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  2. Pakistan, populous multiethnic country of South Asia. Having a predominately Indo-Iranian speaking population, Pakistan has historically and culturally been associated with its neighbours Iran, Afghanistan, and India. Since Pakistan and India achieved independence in 1947, Pakistan has been distinguished from its larger southeastern neighbour by its overwhelmingly Muslim population (as opposed to the predominance of Hindus in India).

  3. Pakistan - Wikipedia

    Pakistan (Urdu: پاکِستان [ˈpaːkɪstaːn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia.

  4. Pakistan Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Pakistan is a sovereign country in Southern Asia, located both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. It borders four countries. Pakistan shares an eastern border with India, a north eastern border with China, a south western border with Iran and a western and northern border with Afghanistan The Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman border Pakistan to the south.

  5. Pakistan - United States Department of State

    Pakistan is the fifth largest country in the world by population and the 42nd largest economy in 2019. The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination country, while China is Pakistan’s largest import partner. U.S.-Pakistan trade in 2019 stood at $6.5 billion, with Pakistan running a modest surplus of $1.3 billion.

  6. Pakistan | Today's latest from Al Jazeera

    Pakistan | Today's latest from Al Jazeera Pakistan Tox­ic chem­i­cals al­leged­ly kill 18 peo­ple in Pak­istan’s Karachi At least 18 peo­ple, most of them chil­dren, die with­in 16 days as...

  7. Pakistan - The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency

    Pakistan-Afghanistan: since 2002, with UN assistance, Pakistan has repatriated about 5.3 million Afghan refugees, leaving about 2.74-3 million; Pakistan has sent troops across and built fences along some remote tribal areas of its treaty-defined Durand Line border with Afghanistan, which serve as bases for foreign terrorists and other illegal activities; in February 2022, amid skirmishes between Taliban and Pakistani forces, Pakistan announced its intent to finish constructing the barbed ...

  8. Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan | CNN

    Quetta, Pakistan CNN —. At least 39 people were killed when a bus careered into a ditch and caught fire in the southern Pakistan city of Bela on Sunday. The coach had been traveling the Quetta ...