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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 212,742,631 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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China says U.N. council members think India, Pakistan should refrain from unilateral action in Kashmir

U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's U.N. envoy said on Friday after the council..
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Chinese U.N. ambassador urges India, Pakistan to avoid unilateral action on Kashmir

The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday that members of the Security Council generally feel India and Pakistan should both refrain from unilateral action over Kashmir.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pakistan

Kashmiris caught in India-Pakistan trade blockage [Video]Kashmiris caught in India-Pakistan trade blockage

Thousands are struggling to survive as the two neighbouring countries' dispute worsens over the removal of Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

UN meeting on Kashmir ended without consensus [Video]UN meeting on Kashmir ended without consensus

Pakistan accuses New Delhi of human rights abuses after Security Council meeting, India says Kashmir 'internal matter''

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission [Video]Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday (August 15) in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

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

Imran Khan on Kashmir: Modi's ideology compared to Nazis [Video]Imran Khan on Kashmir: Modi's ideology compared to Nazis

Khan says Pakistan not at war with India but against its ideology after Kashmir's special status revoked.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:15Published

Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad [Video]Analysis: Imran Khan's speech at state assembly in Muzaffarabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the country marks its independence day in solidarity with the Kashmiris. On his visit, he addressed the state assembly in..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:48Published

US mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir [Video]US mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, an offer that Pakistan welcomed and India rejected.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy [Video]In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

The small town of Jabri is usually far enough away from the routine exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. That changed last month, when Indian artillery hit the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India [Video]Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India

The tens of thousands moved to relief camps can only wait before it is safe to return.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Pakistan foreign minister discusses India and Kashmir [Video]Pakistan foreign minister discusses India and Kashmir

Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Islamabad seeking a diplomatic solution, but warns of potential consequences from India's revoking of Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 13:05Published

Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India [Video]Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India

For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, allowing people to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Stuck between India and Pakistan, Kashmiris worry about crossfire [Video]Stuck between India and Pakistan, Kashmiris worry about crossfire

Civilians living near the Line of Control between Indian and Pakistan-administered Kashmir often suffer when tensions escalate.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Protests in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after India's move [Video]Protests in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after India's move

Large protests against India's move against Kashmir's autonomy, as Islamabad launches a diplomatic offensive.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block [Video]India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block

India has urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, as its neighbor halted the main train service between the two countries...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Kashmiri families in Pakistan fear for relatives across border [Video]Kashmiri families in Pakistan fear for relatives across border

Refugees in Pakistan-administered Kashmir voice concerns after communication lines blocked by India.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates [Video]Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates

Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India's ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Pakistan Cuts Off All Trade With India [Video]Pakistan Cuts Off All Trade With India

Pakistan is suspending all trade with India. The move is in retaliation against India cancelling a constitutional provision that guaranteed the autonomy to Kashmir region. India and Pakistan stake..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves [Video]Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves

MPs voiced anger at India’s decision to revoke autonomy and privileges for the contested Muslim-majority region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown [Video]India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India has revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighbouring Pakistan, as it moves to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Reporter in Pakistan goes live from neck-deep floodwaters [Video]Reporter in Pakistan goes live from neck-deep floodwaters

A television journalist in Pakistan has sparked confusion after conducting a live report from the middle of neck-deep floodwaters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:38Published

Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties? [Video]Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties?

Donald Trump and Imran Khan discuss counterterrorism, energy, and trade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Pakistan's Shandur Polo Festival central to gov't $31m tourism push [Video]Pakistan's Shandur Polo Festival central to gov't $31m tourism push

The Pakistani government pledges millions to region known as ‘roof of the world’ to encourage more foreign and local visitors.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Pakistan's journalists vow to fight against increasing censorship [Video]Pakistan's journalists vow to fight against increasing censorship

Three private news channels have been ordered off the air and 21 others have received notices of closure from the government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ to announce its verdict on Indian 'spy' [Video]Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ to announce its verdict on Indian 'spy'

The International Court of Justice will decide on New Delhi's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Rare conjoined twins separated at Great Ormond Street [Video]Rare conjoined twins separated at Great Ormond Street

Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading hospital in London, surgeons have announced. Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast

The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters.
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Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque

A blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan killed four people on Friday and wounded more than 20, police said, adding the death toll could rise.
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's..
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U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on India's moves in Kashmir

The U.N. Security Council is due to meet behind closed-doors on Friday at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan says three soldiers die in Kashmir clash

Pakistan said on Thursday three of its soldiers were killed in a cross-border exchange of fire in the contested Kashmir region, but India denied that five of its troops died too.
Reuters - Published

Kashmir border firing kills three Pakistani, five Indian soldiers: Pakistan

Pakistan said on Thursday three of its soldiers and five Indian troops were killed in a cross-border exchange of fire in the contested Kashmir region, one of the deadliest clashes between the rival..
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan observes 'Black Day' over Kashmir with march by militant group

Pakistan observed a 'Black Day' on Thursday to coincide with India's Independence Day celebrations, as one of the main militant groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir led a protest through Pakistan's..
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Pakistan observes 'Black Day' for Kashmir as India celebrates independence

Pakistan observed a 'Black Day' on Thursday to coincide with India's Independence Day celebrations, in protest at New Delhi's decision to revoke special status for its portion of the contested Kashmir..
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Fate of India-Pak Davis Cup tie to be decided after Monday

The All India Tennis Association will discuss its concerns over next month's Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan with security advisers from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday,..
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China asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week: diplomats

China on Wednesday backed Pakistan's request for the United Nations Security Council to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, asking for the body to meet behind..
Reuters - Published

India accuses Pakistan of helping militants infiltrate Kashmir

Indian security officials said on Wednesday a group of Pakistani militants backed by the military tried to infiltrate Indian-controlled Kashmir to foment violence, according to Reuters partner ANI.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM accuses India of planning military action in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to accuse India of planning military action in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint..
Reuters - Published

Halt Afghan civilian casualties, U.N. says after report of 11 killed by government

The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an eastern province near the border with..
Reuters - Published

Indian players want safety guarantees for Pakistan trip: Bhupathi

Indian tennis players want safety guarantees before they travel to Islamabad for their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, captain Mahesh Bhupathi said on Wednesday.
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Pakistan requests U.N. Security Council meeting on Kashmir

Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council for an urgent meeting on the contested Kashmir region also claimed by India, according to a letter released by Pakistan's foreign ministry on..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day but tensions with India remain high

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to criticize India for its actions in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint between..
Reuters - Published

ITF 'satisfied' with Islamabad security plan as India advises more checks

Tennis chiefs are satisfied with the current safety plan in place for next month's Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India in Islamabad even after the latter asked for another round of security..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan dedicates Eid to Kashmir after India strips region of special status

People gathered in mosques across Pakistan on Monday to offer special prayers for Eid al-Adha, the second of Islam's two major religious festivals.
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As Pakistan-India tensions flare, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

Deep in the mountains of the Neelum Valley, where a river separates Indian and Pakistani Kashmir, is the small village of Jabri, usually far enough away to avoid being hit by exchanges of fire between..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan says will move to U.N. Security Council with China's support over Kashmir

Pakistan says it will move the United Nations Security Council with China's support with a motion to condemn India for its decision to strip its portion of the Kashmir region of special status.
Reuters - Published

Iran urges India, Pakistan to avoid any 'hasty' Kashmir decision

Iran's armed forces chief of staff on Saturday cautioned Pakistan and India to avoid any "hasty decision" in Kashmir without considering the wishes of the region's people, the semi-official Fars news..
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Pakistan cuts last remaining transport link to India over Kashmir dispute

Pakistan said on Saturday it had canceled a bus linking Lahore with India's capital New Delhi, the last remaining public transport link between the neighbors divided by a dispute over the Kashmir..
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India's Kashmir clampdown pushes some in Pakistan to discuss rejoining militants

Three decades ago, Ali Mohamad says he made a trip into Indian-controlled Kashmir to join a small armed militant group. Now he works in a shop on the Pakistani side of the region, but he hasn't given..
Reuters - Published

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