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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 TimesThu, 23 Oct 2014 01:04:56 -0700
Violence in Pakistan Kills at Least 13

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? A barrage of shootings and bombings shook the Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead in three separate attacks that each reflected a different facet of the violence afflicting Baluchistan Province.   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:34 -0700
Deadly attacks hit Quetta city in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Washington PostWed, 22 Oct 2014 22:49:25 -0700
Attacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 23 Oct 2014 01:02:32 -0700
Gunmen Attack Minority Shia Muslims in Pakistan read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 24 Oct 2014 01:48:45 -0700
Pakistan and Iran exchange mortar fire on border

Pakistani officials said Iran fired six mortar shells, which landed near the border town of Mashkail. Pakistan is then thought to have fired back. The two countries share a long desert border which straddles Balochistan province in south-west Pakistan ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:02:24 -0700
Tensions flare along Iran and Pakistan's dusty border read full story
Publisher: DAWN.com (blog)Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:03:32 -0700
Iranian border personnel fire mortar shells inside Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Hindu Business LineFri, 24 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700
Time to turn the heat on Pakistan read full story
Publisher: The DiplomatFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700
Iran, Pakistan Exchange Mortar Fire read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700
Iran shells Pakistan border town in retaliation for militant strikes read full story


Publisher: The EconomistThu, 23 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700
Pakistan's militants

FOR years Pakistan's government and army put off confronting the Pakistani Taliban and their allied fanatics who had set up what was almost a state of their own in North Waziristan, the wildest of several tribal agencies on the country's north-west ...   read full story

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Publisher: Critical Threats ProjectWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Pakistan Security Brief - October 22, 2014 read full story


Publisher: ESPNcricinfo.comFri, 24 Oct 2014 01:59:54 -0700
Pakistan on top despite Warner ton

Same predicament, different country. Pakistan encircled Australia on the third day in Dubai, preying on batting weaknesses glimpsed on countless previous occasions, whenever Michael Clarke's men have been confronted by a dry surface and diligent ...   read full story

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Publisher: Bleacher ReportFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Pakistan vs. Australia, 1st Test: Day 3 Highlights, Scorecard, Report read full story
Publisher: TVNZFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Pakistan take control against Australia read full story
Publisher: The RoarThu, 23 Oct 2014 23:07:47 -0700
Pakistan vs Australia: First Test match, Day 3 live scores, blog read full story
Publisher: IBNLiveThu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:57 -0700
As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 read full story
Publisher: India.comFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Pakistan vs Australia 2014, 1st Test, Day 3: 5 interesting highlights of the ... read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @RFERL on Fri Oct 24 17:14:10 EDT 2014 Got 150 seconds? Take a tour of RFE/RL's broadcast region in our humbly named Video Roundup. http://t.co/2YvZbRJfVL
From @MarkusSLT on Fri Oct 24 17:14:10 EDT 2014 RT @FoxNewsLive: Outrage as Pakistan upholds death sentence for Christian http://t.co/dO00MLU5k2 @LisaDaftari http://t.co/0Se2xohX6Y
From @JiemChabin on Fri Oct 24 17:14:09 EDT 2014 RT @AmazingPicx: Millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters in Pakistan. This is how it looks. http://?
From @alijohn18 on Fri Oct 24 17:14:06 EDT 2014 RT @BOLNETWORK: #Pakistan's award winning female journalist Asma Shirazi joins #BOL as Executive Vice President & Senior Anchorperson http:?
From @YataMisakiIRL on Fri Oct 24 17:14:05 EDT 2014 RT @AmazingPicx: Millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters in Pakistan. This is how it looks. http://?
From @moinq on Fri Oct 24 17:14:03 EDT 2014 RT @AnjumKiani: So the one Man Party Man .@ShkhRasheed sahib sets the whole of PPP on Fire. Total chaos, panic & Constipation in PPP ranks.?
From @IndianIR on Fri Oct 24 17:14:03 EDT 2014 RT @bharatrakshak: "India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fighting " http://t.co/mfRMzjf3lz
From @Khandwala1 on Fri Oct 24 17:14:00 EDT 2014 MT "@Razarumi: Jihad-e-Akbar @therealfasih: Doing business "honestly" in Pakistan is the greatest jihad."
From @gcmcPandemic on Fri Oct 24 17:13:57 EDT 2014 Pakistan: Daily Emergency & Response Situational Information Report, 24 October 2014 http://t.co/RzU8S1s3cs #pandemic
From @baig_hashim on Fri Oct 24 17:13:57 EDT 2014 ???? ????? ???? ??????? ??? ??????? ????? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ???? ???? #PhilosophyOfLove #MQM #Pakistan http://t.co/Ns3Hdv1cND
From @c_cerrelli on Fri Oct 24 17:13:57 EDT 2014 RT @SaifullahNyazee: The passionate chants today in Gujrat of GO NAWAZ GO prove that all of Pakistan wants NS to resign
From @farhan313313 on Fri Oct 24 17:13:54 EDT 2014 RT @FarhanKVirk: Time to trend #EndPolio in Pakistan to show to International World that Pakistan hates Polio! Come on Guys! Lets do it, fo?
From @108_kamal on Fri Oct 24 17:13:47 EDT 2014 ?? ??????? ???ISIS???? ??????? ??????? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ????? ????? ?? #MQM #Pakistan http://t.co/RPsvuo80M5
From @utortent on Fri Oct 24 17:13:46 EDT 2014 RT @Simidxb: @shabanasohail1 @Sher_NA_125 pory k poora pakistan hi batameez hogaya hai
From @QATAR_NEWS on Fri Oct 24 17:13:46 EDT 2014 Pakistan institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of the country: A Pakistani economic? http://t.co/QRnIZis6Ld