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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 far 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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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Mumbai, blasts Congress

Defence Minister also targeted the opposition and MNS President Raj Thackeray over their repeated questioning of air strikes across the line of actual control in Pakistan by India.
DNA - Published

Referring Balakot air strike in Varanasi speech, PM Modi says 'New India' gives befitting reply to terrorism

In an apparent reference to the Balakot air strike after Pakistan-based militants killed 40 para-military men in Pulwama, PM Modi said the world now backed India in its fight against terror.
DNA - Published

Videos for Pakistan

Waiting for justice: 1.9 million Pakistan cases pending [Video]Waiting for justice: 1.9 million Pakistan cases pending

Cases in Pakistan can sometimes take years if not longer so the government is setting up a new system of model courts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Transgender Pakistanis allowed to join regional police [Video]Transgender Pakistanis allowed to join regional police

The country's Sindh province will let transgender people to serve as police officers in a move activists say is a huge step for the community.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Pakistan and Iran to form rapid reaction force along border area [Video]Pakistan and Iran to form rapid reaction force along border area

Border security topped the agenda for Imran Khan's visit to Tehran as he met President Rouhani and the supreme leader.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Gunmen kill bus passengers in Pakistan's Balochistan: Official [Video]Gunmen kill bus passengers in Pakistan's Balochistan: Official

Passengers offloaded from bus travelling from Karachi to Gwadar before being shot dead, local media says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Pakistan PM commits investment in Karachi port to boost trade [Video]Pakistan PM commits investment in Karachi port to boost trade

Karachi is Pakistan's major maritime link to the outside world and handles over 60 percent of the country's imports and almost all of its exports.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:22Published

Pakistan: Safety is returning to Karachi [Video]Pakistan: Safety is returning to Karachi

Security operation is transforming city of 20 million people once known for violent crime.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Big Turnout For India's Giant Election [Video]Big Turnout For India's Giant Election

According to Reuters, Indians rushed on Thursday to vote at the start of a huge general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning for national security,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Bombing in Pakistan Market Kills at Least 20 [Video]Bombing in Pakistan Market Kills at Least 20

Pakistan's prime minister called the bombing a "terrorist attack."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

At Least 20 Killed And Dozens Injured In Quetta Market Bombing [Video]At Least 20 Killed And Dozens Injured In Quetta Market Bombing

CNN reports that at least 20 people are dead and dozens injured following an explosion in a busy market place in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack hit the city's Hazarganji..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Pakistan: Deadly explosion rips through Quetta market [Video]Pakistan: Deadly explosion rips through Quetta market

Official says 40 others have been wounded in a blast that appears to have been aimed at the Hazara community.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan [Video]Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan

A bomb hidden among bags of potatoes at a Pakistani market killed at least 16 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, police said on Friday (April 12) Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:25Published

Huge Voter Turnout Expected For India's Election [Video]Huge Voter Turnout Expected For India's Election

Reuters reports that Indians went to the polls in large numbers and voted on Thursday at the start of an important general election. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term and feverishly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

India Heads To The Polls [Video]India Heads To The Polls

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indians turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of a mammoth general election on Thursday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

India kicks off six-week general election [Video]India kicks off six-week general election

The world's largest democratic election kicks off in India, where 900 million people are eligible to vote. Current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election, but this election will be seen as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

Will India Attack Pakistan Again This Month? [Video]Will India Attack Pakistan Again This Month?

According to Reuters.com, "Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month... as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbors had appeared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pakistan releases 100 Indian prisoners as tensions ease [Video]Pakistan releases 100 Indian prisoners as tensions ease

Pakistan on Sunday released 100 Indian prisoners as the nuclear-armed neighbours scale back from a confrontation that prompted world powers to urge restraint. Rough cut(no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Pakistan's farmers struggle with rising inflation [Video]Pakistan's farmers struggle with rising inflation

Under an agreement with the IMF for a bailout package, PM Imran Khan's government agreed to devalue the rupee.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Pakistanis feel crunch of rising prices [Video]Pakistanis feel crunch of rising prices

Inflation has reached its highest in more than five years in Pakistan, and residents across the country say it has shattered their faith in a government elected last year on a pledge to eradicate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Facebook removes dozens of Indian, Pakistani pages [Video]Facebook removes dozens of Indian, Pakistani pages

Total of 805 pages, accounts linked to Indian opposition party, Pakistani military removed for 'inauthentic behaviour'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:30Published

Pakistan battles to control inflation [Video]Pakistan battles to control inflation

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and China have promised to invest tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

Modi Launches Election Campaign Promising 'New India' [Video]Modi Launches Election Campaign Promising 'New India'

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched his party's general election campaign with a rally in India's most populous state, promising the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

India Tests Anti-Satellite Missile [Video]India Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

India's Prime Minister announced a major defense development, a month ahead of the start of the country's general elections.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Uber buys Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln [Video]Uber buys Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln

Uber is buying Middle East rival Careem for $3.1bln, giving the ride hailing app a much needed win after it was forced to divest several units due to heavy losses. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Pakistan Calls For Peace With India [Video]Pakistan Calls For Peace With India

According to Reuters, the Pakistani president said on Saturday said that Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, following a tense standoff between the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Could have inflicted heavy damage on Pak during dogfight if we possessed 'tech asymmetry': IAF

The report analysed various aspects of IAF's air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist training camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26 and the subsequent Pakistani retaliation the next day...
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

India delaying talks to finalise agreement to operationalise Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of delaying the delegation-level talks to finalise the agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor. Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gunmen kill woman polio vaccinator in Pakistan: official

Gunmen shot and killed a female polio vaccinator on Thursday, the fourth this week in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said.
Reuters - Published

There was condolence in Opposition camps during Balakot air strikes: BJP chief Amit Shah

Addressing a gathering in Ghazipur, Shah said that while the air strikes in Balakot led to cheers and celebrations across the country there was ‘Matam’ (condolence) in just two camps. “One in..
IndiaTimes - Published

After chase, Jammu and Kashmir police nab LeT terrorist

Mohammad Waqar alias Chotta Dujana - a resident of Mohalla Miana in Pakistan's Punjab, was on his way to Baramulla when a naka party intercepted his vehicle few days ago.
DNA - Published

10 Pakistan-based terrorists traced in illegal border tradings

All originally hailing from Kashmir, they moved to Pak and set up business
DNA - Published

Identified: 10 Pakistan-based J&K militants exporting terror

Indian agencies have identified 10 Pakistan-based militants, all originally from Kashmir, who are running trading firms that are suspected to have misused cross-LoC trade channels to pump terror funds,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida awarded IPI's Press Freedom Hero for coverage of Islamabad's civil-military ties

A Pakistani journalist has won the World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI) for his "critical" and "tenacious coverage" of the civil-military..
Firstpost - Published

Pak terrorist belonging to LeT arrested in Baramulla, paraded before media


IndiaTimes - Published

Gunmen in Pakistan kill policeman guarding polio eradication team

Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed a police officer guarding a polio immunization team on Wednesday, the latest attack on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.
Reuters - Published

Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province

Transgender people in Pakistan's Sindh province will be able to serve as regular duty police officers, the police chief said, adding it was time to offer more opportunities to a group relegated to..
Reuters - Published

10 J&K terrorists based in Pak involved in LoC trade: Officials

These Jammu and Kashmir natives are either based in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Pakistan or Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and operate businesses ranging from almonds, dry dates, dry..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Tired of listening to PM beat his own trumpet on Pakistan: P Chidambaram


IndiaTimes - Published

Bombay High Court asks cops to reverify address of man with Pakistani wife

The couple got married in 2017 in Karachi but her application has not been processed till date.
DNA - Published

'How embarassing': Imran Khan gets roasted online for speaking about 'industry at Germany-Japan border'

Soon enough, Opposition leaders in Pakistan, as also several other Twitter users, took a dig at Imran Khan for his gaffe.
Firstpost - Published

Imran Khan talks about 'border region of Germany and Japan': Decoding Pakistan PM's wise words

If aliens ever attack earth, and people need someone to represent all of humanity on this planet, look no further than Imran Khan.
Firstpost - Published

Indian battleships take part in Chinese navy's biggest fleet review, Pakistan gives it a miss


IndiaTimes - Published

'Diwali ke liye rakha hai kya?' Pakistan calls Modi's remarks 'highly unfortunate'

Taking a jibe at Pakistan over the nuclear threat, Modi had on Sunday said that India has not kept its nuclear weapons for Diwali.
DNA - Published

Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border: Rouhani

Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday during a televised news conference with..
Reuters - Published

Pak government promotes controversial Khalistani sympathiser Gopal Singh Chawla in ETPB's committee


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistani Hindus dream of casting vote in LS elections

Around 2000 Pakistani-origin Hindus are living in three camps. The house here are made of mud, and are not resistant to rain. These refugee camps came into existence in 2013
DNA - Published

Congress acting as external PR arm of Pakistan government: BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

In order to bring change in Pak behaviour, India must also change: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said that in order to bring a change in Pakistan's behaviour, India must also change its behaviour towards the neighbouring country. "We may have tried..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind..
Reuters - Published

Single surgical or air strike not enough to make Pakistan change its behaviour: Lt Gen Hooda


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan displays rare documents on Jallianwala Bagh massacre's centenary, including letter reporting final toll

For the first time in its history, Pakistan has put on display rare documents of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to mark its 100th anniversary
Firstpost - Published

IAF recommends Abhinandan Varthaman for wartime gallantry award 'Vir Chakra'

While Abhinandan has been recommended for the Vir Chakra, the 12 Mirage 2000 pilots who bombed targets in Pakistan are being recommended for the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry for their acts of bravery,..
DNA - Published

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman shifted out of Srinagar amid safety concerns

The IAF pilot went on leave in mid-March after security agencies completed a nearly two-week debriefing following his return from Pakistan.
DNA - Published

Pakistan asks Iran to act on militants behind Baluchistan killings

The Baloch insurgents who killed 14 people along Pakistan's coast this week are based in neighboring Iran, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Saturday, heightening tensions ahead of Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

IAF to recommend Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's name for Vir Chakra

The Indian Air Force will be recommending Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's name for the wartime gallantry medal Vir Chakra for shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter jet in an aerial..
IndiaTimes - Published

Imran Khan's Cabinet reshuffle: Party insiders bite the dust as Pakistan PM centralises power, brings back ex-military men

Imran Khan's moves are likely to make the Prime Minister's Office more like that of New Delhi
Firstpost - Published

Pak plans new ways to destroy India, says Intelligence agencies

Intelligence reports claim that Pakistani terrorists may launch a Pulwama-like attack in the Valley during Lok Sabha polls
DNA - Published

India warns IMF against fresh bailout for Pakistan

During recent meetings in Washington, Indian officials are learnt to have warned of possible embarrassment for the multilateral agency as they made the point that Pakistan was already 'grey listed' and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Daniel Pearl killing: Two Pakistan Taliban militants arrested by counter-terrorism officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pearl, who was the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan PM hints at further cabinet changes after 'batting order' shuffle

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he would not hesitate to make more changes to his cabinet if required a day after a major reshuffle that saw the appointment of a new finance..
Reuters - Published

No Pak soldier or civilian died in Balakot strike, says Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj says that the Indian military was given a "free hand" in the operation but was clearly instructed that no Pakistani citizen or soldiers should be killed
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

India snaps cross-border trade ties with Pakistan

Trade usually takes place on four days of a week and is based on the barter system, wherein zero duty is applicable
DNA - Published

Won’t be pressured by anyone on ban: Pakistan


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance ministry chief in major reshuffle

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country..
Reuters - Published

India suspends cross border trade in Kashmir in new crackdown

India suspended cross-border trade with Pakistan-controlled Kashmir because it was being used to funnel weapons and drugs, the government said on Thursday, in a further crackdown in the volatile..
Reuters - Published

Baluch insurgent group claims responsibility for killing 14 in Pakistan

A Baluch insurgent group on Thursday claimed responsibility for killing 14 people in southwest Pakistan, it said in a statement emailed to reporters and newspaper offices.
Reuters - Published

Gunmen kill 14 after kidnapping them from buses on Pakistani coast

Unidentified gunmen killed 14 people in southwestern Pakistan after pulling them from several passenger buses, sifting through their identity cards and kidnapping them, a Pakistani official said on..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen kill 14 passengers after hijacking bus in southwestern Pakistan: local media

Gunmen killed 14 people after hijacking a passenger bus in southwestern Pakistan, local media said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Called Pak N-bluff because we've mother of nuclear bombs: PM Modi

At a campaign rally at Surendranagar, Modi referred to the surgical strikes and air strikes by India inside Pakistan in response to terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama.
DNA - Published

Bosnia arrests nine suspected of smuggling 140 migrants

Nine Bosnians were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being part of a gang that smuggled 140 migrants from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran into the European Union, police said.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's PM Khan to visit China next week, sign new pacts

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China next week to meet its leaders and deliver a keynote speech at the vast Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the South Asian nation's foreign ministry..
Reuters - Published

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