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Pakistan (i/ˈpækstæn/ or i/pɑːkiˈstɑːn/; Urdu: پاكستان ALA-LC: Pākistān, pronounced [pɑːkɪst̪ɑːn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Urdu: اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC: Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān IPA: [ɪslɑːmiː d͡ʒʊmɦuːriəɪh pɑːkɪst̪ɑːn]), is a country in South Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 199 million people. It is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area with an area covering 881,913 km2 (340,509 sq mi). Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the 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 far northeast respectively. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

The territory that now constitutes Pakistan was previously home to several ancient cultures, including the Mehrgarh of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation, and was later home to kingdoms ruled by people of different faiths and cultures, including Hindus, Indo-Greeks, Muslims, Turco-Mongols, Afghans and Sikhs. The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Indian Mauryan Empire, the Persian Achaemenid Empire, Alexander of Macedonia, the Arab Umayyad Caliphate, the Mongol Empire, the Mughal Empire, the Durrani Empire, the Sikh Empire and the British Empire. As a result of the Pakistan Movement led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the subcontinent's struggle for independence, Pakistan was created in 1947 as an independent nation for Muslims from the regions in the east and west of the Subcontinent where there was a Muslim majority. Initially a dominion, Pakistan adopted a new constitution in 1956, becoming an Islamic republic. A civil war in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the new country of Bangladesh.

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Russia to sell discounted oil to Pakistan: minister

The News International 06 Dec 2022
Iran will also donate liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) worth £2 million that reach Pakistan within next 10 days to meet the increasing demand for gas in December and January ... and diesel to Pakistan ... Russia has also expressed keen interest in developing gas pipelines in Pakistan....

ECC okays import of 0.95m tonnes of wheat

Dawn 06 Dec 2022
“It was decided that any additional cost on inland transportation from Gwadar Port will be borne by the Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Services Corporation Ltd (Passco) to be recovered from provinces at the time of the release of wheat stock”, the statement added....

KPT shipping movements report

Urdu Point 06 Dec 2022
KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Dec, 2022 ) .Following were the movements of ships at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday....

Indian Ocean nations apprehensive about China’s intentions

The Siasat Daily 06 Dec 2022
Undoubtedly Beijing has done substantial investment in ports and infrastructure investments in several countries of the region, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka ... China has created stakes with investments in ports and other infrastructure in the region spanning, from Myanmar, Sri ......

Moscow to provide oil to Islamabad at 'discounted' rates: Pakistani minister

Anadolu Agency 05 Dec 2022
"We requested some flexibility because Pakistan has many constraints ... Pakistan and Russia have inked two agreements -- in 2015 and 2021-- for the construction of a 1,100-kilometer (684-mile) gas pipeline, known as the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project, from the port city of Karachi to the northeastern Punjab province....

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

Urdu Point 05 Dec 2022
KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Dec, 2022 ) .Shipping activities reported at the Port on Sunday,where five ships namely, Berlinda, RHL Monica, Lotus A, Arpeggio and Sparto scheduled to load/offload Rice, Containers, Phosphoric Acid and Gas oil, berthed at Multi ......

No one to blame but ourselves

Dawn 05 Dec 2022
After two years of unprecedented profitability, Pakistan’s textiles and clothing exports are facing a strong demand downturn as consumers tighten their belts in the US, Europe and other markets ... Pakistan, too is facing the same pressures impacting its textile and clothing sales and the profitability of its manufacturers....

CPEC beneficial to Pakistan's socio-economic development, regional connectivity: experts

People Daily 02 Dec 2022
Pakistan needs to institutionalize the challenges to CPEC, and remove bottlenecks for its smooth functioning," Awan said. Launched in 2013, CPEC is a corridor linking Pakistan's Gwadar Port with Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which highlights energy, transport and industrial cooperation....

China is challenging India in the Indian Ocean Region

Hindustan Times 02 Dec 2022
This includes concessions on Pakistan’s Gwadar Port and Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City project ... Today, Djibouti hosts a Chinese military base; Sri Lanka has leased its Hambantota port to China for 99 years, and Pakistan’s Gwadar Port project permits China to access the Indian Ocean....

Railways receive 46 coaches to modernize train operations

Urdu Point 02 Dec 2022
ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2022 ) .Pakistan Railways has received the first batch of around 46 of the total 230 high-speed modern coaches from China which would not only help to modernize the railway operations rather generate enhanced revenue for the department....

Indian Navy to conduct operational demonstration on Navy Day

Live Mint 02 Dec 2022
New Delhi. Indian Navy will demonstrate combat prowess and capability through ‘Operational Demonstration’ at Vishakhapatnam as part of Navy Day celebrations on 4 December ... Operation Trident was an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 ... ....

China relies on Pak for projecting military, economic might: Pentagon

Suryaa 01 Dec 2022
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) China relies on Pakistan for projecting its military and economic might as Islamabad remains a key Beijing ally, the Pentagon said in a report ... The report notes that China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is associated with pipelines and port construction projects in Pakistan....

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