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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: Wall Street JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:36:39 -0700
Splintering of Taliban Fuels Spate of Kidnapping in Pakistan

An officer from the Federal Investigation Agency who works specifically on kidnapping cases said the splintering of the Pakistani Taliban, formally known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, has led to more such crime in the past two years. "The ...   read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsWed, 30 Jul 2014 01:17:16 -0700
19 Swimmers Drown off Pakistan Beaches

Shoaib Sadiqui, the administrator of Pakistan's largest city Karachi, said the victims ignored safety warnings and drowned Wednesday. He said a large number of people had gathered on the beaches to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Los Angeles TimesWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700
Pakistan offensive disrupting militant attacks, US says read full story
Publisher: the DiplomatWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0700
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarWed, 30 Jul 2014 01:26:15 -0700
Afghan militants storm Pakistan check posts, kill 6 read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaWed, 30 Jul 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Pakistan Says it 'Foiled' Cross-Border Militant Attack read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:50:08 -0700
Nawaz Sharif under pressure in Pakistan

According to Mr Sharif's opponents, however, the decision to hand the army control of the capital for three months is really a ploy to block an anti-government protest in Islamabad planned for August 14, Pakistan's independence day, led by Imran Khan ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: ucanewsThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Amnesty calls for probe into Pakistan Ahmadi attack read full story
Publisher: Pakistan TodayThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:33:45 -0700
'Sharif's sweaty hands brought army to the capital' read full story
Publisher: Geo News, PakistanWed, 30 Jul 2014 07:37:30 -0700
Pakistan can progress only through democracy: PM read full story
Publisher: DAWN.comTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:33:09 -0700
Only democracy can bring revolution in Pakistan: PM read full story
Publisher: Sri Lanka GuardianTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:07:30 -0700
Pakistan: Strange Democracy at Work read full story


Publisher: The EconomistThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Peter Oborne's long-awaited opus has finally arrived

The title refers to a team talk given by the then Pakistani cricket captain, Imran Khan, halfway through the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistanis were playing abysmally and on the verge of elimination. To survive, they must fight ...   read full story

Pakistan Tweets

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