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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 207.8 million. 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.


Not just bilateral, regional & global issues also on Modi-Trump platter

Regional and international cooperation will be an important focus area for Trump and Modi when they meet on Tuesday. While the US is expected to encourage India to further promote stability and..
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Ceasefire violations by Pakistan increased manifold to push terrorists into J&K: DGP

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan has increased manifold to push armed terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir and sabotage peace, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday, asserting that the security grid is strong..
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Videos for Pakistan

Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills [Video]Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills

A hearing and speech impaired 12-year-old is not letting her disability stop her from pursuing her dreams on the ski slopes.

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Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar [Video]Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

Many businesses are running out of Chinese products causing a sharp increase in prices In Pakistan.

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International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan [Video]International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan [Video]Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

At least four Pakistani students studying in Wuhan have been infected by the virus.

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Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist [Video]Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist

Pakistan arrests prominent Pashtun rights activist

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Trump arrives for Davos Economic Forum [Video]Trump arrives for Davos Economic Forum

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday (January 21) for the 50th World Economic Forum.

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Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing [Video]Man arrested in Pakistan over Pc Sharon Beshenivsky killing

A 71-year-old man has been arrested in Pakistan in connection with the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot while on duty in 2005. West Yorkshire Police said Piran Ditta Khan was held on..

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Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens [Video]Avalanches in Kashmir kill dozens

Dozens of people have died after avalanches were triggered in both Pakistan and India-controlled Kashmir. David Doyle reports.

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The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38 [Video]The Duchess of Cambridge turns 38

As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 38th birthday on January 9, we look back of her previous year and the highlights of her royal duties. Kate toured Pakistan with William, became patron of the..

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha denies he endorsed Pak Prez Alvi's concerns over Kashmir

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday rejected Pakistan President Rashid Alvi's claim that the actor-turned-politician "endorsed" his concerns over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir imposed..
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Shatrughan Sinha meets Pak President in Lahore

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Ready to deal with any situation: Army commander

Underlining the use of non-state actors in terror activities by Pakistan, South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Alok Kler on Saturday said the Indian army is prepared to deal with any situation. Kler,..
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Pakistan must crack down on terrorists for successful dialogue with India: White House

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Giriraj: India paying price for failing to send Muslims to Pak

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FATF warns Pakistan of stern action if it fails to check terror funding

Retaining Pakistan on the 'grey list', the global terror financing watchdog warned that if it does not complete a full action plan by June, it could lead to consequences on its businesses.
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Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947, says Giriraj Singh

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, some houses damaged in shelling

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Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing "gray list"

Pakistan has until June 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.
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India paid heavy price for failing to send Muslims to Pakistan in 1947: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

The controversial remark was made in Purnea district in the Seemanchal region of Bihar where he was trying to garner support in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
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Top News of the Day | Feb 21, 2020: Pak remains in FATF 'grey list', Trump's 'tremendous' trade deal claim and more

Top news of the day on Friday, February 21 was the FATF decision to keep in the 'grey list' and giving it another 8-point target to complete in four months.
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Pakistan expects reprieve at global anti-terror financing meeting

Pakistan hopes to secure a four-month reprieve at a global meeting on anti-terrorism financing in Paris on Friday where a decision whether or not to blacklist the South Asian nation is expected,..
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Bomb blast in Pakistan, earthquake in Nepal as grounds for lawyers' strikes irk SC

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'She has links with Naxals', says Karnataka CM on girl who shouted 'Pakistan zindabad'

On Thursday, Amulya Leone, 19, raised slogans of 'Pakistan zindabad' during an anti-rally in Bengaluru.
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19-yr-old Amulya raises pro-Pakistan slogan at anti-CAA stir: All you need to know

Nineteen-year-old Amulya Leona Noronha was whisked away from the dais on Thursday for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at the anti-CAA rally organised by the Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Issai Federation at the..
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Do they want to turn India into Pakistan, Giriraj Singh asks Congress, RJD

Citing instances of alleged "hate speeches" by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on..
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Girl who shouted 'Pakistan zindabad' at anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru sent to 14-day judicial custody

She has been slapped with sedition charges.
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Teen activist charged with sedition for saying ‘Pakistan zindabad’

A teenage student-activist was arrested and booked for sedition after she repeatedly raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans in her speech at an anti-CAA-NRC protest held in central Bengaluru on..
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FATF pressure a factor in reduction of cross-border terror: Army chief

“If Pakistan feels it has got away with it in the FATF, it will certainly ramp up cross-border terrorism. With the entire glare of FATF on it, Pakistan would tone down its activities and rhetoric...
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China backs Pakistan decision not to evacuate students from coronavirus lockdown

A Chinese diplomat on Thursday backed Pakistan's decision not to evacuate Pakistani students from the province at the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, a day after parents confronted government..
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India expects to continue counter-terrorism cooperation with USA

"We got support from the US on the listing of terrorists from Pakistan," noted MEA spokesperson
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Our men foiling BAT action even before Pakistan is able to launch it: Army chief

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India all geared against Pakistan in Geneva; Vikas Swarup to lead delegation

This is for the second time Pakistan foreign minister SM Qureshi will be travelling to Geneva to raise Kashmir after New Delhi removed special status for the erstwhile state in August. This session..
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'Convict, prosecute terrorist leaders': Pakistan gets FATF warning

Pakistan has been given a stern message by almost all FATF member countries, barring Turkey and Malaysia, to honour the remaining 13 action plan items by the June 2020 FATF plenary. This would include..
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Jathedar leaves for Pakistan to participate in Saka Nankana function

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Congress working as a sleeper cell of Pakistan, exposed, says Pragya Singh Thakur

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Pakistan probes link between soybean dust and deaths in port city of Karachi

Authorities in Pakistan are investigating if exposure to soybean dust, which can cause severe allergic reactions, is responsible for at least 14 deaths and dozens of illnesses in the southern port city..
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BJP seizes upon ex-cop Maria’s book to attack Congress

BJP members alleged that the term was coined at the behest of former home minister P Chidambaram, whose bid in this direction had helped Pakistan-based terror outfits, which tried to disguise Kasab as..
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Indian diaspora protest outside Pakistan High Commission in London over forced conversion of Hindu Pakistani

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Most of APPGK are either Pakistani or PoK heritage, not one PIO among them, all are anti-India

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Pak army resorts to firing, shelling along LoC in J&K's Poonch

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.
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FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing

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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi backs govt on British MP's deportation, says she is 'Pak proxy'

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday backed the government's decision to deport British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, saying she was not just an MP, but a "Pakistan proxy". The Congress party..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 18, 2020: Sharjeel Imam named in Jamia stir chargesheet, Pak to stay in FATF grey list & more

In top news of the day on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Delhi Police filed its charge sheet in the December 15 violence. JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested last month on sedition charges for..
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Pakistan to remain on international watchdog FATF's 'grey list'

Pakistan will continue to remain on the "grey list" of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being..
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Masood Azhar living in bomb-proof house in Bahawalpur, intel sources confirm as Pakistan claims he's 'missing'

Pakistan has said that it could not file an FIR against Azhar as he has gone missing from the so-called Army's custody and he is nowhere to be found.
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Remarks will hit ties: India warns Turkey

For the second time in three days, India hit out at Turkish President Recep Erdogan for his support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, as it accused him of not just interfering in India’s internal..
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Ahead of FATF verdict on terror financing, Pakistan's ISI meets top JeM commanders

According to intelligence sources, JeM has been instructed to carry out precise terrorist attacks across India, specifically in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
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Pakistan confirms escape of Taliban leader who justified Malala shooting

A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after..
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Pakistan mission issues visas to Hindu pilgrims to visit Katas Raj temples

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Suicide blast kill 10 in southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: - At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast that hit a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, officials said.
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India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy and that they will have..
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Pakistan weekly round-up: Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 11 years in jail, Erdogan rakes up Kashmir issue & more

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Govt slams UN secy gen’s comments on J&K, says region integral part of India

Responding to the “offer” by the top UN diplomat, the MEA spokesperson said, “Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will continue to be an integral part of India. The issue that needs to be..
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At FATF plenary, India to call out Pakistan for claiming Masood Azhar is missing

The FATF plenary, which started in Paris on Sunday, will take up the Pakistan dossier for discussion on Friday. Pakistan expects to get about 12 countries to speak in favour of getting it off the..
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'Need to address illegal occupation of territories by Pakistan': India reacts to UN Secretary-General's comments

Earlier this day, UN chief António Guterres had said in Islamabad that it was important for both India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint"
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Parents protest as Pakistani students stuck in China under coronavirus lockdown

Around a hundred people called on Pakistan's government to "bring back our children" from the locked down Chinese province of Hubei in a demonstration on Sunday in Karachi.
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Important for India and Pak to 'de-escalate, both militarily and verbally': UN chief Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Sunday it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint" as he began his four-day visit to the country,..
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