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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, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:15 -0800
Pakistan Criticizes India's Inclusion in Nuclear Suppliers Group

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? In an unusually critical statement, a senior Pakistani official said that Pakistan remained opposed to India's inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and feared that the country's growing nuclear cooperation with the United ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:42:16 -0800
Pakistan's Pointed Reaction to Barack Obama's Visit to Narendra Modi read full story
Publisher: India TodayTue, 27 Jan 2015 19:33:45 -0800
Pakistan opposes India's UNSC membership bid read full story
Publisher: NDTVTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:41:15 -0800
Pakistan Opposes India's Security Council Bid, Rakes up Kashmir read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:07:30 -0800
Indo-US nuclear deal to impact deterrence stability in South Asia: Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Chandigarh TribuneTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:52:30 -0800
Obama visit, view from Pakistan read full story


Publisher: Los Angeles TimesTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:21:26 -0800
Obama's visit to India gives Pakistan pause

For three days, Pakistan watched as President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged closer cooperation on defense, economic and civilian nuclear issues, and Obama repeatedly endorsed India's bid for a permanent United Nations ...   read full story

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Publisher: NDTVTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:26:15 -0800
What Pakistan Makes of Obama-Modi Chemistry read full story
Publisher: NPR (blog)Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:58:09 -0800
Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation read full story
Publisher: Hindustan TimesMon, 26 Jan 2015 10:02:47 -0800
JuD: The snakes in Pakistan's backyard read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 27 Jan 2015 23:52:30 -0800
Pakistan wants normal ties with India... read full story
Publisher: QuartzSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:26:17 -0800
How Pakistan and China are covering Obama's India visit read full story
Publisher: Daily News & AnalysisTue, 27 Jan 2015 23:41:15 -0800
Pakistan wants normal ties with 'important neighbour' India: PM Nawaz Sharif read full story


Publisher: Al Jazeera AmericaMon, 26 Jan 2015 23:07:30 -0800
Pakistan's silent partition

Pakistan's story began with a parting ? partition from India ? and now, for a growing number of people, it is ending with another parting. Negombo, a beach town 24 miles from Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, is refuge for hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims ...   read full story


Publisher: RTSun, 25 Jan 2015 15:25:49 -0800
Pakistan plunges into darkness as attack leaves 140mn without power

Pakistan's Ministry of Water and Power said via Twitter: ?On the Prime Minister's directive, we are not to sleep until this problem is resolved.? However, a ?backward surge? was making the reparations very difficult, according to a ministry ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesSun, 25 Jan 2015 06:50:16 -0800
Rebels Tied to Blackout Across Most of Pakistan read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 26 Jan 2015 04:29:54 -0800
Pakistan works on power blackout after 'rebel attack' read full story
Publisher: Sky NewsMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:05:18 -0800
Militant Attack Plunges Pakistan Into Darkness read full story
Publisher: The DiplomatTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:18:45 -0800
Pakistan's Blackout Reveals Infrastructural Fragility read full story
Publisher: NBCNews.comSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:54:26 -0800
Massive Pakistan Power Blackout Leaves 80 Percent in Darkness read full story
Publisher: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySat, 24 Jan 2015 15:15:40 -0800
Pakistani Power Back After Mass Outage read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @khayamabbasii on Wed Jan 28 04:09:24 EST 2015 RT @DrDrimtiaz599: Pakistani nation want to see siraaj the next PM of Pakistan #PakNeedsJi
From @hrhirabatool on Wed Jan 28 04:09:24 EST 2015 Together We Can #FundSKMTHPeshawar! Lets Do This For the people of Pakistan!
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From @aliyamansoor on Wed Jan 28 04:09:23 EST 2015 RT @WaqqasMaalik: Only Jamaat e Islami has real democratic leadership in Pakistan. #PakNeedsJl
From @jhijo11 on Wed Jan 28 04:09:22 EST 2015 RT @afpfr: Après le carnage de #Peshawar, port d'armes en classe pour les enseignants http://t.co/k69V82K1mP http://t.co/iNQ4BsLqeW #AFP
From @PAK_AKHBAR on Wed Jan 28 04:09:20 EST 2015 Islamabad: Wazarat-e-Khazana Ne Pakistan State Oil (PSO) K Lye 40 Arab Rupey K Qarz Ki Bank Gaurantee Ki Manzuri De Di.
From @ManikantKant on Wed Jan 28 04:09:19 EST 2015 RT @DR_SHAHID: @EjmAlrai @HalaJaber Yousaf al Salafi revealed he was funded to run the organisation in Pakistan and recruit young people to?
From @livenewspakcom on Wed Jan 28 04:09:19 EST 2015 Apple Watch to begin shipping in April: CEO - http://t.co/ZadWhh3BOW #Pakistan http://t.co/pm29mRKZ22
From @Jimmyflames on Wed Jan 28 04:09:19 EST 2015 RT @TheEconomist: Pakistan after the Peshawar school massacre: The army is back in the country?s driving seat http://t.co/0j1NcOk1bd http:/?
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From @DrGASajid1 on Wed Jan 28 04:09:17 EST 2015 RT @AsadRashid08: #PakNeedsJI for removing corruption and lota cracy out of Pakistan
From @Pakchristians on Wed Jan 28 04:09:17 EST 2015 ==> After #Niger now in #Pakistan SAD NEWS: The protestors protesting against Charlie Hebdo storm in a Christian... http://t.co/XjZl5gZMkf
From @tabikiyani on Wed Jan 28 04:09:16 EST 2015 RT @JIPOfficial: Please join hashtag #PakNeedsJI to highlight the mission and cause of Islami Pakistan.
From @Myquotes_pk on Wed Jan 28 04:09:16 EST 2015 Pakistan cricketer Sohail shaken after 'ghost' encounter: Wellington: A Pakistan cricketer on tour in New Zeal... http://t.co/g0i8fqGh8z
From @FarhanKVirk on Wed Jan 28 04:09:16 EST 2015 #FundSKMTHPeshawar For 20 years, Shokat Khanum has served humanity in Pakistan! http://t.co/OLQSBIxxAC