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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.


'I feel like a prisoner': Christian man who was deported to Pakistan living 'in hiding' due to death threats

'I spend my days staring at the walls. It's like I'm in a detention centre again,' says Asher Samson
Independent - 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.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pakistan

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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published

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

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:18Published

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 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,..
Reuters - Published

India woman held for chanting 'long live Pakistan' at citizenship protest

The woman was at a protest against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims.
BBC News - 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

Umar Akmal: Pakistan suspend batsman under anti-corruption code

Batsman Umar Akmal is suspended from all cricket-related activity by the Pakistan Cricket Board under its anti-corruption code.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - 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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Solis: Pakistan music festival halted as hundreds storm venue

Female attendees allege instances of assault and harassment during the chaos at the event in Pakistan.
BBC News - 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.
Reuters - Published

Crackdown on militants as US and Afghan Taliban seek deal

Three key Pakistani militants based in Afghanistan have been assassinated in recent weeks.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Karachi groom chased from wedding after first wife turns up

A banquet descends into violence in Pakistan after the groom is revealed to have two other wives.
BBC News - Published

Hafiz Saeed: Will Pakistan's 'terror cleric' stay in jail?

Hafiz Saeed is the first high profile figure jailed for terrorism financing in Pakistan.
BBC News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - 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

Naseem Shah, 16, becomes youngest bowler to take Test hat-trick

Pakistan's 16-year-old paceman Naseem Shah becomes the youngest bowler to take a Test hat-trick as the hosts closed on victory over Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.
BBC News - Published

U.S. whipping up panic over virus, China says, as Pakistan resumes flights

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan resumes flights to and from China, screens passengers for virus

Pakistan said on Monday it was resuming flights to and from China, three days after it suspended them because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan halts flights to and from China: civil aviation authority

Pakistan on Friday halted flights to and from China with immediate effect, a civil aviation official said, as the death toll from a virus outbreak spreading in China mounted and the World Health..
Reuters - Published

Rochdale child rapist 'fled custody for second time' in Pakistan

Villagers chased Choudhry Hussain when he tried to escape from police after his arrest in Pakistan.
BBC News - Published

PC Sharon Beshenivsky death: Man appears in Pakistan court

PC Sharon Beshenivsky was shot dead while responding to reports of a robbery in Bradford in 2005.
BBC News - Published

Rochdale child rapist who fled UK for Pakistan during grooming trial jailed for almost 20 years

A child rapist who fled Britain during his trial has been jailed almost five years after he went on the run to escape justice.
Independent - Published

Pakistan closes Khyber Pass border with Afghanistan after 'mortar blasts'

Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass border crossing with Afghanistan for 10 hours on Wednesday after mortar bombs landed in Pakistani territory from across the border, a Pakistani official said.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan shuts main Afghan border crossing after mortar fire

Pakistan closed the main border crossing with Afghanistan on Wednesday after mortar bombs landed in Pakistani territory from across the border, a Pakistani official said.
Reuters - Published

Rochdale child rapist extradited from Pakistan

Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain was convicted in 2016 of raping and sexually abusing a child in Rochdale.
BBC News - Published

Pakistani rights activist arrested on charges of sedition, protests threatened

Pakistani authorities on Monday arrested the leader of a rights movement that has made allegations of human rights violations by the military during anti-terrorism operations, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Manzoor Pashteen: Activist who dared to challenge Pakistan army held

The Pashtun tribesman who became the face of protests alleging rights abuses by troops is in custody.
BBC News - Published

Nambi Narayanan: The fake spy scandal that blew up a rocket scientist’s career

Falsely charged with selling secrets to Pakistan, Nambi Narayanan's life was knocked off course.
BBC News - Published

Four in court over Briton shot dead in Pakistan

Jahangir Hussain and his mother were attacked as they left her home in Jhelum, Pakistan.
BBC News - Published

Avalanche survivors in Pakistan-administered Kashmir tell of horror

Journalist Sajid Mir trekked for hours to reach villagers cut off in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
BBC News - Published

Afghanistan President: Pakistan still shelters insurgents

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that Pakistan continued to give sanctuary to an insurgent group that helps the Taliban in its war against Kabul and the United States, directly..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan defends Chinese investment after U.S. official's criticism

Pakistan on Thursday rejected criticism of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), after a visiting U.S. official was quoted expressing apprehension over the plan.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Reuters - Published

Preston sisters killed in Pakistan gas blast 'inseparable'

Nadia, 18, and Maria Rehman, 24, were in Pakistan for the anniversary of their grandfather's death.
BBC News - Published

Zindagi Tamasha: Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar

Officials warned of unrest after an Islamist party objected to the portrayal of a struggling cleric.
BBC News - Published

Trump says U.S. ready to 'help' in India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute

President Donald Trump said the United States was watching developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir "very closely" and was prepared to help if necessary, but did not say how.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan two-star general: Farewell to a social media celebrity

Pakistan's military spokesman leaves his post after three headline-grabbing years, to praise and criticism.
BBC News - Published

Rescuers hunt for survivors as Pakistan landslide death toll rises

Army helicopters flew rescue missions for the third day running in an avalanche-hit area of Pakistani-Kashmir as the death toll from the disaster rose to 77 on Thursday, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Kashmir avalanche: Girl rescued after 18 hours buried in snow

The 12-year-old said she thought she would die after an avalanche in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
BBC News - Published

Man arrested in Pakistan over 2005 murder of UK policewoman

A man wanted in connection with the 2005 murder of British police officer Sharon Beshenivsky has been arrested in Pakistan, the UK's West Yorkshire police said.
Reuters - Published

Girl buried under Pakistan avalanche for 18 hours is found alive

A 12-year-old girl was found alive on Wednesday after being buried for 18 hours when an avalanche in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir engulfed the family house.
Reuters - Published

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