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Islamabad: Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is administered by the Pakistani federal government as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. It is the ninth-largest city in Pakistan, while the larger Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country's third-largest with a population of about 4.1 million people. 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.


Rare state funeral takes place for father of Pakistan's nuclear program [Video]

Rare state funeral takes place for father of Pakistan's nuclear program

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the man known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, has died in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, according to the country’s Ministry of Information. He was 85..

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'A terrible relationship': Pakistan's PM on country's relations with US during Afghanistan war [Video]

'A terrible relationship': Pakistan's PM on country's relations with US during Afghanistan war

CNN’s Becky Anderson sits down with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan for an exclusive interview in the country’s capital Islamabad, where he speaks about his country’s relationship with the..

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Women march in Kabul against Pakistan and demanding freedom [Video]

Women march in Kabul against Pakistan and demanding freedom

At least 70 people, mostly women, rallied outside the Pakistani embassy, holding banners and chanting against what they said was meddling by Islamabad, who have long been accused of having close ties..

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