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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: Aljazeera.comFri, 19 Dec 2014 23:20:49 -0800
Pakistan steps up campaign against Taliban

The Pakistani military has stepped up its campaign against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan after the group claimed the attack on a school in Peshawar earlier this week that left 148 people, most of them children, dead. Air strikes and ground operations ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesFri, 19 Dec 2014 18:24:45 -0800
Pakistan's Old Curse read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsFri, 19 Dec 2014 13:06:15 -0800
Mastermind of Pakistan school attack ID'd as militant known by 'Slim' read full story
Publisher: Military TimesFri, 19 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800
Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas read full story
Publisher: Al Jazeera AmericaSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:11:15 -0800
Pakistan army kills scores of insurgents in latest raid on Taliban read full story
Publisher: The GuardianSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:41:15 -0800
US drone attack kills at least five Taliban fighters in Pakistan ? report read full story
Publisher: MashableFri, 19 Dec 2014 20:52:30 -0800
Inside the Pakistan school where gunmen killed more than 140 people read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:59:39 -0800
77 militants killed in Pakistan after school massacre

19, 2014 - A Pakistani university student takes a picture of her friends holding banners prior to a protest condemning Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan that left 148 dead. Pakistani warplanes and ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesFri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:28 -0800
Pakistan's 9/11? read full story
Publisher: CBC.caThu, 18 Dec 2014 22:31:39 -0800
Pakistan uses ground, air forces to kill 77 militants in wake of school attack read full story
Publisher: CNNThu, 18 Dec 2014 23:00:34 -0800
Pakistani army targets militants after Taliban school massacre read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:26:15 -0800
Pakistan's ties to militant groups complicate its terrorism fight read full story


Publisher: Washington PostFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:06:14 -0800
Pakistan's military kills at least 119 suspected militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? A series of airstrikes and ground offensives killed at least 119 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas, officials said Friday, in a sign of intensified military action after this week's school massacre by ...   read full story


Publisher: ABC OnlineFri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:28 -0800
Pakistan massacre: Two convicted militants hanged in first execution since ...

The United Nations human rights office appealed to Pakistan on Friday to refrain from resuming executions after the Peshawar school massacre, saying this would not stop terrorism and might even feed a "cycle of revenge". The slaughter has put pressure ...   read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @Faibyy on Sat Dec 20 22:17:15 EST 2014 RT @MQM_UK: Live: Lodging FIR Against Maulana Abdul Aziz #MQM #MQMUK #Pakistan http://t.co/1nPJAqcxrD
From @televisi99 on Sat Dec 20 22:17:14 EST 2014 RT @TuInformativo24: #TuInformativo24 Pakistán: familiares de niños fallecidos en atentado piden justicia http://t.co/2WW8QKnTlC .@AnibalFu?
From @LoveMQM on Sat Dec 20 22:17:14 EST 2014 RT @ShamaJunejo: THEY let him flee"@Karachies: May Allah Destroy The Ones Who Destroy Pakistan #ArrestAbdulAziz @WasayJalil @LoveMQM http?
From @amy99314 on Sat Dec 20 22:17:11 EST 2014 RT @ShireenMazari1: IK & PTI have shown thru their actions that politics shd be about what is good for the people of Pakistan & the ppl hav?
From @jamaluddin105 on Sat Dec 20 22:17:10 EST 2014 RT @AnjumKiani: After the recklessly lazy APC Do you still think ur so called deserves to be the PM of Pakistan? #PTI & #PMLN? #UniteAgai?
From @HASH1246 on Sat Dec 20 22:17:07 EST 2014 RT @MQM_UK: Shut up call For Maulana Abdul Aziz #MQM #MQMUK #Pakistan http://t.co/k8tr7kXWbv
From @AdilWaheedK on Sat Dec 20 22:17:06 EST 2014 RT @BilalJaved: Why they hate @ImranKhanPTI?? Just becoz he talks about #Pakistan and prefer this nation at all.. #AskLiberalFascists #Miss?
From @Save__Pakistan on Sat Dec 20 22:17:06 EST 2014 RT @TheAncelottiWay: La Decima Copa Del Rey UEFA Super Cup FIFA Club World Cup
From @superkaif_ on Sat Dec 20 22:17:05 EST 2014 RT @pakaffairspk: Government of Pakistan signs official contract with CERN for collaboration with the world's largest lab as... http://t.co?
From @Pehlay_Pakistan on Sat Dec 20 22:17:05 EST 2014 RT @pakaffairspk: Government of Pakistan signs official contract with CERN for collaboration with the world's largest lab as... http://t.co?
From @Abrompton on Sat Dec 20 22:17:04 EST 2014 RT @pakaffairspk: Government of Pakistan signs official contract with CERN for collaboration with the world's largest lab as... http://t.co?
From @WembleyUnit_MQM on Sat Dec 20 22:17:03 EST 2014 Live: Lodging FIR Against Maulana Abdul Aziz #MQM #MQMUK #Pakistan http://t.co/gyyvw9bh2Q
From @SQAM82 on Sat Dec 20 22:17:02 EST 2014 RT @ShamaJunejo: THEY let him flee"@Karachies: May Allah Destroy The Ones Who Destroy Pakistan #ArrestAbdulAziz @WasayJalil @LoveMQM http?
From @172karla on Sat Dec 20 22:17:02 EST 2014 RT @Harry_Styles: Awful awful news from Peshawar in Pakistan. It's so sad, thinking of everyone there.
From @girsaran on Sat Dec 20 22:17:01 EST 2014 First sensible acknowledge from Pakistan http://t.co/DdO9vsRtBH