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Federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

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Pakistan: Federal parliamentary constitutional republic 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 212.7 million people. 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.

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Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing 'gray list'

A global finance watchdog kept Pakistan off its terrorism financing blacklist on Friday but warned Islamabad it only had until February to improve or face international action.
Reuters - Published

Global watchdog gives Pakistan until February to act against terror financing

Pakistan has until February to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan, or face action against it, a global watchdog said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pakistan

Pakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action [Video]Pakistan's deadly river: Swat volunteer calls for gov't action

Swat Valley residents call the Pakistani government to provide a rescue service at Swat River, one of the most popular tourist spots in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

William and Kate in Pakistan - the highlights [Video]William and Kate in Pakistan - the highlights

A roundup of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of Pakistan. Highlights include meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Hundu Kush Mountain Range, the National Cricket Academy and the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans [Video]Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans

Medical staff are striking in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over a plan to privatise hospitals

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm [Video]Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been forced to reschedule the last day of their Pakistan tour after their plane got caught in a thunderstorm. William and Kate were due to fly over the Khyber..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

New MCC President Sangakkara - 'The time to grow Test cricket is now' [Video]New MCC President Sangakkara - 'The time to grow Test cricket is now'

VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW WITH NEW PRESIDENT OF THE MARLEBONE CRICKET CLUB MCC KUMAR SANGAKKARA SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Kate’s headscarf revives memories of Diana’s visit to Lahore landmark [Video]Kate’s headscarf revives memories of Diana’s visit to Lahore landmark

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a visit to the Badshahi Mosque in scenes that brought back memories of the duke’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Kate wore an emerald green..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

William and Kate enjoy a game of cricket in Pakistan [Video]William and Kate enjoy a game of cricket in Pakistan

The Duke of Cambridge showed off his sporting abilities after picking up a cricket bat during his Pakistan royal tour. William and the duchess both took turns hitting some soft balls in a game of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour [Video]William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were treated to a traditional song and dance in a Pakistani village on Wednesday (October 16). Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

William and Kate in Pakistan: The highlights so far [Video]William and Kate in Pakistan: The highlights so far

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed the third day of their tour of Pakistan. Here is a look at some of the highlights of their visit so far.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

Kate Middleton And Prince William Made History In Pakistan [Video]Kate Middleton And Prince William Made History In Pakistan

Kate Middleton and Prince William made history on Tuesday in Pakistan. The pair became the first British royal couple to wear matching traditional outfits in Pakistan. While royal women have previously..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Glamorous rickshaw transports Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan reception [Video]Glamorous rickshaw transports Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan reception

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at a reception at Pakistan's historic national monument, which is set to highlight the relationship between the UK and the Commonwealth country. The royal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

William and Imran Khan reminisce over friendship with Diana [Video]William and Imran Khan reminisce over friendship with Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Imran Khan on the second day of their five-day royal tour of Pakistan. The Duke of Cambridge and Pakistan’s prime minister reminisced about when the ex-test..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their first full day of engagements in Pakistan by learning about education for girls. William and Kate's first stop on Tuesday was a government-run school in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit [Video]William and Kate arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in Pakistan, where security has been heightened to ensure the couple's safety for the five-day visit. William and Kate were greeted by Pakistan's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions [Video]Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has met with Iran's president in Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:26Published

William and Kate going on first official tour of Pakistan [Video]William and Kate going on first official tour of Pakistan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on a royal tour of Pakistan amid political tensions and security concerns in the region. It will be the royal couple's first official visit to Pakistan..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Kashmir under lockdown: Anger over 'unacceptable burdens' [Video]Kashmir under lockdown: Anger over 'unacceptable burdens'

Protesters chant pro-Pakistan slogans and demand an end to what they describe as Indian occupation of their territory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Kate and William meet Aga Khan ahead of official visit to Pakistan [Video]Kate and William meet Aga Khan ahead of official visit to Pakistan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Aga Khan Centre in London for a visit ahead of their trip to Pakistan. William and Kate are due to embark on a royal tour of Pakistan from October 14 to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent [Video]Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent

At UNGA, Imran Khan accuses India of 'cruelty' in Kashmir while his Indian counterpart doesn't mention ongoing lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:27Published

Dozens killed as quake hits Pakistan-administered Kashmir [Video]Dozens killed as quake hits Pakistan-administered Kashmir

At least 25 people killed and more than 300 injured after magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits 22km north of Jhelum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude in Pakistan leaves at least 22 dead [Video]Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude in Pakistan leaves at least 22 dead

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 22 people and injuring over 700, officials said.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump [Video]'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UNGA on Monday told reporters he plans on receiving the Nobel Prize "for a lot of things... if they gave it out fairly, which they don't." Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead -White House [Video]Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead -White House

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

 

Prince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate landed in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday, after turbulence forced the couple to stay overnight in Lahore in a change to their tightly-choreographed..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan denies entry to Committee to Protect Journalists official

Authorities at Pakistan's Lahore airport denied entry to the Asia coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), saying his name was on blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior, a..
Reuters - Published

Will & Kate's plane hit by lightning on Day 4 in Pakistan tour, has to turn back: reports

Fierce lightning prevented their jet from landing but otherwise it was a busy Day 4 in Pakistan for Prince Will and Kate.
USATODAY.com - Published

Plane carrying UK's William and Kate aborts Pakistan landing twice, couple 'fine'

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and..
Reuters - Published

William and Kate play cricket in Pakistan

The latest stops on the royal tour of Pakistan included a cricket academy, a children's hospital, and a historic mosque
CBS News - Published

Prince William and Duchess Kate tour Pakistan

Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge are visiting Pakistan for their "most complex" foreign tour ever.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Pakistan expects to avert blacklisting over terrorism financing

Backed by longtime ally China, Pakistan is confident it will avert blacklisting over terrorism financing by a global watchdog on Friday but it will not be completely off the hook until it proves it is..
Reuters - Published

William and Kate visit melting glacier, call for climate "action"

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit remote region of Pakistan where they hear global warming has already put lives at risk
CBS News - Published

Prince William and Kate catch up with an old friend in Pakistan

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kick off their 1st official tour of Pakistan by meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan, whom the prince has known since he was a boy
CBS News - Published

Prince William and wife Kate meet Imran Khan, Pakistan's PM and friend of Diana

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Tuesday met Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former international cricket star who the prince played cricket with in London as a child.
Reuters - Published

Prince William and wife Kate arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital on Monday, beginning a five-day visit that will focus on boosting ties and addressing challenges such as climate change.
Reuters - Published

Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive in Pakistan for their 'most complex tour' ever

Prince William and Duchess Kate are touring Pakistan, a country close to his late mother, Princess Diana, who made three visits there before she died.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pakistan's Khan says he will try to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel on to Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Iran says ready for talks with Saudi, with or without mediation

Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM heading to Iran after U.S. mediation request

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading for Tehran, two government officials said on Friday, weeks after the United States asked him to help mediate between long-time regional foes Saudi Arabia..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan arrests four aides of alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks

Pakistani authorities on Thursday arrested four aides of Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, the suspected mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terrorism financing..
Reuters - Published

Up for Auction: Snapshots of Jackie Kennedy in India and Pakistan

Photographs of the first lady and her sister, Lee Radziwill, are among the items up for sale next week at an auction at Christie’s.
NYTimes.com - Published

UK police charge Pakistan MQM founder Hussain with terrorism offense

British police said on Thursday they had charged the London-based founder of Pakistan's MQM movement, Altaf Hussain, with a terrorism offense in connection with a speech delivered in Karachi three..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan likely to visit Iran: foreign office

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign office in Islamabad said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

China's Xi voices support for Pakistan over Kashmir: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Reuters - Published

China's Xi says he is watching Kashmir, supports Pakistan's core interests: Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Reuters - Published

China says it supports Pakistan in safeguarding its independent sovereignty

China supports Pakistan in safeguarding its independent sovereignty and territorial integrity, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday during a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Reuters - Published

Pakistani PM Khan to meet China's Xi to discuss Kashmir, CPEC

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss the security situation in the disputed region of Kashmir as well as..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Afghanistan envoy meets Taliban in Pakistan: sources

A Taliban delegation met U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad for more than an hour on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the sides since U.S...
Reuters - Published

Taliban delegation met U.S. envoy during visit to Islamabad: sources

A Taliban delegation met U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the two..
Reuters - Published

A Monumental Project, Child Suicide Bombers, Falling Apart

Scott Pelley reports on the building of a national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture; Lara Logan reports on child suicide bombers in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Steve Kroft reports..
CBS News - Published

Pakistan and Taliban call for U.S. to resume Afghan peace talks

Peace talks in Afghanistan must resume as soon as possible, Pakistan and the Taliban militant group urged on Thursday, after President Donald Trump broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan, Taliban call for Afghan peace talks to resume: foreign office

Pakistan's foreign office on Thursday said that Pakistan and the Taliban agreed that the Afghanistan peace talk process halted by the United States last month should resume as soon as possible.
Reuters - Published

Nuclear war between India and Pakistan could kill up to 125 million and launch a global climate catastrophe

As many as 125 million people would die within days if India and Pakistan waged a nuclear war, according to a scientific study released Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Taliban, U.S. envoy in Pakistan to review broken peace talks

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of reviving talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry and the insurgent group..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. negotiator both in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, as the top U.S. diplomat involved in talks with the militants also met government officials there, although it was..
Reuters - Published

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks

An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down.
Reuters - Published

Ex-French PM Balladur to face trial over 1990s Pakistan submarine deal - source

Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur and an ex-defence minister will face trial over the so-called "Karachi affair", an inquiry related to alleged kickbacks in a mid-1990s submarine deal with..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over deadly cross-border shelling in disputed Kashmir

Pakistan's government on Monday summoned India's top diplomat in the country over accusations of deadly shelling by India in its portion of the disputed region of Kashmir, as tensions run high between..
Reuters - Published

Three killed, including opposition politician, in blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province

A blast in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan killed three, including an opposition political leader, on Saturday afternoon, police and officials said.
Reuters - Published

Police impose restrictions in Indian Kashmir after Pakistan PM's speech

Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people's movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan warns of Kashmir bloodbath, India silent

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denounced terrorism but avoided any mention of India's crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced..
USATODAY.com - Published

Pakistan's Khan warns of 'bloodbath' when Kashmir curfew lifted

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath when India lifts its curfew in disputed Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would..
Reuters - Published

Trump urges India's Modi to improve ties with Pakistan amid Kashmir dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump urged India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to improve ties with Pakistan and "fulfill his promise to better the lives of the Kashmiri people," the White House..
Reuters - Published

Brother found guilty of 'honor killing' of Pakistan social media star

A Pakistan court on Friday convicted the brother of social media star Qandeel Baloch of her murder, a 2016 killing that sparked a change in laws and ignited fierce debate over the prevalence of 'honor..
Reuters - Published

Shoddy homes worsen Pakistan earthquake damage

Shoddy building construction, old housing and lax oversight leave Pakistan especially vulnerable to deadly earthquakes, experts in disasters and architecture say, and likely exacerbated damage from a..
Reuters - Published

Anger, impatience mount in Pakistani Kashmir as Khan makes diplomatic push

As Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares to deliver another appeal to the world to address the situation in Kashmir, he faces the risk that rising anger in his country's portion of the disputed..
Reuters - Published

Death toll rises to 37 in Pakistan earthquake, as families bury loved ones

The death toll from an earthquake that struck Pakistani Kashmir jumped to 37, officials said on Wednesday, as families mourned relatives and rescue teams sent supplies to the area.
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Pakistan earthquake rises to 37 - local official

The death toll from an earthquake in Pakistan on Tuesday has risen to 37, the Mirpur divisional commissioner, Muhammad Tayyab, said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Death toll mounts in Pakistan earthquake on day of mourning

The death toll has risen to at least 25 people from an earthquake that struck Pakistani Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday, as residents mourned their dead and rescue work continued.
Reuters - Published

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