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Islamabad: Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Islamabad is the ninth largest city in Pakistan, while the larger Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country's fourth largest with a population of about 3.1 million. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.

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PoK has suffered under Pakistan rule for 73 years: activist urges Biden's intervention [Video]

PoK has suffered under Pakistan rule for 73 years: activist urges Biden's intervention

Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been suffering for the past 73 years under Pakistan colonialism, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza has urged the US President-elect Joe Biden to..

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Watch: PM Modi gives stern message to China & Pakistan at SCO summit [Video]

Watch: PM Modi gives stern message to China & Pakistan at SCO summit

In a stern message to China and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said all member nations of the SCO should respect each others' sovereignty and territorial integrity. The remarks by..

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‘Pak needs to reverse decision’: India summons Pak CDA over Kartarpur Sahib row [Video]

‘Pak needs to reverse decision’: India summons Pak CDA over Kartarpur Sahib row

India on Friday summoned the Charge d'Affaires (CDA) of the Pakistan High Commission here and lodged a strong protest over Islamabad's decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib..

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‘Pakistan took advantage of pandemic to push cross-border terror’: India at UN [Video]

‘Pakistan took advantage of pandemic to push cross-border terror’: India at UN

India lashed out at Pakistan over cross-border terrorism and other issues at the United Nations. ‘While world has come to a standstill due to COVID, Pakistan has enhanced support to cross border..

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Protests held as India observes Black Day to mark Pak invasion of J&K in 1947 [Video]

Protests held as India observes Black Day to mark Pak invasion of J&K in 1947

Protests were held by PoJK refugees in Jammu as India observed black day to mark Pakistan’s invasion of Jammu and Kashmir In 1947. The protesters slammed the Pakistan government and said that their..

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Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan [Video]

Pakistan's opposition parties unite to rally against PM Imran Khan

A group of 11 major opposition parties in Pakistan have joined hands to raise their protest against the ruling Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A large number of people..

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Baloch students take up long march after Pakistan universities deny them admission [Video]

Baloch students take up long march after Pakistan universities deny them admission

A group of Baloch youth has started a long march to seek their right to education in Pakistan. Pakistan is not just systematically plundering the resource-rich Balochistan of its minerals but is..

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Watch: People from Gilgit Baltistan, PoK region protest against Pakistan [Video]

Watch: People from Gilgit Baltistan, PoK region protest against Pakistan

People from Gilgit Baltistan held demonstrations across the region and in major towns of Pakistan against Islamabad's clampdown on people's civil and political rights. Demanding the immediate release..

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Protests erupt against Pakistan's attempt to alter status of Gilgit-Baltistan [Video]

Protests erupt against Pakistan's attempt to alter status of Gilgit-Baltistan

People from Gilgit-Baltistan are carrying out demonstrations across the region and in major towns of Pakistan against what they call Pakistan's clampdown on people's civil and political rights. While..

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How can India counter China-Pakistan joint 'mission' amid Ladakh tension? [Video]

How can India counter China-Pakistan joint 'mission' amid Ladakh tension?

As tension between India and China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh persists, the former's defence minister Rajnath Singh said that Beijing and Islamabad are creating a border dispute 'under..

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Stop launching terror attacks on our soil, India warns Pakistan

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India slams Pakistan for making 'irresponsible' remarks at UN

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Pakistan minister admits to Imran govt role in Pulwama attack, calls it 'great success'

A Pakistani minister on Wednesday admitted that Islamabad was behind last year's Pulwama terror strike on CRPF jawans, describing the dastardly attack as a "great success" of the Imran Khan..
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New Delhi sends new name for acting head of Indian mission in Islamabad

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Pak likely to remain in FATF 'grey list', fails to fulfill six key mandates

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India strongly denies sending any message seeking talks with Pak

The government strongly denied Thursday it had sent any message to Islamabad for dialogue noting that PM Imran Khan's security adviser was commenting on India's "internal matters" and reiterated that..
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India has not sent any message to Pak expressing desire for talks: MEA

India on Thursday rubbished the claim by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's adviser on national security that New Delhi has sent a message to Islamabad indicating a desire for talks between the two..
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No message sent: India on Pak NSA's claim of New Delhi reaching out to Islamabad

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Hold Pakistan accountable for the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir: Member of European Parliament

Talking about the role of Islamabad in "illegally" occupying a part of Kashmir and dethroning its erstwhile ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, Member of European Parliament Fulvio Martusciello has urged the..
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Commonwealth meet: India slams Pak's 'bigoted agenda' on J&K

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Don't play victim card: India hits out at Pakistan on terror issue

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India slams Pak PM Imran Khan at UN, highlights Islamabad's support for terror, religious persecution

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India slams Pakistan for raking up J&K in UNGA, says Islamabad peddled 'litany of vicious falsehood'


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India slams Pakistan for raising J&K issue at UN, says it hails terrorists as 'martyrs'

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We reject Islamabad's obsession with territorial aggrandisement: Govt on Pakistan's new map

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Pak will suffer 'heavy losses' if it takes advantage of situation at Ladakh with China: CDS General Bipin Rawat

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India thanks UNSC members for thwarting Pak attempt to get 2 Indians listed as terrorists

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Pakistan's house of cards may be failing, with Gulf states openly moving closer to India

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India formally writes to UN on Pakistan's false claim of making statement in Security Council

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India exposes Pak's lies, says biggest sponsor of cross-border terrorism 'masquerading' as victim

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India to decide soon on seeking review of Jadhav’s sentencing

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Hitting out at Pakistan for peddling “false narratives” against it, India has asked Islamabad that it must introspect about why it is universally acknowledged as the "international epicentre" of..
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India downgrades Pakistan ties, halves mission staff

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India asks Pakistan high commission to cut staff strength by 50%

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MEA takes up matter with Pakistan after Indian officials go missing in Islamabad

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India trashes Pakistan's objection to commencement of construction of Ram temple

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India lodges protest with Islamabad over Pakistan court's order on Gilgit-Baltistan

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'Good to see Pak joining regional initiatives': India on Islamabad inviting SAARC nations for COVID-19 meet

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Keen to block Indian initiatives at SAARC, Pak wants secretariat's involvement

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