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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: The Economist (blog)Thu, 28 May 2015 13:26:14 -0700
International cricket in Pakistan

But last week, when Hamilton Masakadza marked his guard at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to face the opening ball of their series in Pakistan, the crowd's anticipation had been brewing for six long years. Zimbabwe are the first international side to ...   read full story

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Publisher: Bleacher ReportFri, 29 May 2015 13:03:45 -0700
Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, 2015: Highlights, Scorecard and Recap read full story
Publisher: NDTVSports.comFri, 29 May 2015 21:41:15 -0700
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: One Killed in Suicide Blast Outside Gadaffi Stadium read full story
Publisher: cricket.com.auFri, 29 May 2015 20:45:00 -0700
Pakistan v Zimbabwe, by the numbers read full story
Publisher: OneindiaFri, 29 May 2015 14:11:15 -0700
Pakistan win first series in 17 months read full story
Publisher: SkySportsFri, 29 May 2015 12:30:00 -0700
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by six wickets in Lahore to win one-day series read full story
Publisher: The HinduFri, 29 May 2015 21:18:45 -0700
Pakistan admits blast outside Lahore's Gaddafi stadium a suicide attack read full story


Publisher: New York TimesFri, 29 May 2015 13:03:16 -0700
Pakistan Launches Hunt for Bus Hijackers Who Killed 19

QUETTA, Pakistan ? Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country's southwest, officials said. In a statement, the country's ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 29 May 2015 12:32:37 -0700
Pakistan bus raids: Balochistan gunmen kill at least 19 read full story
Publisher: Minneapolis Star TribuneFri, 29 May 2015 13:02:52 -0700
Pakistan launches hunt for gunmen who hijacked buses and killed 19 passengers read full story
Publisher: 680 NewsFri, 29 May 2015 13:17:21 -0700
Pakistan launches hunt for gunmen who hijacked buses and killed at least 19 ... read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 29 May 2015 14:21:39 -0700
Gunmen Kill 20 in Pakistan Bus Attack read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYFri, 29 May 2015 13:15:00 -0700
Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19 read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 29 May 2015 12:41:15 -0700
Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in Pakistan attack read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 29 May 2015 10:03:45 -0700
'Suspected spy' pigeon becomes jailbird after flight over Pakistan-India border

The numbers on the pigeon appeared to be a landline telephone in Pakistan's Narowal district, according to local reports. ?This is a rare instance of a bird from Pakistan being spotted here. We have caught a few spies here. The area is sensitive, given ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 29 May 2015 03:07:15 -0700
Pakistani 'spy pigeon' arrested in India read full story
Publisher: TheBlaze.comFri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
'Spy' Pigeon Detained in 'Sensitive' Area Near Pakistan-India Border read full story
Publisher: Times of IndiaThu, 28 May 2015 16:15:00 -0700
'Spy' pigeon from Pakistan jailed in Pathankot read full story
Publisher: The Indian ExpressThu, 28 May 2015 15:52:30 -0700
Pigeon with 'Pakistani markings' sparks alert at the India-Pakistan border read full story
Publisher: The VergeFri, 29 May 2015 04:37:30 -0700
India arrests pigeon accused of spying for Pakistan read full story
Publisher: The Express TribuneFri, 29 May 2015 00:29:51 -0700
'Spy' pigeon from Pakistan jailed in India: report read full story


Publisher: The GuardianThu, 28 May 2015 23:11:15 -0700
Women barred from voting in parts of Pakistan

In some of the most socially conservative regions of Pakistan this weekend's local government elections will be men-only affairs. Local politicians and elders say parties contesting elections for district and village council seats in Hangu and parts of ...   read full story

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Publisher: The IndependentFri, 29 May 2015 11:22:30 -0700
Women 'barred from voting' in Pakistan local elections read full story
Publisher: Pakistan TodayFri, 29 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700
LG polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @Karachi_Waala on Sat May 30 02:16:39 EDT 2015 RT @ImranKhanPTI: Jalsa at Khaplu. A sea of people all wanting Naya Pakistan.PTI will deliver InshaAllah. http://t.co/xc4KFZhsi7
From @Majiddong on Sat May 30 02:16:39 EDT 2015 Pakistan Launches Hunt for Bus Hijackers Who Killed 19: Pakistan launches hunt for gunmen who hijacked buses and killed at least 19 p...
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From @U173NNSOfficial on Sat May 30 02:16:38 EDT 2015 RT @max_wake: No Comments:( #Pakistan http://t.co/LARhQMOqtW
From @prashantrathi08 on Sat May 30 02:16:37 EDT 2015 RT @smitaprakash: This is a 'request' from Afghanistan to Pakistan: please stop funding Taliban, building Taliban sanctuaries. http://t.co?
From @Pakistan_Marble on Sat May 30 02:16:37 EDT 2015 #Pakistan Business Local body elections under way in K-P http://t.co/GScKomgqWw
From @AnjumIqbalPTI on Sat May 30 02:16:37 EDT 2015 RT @OverseasPti: Reforms in Thana Culture done by PTI in KP never seen before in Pakistan. #VoteForBat http://t.co/nADu0fECFc
From @Pakistan_Marble on Sat May 30 02:16:36 EDT 2015 #Pakistan Business 15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp http://t.co/U1iOnmy4Av
From @TajammulFlower on Sat May 30 02:16:36 EDT 2015 RT @SaadMaqsood2: #?????_??_???? Trending in Pakistan Good work All Friends
From @waqasmohammadkh on Sat May 30 02:16:36 EDT 2015 RT @leaderJIpk: Reforms in Thana Culture in #KP never seen before in #Pakistan. #?????_??_???? http://t.co/9ehZJKvD5j
From @Pakistan_Marble on Sat May 30 02:16:36 EDT 2015 #Pakistan Business Police arrest 340 suspects in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa http://t.co/4wJknNaKpU
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From @pakistaninews_ on Sat May 30 02:16:34 EDT 2015 Local body elections under way in K-P http://t.co/EwzpeCuSzw #Pakistan #News
From @Sarcaism on Sat May 30 02:16:34 EDT 2015 RT @iamGunjanGrunge: He : Oye!! Pakistan ki maaa chod denge !! Me : Thand rakh BC dushman maarne hai paida nahi karne !! #IndvsPak
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