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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: Arab NewsMon, 30 Mar 2015 09:44:32 -0700
Pakistan combat troops to join Saudi coalition

Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to give military support to a coalition of mainly Gulf states fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, a senior government official said. Pakistan would join a Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes against ...   read full story

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Publisher: The DiplomatSun, 29 Mar 2015 16:28:20 -0700
How Will Pakistan Respond to the Crisis in Yemen? read full story
Publisher: ReutersMon, 30 Mar 2015 06:53:39 -0700
Pakistan to join Saudi coalition against Yemen rebels - senior official read full story
Publisher: DefenseNews.comMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0700
Pakistan To Aid Saudi Coalition in Yemen read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleMon, 30 Mar 2015 05:45:00 -0700
Pakistan's Yemen dilemma: Being neutral is not an option read full story
Publisher: NewsweekMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -0700
Pakistan to Join Saudi Campaign in Yemen, Official Says read full story
Publisher: CBC.caSun, 29 Mar 2015 12:41:15 -0700
Yemen conflict: Pakistan pulls out 500 nationals read full story


Publisher: The Economist (blog)Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:13:19 -0700
Pakistan, the West and religious minorities How to stop going from bad to worse

IN ITS latest global report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) described Pakistan as presenting one of the "worst situation(s) in the world" in respect of liberty of thought. It cited the authorities' "grossly ...   read full story

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Publisher: Eurasia ReviewMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -0700
Pakistan: Hapless (And Hopeless?) Status Of Minorities - Analysis read full story
Publisher: Pakistan Christian PostSun, 29 Mar 2015 18:07:30 -0700
Vulnerable Plight of Christians in Pakistan: By David Irfan read full story


Publisher: CricbuzzMon, 30 Mar 2015 07:03:45 -0700
Azhar Ali named Pakistan ODI captain

Azhar Ali, the Pakistan right-hander, has been confirmed as Pakistan's new One-Day captain following the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed the appointment ...   read full story

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Publisher: NDTVSports.comMon, 30 Mar 2015 06:52:30 -0700
Pakistan Appoint Azhar Ali as New ODI Captain read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsMon, 30 Mar 2015 06:31:25 -0700
Ali named new Pakistan ODI captain read full story
Publisher: The Indian ExpressMon, 30 Mar 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Azhar Ali named Pakistan's new ODI captain read full story
Publisher: Daily MailMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:56:25 -0700
Pakistan name Azhar Ali new one-day cricket captain, despite overlooking him ... read full story
Publisher: Stuff.co.nzMon, 30 Mar 2015 11:32:08 -0700
Azhar Ali named Pakistan one-day cricket captain read full story


Publisher: The GuardianSun, 29 Mar 2015 10:20:17 -0700
Katie Hopkins accused of race hate by linking Pakistani men with sex abuse

In a column in the Sun on Friday, she returned to the subject of the raising of Pakistan's flag in Rochdale, and wrote: ?I tell you what, Mr Danczuk, let's chat to the families of the white girls passed around like meat because they were 'fair game ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Express TribuneMon, 30 Mar 2015 02:38:57 -0700
British journalist accused of racism after linking Pakistani men to sex abuse read full story
Publisher: Pakistan TodayMon, 30 Mar 2015 00:41:15 -0700
Hopkins' Rochdale tweets spark outrage, claim Pakistanis are 'sex abusers' read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @PoloinAspen on Mon Mar 30 22:02:09 EDT 2015 RT @30jardas: We have interviewed Peter Webb yesterday, after England and Pakistan match: http://t.co/z0Hab2ZLOU . Thanks, @petewebby #30j?
From @Habbash on Mon Mar 30 22:02:04 EDT 2015 RT @dawn_com: Pakistan calls on international community to resolve Yemen crisis http://t.co/x23NSTcaEd
From @FLifeforce on Mon Mar 30 22:02:02 EDT 2015 RT @chadsdaddy: Pakistan : Up to DIVISION" to join Saudi coalition against Yemen rebels -http://t.co/zWCx9eXTxA via @MailOnline
From @kshaidle on Mon Mar 30 22:01:59 EDT 2015 RT @blazingcatfur Pakistan: 12-year-old girl burnt to death after ?rape? in Ghotki http://t.co/lfFiXp8Gh5
From @Abhisharma987 on Mon Mar 30 22:01:48 EDT 2015 RT @BollywoodGandu: Meanwhile in Pakistan. #CWC15 http://t.co/0jYtr600l4
From @NICOGRAVITY on Mon Mar 30 22:01:39 EDT 2015 RT @omar_rahman: BBC Urdu - ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ??? ??? http://t.co/NGUoBP7zju
From @waqas464 on Mon Mar 30 22:01:38 EDT 2015 RT @Karachi_Post: Shahid Masood seemed pissed today about ISI/Ib releasing Imran's tape,ofcourse only MQM tapes are Hallal. #Pakistan #Pti ?
From @Karachi_Post on Mon Mar 30 22:01:28 EDT 2015 RT @myraemacdonald: This is appalling. Loyalty undertaking rankles IDPs returning to #Waziristan . Forced to sign up to FCR. http://t.co/yp?
From @Tigershah26 on Mon Mar 30 22:01:27 EDT 2015 RT @wikileaks: "We in #Saudi Arabia are not observers in #Pakistan, we are participants." -Saudi to US in classified cable #yemen http://t.?
From @PAK_ATTAK_7 on Mon Mar 30 22:01:14 EDT 2015 RT @AmirKingKhan: Big thanks to @DrBabarAwan for being great help setting up @AKFoundation in Pakistan http://t.co/RiyHyTpZB1
From @RamzHameed on Mon Mar 30 22:01:13 EDT 2015 RT @Tariqniazimian: Marching with summer soldiers. Excellent analysis by @yasmeen_9 on Pakistan's role in Yemen Crisis. http://t.co/vcJVwKF?
From @ShazadAkbar on Mon Mar 30 22:01:09 EDT 2015 RT @AJEnglish: This footballer is kicking down kicking down barriers in Pakistan http://t.co/766peCUWWU http://t.co/NQo9Oyg9Mr
From @seihaheng83 on Mon Mar 30 22:01:05 EDT 2015 Pakistani Food in Berlin. http://t.co/mifC1ppKhr #Food #FoodPorn #Foodie #PakistanFood #BerlinFood #MenTrendToday
From @MLKstudios on Mon Mar 30 22:00:50 EDT 2015 RT @JamilaHanan: In his last sermon, our Prophet pbuh forbade #Muslims from killing one another. #Syria #Yemen #Pakistan http://t.co/S18nNe?
From @AsifSabir4 on Mon Mar 30 22:00:48 EDT 2015 RT @Karachi_Post: Shahid Masood seemed pissed today about ISI/Ib releasing Imran's tape,ofcourse only MQM tapes are Hallal. #Pakistan #Pti ?