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Pakistan: Country in South Asia
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It has the world's second-largest Muslim population. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, 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 to 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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'Lies, misinformation, malice': India slams Pak PM Imran Khan’s UNGA speech [Video]

'Lies, misinformation, malice': India slams Pak PM Imran Khan’s UNGA speech

India hit back at Pakistan for raking up Jammu and Kashmir in the UN General Assembly. Slamming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, India said that Jammu and Kashmir is its 'integral and inalienable'..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 05:11Published
'PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan want divorce from Pakistan': Activist slams Imran govt [Video]

'PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan want divorce from Pakistan': Activist slams Imran govt

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) activist Amjad Ayub Mirza spoke to Hindustan Times' Senior Editor Aditi Prasad. The PoK activist exposed Pakistan's brutalities in the region. Why PoK and..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 09:47Published
UNGA75: India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan [Video]

UNGA75: India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan

Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, India promptly responded to Khan's comments and requested the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:47Published
UN must intervene to protect minorities from persecution in Pakistan, asks woman activist [Video]

UN must intervene to protect minorities from persecution in Pakistan, asks woman activist

A rights activist from Pakistan, Anila Gulzar has requested the United Nations to intervene and protect minority rights in Pakistan as they have been facing persecution foe the past seven decades...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:20Published
Balochistan suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, activist told UN [Video]

Balochistan suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, activist told UN

A Baloch political activist has told the United Nations that Balochistan is suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, having been in the throes of a ruthless genocidal conflict for the past two decades...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:13Published
‘Terrorists use fake news, doctored videos to target people’: India at UN [Video]

‘Terrorists use fake news, doctored videos to target people’: India at UN

Due to widespread COVID-19, terrorists are making malevolent attempts to exploit the financial and emotional distress caused by lockdowns to disturb the cohesiveness of societies, India said at the..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:46Published
Watch: Indian delegate at UN General Assembly walks out when PM Imran Khan began speaking [Video]

Watch: Indian delegate at UN General Assembly walks out when PM Imran Khan began speaking

Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly Hall walked out when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began his speech.

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:07Published
Pak exploits Kashmiri youth as pawns in its proxy war, says EFSAS director [Video]

Pak exploits Kashmiri youth as pawns in its proxy war, says EFSAS director

Since the late 1980s Pakistan's military establishment has used youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join its various terrorist proxies like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taibah and Jaish-e-Mohammed, said..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:35Published
Ready for undertaking operations on China, Pakistan fronts: IAF [Video]

Ready for undertaking operations on China, Pakistan fronts: IAF

At a time when it is suspected that both China and Pakistan may come together against India, the Indian Air Force in Friday said it was ready for undertaking operations simultaneously at both the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:09Published
Watch: IAF operates C-130J, Su-30MKI aircraft near PoK & China border [Video]

Watch: IAF operates C-130J, Su-30MKI aircraft near PoK & China border

The Indian Air Force on Friday said it was ready for undertaking operations simultaneously on Pakistani and Chinese borders. The forward airbase which from where Pakistan is around 50 kilometres and..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:37Published
Watch: Sindhi Congress & PoK activist expose Pakistan brutality at UNHRC [Video]

Watch: Sindhi Congress & PoK activist expose Pakistan brutality at UNHRC

Pakistan’s brutality in territories it has occupied has been exposed at the United Nations Human Rights Council. World Sindhi Congress Secretary General, Lakhu Luhano highlighted the issues of..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:33Published
Activist pleads UN to stop Pak from treating people of PoK like animals [Video]

Activist pleads UN to stop Pak from treating people of PoK like animals

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist, Mohd Sajjad Raja pleaded the UN to stop Pakistan from treating the people of region like animals at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published
World Sindhi Congress highlights enforced disappearances of Sindhis by Pak agencies at UNHRC [Video]

World Sindhi Congress highlights enforced disappearances of Sindhis by Pak agencies at UNHRC

World Sindhi Congress Secretary General, Lakhu Luhana highlighted the issues of enforced disappearances and extra judicially killings of Sindhi people by Pakistan at the United Nations Human Rights..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published

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