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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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Indian Air Force's Abhinandan Varthaman starts flying MiG 21

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, has started flying MiG 21 jet again.
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump says other countries will need to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries will need to take up the fight against Islamic State militants, citing Russia, Pakistan and Iran as examples.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pakistan

India accused of indiscriminate shelling on Pakistani-administered Kashmir [Video]India accused of indiscriminate shelling on Pakistani-administered Kashmir

Pakistan and India trade blame for ceasefire violations, but civilians are suffering most.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Kashmiris caught in India-Pakistan trade blockage [Video]Kashmiris caught in India-Pakistan trade blockage

Thousands are struggling to survive as the two neighbouring countries' dispute worsens over the removal of Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

UN meeting on Kashmir ended without consensus [Video]UN meeting on Kashmir ended without consensus

Pakistan accuses New Delhi of human rights abuses after Security Council meeting, India says Kashmir 'internal matter''

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission [Video]Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday (August 15) in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Imran Khan on Kashmir: Modi's ideology compared to Nazis [Video]Imran Khan on Kashmir: Modi's ideology compared to Nazis

Khan says Pakistan not at war with India but against its ideology after Kashmir's special status revoked.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:15Published

Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad [Video]Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the country marks its independence day in solidarity with the Kashmiris. On his visit, he addressed the state assembly in..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:48Published

US mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir [Video]US mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, an offer that Pakistan welcomed and India rejected.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy [Video]In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

The small town of Jabri is usually far enough away from the routine exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. That changed last month, when Indian artillery hit the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India [Video]Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India

The tens of thousands moved to relief camps can only wait before it is safe to return.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Pakistan foreign minister discusses India and Kashmir [Video]Pakistan foreign minister discusses India and Kashmir

Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Islamabad seeking a diplomatic solution, but warns of potential consequences from India's revoking of Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 13:05Published

Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India [Video]Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India

For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, allowing people to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Stuck between India and Pakistan, Kashmiris worry about crossfire [Video]Stuck between India and Pakistan, Kashmiris worry about crossfire

Civilians living near the Line of Control between Indian and Pakistan-administered Kashmir often suffer when tensions escalate.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Protests in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after India's move [Video]Protests in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after India's move

Large protests against India's move against Kashmir's autonomy, as Islamabad launches a diplomatic offensive.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block [Video]India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block

India has urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, as its neighbor halted the main train service between the two countries...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Kashmiri families in Pakistan fear for relatives across border [Video]Kashmiri families in Pakistan fear for relatives across border

Refugees in Pakistan-administered Kashmir voice concerns after communication lines blocked by India.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates [Video]Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates

Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India's ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Pakistan Cuts Off All Trade With India [Video]Pakistan Cuts Off All Trade With India

Pakistan is suspending all trade with India. The move is in retaliation against India cancelling a constitutional provision that guaranteed the autonomy to Kashmir region. India and Pakistan stake..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves [Video]Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves

MPs voiced anger at India’s decision to revoke autonomy and privileges for the contested Muslim-majority region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown [Video]India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India has revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighbouring Pakistan, as it moves to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Reporter in Pakistan goes live from neck-deep floodwaters [Video]Reporter in Pakistan goes live from neck-deep floodwaters

A television journalist in Pakistan has sparked confusion after conducting a live report from the middle of neck-deep floodwaters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:38Published

Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties? [Video]Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties?

Donald Trump and Imran Khan discuss counterterrorism, energy, and trade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Pakistan's Shandur Polo Festival central to gov't $31m tourism push [Video]Pakistan's Shandur Polo Festival central to gov't $31m tourism push

The Pakistani government pledges millions to region known as ‘roof of the world’ to encourage more foreign and local visitors.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

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

 

India is afraid of speaking against Trump's offer to mediate on Kashmir: Asaduddin Owaisi

Taking exception to US President Donald Trump offering to 'mediate' between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said by not responding to this proves..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt taking steps to stop river waters flowing into Pakistan: Minister

Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said the government has begun the process of stopping the waters from the Himalayan rivers flowing into Pakistan without violating Indus..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives back India's stance on Article 370

Pakistan not getting much support from subcontinental nations.
DNA - Published

Civilian killed in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch

Mohammad Addul Karim was critically injured when a mortar shell hit his house at village Dabraj in Mendhar sector late Tuesday. He was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital where he was declared..
IndiaTimes - Published

French foreign minister calls Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, asks for 'restraint' over Kashmir issue

France has snubbed Pakistan's attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue by affirming its stance that it remains a bilateral matter
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan snubbed again; France says Kashmir a bilateral issue

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday, "recalled France's constant position on Kashmir", which being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kashmir remains a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan as far as United Kingdom's views are concerned, says PM Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has made clear to Narendra Modi that Kashmir remains a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan as far as the UK's view is concerned, during a telephone call between the two leaders.
Firstpost - Published

Kashmir is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: UK government

This was said during a conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday afternoon.
DNA - Published

Kashmir situation explosive and complicated, Trump says, offering to mediate again

Describing the situation in Kashmir as “explosive” and “complicated” on account of religion, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he “will do the best I can to mediate or do something”..
IndiaTimes - Published

Army jawan martyred in Pak firing in J&K's Poonch

Four other soldiers were injured in the unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Rajnath Singh & US Defence Secretary Mark Esper talk terrorism

The focus of the talks were India US defence partnership, cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and abrogation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir
DNA - Published

Army jawan martyred, 4 personnel injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

The ceasefire violation was responded strongly and effectively by the Indian Army.
DNA - Published

Soldier killed in Pak shelling along LoC


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan claim of killing six Indian security personnel fake: Army

The Indian Army on Tuesday dismissed as "fake" Pakistan military's claim of killing six Indian security personnel in cross-border firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Twitter denies bias allegations after suspending about 200 Pakistani accounts for posting on Kashmir

Over the last one week, multiple Pakistanis have taken to Twitter to report that accounts were being suspended after they posted about Kashmir. Twitter, however, has maintained that it enforced..
Firstpost - Published

After failed UNSC move, Pakistan to approach ICJ on Kashmir

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the decision was taken after "considering all legal aspects."
DNA - Published

Amid hostilities, renovation of Hindu temple begins in Pak


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for its portion of the region earlier this month, to the..
Reuters - Published

Jawan martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC; Indian Army retaliates

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan was responded strongly and effectively by the Indian Army.
DNA - Published

US to Pakistan: Moderate rhetoric with India

A readout by the white house said, "President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Prime Minister Imran Khan today to discuss the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India over the..
DNA - Published

Uncle Sam stood strongly with India at UN’s non-meeting on Kashmir

Pakistan’s leaders to project the hour-long confab as a monumental development is delusional. To project it as an expression of international will is a straight out lie. No statement was issued..
IndiaTimes - Published

India takes up with UK violence outside Indian mission

Thousands of protestors from Pakistani and Khalistani groups in London clashed violently outside the Indian high commission on India's Independence day even as the authorities tried to control the mob
DNA - Published

Trump urges India and Pakistan to reduce tensions in call with leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir..
Reuters - Published

Trump, Pakistan's Khan discuss reducing tension with India over Kashmir

U.S. President Donald Trump talked to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday about the need to reduce tensions with India over Kashmir and avoid steps that might escalate the crisis, the White..
Reuters - Published

Amid tensions over Kashmir, Pakistan extends army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's term by three years

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has vast experience of dealing with issues related to Kashmir and the Line of Control (LoC)
Firstpost - Published

Army was ready for ground escalation by Pak after Balakot airstrikes: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

"Army was ready for any ground escalation by Pakistan after the Balakot operations," he said during an interaction with retiring officers here.
DNA - Published

Pakistan, India spar over using water as a weapon in Kashmir dispute

Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan army chief gets three-year extension

Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was handed a three-year extension on Monday as tension with neighboring India flared this month over the disputed territory of Kashmir, the prime..
Reuters - Published

'Reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible': Afghanistan slams Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir issue with US-led peace process

Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir with the US-led peace process in Afghanistan was "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible", Kabul has asserted.
Firstpost - Published

'Let us free PoK and merge it with India': Union Minister Jitendra Singh

This comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that PoK will be on top of the agenda if talks are held with Pakistan in future.
DNA - Published

Pak takes its ire to 'virtual' front

A social media activist posed as a Kashmiri and told the Pakistani handle managed by ISPR that he has some photos depicting horrors inflicted on Kashmiris
DNA - Published

Dialogue with Pakistan on PoK only: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister lays down India's hardline card
DNA - Published

Pak cries foul after Rajnath's remarks on PoK

Pakistan on Sunday said the remarks made by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's on PoK talks are "reflective of the predicament" that India finds itself in following its move to abrogate Article 370.
DNA - Published

Killing of chief's brother in Balochistan bomb attack will not derail peace talks with US, says Afghan Taliban

The Afghan Taliban has said the killing of its chief Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada's brother in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province will not derail the peace talks with the..
Firstpost - Published

'Imran Khan acknowledges what India did in Balakot': Rajnath nails Pak PM over his candid admission

"Few days ago, prime minister of Pakistan said that India is planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. It means that Pakistan PM acknowledges what India did in Balakot," said Rajnath Singh in..
DNA - Published

If talks are held with Pak it will now be on PoK, says Rajnath Singh

"Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pak it will now be on PoK," says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
DNA - Published

If you search 'bhikhari' on Google, you will see photos of Imran Khan: Twitterati troll Pakistan PM, say 'Google knows'

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has become the latest victim of ridicule on social media after netizens discovered that his pictures pop up when one searches for the term bikhari on Google
Firstpost - Published

Imran Khan's Trump card flops, Pakistan loses $440 million

The financial blow came hours after Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan dialed US President Donald Trump to lobby for his demand for action against India over the scrapping of the special status of..
DNA - Published

World watches China's doublespeak on Hong Kong

Beijing backs Pak to raise J&K at UNSC as world watches...
DNA - Published

Will give befitting reply if any action taken by terrorists on Article 370: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He was replying to media's question about Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement that Pakistan has 'full knowledge' that India is planning a bigger operation than Balakot in PoK.
DNA - Published

US slashes financial aid to Pakistan by nearly $440 million; Imran Khan informed about decision three weeks before Washington visit

The United States slashed the aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by nearly $440 million, bringing down its commitment to just $4.1 billion.
Firstpost - Published

Indian Army destroys Pak post in retaliation after jawan martyred in ceasefire violation

The jawan, identified as Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district.
DNA - Published

After failed UNSC move, Imran Khan says 'ensuring resolution to Kashmir issue responsibility of this world body'

US President Donald Trump has already asked Pakistan PM Imran Khan to resolve the issue through bilateral dialogue.
DNA - Published

Another jolt to Pakistan, US cuts $440 million financial aid to Islamabad

The aid was disbursed under Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA) 2010.
DNA - Published

J&K: Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa martyred after ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera

The Indian Army is retaliating effectively.
DNA - Published

After failing to censure India at UNSC, Pakistan calls for high-level meeting to chalk out strategy on Kashmir issue

After failing to censure India at United Nations Security Council, baffled Pakistan government has called a high-level meeting on Saturday to discuss its future plan of action on Kashmir issue.
Firstpost - Published

Mediation off the table as Trump tells Imran Khan to deal Kashmir issue bilaterally

A state from White House Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said, "The President conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the situation in..
DNA - Published

Pakistan move to rake up Jammu and Kashmir at UNSC falls flat

India's permanent envoy to United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin after the meet got over said, "Article 370 is internal matter.. these have no external ramifications."
DNA - Published

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