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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: The Economist (blog)Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:41:36 -0700
Pakistan in turmoil Unleashing the mob

For days it has looked as if Pakistan were teetering on the verge of something like another coup, or at least the explicit reassertion of military control over civilian rulers. Unrest persists in Islamabad where for weeks protesters have gathered and ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher:, 01 Sep 2014 01:08:02 -0700
Pakistan protesters storm state TV as country teeters on the brink read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comSun, 31 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700
Who is behind Pakistan's political unrest? read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:20:27 -0700
Anti-government protesters storm state TV headquarters in Pakistan read full story
Publisher: New York TimesSun, 31 Aug 2014 04:09:48 -0700
Pakistani Army Calls for Calm After Protest Turns Deadly read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:02:37 -0700
Pakistani protesters force state TV station off air read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 23:34:17 -0700
Pakistan state TV back on air after protesters storm offices read full story

Publisher: ReutersSun, 31 Aug 2014 19:16:35 -0700
Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headquarters in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by ...   read full story

Publisher: CBS NewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 04:15:00 -0700
Pakistan political protests against PM Sharif turn deadly

ISLAMABAD - Clashes between opposition activists and Pakistan's police intensified in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital on Sunday, casting an increasing shadow over the embattled government of Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of the nuclear armed south ...   read full story

Publisher: Wall Street JournalSun, 31 Aug 2014 02:59:51 -0700
Pakistani Protests Turn Deadly

ISLAMABAD?Three protesters died and more than 400 people were injured following hours-long clashes with security forces in Pakistan's capital, hospital officials said Sunday, as the country's growing political crisis turned violent. Thousands of ...   read full story

Pakistan Tweets

From @f_faddy on Mon Sep 01 14:39:03 EDT 2014 Sir #JAVEDHASHMI you have done so much for this country .. Today you truly made NAYA PAKISTAN :) #Respect
From @bushra_waheed on Mon Sep 01 14:39:02 EDT 2014 As a citizen of #Pakistan, I demand an investigation into the accounts of #PTI & #PAT to ascertain where money came from for these dharnas
From @JiyoJawan on Mon Sep 01 14:39:02 EDT 2014 September 1, 1965 - Four Indian Vampires were shot down by Pakistan Air Force's two F-86 Sabres over Chamb Sector...
From @hammy_shuaba on Mon Sep 01 14:39:02 EDT 2014 So here comes #Tuesday is it #MeryAzizHumWatno time?? #Pakistan
From @AzeemMehmood1 on Mon Sep 01 14:39:00 EDT 2014 RT @KhanAmerKhan: Fellow citizen remember one thing,the day you destroyed Army as an institution then Pakistan will be another Libya,Iraq &?
From @shazgujjar on Mon Sep 01 14:39:00 EDT 2014 RT @AnjumKiani: Breaking : Javed Hashmi is Nawaz Sharif & GEO's final card against Pakistan armed forces. #IslamabadMassacre #PTI http://t?
From @yacoMD on Mon Sep 01 14:39:00 EDT 2014 "How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against Polio" via NYT
From @BeingZainMalik on Mon Sep 01 14:39:00 EDT 2014 RT @DocSA_: Jumping to conclusion! That's the only exercise some azeez hamwatan are doing.Chalo lagay raho :) #Islamabadmasacre #Pakistan
From @Jehanzebb on Mon Sep 01 14:38:59 EDT 2014 RT @Malik_73: Imran Khan has opposed #Pakistan Military Ops in FATA since 2004. Has led protests against #US Drones. Pro Army? #Pakistan
From @aju_tl on Mon Sep 01 14:38:59 EDT 2014 RT @sabena_siddiqi: Pakistanis , these dharnas are a way to start civil war in #Pakistan they falsely pretend army wants a coup.
From @Attique_R3hman on Mon Sep 01 14:38:59 EDT 2014 RT @KhanAmerKhan: Fellow citizen remember one thing,the day you destroyed Army as an institution then Pakistan will be another Libya,Iraq &?
From @yasserbhattiadv on Mon Sep 01 14:38:58 EDT 2014 RT @AlizehIHaider: Media fully complicit in this abuse of democracy. Like cannibals they join in to devour Pakistan.
From @BarimMaqsood on Mon Sep 01 14:38:58 EDT 2014 RT @SyedImranRza: ~No matter how long it takes, it will get better LOVE Yew Pakistan
From @ArbabJaved2 on Mon Sep 01 14:38:58 EDT 2014 RT @AQpk: Javed Hashmi is another #PMLN attack on #Pakistan Army & #ISI. #NawazSharif is orchestrating anti-army disinfo campaign to divert?
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