World Country List. Country Name, Country Continent & Country Region. For complete country details, click on country name.

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 JournalSun, 26 Apr 2015 16:57:45 -0700
Obama Kept Looser Rules for Drones in Pakistan

President Barack Obama tightened rules for the U.S. drone program in 2013, but he secretly approved a waiver giving the Central Intelligence Agency more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere else to strike suspected militants, according to current and ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: NBCNews.comSat, 25 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0700
Murder of Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani Human Rights Activist, Prompts Probe read full story
Publisher: McClatchy Washington BureauFri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700
Death of kidnapped US aid worker reminder of CIA's difficult Pakistan presence read full story
Publisher: Duluth News TribuneFri, 24 Apr 2015 20:22:30 -0700
Drone death reminder of CIA's past in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: New York TimesThu, 23 Apr 2015 18:13:18 -0700
First Evidence of a Blunder in Drone Strike: 2 Extra Bodies read full story


Publisher: The GuardianSun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0700
Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west

At least 37 people were killed as heavy rains and strong winds tore through north-west Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees and collapsing buildings, officials have said. The storm also injured over 200 people, provincial information minister Mushtaq ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: NBCNews.comSun, 26 Apr 2015 12:07:30 -0700
25 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Powerful Pakistan Windstorm read full story
Publisher: U-T San DiegoSun, 26 Apr 2015 12:17:59 -0700
Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan read full story
Publisher: ABC OnlineSun, 26 Apr 2015 12:49:38 -0700
Peshawar floods: At least 26 killed after heavy rain, flooding in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesSun, 26 Apr 2015 13:26:15 -0700
Torrential Rains Turn Deadly In Peshawar, Pakistan: At Least 35 Dead, 200 Injured read full story


Publisher: NBCNews.comSun, 26 Apr 2015 02:33:45 -0700
China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions

The U.S. rival wooed Pakistan with sweet words and hard cash this week, part of a two-way lovefest less about mutual investment than Beijing's deepening ambitions for the region. "My friend's lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: South China Morning Post (subscription)Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:28:24 -0700
Beijing eyes bigger arms exports after Pakistan deal, experts say read full story
Publisher: The Express TribuneSun, 26 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0700
Agreements signed between Pakistan and China read full story
Publisher: Center for Research on GlobalizationSun, 26 Apr 2015 15:18:45 -0700
Oil Geopolitics and the ?Economic Corridor?: Pakistan Enters China's ?New Silk ... read full story
Publisher: Times of IndiaSat, 25 Apr 2015 16:26:15 -0700
China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Deccan ChronicleSun, 26 Apr 2015 19:03:45 -0700
View from Pakistan: A Chinese template read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 24 Apr 2015 23:14:27 -0700
Sabeen Mehmud, Pakistani women's rights activist, shot dead

A leading member of Pakistan's small band of liberal social activists has been gunned down outside the pioneering Karachi arts venue she founded, in an apparent bid to silence discussion about the country's brutal efforts to smother separatism in the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: TIMESat, 25 Apr 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Gunmen Kill Prominent Female Activist in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Daily BeastSun, 26 Apr 2015 13:31:40 -0700
In Pakistan, This Activist Was Martyred for Her Moderation read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 24 Apr 2015 23:43:56 -0700
'Bravest woman,' free speech activist Sabeen Mahmud killed in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: New York TimesFri, 24 Apr 2015 17:47:00 -0700
Gunmen Kill Arts Advocate in Pakistan After Human Rights Event read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @newssuperfast on Sun Apr 26 23:59:07 EDT 2015 RT @ians_india: Pakistan sends rescue and relief team to Nepal
From @jim_freethinker on Sun Apr 26 23:59:03 EDT 2015 RT @BeschlossDC: Richard Nixon was a lawyer for Pepsi, here in Pakistan 1964: (via @NixonFoundation) http://t.co/Nm7yTBuRu8
From @compay69 on Sun Apr 26 23:59:02 EDT 2015 Yemen conundrum: ‘Saudis will consult Pakistan before attack’: Pakistan will provide military assistance to th... http://t.co/R9TUV4SsVi
From @sinkarra on Sun Apr 26 23:59:01 EDT 2015 RT @pepsipakistan: Watch the bottle that turns into a Litre of Light and #LightingUpLives in Pakistan! https://t.co/Zi2iCTPP7a
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:54 EDT 2015 Agreements signed between Pakistan and China http://t.co/2P9rNrlxU3
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:54 EDT 2015 Obama Kept Looser Rules for Drones in Pakistan http://t.co/iycHy4zDul
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:53 EDT 2015 In Pakistan, This Activist Was Martyred for Her Moderation http://t.co/lLVh3jFT08
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:53 EDT 2015 Watch Pakistan Vs. Bangladesh Cricket 1st Test Live Online: Day One Start Time, Streaming Video http://t.co/22daGvOsW7
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:53 EDT 2015 Women?s rights hero in Pakistan shot dead by motorcycle-riding killers: cops http://t.co/m3LX2RfSLt
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:52 EDT 2015 Why Pakistan Is Staying Out of Yemen http://t.co/fPF6xwszzC
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:52 EDT 2015 Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west http://t.co/pDRWxvBm9X
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:52 EDT 2015 Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan http://t.co/9Irfxcl7TB
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:52 EDT 2015 China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions http://t.co/eNrxESS6ph
From @khalidrafiq138 on Sun Apr 26 23:58:51 EDT 2015 Pakistan sends relief goods for quake victims in Nepal http://t.co/EiLa44NmYU
From @Nemacis on Sun Apr 26 23:58:50 EDT 2015 RT @NatashaA_Author: Our biggest issues stem from #taboos & a repressive society. Time to start talking. http://t.co/MyG8YjYOXE #Pakistan ?