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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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Diplomats harassed in Pakistan again

In one case, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria's car was aggressively tailed during his visit to Nathia gali on June 13
DNA - Published

Pakistan terror expert is RAW chief, J&K specialist IB boss

The government has appointed senior IPS officer Samant Kumar Goel as chief of external intelligence agency RAW. Intelligence Bureau too got a new director in Arvind Kumar, who has handled desks like..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Pakistan

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

Eoin Morgan: England have positives to take from Pakistan defeat [Video]Eoin Morgan: England have positives to take from Pakistan defeat

England captain Eoin Morgan admits the hosts had a bad day at the office when they suffered a 14-run defeat to Pakistan in their second match of the World Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Italian archaeologists to study origin of Pakistan's Ranikot Fort [Video]Italian archaeologists to study origin of Pakistan's Ranikot Fort

If developed, the fort has the potential to attract tourism and help the poverty-stricken community.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Pakistan town struggles with surge in HIV infections in children [Video]Pakistan town struggles with surge in HIV infections in children

Doctors are struggling to cope with nearly 700 cases since April, most of them children in a remote town in southern Pakistan.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Mount Everest Is Deadly, But This Towering Peak Is Even Worse [Video]Mount Everest Is Deadly, But This Towering Peak Is Even Worse

11 people have died while climbing Mount Everest since May 21st of this year. But according to Business Insider, the slightly smaller K2 claimed the lives of 11 climbers in just a single, devastating..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:13Published

Pakistan: Prolonged drought threatens communities in Thar Desert [Video]Pakistan: Prolonged drought threatens communities in Thar Desert

The Thar has seen years of below-average crop production and losses of cattle, which have exacerbated the already dire food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the area.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Study: The Rivers Of The World Are Teeming With Antibiotics [Video]Study: The Rivers Of The World Are Teeming With Antibiotics

British researchers say the world's rivers are widely contaminated with antibiotics. According to CNN, samples from rivers in 72 countries and found that antibiotics were present in 65% of them...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Pakistan PM Khan Congratulates India's Modi On Election Victory [Video]Pakistan PM Khan Congratulates India's Modi On Election Victory

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, not pictured, on April 28, 2019 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. Parker Song/Pool via REUTERS..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Pakistan Says Wants Peace With India, Modi Responds After Victory Speech [Video]Pakistan Says Wants Peace With India, Modi Responds After Victory Speech

According to Reuters, the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter on Thursday hoping for peace, after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi. Pakistani premier Imran..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister? [Video]Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resign after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit. Reuters looks at some of the Conservatives who have either said they plan to put themselves forward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:42Published

Pakistan PM Khan Calls For Peace, Congratulates Modi [Video]Pakistan PM Khan Calls For Peace, Congratulates Modi

According to a report by Reuters, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated India's Narendra Modi on the election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. Khan reportedly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Enhanced concern at international-level about terrorism from Pak after India raises issue: Govt

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India's call to condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestation is reflected in a number of outcome..
DNA - Published

Pompeo says remains hopeful Pakistan will crack down on Islamist militants

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a trip to India on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that neighboring Pakistan would chose the "right course" in cracking down on Islamist..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's large-scale terrorism industry prevents it from behaving like 'normal neighbour': Jaishankar


IndiaTimes - Published

Afghanistan's Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will visit Pakistan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, less than a week after its neighbor hosted Afghan opposition leaders to discuss ways to end an..
Reuters - Published

One killed as militants attack Pakistan police housing complex

A police constable was killed and five people injured in Pakistan on Wednesday, following a gun battle with Taliban militants at a police housing and training complex, security officials said.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan FATF membership: Imran Khan-led govt blames previous govts for 'criminal negligence', says India is creating issues

Pakistan's Human Rights minister, Shireen Mazari, on Tuesday, demanded a probe into the failure of past governments in getting the FATF membership, saying India has been creating issues for long
Firstpost - Published

India, Pak clash over Nizam of Hyderabad funds in UK

During a two-week trial , which concluded on Friday, Eason Rajah QC, representing Mukarram Jah, claimed the £1 million was passed to Rahimtoola on "trust for safe-keeping".
IndiaTimes - Published

Audio bares rift in Valley terror: Al-Qaeda cell lashes out at Pakistan

The audio has been released through Ansar's media arm, 'Al Sindh Media'.
DNA - Published

Army short of 7.4K officers, 38K jawans: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The vacant posts in Army is a situation of concern for the country as India shares boundaries with hostile neighbours like Pakistan and China
DNA - Published

Pakistan issues visas to 463 Indians for Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death anniversary


DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Azam Khan hits out at attack on minorities, Owaisi criticises

Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address, Khan said Muslims had a choice to go to Pakistan during Partition.
DNA - Published

IAF achieved military objective in Balakot op; Pakistani side did not come into our airspace: Dhanoa


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistani fighter jets did not enter Indian airspace after Balakot: Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa

He also said while the IAF had achieved its objectives, PAF didn't.
DNA - Published

Pak planes did not cross LoC during Feb 27 dogfight: Air chief Dhanoa

"Pakistan did not come into our airspace. Our objective was to strike terror camps. Their objective was to target army places. None of them crossed the border. We achieved our military objective. None..
IndiaTimes - Published

10 injured in blast at military hospital in Rawalpindi; human rights worker claims JeM chief Masood Azhar was admitted at facility

At least 10 people were allegedly injured after a 'huge' blast rocked a military hospital here on Sunday, according to Pakistani Twitter users. A human rights worker from Quetta, Ahsan Ullah MiaKhail,..
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan looking to mislead FATF with criticism of India?


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan High Commission diplomats, pilgrims visit Hazrat Amir Khusro shrine in Nizamuddin

Pakistani pilgrims, accompanied by Pakistan High Commission diplomats, visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir Khusro here and offered the traditional 'chadar' on behalf of the government and people of that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Post-Balakot, Indian Navy hunted for Pakistani submarine for 21 days

After Indian Air Force hit the Jaish terrorist factory in Balakot, one of the most advanced Pakistani Agosta-class submarines - PNS Saad - vanished from the Pakistani waters, a senior government source..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

‘Pakistan must take verifiable step against terror’


IndiaTimes - Published

Is Pakistan dragging its feet on Kartarpur corridor?


IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to..
Reuters - Published

Nepalese nationals require visa to enter India via Pak, China

Nepalese nationals must have a visa if they are entering India from Pakistan, China, Hong Kong and Macau, according to a notice issued by the Nepalese Embassy in New Delhi. Similarly, Nepalese..
IndiaTimes - Published

Vijayvargiya compares Mamata with Imran Khan for boycotting 'Yoga Day'

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday equated West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Pakistani's Prime Minister Imran Khan, contending that they both did not perform yoga on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan sets conditions for Kartarpur corridor, opposes all Indian proposals: Officials

Pakistan has set a host of terms and conditions for the operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor and opposed India's proposals to make it open throughout the year to facilitate travel to one of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan could allow only 700 devotees , levy fee and issue permits for Indian devotees

Pakistan government could allow only 700 devotees each day for four to five days a week, it could levy around $100 fee on Indian pilgrims and it could take up to three days for it to issue permits to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak on FATF greylist: India asks Islamabad to take credible & irreversible action on terror

New Delhi said it expects Islamabad to take "credible, verifiable, irreversible & sustainable measures" on the "global concerns" related to "terrorism and terrorist financing" emanating from any..
DNA - Published

India asks Pakistan to effectively implement FATF action plan after terror watchdog sets October deadline

"We expect Pakistan to take all necessary steps to effectively implement the FATF Action Plan," MEA said.
DNA - Published

FATF sets Pakistan October deadline to curb terror funding or face action, asks country to demonstrate effective results

Reacting to the FATF's warning, Pakistan on Friday said it was committed to taking measures needed to implement the action plan agreed with the FATF to come out of the grey list.
Firstpost - Published

FATF: India says Pak must take verifiable, irreversible steps against terrorism

In response to a media query regarding the FATF report, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the FATF has decided to continue to keep Pakistan on its compliance document (i.e...
IndiaTimes - Published

Global watchdog FAFT warns Pakistan to complete action plan on terror funding by October or face consequences

Reacting to the FATF's warning, Pakistan on Friday said it was committed to taking measures needed to implement the action plan agreed with the FATF to come out of the grey list.
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan has time till October to pass terror test

Pakistan has until October to complete its action plans to curb terror financing and money laundering, failing which it has a real chance of being blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...
IndiaTimes - Published

Global watchdog give Pakistan until October to curb terror financing

Pakistan has until October 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

'Operation Bandar' was IAF's code name for Balakot airstrike

On February 26, 12 Mirages having taken off from multiple air bases crossed over into the Pakistani air space and carried out missile attacks on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot town of Khyber..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kuwait, Pakistan recorded third, fourth highest temperatures in the last 76 years, WMO reports

Death Valley in the USA still holds the record for the highest temperatures in the world, at 56.7 degrees Celsius.
Firstpost - Published

In reply to letter, PM Narendra Modi tells Imran Khan to banish terror

The Ministry of External Affairs clarified that there is no change in Pakistani policy by New Delhi and Pakistan needs to take verifiable and irreversible action on terror for talks to happen
DNA - Published

'No change in stand': India trashes Pakistan reports on talks

India dismissed on Thursday as "fake news" the suggestion in Pakistan media that it was looking to resume talks with the neighbour and asserted that there was no dilution of its position that Islamabad..
IndiaTimes - Published

US Secretary of State Mike Pompei to visit India on June 25, no change in position related to Pak policy: MEA

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between India and the United States after NDA's return to power for a second term.
DNA - Published

PM Modi called for early Kartarpur Corridor operationalisation in letter to Imran Khan: MEA

PM Modi, in a letter written in response to a congratulatory message by his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, has called for "early operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor which is functional all..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan Pashtun activists say leader arrests herald state crackdown

After a deadly clash between troops and activists at a security post in northern Pakistan, organizers of a rights movement that has unnerved the powerful army say a campaign of intimidation against..
Reuters - Published

India rejects claims of having agreed to hold talks with Pakistan

India on Thursday rejected claims of having responded to Islamabad's call for dialogue and clarified that New Delhi seeks normal and cooperative relations with all neighbours, including Pakistan. "As..
IndiaTimes - Published

Relationship will improve when Pakistan takes strong action against terror: PM Modi replies to Imran Khan's letter

India reiterates its stated position.
DNA - Published

How a Pakistani spy used bots to lure 98 targets

A Pakistani spy who went by the Facebook nickname 'Sejal Kapoor' managed to hack into the computer systems of more than 98 officials from various defence forces and organisations, including the Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan trolled on Twitter for posting Rabindranath Tagore's quote as Khalil Gibran's

Imran Khan was mercilessly trolled on Twitter for wrongly attributing a famous quote of Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Firstpost - Published

Army moves to raise integrated battle groups for greater punch across Pakistan, China borders


IndiaTimes - Published

Army to raise new battle formations along Pakistan border by October

Aiming to further strengthen its ability to carry out swift strikes during wars, the Indian Army is going to raise new lethal battle formations along the borders with Pakistan by October.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

China completes outer dome on overseas Hualong One reactor in Pakistan

China has finished building the outer safety dome at its first overseas "Hualong One" nuclear reactor in Pakistan, with the project scheduled to be finished by the end of 2020, the China National..
Reuters - Published

34 Pakistani migrants granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan


IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan's Sikh leader lauds Imran Khan govt's decision to allow double entry visa facility to 10,000 pilgrims

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims.
Firstpost - Published

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