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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: Fox NewsFri, 31 Jul 2015 00:27:42 -0700
US long suspected Pakistan of sheltering late Taliban leader Mullah Omar ...

On Wednesday, Afghan officials announced that they believed Omar had died in a Pakistan hospital sometime in 2013. On Thursday, the Taliban issued a statement confirming the death of the man known as "The Commander of the Faithful", but did not ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington PostThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:32:50 -0700
Taliban leader Omar's tale reflects clashing agendas read full story
Publisher: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyFri, 31 Jul 2015 08:33:45 -0700
Pakistani Media: Founder Of Militant Haqqani Militant Died 'A Year Ago' read full story
Publisher: FirstpostFri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:15 -0700
US suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Omar, says report read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 30 Jul 2015 08:33:45 -0700
Mullah Omar death: Why is Pakistan silent? read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:56:15 -0700
Taliban succession: A win for Pakistan? read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -0700
India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' isn't fruitful

In a South Asian tradition, Pakistani leaders send mangoes to their Indian counterparts every year. The fabled 'mango diplomacy', however, does not really help lower tensions between the two neighbours, writes Shivam Vij. On the occasion of Eid last ...   read full story


Publisher: ESPNcricinfo.comFri, 31 Jul 2015 07:08:14 -0700
Pakistan eye T20 crown to cap memorable tour

This tour is already Pakistan's most fruitful trip to Sri Lanka since 2006, and on Saturday, they will have a shot at sweeping the trophies. The visitors were always likely to fare well against the younger Sri Lanka players, but it is their dominance ...   read full story

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Publisher: Bleacher ReportFri, 31 Jul 2015 02:21:42 -0700
Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 2nd T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview read full story
Publisher: The InquisitrFri, 31 Jul 2015 18:18:45 -0700
Watch Pakistan Vs. Sri Lanka Cricket Live Online: 2nd T20 Ends Hard-Fought ... read full story
Publisher: International Business Times, India EditionFri, 31 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20: Expected Line-up, Preview, Date, Venue read full story
Publisher: DunyaNews PakistanFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0700
Pakistan, Sri Lanka second T20 today read full story
Publisher: Eyewitness NewsThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:48:45 -0700
Pakistan secure easy win over Sri Lanka read full story
Publisher: CricbuzzFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:11:21 -0700
Pakistan on cusp of tour treble read full story


Publisher: ForbesThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:45:00 -0700
"Are (Modi's) India and (Sharif's) Pakistan Sliding Toward War?" -- Let's Hope Not

John Stimson warns in a detailed, factual article??Are India and Pakistan Sliding Toward War?? ? that rising tensions over Kashmir ? and poor relations between Modi and Pakistan ? could lead soon to war. I don't disagree with the points he assembles.   read full story

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Publisher: Times of IndiaThu, 30 Jul 2015 20:22:30 -0700
Pakistan rejects Rajnath Singh's statement read full story
Publisher: Indiatimes.comThu, 30 Jul 2015 05:56:15 -0700
#PunjabTerrorAttack We Mapped How Pakistani Militants Might Have Entered India read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @SaraKhlili on Fri Jul 31 23:26:31 EDT 2015 @crazyshikoh acha me kal Pakistan aa rhi hu. Istaqbal ka intizam kiya jaye
From @naveed360 on Fri Jul 31 23:26:30 EDT 2015 My analysis on #MullaOmar's death for #Spain's La Razon newspaper. #Afghanistan #Pakistan http://t.co/OmlLL51Td1
From @KashmiriMuslims on Fri Jul 31 23:26:29 EDT 2015 @theafridian @jimmyerricson @suhailyusufzai 60% + Kashmir is currently under Pakistani Rule.So,Who won Kashmir? India or Pakistan?
From @bpp19571 on Fri Jul 31 23:26:24 EDT 2015 RT @swamiiii: Article by Sushil Pandit @neelakantha exposing lies peddled in media related to Yakub Menon & Raw Officer B. Raman. http://t.?
From @samikhan33a on Fri Jul 31 23:26:20 EDT 2015 RT @ZAIDAZIZpk: Bed of thorns: A #woman?s journey through #humantrafficking http://t.co/KONWQhdaZ8 #Pakistan
From @iJokesMs on Fri Jul 31 23:26:11 EDT 2015 Agar Bajrangi BhaiJaan Pakistan mein Banayi Jaye !! To Munni Ke Role Ke Liye Mamnoon Hussain Best Rahein Ge
From @bcalvert7755 on Fri Jul 31 23:26:11 EDT 2015 Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke 'end of the world' http://t.co/UNQv4QwkFh
From @iwldwhodeymna on Fri Jul 31 23:26:07 EDT 2015 On 24th April 2015, Pakistan lost one of its brightest lights: Sabeen Mahmud, founder of PeaceNiche and its performance space, T2F
From @neeraj52s on Fri Jul 31 23:25:59 EDT 2015 @TimesNow How can he beat Pakistan black and blue fhir kahan jayegi shawl saari Aur aam ki politics. Fhir Pakistan se aam kaise aayeinge
From @CrickSMS on Fri Jul 31 23:25:56 EDT 2015 "TODAY" 2nd T20: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Colombo 7:00PM Head to Head in T20 Match 13 PAK Won 8 SL Won 5 Live Score F Cricksms Send 40404
From @deepika_dips on Fri Jul 31 23:25:55 EDT 2015 @alansari57_sami @abeera302 I call it ignorance when D most disturbed country like Pakistan call itself paradise over death of it's people ?
From @DTNPakistan on Fri Jul 31 23:25:55 EDT 2015 DTN Pakistan: Pride of PakistaN - sharmeen obaid-chinoy: Our first interview is with the dynamic Oscar- and Em... http://t.co/RNQkhg9PMt
From @CricketZone_IN on Fri Jul 31 23:25:47 EDT 2015 Sri Lankan great hopeful for cricket revival in Pakistan at http://t.co/o9btoNUzfk #Cricket #Ashes #EngvAus #SLvPak #BanvSA
From @Kranten_en_RTV on Fri Jul 31 23:25:46 EDT 2015 Spits | Politie Pakistan schiet beruchte sekteleider dood http://t.co/FhAMGjP3iO
From @IK_Tigres on Fri Jul 31 23:25:40 EDT 2015 @shahzinak0 ak ur swal pakistan min cholistan kis suba min hy ?