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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 sixth-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.


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

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Videos for Pakistan

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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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..

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years [Video]Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years

Pakistan celebrate their first Test victory on home soil, since the return of cricket's longest format to the country earlier this month.

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Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir [Video]Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir

Protests continue in Pakistan in support of Kashmir

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Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy [Video]Pakistani academic Junaid Hafeez sentenced to death for blasphemy

University professor Hafeez found guilty of having insulted Prophet Muhammad and Quran verbally and on Facebook.

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Pakistan probes link between soybean dust and deaths in port city of Karachi

Authorities in Pakistan are investigating if exposure to soybean dust, which can cause severe allergic reactions, is responsible for at least 14 deaths and dozens of illnesses in the southern port city..
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BJP seizes upon ex-cop Maria’s book to attack Congress

BJP members alleged that the term was coined at the behest of former home minister P Chidambaram, whose bid in this direction had helped Pakistan-based terror outfits, which tried to disguise Kasab as..
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Indian diaspora protest outside Pakistan High Commission in London over forced conversion of Hindu Pakistani

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Most of APPGK are either Pakistani or PoK heritage, not one PIO among them, all are anti-India

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Pak army resorts to firing, shelling along LoC in J&K's Poonch

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.
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FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing

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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi backs govt on British MP's deportation, says she is 'Pak proxy'

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday backed the government's decision to deport British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, saying she was not just an MP, but a "Pakistan proxy". The Congress party..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 18, 2020: Sharjeel Imam named in Jamia stir chargesheet, Pak to stay in FATF grey list & more

In top news of the day on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Delhi Police filed its charge sheet in the December 15 violence. JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested last month on sedition charges for..
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Pakistan to remain on international watchdog FATF's 'grey list'

Pakistan will continue to remain on the "grey list" of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Masood Azhar living in bomb-proof house in Bahawalpur, intel sources confirm as Pakistan claims he's 'missing'

Pakistan has said that it could not file an FIR against Azhar as he has gone missing from the so-called Army's custody and he is nowhere to be found.
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Remarks will hit ties: India warns Turkey

For the second time in three days, India hit out at Turkish President Recep Erdogan for his support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, as it accused him of not just interfering in India’s internal..
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Ahead of FATF verdict on terror financing, Pakistan's ISI meets top JeM commanders

According to intelligence sources, JeM has been instructed to carry out precise terrorist attacks across India, specifically in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
DNA - Published

Pakistan confirms escape of Taliban leader who justified Malala shooting

A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after..
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Pakistan mission issues visas to Hindu pilgrims to visit Katas Raj temples

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Suicide blast kill 10 in southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: - At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast that hit a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, officials said.
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India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy and that they will have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan weekly round-up: Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 11 years in jail, Erdogan rakes up Kashmir issue & more

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Govt slams UN secy gen’s comments on J&K, says region integral part of India

Responding to the “offer” by the top UN diplomat, the MEA spokesperson said, “Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will continue to be an integral part of India. The issue that needs to be..
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At FATF plenary, India to call out Pakistan for claiming Masood Azhar is missing

The FATF plenary, which started in Paris on Sunday, will take up the Pakistan dossier for discussion on Friday. Pakistan expects to get about 12 countries to speak in favour of getting it off the..
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'Need to address illegal occupation of territories by Pakistan': India reacts to UN Secretary-General's comments

Earlier this day, UN chief António Guterres had said in Islamabad that it was important for both India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint"
DNA - Published

Parents protest as Pakistani students stuck in China under coronavirus lockdown

Around a hundred people called on Pakistan's government to "bring back our children" from the locked down Chinese province of Hubei in a demonstration on Sunday in Karachi.
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Important for India and Pak to 'de-escalate, both militarily and verbally': UN chief Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Sunday it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint" as he began his four-day visit to the country,..
IndiaTimes - Published

India-Pakistan may face bigger locust attack this year, both to continue liaison to beat common enemy

This liaison will continue as there is a forecast of bigger invasion of “greater magnitude” from June this year onward than witnessed in 2019 when farmers of certain districts in Rajasthan and..
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Keep off J&K, it’s our internal affair, India tells Turkey’s president

The foreign ministry also asked the “Turkish leadership” to not interfere in India’s internal affairs and to develop proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Top News of the Day | Feb 15, 2020: India's response to Turkish President on Kashmir, PSA on Shah Faesal and more

In top news of the day on Saturday, February 15, 2020: India has strongly responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after raked up Kashmir issue on his visit to Pakistan. This and other top..
DNA - Published

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua

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'Do not interfere in our internal affairs': India warns Turkey after Erdogan rakes up Kashmir issue in Pakistan

The statement was issued in response to queries on references to Jammu & Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkey-Pakistan Joint Declaration.
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'Against professional military conduct': India hits out at Pakistan for ceasefire violation, killing of civilian

Pakistan forces have carried out more than 497 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far in 2020.
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With you on Kashmir: Turkish prez to Pak parliament

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Poonch villager killed, 2 injured in Pak ceasefire violation

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Villager killed, 4 injured as Pak troops shell village along LoC in J&K

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Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter "political..
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A year of Pulwama terror attack: What happened and how India responded

It was around 3:00pm on this day, last year, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted by the suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district.
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US asks Pakistan to hold Hafiz Saeed accountable for 2008 Mumbai attacks

US officials also added that Pakistan should proactively step up to take appropriate legal action against individuals who raise funds for terror.
DNA - Published

Provocative slogans may have hurt BJP in Delhi elections, but not sure: Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said BJP may have suffered in the Delhi elections because of controversial statements like "goli maaro" and "India-Pakistan match", but added that there was no..
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Pakistan tries to create security scare with Geelani rumour

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat ex-chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's deteriorating health sparked off rumours in the Valley over the past couple of days. A Pakistan-based separatist group urged Kashmir-based madrasa..
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Army apprises envoys on AFSPA, Pak backed infiltration, deradicalisation of youths in J&K

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Pakistan's government approves new social media rules, opponents cry foul

Pakistan's government has approved new rules for regulating cyber space which opponents say could be used to stifle dissent and free speech.
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Coronavirus: Indian, Pakistani students in Wuhan panic as Chinese officials set up hospitals in campuses

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Pakistan jails Islamist accused of Mumbai attacks for terrorism financing

Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the United States of masterminding 2008 attacks in Mumbai, was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges, a Pakistani..
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Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to be epicentre of terrorism: General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat said: "The spectre of terrorism as it relates to our region, the epicentre here continues to be Af-Pak region with organisations like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, JeM, and LeT being some of..
IndiaTimes - Published

CIA spied on countries including India, Pak through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm: Report

The CIA read the encrypted messages of several countries, including India, for decades through its secretly-owned Switzerland-based company trusted by governments all over the world to keep the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hafiz Saeed convicted by Pak court in 2 terror-financing cases, gets 11 years in jail

Hafiz Saeed has been convicted in two separate terror-financing cases.
DNA - Published

Over 40,000 pilgrims travelled to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara: Govt

A total 44,951 pilgrims have travelled via the Kartarpur corridor to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Narowal, Pakistan, government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. “A total number of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan student in Wuhan misses father's funeral, anxiety grows

From his dormitory in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan, PhD student Hassan spoke to his father in Pakistan for the last time on Thursday. The 80-year-old begged him to come home.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan involved in 3,479 ceasefire violations along J&K border in 2019: Rajnath

IndiaTimes - Published

Ajker Sharif Urs: India moots train service for Pak pilgrims, opens window for resumption of suspended services

Thousands of Pakistani pilgrims visit Ajmer each year for the annual Urs, and such connectivity can ease the experience of pilgrimage for them.
DNA - Published

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