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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: New York TimesTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Pakistan Is Asked to Shut Down News Channel

LONDON ? The attempted killing of a prominent Pakistani journalist has prompted a bruising public dispute between Pakistan's powerful army spy agency and the largest media group that has exacerbated tense relations between the country's civilian and ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:33:19 -0700
Pakistan army demands TV channel closure over assassination dispute read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:32:11 -0700
Pakistan Army Demands Broadcaster's Closure read full story
Publisher: NDTVTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Pakistan's Geo TV in trouble for accusing ISI over attack on journalist Hamid Mir read full story
Publisher: Toronto SunTue, 22 Apr 2014 15:30:00 -0700
Canada taking right position on Pakistan read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:52:30 -0700
Hamid Mir shooting: Pakistan's Geo TV calls for inquiry read full story
Publisher: Columbia Journalism ReviewTue, 22 Apr 2014 04:07:00 -0700
Pakistan's most prominent journalist shot by gunman in Karachi read full story


Publisher: CNNSat, 19 Apr 2014 13:53:44 -0700
Gunmen target prominent Pakistani news anchor Hamid Mir

(CNN) -- Gunmen wounded a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor on Saturday in an attack his brother linked to the nation's government, despite its firm denial. Hamid Mir was shot three times by gunmen in a car and on two motorcycles near Karachi's ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:13:34 -0700
Hamid Mir wounded in Pakistan gun attack read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYSat, 19 Apr 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Famous television host in Pakistan shot by gunmen read full story
Publisher: NPR (blog)Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:04:52 -0700
Pakistani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack read full story
Publisher: US Department of State (press release)Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0700
United States Condemns Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: eTurboNewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 17:11:15 -0700
Pakistan journalist shot three times in Karachi read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 22 Apr 2014 18:07:30 -0700
Pakistan holds first 4G mobile network auction

Pakistan plans to hold its first auction for 3G and 4G mobile phone networks on Wednesday. The government could raise more than $1bn (595m) from the auction, which is also expected to provide a boost to the economy and create tens of thousands of new ...   read full story


Publisher: TheBlaze.comTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:01:03 -0700
Christian Man in Pakistan Reportedly Killed After Refusing to Convert to Islam

A Christian man in his twenties was reportedly shot and killed by a Muslim co-worker in Pakistan after refusing to convert to Islam, Pakistani and Christian news sites are reporting. The incident, which occurred last Wednesday, came on the heels of a ...   read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @NaRiKmr_94 on Wed Apr 23 02:38:01 EDT 2014 @back2college_in A1. Against pakistan in 1989 #HappyBdaySachin #SachinTrivia
From @shahzadtirmizi on Wed Apr 23 02:38:00 EDT 2014 #PCB did the right thing by rescheduling the Bangladesh tour as playing in Jan 2015 would have misled about #Pakistan's preparations for WC.
From @kh_waqarkhalid on Wed Apr 23 02:37:59 EDT 2014 A speedtest result on Mobilink http://t.co/gyykl7yQDl
From @Membership180 on Wed Apr 23 02:37:58 EDT 2014 Greetings from Pakistan http://t.co/08RfvgBzPi #chamber
From @ssp786 on Wed Apr 23 02:37:57 EDT 2014 RT @BhopalHouse: Khushwant Singh returns to Hadali. Guessing he's type of Indian who'd be told to Go To Pakistan these days anyway. http://?
From @sirajulsuhaleen on Wed Apr 23 02:37:56 EDT 2014 RT @fauji_tweets: Even Sultan Rahi never chanted slogans of Allahu Akbar & Pakistan Zindabad slogans when he used to take 10 bullets from a?
From @MushtaqSarki on Wed Apr 23 02:37:54 EDT 2014 Najia Ashar proud of Pakistan http://t.co/VzmFJgHKg5
From @AazmanB on Wed Apr 23 02:37:53 EDT 2014 RT @Sukhia_Bugti: ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ???? ???? ???? ?????,,,,http://t.co/agMshTYnCT ,, #SaveBSOAzadLeader
From @watchpkonline on Wed Apr 23 02:37:51 EDT 2014 Good Morning Pakistan By Ary Digital - 23rd April 2014 - Part 3 - http://t.co/egrU1OmPD0
From @HITENDRA_SINH on Wed Apr 23 02:37:49 EDT 2014 AAP has PAKISTAN Model...! P rashant A rvind K umar I lmi S omnath T aukir A shutosh N aveen Jindal #GhoshanapatraWithModi #NaMo"
From @whacky_Banda on Wed Apr 23 02:37:49 EDT 2014 @Back2College_in A1) Pakistan in 1989 #HappyBdaySachin #SachinTrivia
From @besaqib on Wed Apr 23 02:37:44 EDT 2014 #AnsarBurney The Most Under rated person in #Pakistan.
From @Gen_FJ on Wed Apr 23 02:37:44 EDT 2014 http://t.co/8EQnZiB22R #3G auction first round result @omar_quraishi #pakistan #PTI #PPP #PMLN
From @watchpkonline on Wed Apr 23 02:37:42 EDT 2014 Good Morning Pakistan By Ary Digital - 23rd April 2014 - Part 4 - http://t.co/F5Sdbf8BGX
From @saurabh36923122 on Wed Apr 23 02:37:40 EDT 2014 @dna SIMPLE THING BEHIND THIS RELIANCE WANTS TO EXPAND HIS BUSINESS IN PAKISTAN. PAISE KE LIYE KUCH BHI.