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Pakistan: Country in South Asia
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 207.8 million. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.


‘After Balakot, Pak will think 100 times before a misadventure’

IndiaTimes - Published

Christian woman in Pakistan blasphemy row: I've been invited to live in France

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, said on Friday after meeting President Emmanuel Macron that she had been invited her to live in France.
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Videos for Pakistan

Coronavirus in Pakistan: Panic buying of masks leading to shortages [Video]Coronavirus in Pakistan: Panic buying of masks leading to shortages

On Wednesday, Pakistan detected its first two cases of the virus in the capital, Islamabad, and the largest city, Karachi.

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Greta Thunberg Finally Met Her ‘Role Model,’ Malala Yousafzai [Video]Greta Thunberg Finally Met Her ‘Role Model,’ Malala Yousafzai

17-year-old Thunberg recently got the chance to meet 22-year-old Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

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Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills [Video]Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills

A hearing and speech impaired 12-year-old is not letting her disability stop her from pursuing her dreams on the ski slopes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar [Video]Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

Many businesses are running out of Chinese products causing a sharp increase in prices In Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan [Video]International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan [Video]Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

At least four Pakistani students studying in Wuhan have been infected by the virus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist [Video]Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist

Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist

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Trump arrives for Davos Economic Forum [Video]Trump arrives for Davos Economic Forum

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday (January 21) for the 50th World Economic Forum.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing [Video]Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing

A 71-year-old man has been arrested in Pakistan in connection with the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot while on duty in 2005. West Yorkshire Police said Piran Ditta Khan was held on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens [Video]Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens

Dozens of people have died after avalanches were triggered in both Pakistan and India-controlled Kashmir. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38 [Video]The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38

As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 38th birthday on January 9, we look back of her previous year and the highlights of her royal duties. Kate toured Pakistan with William, became patron of the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published


Pakistan will think 100 times before any misadventure against India: Rajnath Singh

In an address at a seminar, he said India's adversary on the Western border will have to think 100 times before considering about any future "misadventure". The "out-of-the-box" response in the form of..
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India at UN asks Pak leadership to stop terror funding, dismantle militant camps

India on Friday advised Pakistan's top leadership to stop terror funding and dismantle terrorist camps operating from its soil and territories under its control while decrying Islamabad's efforts to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan readying hundreds of terrorists for infiltration across LoC: Sources

The Jaish terror commanders who operated from Kashmir valley are almost exhausted now. Therefore Pakistan is trying to push a large number of new terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest.
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India asks Pakistan to stop support to terrorists, pay attention to welfare of its own people

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Pakistan 'pernicious cradle of terrorism': India at UNHRC

Describing Pakistan as the "pernicious cradle of terrorism", India on Thursday slammed the neighbouring country for raising concerns over human rights in Jammu and Kashmir and said that before..
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US deal to supply high-tech weapons to India could further destabilise region: Pakistan

During President Donald Trump's visit, India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for the Indian armed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan shuts schools, suspends Iran flights to curb coronavirus spread

Pakistan on Thursday shut schools in several areas and suspended flights to and from Iran to try to stop the spread of new coronavirus, after reporting its first cases of the infection, officials said.
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Ironic that ‘global terror epicentre’ Pak lectures on rights: India at UN

Describing Pakistan as world's leading exporter of terror, the govt on Wednesday said J&K "was, is and shall forever" remain an integral part of India. Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus: health minister

Pakistan has confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus but both patients are in a "stable" condition, the health minister said on Wednesday.
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Pakistani court to hear petition terming women's rights movement 'anti-state'

A major women's rights movement in Pakistan is facing a legal challenge over a march scheduled for next month over allegations that the organizers' activities are "anti-state".
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Remains of teenager found in lion enclosure at Pakistan safari park

The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said.
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J&K 'was, is and shall forever' remain its integral part: India tells Pakistan at UNHRC meeting

Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held here in Switzerland from February 24 to March 20, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), the ministry of external affairs,..
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Balakot air strike anniversary: When IAF's jets crossed Pakistan border

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There was no Pakistani aircraft within 150 kms of our strike package, says former IAF Chief on Balakot airstrike

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Stern line on Islamabad: Ensure no terror activity in territory

In the India-US joint statement, both nations denounced any use of terrorist proxies and called on Pak to ensure no territory under its control is used to launch terror attacks. ​​​While the..
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2 hurt in Pak shelling along LoC

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From signing defence deal to focusing on crossborder terrorism, here are highlights from Donald Trump's India visit

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday concluded his 2-day visit to India by signing off on a major defence deal and echoing India 's concern on cross-border terrorism by Pakistan.
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Our ties with Pakistan very good: Trump

"Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one. Thanks to these efforts, we are beginning to see signs of big progress with Pakistan and we are hopeful for reduced tensions, greater stability and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan weekly round-up: FATF reprieve, cruise missile launch and more

IndiaTimes - Published

US working with Pakistan to fight terror groups, says Donald Trump

The President also said that signs of 'big progress' can be seen.
DNA - Published

Not just bilateral, regional & global issues also on Modi-Trump platter

Regional and international cooperation will be an important focus area for Trump and Modi when they meet on Tuesday. While the US is expected to encourage India to further promote stability and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan increased manifold to push terrorists into J&K: DGP

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan has increased manifold to push armed terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir and sabotage peace, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday, asserting that the security grid is strong..
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Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha denies he endorsed Pak Prez Alvi's concerns over Kashmir

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday rejected Pakistan President Rashid Alvi's claim that the actor-turned-politician "endorsed" his concerns over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir imposed..
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Shatrughan Sinha meets Pak President in Lahore

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Ready to deal with any situation: Army commander

Underlining the use of non-state actors in terror activities by Pakistan, South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Alok Kler on Saturday said the Indian army is prepared to deal with any situation. Kler,..
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Pakistan must crack down on terrorists for successful dialogue with India: White House

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Giriraj: India paying price for failing to send Muslims to Pak

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FATF warns Pakistan of stern action if it fails to check terror funding

Retaining Pakistan on the 'grey list', the global terror financing watchdog warned that if it does not complete a full action plan by June, it could lead to consequences on its businesses.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947, says Giriraj Singh

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, some houses damaged in shelling

IndiaTimes - Published

Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing "gray list"

Pakistan has until June to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan or face actions against it, a global watchdog said on Friday.
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India paid heavy price for failing to send Muslims to Pakistan in 1947: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

The controversial remark was made in Purnea district in the Seemanchal region of Bihar where he was trying to garner support in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Top News of the Day | Feb 21, 2020: Pak remains in FATF 'grey list', Trump's 'tremendous' trade deal claim and more

Top news of the day on Friday, February 21 was the FATF decision to keep in the 'grey list' and giving it another 8-point target to complete in four months.
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Pakistan expects reprieve at global anti-terror financing meeting

Pakistan hopes to secure a four-month reprieve at a global meeting on anti-terrorism financing in Paris on Friday where a decision whether or not to blacklist the South Asian nation is expected,..
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Bomb blast in Pakistan, earthquake in Nepal as grounds for lawyers' strikes irk SC

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'She has links with Naxals', says Karnataka CM on girl who shouted 'Pakistan zindabad'

On Thursday, Amulya Leone, 19, raised slogans of 'Pakistan zindabad' during an anti-rally in Bengaluru.
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19-yr-old Amulya raises pro-Pakistan slogan at anti-CAA stir: All you need to know

Nineteen-year-old Amulya Leona Noronha was whisked away from the dais on Thursday for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at the anti-CAA rally organised by the Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Issai Federation at the..
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Do they want to turn India into Pakistan, Giriraj Singh asks Congress, RJD

Citing instances of alleged "hate speeches" by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Girl who shouted 'Pakistan zindabad' at anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru sent to 14-day judicial custody

She has been slapped with sedition charges.
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Teen activist charged with sedition for saying ‘Pakistan zindabad’

A teenage student-activist was arrested and booked for sedition after she repeatedly raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans in her speech at an anti-CAA-NRC protest held in central Bengaluru on..
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FATF pressure a factor in reduction of cross-border terror: Army chief

“If Pakistan feels it has got away with it in the FATF, it will certainly ramp up cross-border terrorism. With the entire glare of FATF on it, Pakistan would tone down its activities and rhetoric...
IndiaTimes - Published

China backs Pakistan decision not to evacuate students from coronavirus lockdown

A Chinese diplomat on Thursday backed Pakistan's decision not to evacuate Pakistani students from the province at the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, a day after parents confronted government..
Reuters - Published

India expects to continue counter-terrorism cooperation with USA

"We got support from the US on the listing of terrorists from Pakistan," noted MEA spokesperson
DNA - Published

Our men foiling BAT action even before Pakistan is able to launch it: Army chief

IndiaTimes - Published

India all geared against Pakistan in Geneva; Vikas Swarup to lead delegation

This is for the second time Pakistan foreign minister SM Qureshi will be travelling to Geneva to raise Kashmir after New Delhi removed special status for the erstwhile state in August. This session..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Convict, prosecute terrorist leaders': Pakistan gets FATF warning

Pakistan has been given a stern message by almost all FATF member countries, barring Turkey and Malaysia, to honour the remaining 13 action plan items by the June 2020 FATF plenary. This would include..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jathedar leaves for Pakistan to participate in Saka Nankana function

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Congress working as a sleeper cell of Pakistan, exposed, says Pragya Singh Thakur

IndiaTimes - Published

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