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Federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

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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 212,742,631 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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Female suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan

A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said.
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Pakistan's former tribal regions vote in first provincial election

Voters in the turbulent former tribal zones of northwestern Pakistan went to the polls on Saturday in the first provincial elections since the region lost the semi-autonomous status it had held since..
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Videos for Pakistan

Pakistan's journalists vow to fight against increasing censorship [Video]Pakistan's journalists vow to fight against increasing censorship

Three private news channels have been ordered off the air and 21 others have received notices of closure from the government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ to announce its verdict on Indian 'spy' [Video]Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ to announce its verdict on Indian 'spy'

The International Court of Justice will decide on New Delhi's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Rare conjoined twins separated at Great Ormond Street [Video]Rare conjoined twins separated at Great Ormond Street

Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading hospital in London, surgeons have announced. Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Can Thar coal address Pakistan's power crisis? [Video]Can Thar coal address Pakistan's power crisis?

Authorities at Pakistan's largest open-pit coal mine claim Thar Desert coal reserves could be the answer to Pakistan's energy crisis for a 100 years to come.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

At least 11 people killed in Pakistan train crash [Video]At least 11 people killed in Pakistan train crash

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT. At least 11 people were killed and 60 injured in a collision between two trains near Pakistan's Sadiqabad, local media report. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

At least 10 people killed in Pakistan train crash [Video]At least 10 people killed in Pakistan train crash

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT. At least 10 people were killed and 60 injured in a collision between two trains near Pakistan's Sadiqabad, local media report. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Pakistan's Shandur festival: Polo game kicks off on ‘roof of the world’ [Video]Pakistan's Shandur festival: Polo game kicks off on ‘roof of the world’

Annual match is played at an altitude of 3700 metres on the highest polo ground on the planet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Cycling in Pakistan: Khunjerab riders hit the heights [Video]Cycling in Pakistan: Khunjerab riders hit the heights

Races like this along with skiing events in the winter are part of a recent push to boost adventure tourism in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Pakistan coal plants help women make a living [Video]Pakistan coal plants help women make a living

Most women in Tharparkar are from conservative Hindu families and economic opportunities let them earn an independent livelihood.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Pakistan drought: Dry weather and water shortages in Tharparkar [Video]Pakistan drought: Dry weather and water shortages in Tharparkar

Environmentalists blame it on human intervention and climate change.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Pakistani girls trafficked to China as brides 'exaggerated' stories, says Pakistan FM [Video]Pakistani girls trafficked to China as brides 'exaggerated' stories, says Pakistan FM

In an interview with Euronews, Pakistan's Foreign Minister said reports that Pakistani Christian children were being trafficked into China were stories "planted" to cause friction between the two..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:52Published

Corruption, neglect cripples Pakistan's public health system [Video]Corruption, neglect cripples Pakistan's public health system

The crippled public health sector is in dire need of revival as children pay the price of negligence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

US-Iran tensions could 'jeopardise' Afghanistan says Pakistan's Foreign Minister [Video]US-Iran tensions could 'jeopardise' Afghanistan says Pakistan's Foreign Minister

In an interview with Euronews, Pakistan's Foreign Minister warned that the escalating situation between the US and Iran could have consequences on Afghanistan.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Qatar and Pakistan hold talks in Islamabad [Video]Qatar and Pakistan hold talks in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan's office says Qatar will invest $22bn in Pakistan, a welcome relief for the struggling economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

U.N. Chief Urges Maximum Restraint After Iran Downs U.S. Drone [Video]U.N. Chief Urges Maximum Restraint After Iran Downs U.S. Drone

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a spokesman said that the United Nation's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, is concerned about the Iranian shooting down of a United States' drone and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water [Video]Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States is lying over its drone being hit by Iran in international waters and stating..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Rohit Sharma: India are 'heading in the right direction' after victory over Pakistan [Video]Rohit Sharma: India are 'heading in the right direction' after victory over Pakistan

India's Rohit Sharma talks to the press after his team's 89-run rain-affected victory over Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup in Manchester.

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

Pakistan and India fans brace for cricket World Cup clash [Video]Pakistan and India fans brace for cricket World Cup clash

England's Manchester gets a large dose of the Indian subcontinent as fans of Pakistan and India prepare themselves for one of sport's biggest rivalries.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children [Video]Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children

The number of HIV cases in southern Pakistan has spiked, and children seem to be the most affected.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Virat Kohli plays down hype ahead of India-Pakistan World Cup meeting [Video]Virat Kohli plays down hype ahead of India-Pakistan World Cup meeting

India captain Virat Kohli attempted to play down the significance of their meeting with Pakistan despite the World Cup clash being set to attract a global televised audience of around one billion..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Former Pakistani President Arrested On Corruption Charges [Video]Former Pakistani President Arrested On Corruption Charges

CNN reports Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari was arrested Monday on corruption charges after a court rejected his bail application. Zardari was married to Benazir Bhutto, the first female..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Pakistan’s Zardari a long-time focus of corruption claims [Video]Pakistan’s Zardari a long-time focus of corruption claims

A former businessman in his younger days, Zardari swept to power in 2008 following the murder of his wife, an ex-prime minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Pakistan's ex-president Ali Zardari arrested for money laundering [Video]Pakistan's ex-president Ali Zardari arrested for money laundering

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Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:21Published

Imran Khan vows to improve Pakistan’s education system [Video]Imran Khan vows to improve Pakistan’s education system

Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school because they come from poor families. Pakistan's new government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan says it will step up efforts to improve school..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

 

Pakistan aims to bring religious schools into mainstream

Pakistan has agreed on a plan to overhaul instruction at madrasas or religious schools to bring the institutions closer into line with conventional schools and curb extremist teaching, Education..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM to meet Trump hoping to mend fences, attract investment

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan travels to the United States on Sunday hoping the arrest of a militant leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head and progress in Afghan peace talks will help..
Reuters - Published

Two killings symbolize reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges

More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year, according to previously unreported data - one of the deadliest periods in the disputed..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan allows consular access to convicted Indian spy after world court ruling

Pakistan has ordered consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, following a decision this week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Reuters - Published

Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan to allow consular access to 'Indian spy'

Islamabad says it will allow Indian officials to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been convicted of spying.
BBC News - Published

Pakistan lost $50 million from airspace restrictions: minister

Pakistan's aviation minister on Thursday said that his country suffered loses of over eight billion rupees ($50 million) from airspace restrictions imposed since February which affected hundreds of..
Reuters - Published

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence..
Reuters - Published

Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermind

U.S. President Donald Trump faced criticism for saying Pakistan's arrest of the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai had come after a 10-year search, as the suspected militant had been..
Reuters - Published

World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence for Indian convicted of spying

The World Court on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks, but Indian official skeptical

Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan arrests accused militant leader Hafiz Saeed

Authorities in Pakistan have arrested Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, the militant group blamed by the United States and India for a four-day attack on Mumbai in..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan reopens airspace to civil aviation after India standoff

Pakistan opened its airspace to civil aviation on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India.
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Pakistani judge who jailed former PM sacked over blackmail claims

A senior Pakistani judge was sacked on Friday following a scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges, the law ministry said.
Reuters - Published

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