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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.

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'Absurd', 'obsessed': India slams Pakistan over map claiming Gujarat, J&K parts [Video]

'Absurd', 'obsessed': India slams Pakistan over map claiming Gujarat, J&K parts

India launched a stinging attack on the Pakistan government over its new political map. Ministry of External Affairs SPokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the claims made by Pakistan are absurd and..

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Prominent Pakistani journalist 'goes missing' in Islamabad [Video]

Prominent Pakistani journalist 'goes missing' in Islamabad

Matiullah Jan, known for his criticism of Pakistan's powerful military, was last seen outside a school in the capital.

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Prominent Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan goes missing [Video]

Prominent Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan goes missing

Prominent journalist Matiullah Jan, who is known for raising his voice against Pakistani establishment, has reportedly gone missing from Islamabad on July 21. The incident took place hours after he..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:15Published
India yet to hear from officials who met Kulbhushan Jadhav for 2nd consular access: MEA [Video]

India yet to hear from officials who met Kulbhushan Jadhav for 2nd consular access: MEA

Pakistan has provided second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 16. According to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were..

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Hindus protest outside Pak Embassy in Kathmandu over temple construction in Islamabad [Video]

Hindus protest outside Pak Embassy in Kathmandu over temple construction in Islamabad

Members of Hindu Civic Society staged a protest in front of Pakistan Embassy in Nepal's capital Kathmandu against atrocities over Hindu minority. The protestors held placards during the demonstration..

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At least three dead after gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange [Video]

At least three dead after gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange

Police officers have been examining the scene of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, after gunmen opened fire on the financial centre killing at least three people.Among the dead are two guards and a..

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Officials of Indian Embassy in Pakistan return to India [Video]

Officials of Indian Embassy in Pakistan return to India

Five officials of the Indian Embassy in Pakistan, including the two who were abducted and tortured by Pakistan security agencies, return to India via the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on June 22...

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Baloch activists hold anti-Pakistan protest in Canada for human rights violations in Balochistan [Video]

Baloch activists hold anti-Pakistan protest in Canada for human rights violations in Balochistan

Baloch political and human rights activists gathered in Toronto on Sunday to protest against Pakistan and China for gross human rights violations in Balochistan. The protest was held under the aegis of..

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Pakistan's Charge d' Affaires summoned by MEA for abduction of Indian officials [Video]

Pakistan's Charge d' Affaires summoned by MEA for abduction of Indian officials

Charge d' Affaires of High Commission of Pakistan, Haider Shah, was summoned on June 16. He was summoned and also a strong protest was lodged on the issue of the abduction and torture of two officials..

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2 arrested Indian officials released by Pakistan authorities: Sources [Video]

2 arrested Indian officials released by Pakistan authorities: Sources

The sources have confirmed that the two officials of Indian High Commission were released by Pakistan authorities on June 15. They are back at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. They went missing..

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Pakistan nerve centre of terrorism, home to largest number of designated terror entities: Indian envoy to UN

Calling Pakistan a nerve centre of terrorism, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, has lashed out at Islamabad for harbouring terror groups, saying it is..
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Give India another go to get Jadhav a lawyer: Pak court

The Islamabad high court on Monday ordered the Pakistani government to make another offer to India to appoint a lawyer for its national Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a secret military..
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'British Parliament Panel's link with Islamabad established': Ruchi Ghanashyam, ex-envoy to UK

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As Pak's Jadhav deadline nears, India again asks for unimpeded access

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

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Pak must introspect why it's universally acknowledged as 'epicentre' of terrorism: India at UN

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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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India summons Pakistan envoy, registers protest on abduction of officials in Islamabad

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MEA summons Pakistan's Charge d'affaires after two Indian officials go missing

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Monday summoned Pakistan's Charge d'affaires to India in the national capital after two officials of Indian High Commission in Islamabad went missing.Earlier..
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Situation tense, India asks Pakistan to ensure staff safety

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