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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: U.S. News & World ReportMon, 02 Mar 2015 22:48:52 -0800
India, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties

Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar, left, poses for photographers, as he shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. India's foreign secretary has ...   read full story

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Publisher: Voice of AmericaTue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:34 -0800
Indian, Pakistani Envoys Vow to 'Find Common Ground' read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:07:30 -0800
India and Pakistan seek to break diplomatic ice read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0800
India foreign secretary in Pakistan in bid to mend ties read full story
Publisher: ReutersMon, 02 Mar 2015 20:27:35 -0800
Top Indian, Pakistani diplomats meet to mend ties read full story


Publisher: International Cricket CouncilMon, 02 Mar 2015 20:07:30 -0800
Pakistan v UAE Preview, Match 25, Napier

When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries, that it is often said that the cricket ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business TimesTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:41:15 -0800
Pakistan vs. UAE Cricket 2015: Match Time, Live Streaming Info, TV Channel For ... read full story
Publisher: CricbuzzMon, 02 Mar 2015 19:32:59 -0800
Concerns linger, but Pakistan upbeat read full story
Publisher: NDTVSports.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 03:48:45 -0800
Live Score - World Cup: Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates in Napier read full story
Publisher: India.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 05:41:15 -0800
Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates, 2015 Cricket World Cup: 3 key battles to ... read full story
Publisher: The HinduTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0800
Pakistan eyes an improved showing against UAE read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 05:41:15 -0800
Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccination

Pakistani authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials have said, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last ...   read full story

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Publisher: NBCNews.comTue, 03 Mar 2015 03:15:00 -0800
Pakistan Polio Push: 471 Parents Arrested for Refusing to Vaccinate Kids read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 02 Mar 2015 13:56:15 -0800
Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccine read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:33:45 -0800
Pakistan jails 471 parents who refused to give polio vaccine to children read full story
Publisher: New York TimesMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:44 -0800
Pakistan: Antivaccine Parents Arrested read full story


Publisher: The GuardianTue, 03 Mar 2015 01:11:15 -0800
Pakistan's mobile phone owners told: be fingerprinted or lose your sim card

In one of world's largest efforts to collect biometric information, Pakistan has ordered mobile phone users to verify their identities through fingerprints for a national database being compiled to curb terrorism. If they don't, their service will be ...   read full story

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