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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: New York TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:38:07 -0700
More Than 40 People Killed in Bus Accident in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan ? At least 42 people were killed Sunday morning in southern Pakistan after a bus slammed into a tractor-trailer in one of the worst traffic accidents in this country in recent years, officials and rescue workers said. The crash took ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington PostMon, 21 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700
At least 42 killed in Pakistan after speeding bus veers out of control read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comSun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:15 -0700
Dozens dead in Pakistan bus crash read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:10:36 -0700
Pakistan bus crash leaves 42 dead read full story
Publisher: Al Jazeera AmericaSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:51:57 -0700
Road accident kills dozens in south Pakistan read full story
Publisher: RTSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:19:17 -0700
At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident read full story

Publisher: CNNSat, 19 Apr 2014 13:53:44 -0700
Gunmen target prominent Pakistani news anchor Hamid Mir

(CNN) -- Gunmen wounded a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor on Saturday in an attack his brother linked to the nation's government, despite its firm denial. Hamid Mir was shot three times by gunmen in a car and on two motorcycles near Karachi's ...   read full story

Publisher: CNNSun, 20 Apr 2014 12:10:42 -0700
2 UNICEF staffers missing in Pakistan

(CNN) -- Police are investigating after two UNICEF staff members went missing in Karachi, Pakistan, a United Nations spokesman said Sunday. The staffers went missing on Thursday evening, United Nations spokesman Vittorio Cammarota said. Police are in ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC OnlineSat, 19 Apr 2014 01:03:45 -0700
Two United Nations staff kidnapped by gunmen in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 06:07:30 -0700
Two UN staff members go missing in Pakistan read full story

Publisher: Aljazeera.comSat, 19 Apr 2014 07:34:31 -0700
Journalism in Pakistan, a threatened existence

Rumi's name was on a list issued by the Pakistani Taliban in February which warned of repercussions for journalists who opposed the government's dialogue with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, a militant outfit behind hundreds of terrorist attacks in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Gulf TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:11:15 -0700
Pakistan not safe but produces brave journalists read full story
Publisher: The Express Tribune (blog)Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:52:30 -0700
Journalism in Pakistan: Where the sword is mightier than the pen? read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @mudifer on Mon Apr 21 06:17:10 EDT 2014 @UmarCheema1 @muneebfaruq @AamirLiaquat Can you tell Y @geonews_english is running compensation package now ?? LOL Cowards.. #Pakistan
From @Asm9419 on Mon Apr 21 06:17:09 EDT 2014 RT @etribune: (News) Jashn-e-Khushal Khan Khattak: The warrior poet of Akora Khattak remembered #Pakistan http://t.c?
From @Olfrance on Mon Apr 21 06:17:09 EDT 2014 RT @SumairaJajja: Too late Zardari, you looked the other way when you were in power. 'Zardari for revisiting #blasphemy laws'
From @bilalj8 on Mon Apr 21 06:17:08 EDT 2014 RT @sgangopadhyay: @bilalj8 ?? ?? ??....... ????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? Pakistan ???????? ??? ?
From @hassan_asher40 on Mon Apr 21 06:17:06 EDT 2014 Pro. Zardari meeting was intended to protect personal interests. Umar Riaz Abbasi #DrQadri #Pakistan #11MayProtest
From @Atta_ur_rahman on Mon Apr 21 06:17:05 EDT 2014 RT @FaisalJavedKhan: Video: Iqbal and Youth of Pakistan
From @languillem on Mon Apr 21 06:17:05 EDT 2014 RT @BernardGauthier: @WilliamReymond croyez-vous a la théorie du complot? Diego Garcia? Pakistan?
From @Airforceguy1 on Mon Apr 21 06:17:01 EDT 2014 With vision of PM Nawaz Sharif & hard work of Team PMLN, I can foresee a bright future for Pakistan.
From @ePakistanSocial on Mon Apr 21 06:17:00 EDT 2014 RT @TahirulQadri: It is unfortunate that the teachings of Allama Iqbal have become alien in a country which was founded on his vision. #Pak?
From @PTIFinland on Mon Apr 21 06:16:59 EDT 2014 RT @FaisalJavedKhan: Video: Iqbal and Youth of Pakistan
From @BalochTawar on Mon Apr 21 06:16:55 EDT 2014 @ATIPAKSMS Devil Republic of Pakistan with its terrorist mullahs murdabad @balochsabir2 @BalochWatch @SherM_BRP
From @abbaskhan212 on Mon Apr 21 06:16:55 EDT 2014 RT @dunyanetwork: Senate body passes resolution to life ban on YouTube
From @PakistanFeed on Mon Apr 21 06:16:52 EDT 2014 [Tribune] Pakistan's ambassador becomes Assistant Secretary General of OIC |
From @NangarNews on Mon Apr 21 06:16:51 EDT 2014 Pakistan Bher Ma Haj Darkhuwaston Ki Wasuli Aaj Say Shuru, 31 March 2015 Tak Karamad NIC Lazmi, Darkhuast Form Muft Dastiyab Hain. Ahmed Ali
From @fasc99 on Mon Apr 21 06:16:50 EDT 2014 @iamAhmadshahzad you are the future of Pakistan Cricket! Keep making us proud!