwards #TMC
From @mishowjav12 on Wed Aug 27 08:50:24 EDT 2014 RT @iSupportPTI: Don't offer me deputy PM, I am not here for personal benefits. I am here for #Pakistan #AzadiSquare. #IMRANkhan
From @HaleemaAnsar on Wed Aug 27 08:50:23 EDT 2014 @MoeedNj Watchdog:PK's PM - "Apart from the annual budget, not a single law was passed in his first year" #DrQadri http://t.co/Cer1h82mpm
From @CantKeepCalm_ on Wed Aug 27 08:50:22 EDT 2014 RT @HiiShaheer: Go to jalsa* Take selfie* Do some dance* Return home* *And now waiting for Inqalab and naya pakistan*
From @ArsalanYaq on Wed Aug 27 08:50:21 EDT 2014 RT @ism_86: Winner of the Best Honey in Pakistan is Hashmi Honey #9thCCAwards #TMC
From @Tom01354206 on Wed Aug 27 08:50:20 EDT 2014 RT @FreeAsiaBiBi: BBC News - Pakistan: Women struggle against tribal customs http://t.co/AILhLYNzGl
From @aufa2604 on Wed Aug 27 08:50:17 EDT 2014 RT @detikcom: Imran Khan, mantan bintang kriket dan playboy di London, goyang Perdana Menteri Pakistan.http://t.co/rZAujXrnwI http://t.co/n?
From @MohistanZaffar on Wed Aug 27 08:50:17 EDT 2014 RT @drhouse00: Pakistan isnt a successful country because the only degree most of the people use here is *3rd Degree*
From @HaleemaAnsar on Wed Aug 27 08:50:16 EDT 2014 @andersoncooper Watchdog: PM - "Apart from the annual budget, not a single law was passed in his first year" #DrQadri http://t.co/Cer1h82mpm
From @ahmednaveedawan on Wed Aug 27 08:50:15 EDT 2014 RT @MoeedNj: Conflict in Pakistan is not about Democracy; it's about the process & implementation and workings of democracy & failure of in?