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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 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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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha for passage today

According to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, members of Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in..
DNA - Published

India's efforts for SAARC collaboration repeatedly challenged with acts of terror: PM Modi

In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India's efforts for greater collaboration among the SAARC countries have repeatedly been challenged with threats and acts..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Pakistan


Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change [Video]Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change

Scientists say many of the wild cousins of the crops that feed the world may offer us a lifeline as the world grapples with the combined challenges of climate change and sustainably feeding an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published

London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses [Video]London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses

The 28 year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offenses,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Westminster Cathedral and other UK landmarks lit red to honour religious freedom [Video]Westminster Cathedral and other UK landmarks lit red to honour religious freedom

Westminster Cathedral is lit with red light as part of an initiative by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, called #RedWednesday to focus on persecuted Christians in countries such as Iraq,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

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China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge [Video]China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge

A new report by Global Energy Monitor found that China has increased its coal power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts between January of 2018 and June of 2019.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:18Published

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

 

16-year-old Pak boy who crossed border unintentionally should be sent back, say activists


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Week after abduction, Pak law student returns home


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Need to be alert against Pakistan: Rajnath Singh


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In touch with Pak on unhindered consular access to Jadhav: India

India on Friday said it has asked for "immediate, effective and unhindered" consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav from Pakistan and was in touch with the neighbouring country on the matter. After..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Army issues guidelines for personnel wishing to visit Kartarpur in Pakistan

According to Army sources, guidelines have been issued twice in November for the personnel who wish to visit the most revered shrine of Sikhs in Pakistan through the recently-opened Kartarpur corridor.
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt asks nations to act against Kashmir cells in Pak missions


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Behave or face consequences: Amarinder warns Pakistan against fomenting trouble in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

China border breaches due to perceptional differences: Rajnath Singh

Raising the issue of threat from China in the backdrop of a Chinese naval ship being found off the Andaman coast, Congress leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Centre was vocal in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rafales must fly in with Meteor air-to-air missiles, India tells France

India has asked France to arm the first four Rafale fighters with the top-notch Meteor air-to-air missiles, which, with a strike range of 120 to 150-km, can outgun any missile that can be unleashed by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan has set up 'Kashmir desk' at its embassies to incite violence in India: Govt

Pakistan has come up with a new ploy by creating 'Kashmir Desk' at its embassies across the world after the international community discarded its attempts to gather support against the Modi..
DNA - Published

Union cabinet clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two killed, 8 injured in Pak shelling along LoC in Poonch


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Tokyo dismisses Pak statement on India-Japan defence meeting, asks it to take resolute action on countering terrorism

Islamabad on Monday had issued a strongly worded statement on it being mentioned in India Japan 2+2 statement after the latter called on Pakistan to act on terror.
DNA - Published

Pak's science minister calls India's space missions 'irresponsible'

"India is becoming a huge source of Space debris, irresponsible space missions of India are dangrous for whole eco system, needs serious notice by International organizations (sic)," Pakistan's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Territories under J&K UT include PoK: Govt

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir comprises the territories of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir immediately before the commencement of the Constitution, except Ladakh, but includes..
IndiaTimes - Published

Internet curb in Kashmir Valley due to aggressive anti-India social media posts from Pakistan: Govt

The restrictions on the internet was imposed on August 5 when the central government had announced the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under the Article 370 and its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Civilian critically injured as Pak violates ceasefire for third consecutive day


IndiaTimes - Published

India, Japan ask Pakistan to take irreversible action on terror; fulfil FATF commitments

A strong language was used in the joint statement issued after the maiden India-Japan 2+2 Defence and Foreign Ministers meet.
DNA - Published

Won't tolerate provocation from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh on Saturday said surgical strike across the LoC in 2016 and the Balakot air strike in 2019 show that India will no longer tolerate provocation from Pakistan. "India has always accorded..
IndiaTimes - Published

Act against terror: India, Japan to Pakistan

India and Japan in their inaugural foreign and defence ministerial dialogue, asked Islamabad to take "resolute and irreversible" steps against terror networks operating from its soil. The two countries..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hafiz Saeed to be indicted by Pakistan court on terror financing charges on December 7

Hafiz Saeed is infamously considered to be the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
DNA - Published

India and Japan ask Pakistan to take concrete action against terror infrastructure


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan violates ceasefire for second consecutive day in J&K's Poonch

The Pakistan army on Saturday targeted forward posts and villages along the LoC in J&K's Poonch district, violating the ceasefire for the second consecutive day, a defence spokesperson said. "The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan's proxy war will end in defeat: Rajnath Singh

"Pakistan has chosen the path of proxy war in the form of terrorism," Rajnath said.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Pakistani man aims to bring shade to Iraq's Arbaeen pilgrims

A retired Pakistani industrialist sent thousands of saplings to Iraq on Friday to bring shade to pilgrims, an idea formed when his relatives returned from a holy site with sunburn.
Reuters - Published

India slams Pak at UNHRC over its 'malicious propaganda' on Ayodhya verdict

ndia on Thursday lambasted Pakistan over its statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case and asked the country to rather work..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan's top court strikes down three-year extension for army chief

Pakistan's top court on Thursday gave the government six months to justify why it granted a controversial extension to the country's army chief, in a rare case that pits the judiciary against the..
Reuters - Published

Government: Thwarted Pakistan's 'alarmist' propaganda after J&K move


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Pakistan trying to reactivate Balakot terror camp, govt says in Rajya Sabha


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Stone pelting reduced by 40-45 per cent after Article 370 abrogation: Amit Shah

He said until provisions under Article 370 were abrogated, it was impossible to defeat terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. The home minister said Pakistan misguided the youth of the region, armed them and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Blacklisting of Pakistan is certain if it continues to back terror: Rajnath

Pakistan will get blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) if it did not stop sponsoring terrorism, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a programme to mark 11th..
IndiaTimes - Published

Father of Pakistan rights activist who fled to U.S. bailed

The father of a prominent Pakistani activist who fled to the United States was released on bail on Tuesday, his family and lawyers said, a month after he was arrested for allegedly spreading hate of..
Reuters - Published

Activists march in front of Pakistan embassy in Japan, demand capital punishment for Hafiz Saeed


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan top court challenges military over army chief extension

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended an extension of the term of office for the country's army chief, putting it on a possible collision course with the powerful military.
Reuters - Published

Indian Army to deploy Spike anti-tank guided missiles along LoC with Pakistan

Even though the missiles are primarily aimed for use in anti-tank activities they can also be used to destroy hardened shelters or bunkers where the terrorists are hiding.
DNA - Published

Amarinder Singh asks Pakistan to rethink Kartarpur service fee


IndiaTimes - Published

India, Afghanistan agree to extradite Pakistani terrorists

The extradition treaty was first signed in 2016 when President Ashraf Ghani visited India. The operationalisation of will enable India to extradite Pakistan-origin terrorists from banned groups who..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hindu pilgrims from India arrive in Pakistan for religious festivities in Sindh


IndiaTimes - Published

Will bring them home: Union Minister Kishan Reddy on two Indian nationals without valid documents arrested in Pak

The MOS said that the parents of both these persons went into depression after hearing the news of their arrest.
DNA - Published

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


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

90% Sikh heritage sites located in Pakistan, says Indian-origin British historian

Indian-origin British historian and author Bobby Singh Bansal, who is considered as an authority on Sikh heritage in Pakistan, has claimed that 90 per cent of the Sikh heritage sites are located in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Snoop fears: Army asks staff to avoid WhatsApp and FB

The Indian armed forces, has asked officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. There have been several cases over the last couple of years where Pakistani women..
IndiaTimes - Published

Online espionage: Army personnel asked to avoid using WhatsApp

Army has directed its personnel to avoid the use of WhatsApp for official work, while also asking officers holding “sensitive appointments” to delete their Facebook accounts. This comes in view of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fully geared to tackle terrorists waiting to sneak into J&K: BSF officer

Terrorists are waiting for an opportunity to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, a top Border Security Force (BSF) officer said on Friday while giving the assurance that his force is fully..
IndiaTimes - Published

US shares India's concerns on China's One Belt One Road project: Wells

India is the only major country in the world to have opposed the OBOR project on the grounds of territorial sovereignty, given that its flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),..
IndiaTimes - Published

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