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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: ReutersSun, 07 Feb 2016 17:41:15 -0800
To protect Chinese investment, Pakistan military leaves little to chance

The armed forces and interior ministry have sent hundreds of extra soldiers and police to Gwadar, the southern hub of the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and more are on their way. "Soon we'll start hiring 700-800 police to be part ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: NDTVSun, 07 Feb 2016 21:43:52 -0800
With Billions Of Dollars From China, Pak's Gwadar Port Is A Fortress read full story

Publisher: The HinduSun, 07 Feb 2016 01:05:02 -0800
Pakistan behind rise of international jihadi forces: NYT

Pakistan's powerful intelligence service has long acted as the ?manager? of international jihadi forces and it may have been involved in the rise of the ISIS, a leading U.S. daily on Sunday said, in a stinging commentary on Pakistan's ?intervention? in ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesSat, 06 Feb 2016 09:31:24 -0800
Pakistan's Hand in the Rise of International Jihad read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleSat, 06 Feb 2016 02:09:06 -0800
Third round of talks on Afghan peace begins in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaFri, 05 Feb 2016 12:05:58 -0800
Pakistan to Host New Afghan Peace Talks Saturday read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 05 Feb 2016 23:16:39 -0800
Efforts to revive Afghan peace talks continue in Pakistan read full story

Publisher:, 08 Feb 2016 05:18:45 -0800
Three-way claim between UK, India and Pakistan set for Koh-i-Noor diamond

But his lawsuit is aimed at forcing the Pakistan government to press Britain for the diamond's return. The mission has been a lifetime cause for the London-trained lawyer who has written 786 letters to the Queen and to Pakistani officials before filing ...   read full story

Publisher: ReutersMon, 08 Feb 2016 00:15:00 -0800
Director hopes Oscar-nominated film will help end Pakistan honor killings

The film, which follows the story of a young woman who survived attempted murder by her father and uncle after marrying a man without their approval, was nominated for an Oscar in January, prompting Pakistan's prime minister to pledge to take a firm ...   read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @HEC_Pakistan on Mon Feb 08 09:15:59 EST 2016 NAB SEALS ILLEGAL UNIVERSITY in #SIALKOT #highered #Pakistan
From @MCRHour on Mon Feb 08 09:15:59 EST 2016 Missing rapist 'may be in Pakistan' #MCRHour
From @sengarajay on Mon Feb 08 09:15:55 EST 2016 RT @Seems3r: Original name of David Coleman Headley is Dawood Gilani Atleast Indian media should call him by his original name !! https://t?
From @qadrijpk on Mon Feb 08 09:15:55 EST 2016 Namoos-e-RIsalat or Khatm-e-Nabuwwat par jo ungli uthaey wo hath hi tor dalo #MumtazQadri #Pakistan #Karachi #Lahore #Islamabad #Qadiani
From @Iamshri86 on Mon Feb 08 09:15:54 EST 2016 @sardanarohit @ZeeNews Hona kya hai wahi dhak ke teen paat.. Aji Pakistan ko ushi ki bhasha me samjhane wale bhi badal gaye to kya kahe...
From @gulyabanicik on Mon Feb 08 09:15:53 EST 2016 RT @Cihan_Haber: Y?lan? burnundan sokup a?z?ndan ?kard?
From @iUswah_19 on Mon Feb 08 09:15:52 EST 2016 RT @SportsReporter_: "Pakistan ready to play World T20 matches at Neurtal venue if needed" PCB Chairman Shehryar Khan
From @wilaya13 on Mon Feb 08 09:15:51 EST 2016 RT @missdoudou902: FOLLOW PLZ @SuhilaBnLachhab #philippines #Malaysia #japan #China #Pakistan #SouhilaBenLachhab
From @10661776b on Mon Feb 08 09:15:51 EST 2016 9 people are killed & more than 35 injured when a suicide bomber on a bicycle blows himself up near a security forces truck in Pakistan.
From @ahaaleyyyy on Mon Feb 08 09:15:51 EST 2016 RT @mohitfreedom: #Pakistan?s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad, via @nytimes #WhatsInTheBox - Name & shame countries
From @WajMalik on Mon Feb 08 09:15:50 EST 2016 7 Young, Passionate And Non-Corrupt SSPs Of Sindh Police - Parhlo
From @PRADEEP57405168 on Mon Feb 08 09:15:49 EST 2016 RT @aThakkali: Forget David Headly, even if Hafiz Saeed gives testimony saying he ordered 26/11 Pakistan can never prosecute and punish him?
From @wilaya13 on Mon Feb 08 09:15:48 EST 2016 RT @missdoudou902: FOLLOW PLZ @SuhilaBnLachhab #philippines #Malaysia #japan #China #Pakistan #SouhilaBenLachhab
From @EagleeyeHarry on Mon Feb 08 09:15:46 EST 2016 RT @abhinag39: @grannies4equal Im a christian from pakistan, brother dont lie, this is what muslims do to christians there
From @ajredeberhardt on Mon Feb 08 09:15:45 EST 2016 RT @mohitfreedom: #Pakistan?s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad, via @nytimes #WhatsInTheBox - Name & shame countries