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Complete details about Pakistan in Asia with capital city Islamabad

Country NamePakistan (Pakistan)
Country CodePAK
Capital CityIslamabad
RegionSouthern and Central Asia
Independence Year1947
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: International New York TimesWed, 02 Sep 2015 03:18:45 -0700
India and Pakistan's Dialogue of the Deaf

KARACHI, Pakistan ? We are at it again. India and Pakistan are talking a lot these days, mostly about why they don't want to talk to each other. Our national security advisers were supposed to meet last week. And they were supposed to talk about ...   read full story

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Publisher: Times of IndiaWed, 02 Sep 2015 19:37:30 -0700
India strongly rejects Pakistan raising Kashmir at UN read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostTue, 01 Sep 2015 11:45:05 -0700
U.S. Should Stop Reinforcing Pakistan's Delusions read full story
Publisher: Foreign Policy (blog)Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:30:00 -0700
In With the Old: India-Pakistan Relations at a Standstill read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:11:15 -0700
Pakistan has lost international support on Kashmir: Ex Pakistan envoy read full story

Publisher: Business InsiderWed, 02 Sep 2015 10:40:20 -0700
Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

1, 2015 photo, a man looks into the office of Pakistan's National Data and Registration Authority or NADRA which was closed by authorities in Karachi, Pakistan. Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards in ...   read full story

Publisher:, 02 Sep 2015 19:26:15 -0700
Pakistan batsman falls to rare dismissal

Opening batsman Akmal was playing for Lahore Blues on Wednesday in the qualifying round of the Haier Twenty20 Cup, Pakistan's premier 20-over tournament, when he was ruled out 'obstructing the field' by the TV Umpire in a match against Quetta Region.   read full story

Publisher: New York TimesWed, 02 Sep 2015 17:33:45 -0700
Pakistan: Military Presses Offensive Against Militants

Airstrikes carried out by Pakistani forces have killed at least 31 people suspected of being militants in the country's volatile northwest, officials said Wednesday, as an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban continues on several fronts. Warplanes ...   read full story

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Publisher: Minneapolis Star TribuneWed, 02 Sep 2015 00:41:53 -0700
Pakistan officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in tribal region near ... read full story
Publisher: Channel News AsiaTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0700
US drone kills six suspected militants in Pakistan read full story

Pakistan Tweets

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From @bollyfreak1 on Thu Sep 03 08:49:14 EDT 2015 @bcfcnevis he is given rest as he will play In next series against Pakistan.
From @Zhbabar05 on Thu Sep 03 08:49:14 EDT 2015 RT @Aliya313: The Poorest Areas in PAKISTAN Are in Sind Bz The Money Given To These Poor NEVER Reach Them The Waderas Loot it From Poor, S?
From @PakistanUpdate on Thu Sep 03 08:49:12 EDT 2015 Saeed Ajmal: I will prove myself in National T20 championship in Pakistan
From @aryan_saim on Thu Sep 03 08:49:09 EDT 2015 RT @AsadUmarFanClub: RT OverseasPTI: I came to Pakistan to vote for PTI & it was stolen, Thanks to corrupt ECP! #GoECPGo
From @khalidrafiq138 on Thu Sep 03 08:49:06 EDT 2015 Big names ready to set Pakistan Super League alight
From @abhishek_aditya on Thu Sep 03 08:49:06 EDT 2015 #abhishek_Aditya 'Pak prepared for war, can give befitting response to India'
From @Andyj1673 on Thu Sep 03 08:49:05 EDT 2015 @omar_quraishi @KlasraRauf Ppl frm Pakistan protesting against Phantom that is ok but i am really shocked the language used by some pak ppl
From @pakistani_news on Thu Sep 03 08:49:01 EDT 2015 Saeed Ajmal: I will prove myself in National T20 championship in Pakistan: The 37-year old ... #pakistan #cricket
From @pakistani_news on Thu Sep 03 08:49:01 EDT 2015 'Are you going to play us or not': Pakistan v India cricket series in UAE increasingly in d... #pakistan #cricket
From @Jackie_firangi on Thu Sep 03 08:49:01 EDT 2015 Mohd Asif, Salman Butt and Mohd Amir must prove their honesty: Pakistan selector: Salman Butt, Muhammad Aamir ...
From @pakistani_news on Thu Sep 03 08:49:01 EDT 2015 Pakistan Super League: Pollard, Elliott, Dilshan touted as big signings: The twice-postpone... #pakistan #cricket
From @myousaf115 on Thu Sep 03 08:49:00 EDT 2015 RT @KhanHotmil: @justimaigen @GRUM07 Swat pakistan
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From @dlazerbaijan on Thu Sep 03 08:48:57 EDT 2015 Pakistani youth to donate blood at Indian camp: Strained relations between neighbours India and Pakistan notwi...