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Pakistan: Federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.7 million people. 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.

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Pakistan violated ceasefire 2,500 times in 10 months: Report

However, a central government initiative - a border management programme - has instilled a modicum of safety in people's lives along the border.
DNA - Published

Pakistan's neurotic behaviour declined it to a failed state with 'DNA of terrorism': India

India has lashed out at Pakistan over its "juvenile propaganda" on its internal affairs, saying its neurotic behaviour has resulted in the country's decline to a nearly failed state with radicalised..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Pakistan


Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani [Video]Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan [Video]'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

Hundreds of pilgrims launch journey across border to Kartarpur to visit shrine of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to holy site in Pakistan [Video]Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to holy site in Pakistan

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:27Published

Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down [Video]Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down

Tens of thousands of followers of Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman have gathered in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of what they say is an illegitimate government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears [Video]Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears

The opposition parties march in Islamabad as their Sunday night deadline for Pakistan prime minister's resignation approaches.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign [Video]Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government protest in Islamabad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire [Video]Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mourners gather in Mirpurkhas as burials begin for victims of train inferno, which left at least 73 people dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

Pakistan train fire: At least 73 killed in gas explosion [Video]Pakistan train fire: At least 73 killed in gas explosion

At least 73 people have been killed in Pakistan after a gas stove exploded on a train, sparking a huge fire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

At least 65 killed in Pakistan train fire [Video]At least 65 killed in Pakistan train fire

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing at least 65 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, government officials..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Dozens killed after gas stove sparks fire on Pakistan train [Video]Dozens killed after gas stove sparks fire on Pakistan train

A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove on a train in Pakistan has killed at least 65 passengers, officials said. Flames roared through the carriages as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day [Video]Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day

The anti-government Azadi March set out on Sunday afternoon from Karachi towards Islamabad. Thousands of people, including seminary students, are participating in the march.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

PAKISTAN-KHY-ASLV-15-22 painted [Video]PAKISTAN-KHY-ASLV-15-22 painted

The Pakistani military has taken a group of diplomats and journalists to what it says was the site of Sunday's clashes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Pakistan's opposition joins hands, seeks PM Khan's resignation [Video]Pakistan's opposition joins hands, seeks PM Khan's resignation

Pressure mounts on Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down as 'Long March' against him gains momentum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Pakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action [Video]Pakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action

Swat Valley residents call the Pakistani government to provide a rescue service at Swat River, one of the most popular tourist spots in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

William and Kate in Pakistan - the highlights [Video]William and Kate in Pakistan - the highlights

A roundup of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of Pakistan. Highlights include meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Hundu Kush Mountain Range, the National Cricket Academy and the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans [Video]Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans

Medical staff are striking in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over a plan to privatise hospitals

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm [Video]Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been forced to reschedule the last day of their Pakistan tour after their plane got caught in a thunderstorm. William and Kate were due to fly over the Khyber..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

New MCC President Sangakkara - 'The time to grow Test cricket is now' [Video]New MCC President Sangakkara - 'The time to grow Test cricket is now'

VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW WITH NEW PRESIDENT OF THE MARLEBONE CRICKET CLUB MCC KUMAR SANGAKKARA SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Kate’s headscarf revives memories of Diana’s visit to Lahore landmark [Video]Kate’s headscarf revives memories of Diana’s visit to Lahore landmark

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a visit to the Badshahi Mosque in scenes that brought back memories of the duke’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Kate wore an emerald green..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

William and Kate enjoy a game of cricket in Pakistan [Video]William and Kate enjoy a game of cricket in Pakistan

The Duke of Cambridge showed off his sporting abilities after picking up a cricket bat during his Pakistan royal tour. William and the duchess both took turns hitting some soft balls in a game of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour [Video]William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were treated to a traditional song and dance in a Pakistani village on Wednesday (October 16). Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

William and Kate in Pakistan: The highlights so far [Video]William and Kate in Pakistan: The highlights so far

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed the third day of their tour of Pakistan. Here is a look at some of the highlights of their visit so far.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

 

Hand over wanted Indians living in Pakistan if serious about better ties with India: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the relationship with Pakistan remains "difficult" because it openly practices terrorism against India, and if Islamabad is serious to cooperate with New..
IndiaTimes - Published

Willingness to cooperate on terrorism precondition for talks with Pakistan: S Jaishankar


IndiaTimes - Published

'A failing state and DNA of terrorism': India slams Pakistan at UNESCO conference in Paris

Pakistan was placed 14th on the Fragile State Index in 2018, the Indian diplomat said.
DNA - Published

Simla agreement resulted in 'revanchist' Pakistan, problems in Jammu and Kashmir: S Jaishankar


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan protests block roads but fail to oust prime minister

Thousands of anti-government protesters blocked highways across Pakistan on Thursday in a bid to oust prime minister Imran Khan, though the disruption fell short of what organizers had planned.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan rules out any deal with India in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case


IndiaTimes - Published

Unesco meet: India slams Pakistan over comments on Ayodhya verdict, Kashmir

India has lambasted Pakistan's juvenile propaganda over the SC's historic verdict on Ayodhya land dispute and Kashmir's transformation into union territories, saying the 'fabricated lies is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Abhinandan’s statue on display in Pakistan museum

Dressed in a copy of his Indian uniform, a large effigy of the pilot has been installed in an exhibit at the PAF Museum in Karachi alongside another statue bearing the likeness of the Pakistan Army..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri


IndiaTimes - Published

Army kicks off major exercise, as border hostilities with Pakistan continue


IndiaTimes - Published

'Plan B': Pakistan anti-government protesters leave capital to block roads countrywide

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a "Plan B" aimed at crippling the country's roads and ousting..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan considering various legal options for review of Jadhav's case: Army

Pakistan is considering various legal options for the review of death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, the Army said on Wednesday amid reports that the government was preparing to amend the Army..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak Army denies reports of amendment in Army Act for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan army spokesperson called reports of amending the Pakistani army act to give Kulbhushan right to appeal in a civilian court as incorrect.
DNA - Published

Pakistan anti-government protesters block highway in campaign to oust PM

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of action aimed at ousting Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan draws Indian ire with museum display on captured pilot

The crude waxwork figure isn't much to look at, although it does feature the famous moustache. But Pakistan's new museum exhibit on an Indian pilot captured when the two nations came close to war..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan amending Army Act to let Kulbhushan Jadhav appeal in civilian court

A special amendment is being made under Pakistan's Army Act for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in view that the existing act forbade individuals, who are being tried under military courts, from..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Where’s ‘our Sidhu’, asks Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Achcha, hamara woh Sidhu kidhar hai (Ok, where is our Sidhu)? Main keh raha hoon hamara Sidhu (I am saying our Sidhu),” Pakistan PM Imran Khan is seen asking in a video taken on a bus to Kartarpur..
IndiaTimes - Published

Few take Kartarpur passage, hordes opt for binoculars

The 4.5-km corridor was expected to attract at least 5,000 pilgrims every day — the limit decided between India and Pakistan — after its November 9 inauguration. The jatha on the first day had 562..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMF to release second tranche of $6 billion Pakistan loan package

(This November 8 story corrects "first" to "second" in headline, para 1)
Reuters - Published

'93,000 bhool gaye?': Twitter slams Pakistan for shamelessly displaying Abhinandan's mannequin at PAF museum

Lodhi shared the picture and wrote: "PAF has put mannequin of Abhi Nandhan on display in the museum. This would be a more interesting display if they can arrange a Cup of FANTASTIC tea in his hand."
DNA - Published

BJP slams Sidhu for praising Imran Khan

The BJP on Sunday slammed Congress leader Navjot Sidhu for praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kartarpur corridor inauguration across the international border and allegedly seeking to..
IndiaTimes - Published

India hits back at Pakistan for 'unwarranted and gratuitous' remarks on Ayodhya verdict

Pakistan's 'pathological compulsion' to comment on India's internal affairs was obviously intended to spread hatred, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
DNA - Published

Pakistan talks Kashmir, Ayodhya at Kartarpur; India responds


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan-linked company in fray for Indian e-passport chips: Vyapam whistle-blower to PMO


IndiaTimes - Published

Don't interfere in Kashmir, stop 'eyeing' Punjab: Amarinder Singh to Pakistan


IndiaTimes - Published

India rejects Pakistan's statement on Ayodhya verdict, says pathological compulsion to comment on internal affairs condemnable


IndiaTimes - Published

562 pilgrims visit Kartarpur gurdwara in Pakistan on first day

On the inaugural day, 562 pilgrims crossed over to Pak to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur after the much-awaited corridor was opened, officials said on Saturday. A total of 562..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, Pakistan contacts at 'zero' despite border cooperation

Contacts between India and Pakistan are "zero", Pakistan's foreign minister said, even as a border crossing opened on Saturday for Indian pilgrims to visit a Sikh temple in one of the most significant..
Reuters - Published

Kartarpur corridor's opening to 'enormously improve' India-Pakistan ties: Manmohan Singh

The opening of the Kartarpur corridor will "enormously improve" relations between India and Pakistan, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday after he arrived here as part of the first..
IndiaTimes - Published

Navjot Singh Sidhu thanks Prime Ministers of India, Pakistan for opening Kartarpur corridor


IndiaTimes - Published

First batch of Indian pilgrims enters Pakistan through Kartarpur corridor


IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur corridor: PM thanks Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment on the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. It will be easy to pay obeisance at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan won't charge service fee from Kartarpur pilgrims on Nov 9 & 12: Foreign minister Qureshi

Pakistan will not charge the service fee of $20 from Indian pilgrims visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on November 9 and 12, the country's foreign minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi said on Friday...
IndiaTimes - Published

No $20 service fee from Indian pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Gurdwara on Nov 9, 12: Pakistan

Islamabad has levied a service fee of US $20 on each pilgrim despite India's repeated requests to reconsider the decision.
DNA - Published

Pakistan to let ex-PM Sharif go abroad for medical treatment: foreign minister

Pakistan will allow Nawaz Sharif to leave the country for medical treatment, its foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Another U-turn by Pak on Kartarpur corridor, to charge $20 service fee on inauguration day

In yet another U-Turn, Pakistan on Friday said it will charge the service fee of $20 for every pilgrim visiting the Kartarpur Gurdwara Sahib even on the day of the inauguration of the corridor on..
DNA - Published

Weary residents of Pakistani capital endure another round of protests

Patience is wearing thin among some residents of the Pakistani capital enduring another round of anti-government protests, with tens of thousands of opposition supporters showing no sign of giving up..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan to charge $20 fee even on opening day of Kartarpur Corridor: Sources

Pakistan has conveyed to India that people travelling through the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday will also have to pay the $20 fee, sources said on Friday. Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan last week..
IndiaTimes - Published

Army jawan martyred in Pak ceasefire violation

According to official figures, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement along the LoC more than 2,100 times this year, leaving over 30 Indians dead and scores injured
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan's U-turn: Kartarpur pilgrims to carry passports

Faced with conflicting reports from Pakistan about the identity document Kartarpur pilgrims need to carry, the Indian government on Thursday declared India will go purely by the MoU that calls for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Writer Aatish Taseer loses OCI status, govt says he hid info on Pakistani father

Author Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status was canceled on Thursday, following a statement by the home ministry that he had suppressed information that his late father was of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan army places 'bomb' in Kartarpur Gurudwara to instigate Sikhs against India

A banner that accompanies the 'bomb' says that the Indian Air Force dropped this bomb during the 1971 India-Pakistan war on the gurudwara to destroy it.
DNA - Published

Indian Sikh pilgrims using Kartarpur corridor will not require passport: Pakistan foreign office

Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has waived the condition of passport for one year for Indian Sikhs visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib using the Kartarpur corridor...
IndiaTimes - Published

Widespread protests in PoK ring alarm bells for Islamabad

Protesters alleged that the crackdown has become the modus operandi of the Pakistani establishment which uses brute force to muzzle all kinds of opinions and dissents in the region. They alleged it was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan deploys special 'Tourism Police Force' for security of Kartarpur pilgrims


IndiaTimes - Published

Navjot Singh Sidhu given political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was given political clearance by the government on Thursday to take part in the Kartarpur corridor inauguration ceremony on the Pakistani side on Saturday,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan yet to confirm list of inaugural jatha to Kartarpur


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan issues visa to Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend Kartarpur ceremony


IndiaTimes - Published

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