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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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Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday, a month after the three-time premier was released on..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan protests block roads but fail to oust prime minister

Thousands of anti-government protesters blocked highways across Pakistan on Thursday in a bid to oust prime minister Imran Khan, though the disruption fell short of what organizers had planned.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pakistan


Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani [Video]Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan [Video]'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

Hundreds of pilgrims launch journey across border to Kartarpur to visit shrine of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to holy site in Pakistan [Video]Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to holy site in Pakistan

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:27Published

Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down [Video]Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down

Tens of thousands of followers of Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman have gathered in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of what they say is an illegitimate government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears [Video]Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears

The opposition parties march in Islamabad as their Sunday night deadline for Pakistan prime minister's resignation approaches.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign [Video]Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government protest in Islamabad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire [Video]Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mourners gather in Mirpurkhas as burials begin for victims of train inferno, which left at least 73 people dead.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

Pakistan train fire: At least 73 killed in gas explosion [Video]Pakistan train fire: At least 73 killed in gas explosion

At least 73 people have been killed in Pakistan after a gas stove exploded on a train, sparking a huge fire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

At least 65 killed in Pakistan train fire [Video]At least 65 killed in Pakistan train fire

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing at least 65 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, government officials..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Dozens killed after gas stove sparks fire on Pakistan train [Video]Dozens killed after gas stove sparks fire on Pakistan train

A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove on a train in Pakistan has killed at least 65 passengers, officials said. Flames roared through the carriages as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day [Video]Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day

The anti-government Azadi March set out on Sunday afternoon from Karachi towards Islamabad. Thousands of people, including seminary students, are participating in the march.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

PAKISTAN-KHY-ASLV-15-22 painted [Video]PAKISTAN-KHY-ASLV-15-22 painted

The Pakistani military has taken a group of diplomats and journalists to what it says was the site of Sunday's clashes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Pakistan's opposition joins hands, seeks PM Khan's resignation [Video]Pakistan's opposition joins hands, seeks PM Khan's resignation

Pressure mounts on Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down as 'Long March' against him gains momentum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

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

 

'Plan B': Pakistan anti-government protesters leave capital to block roads countrywide

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a "Plan B" aimed at crippling the country's roads and ousting..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan anti-government protesters block highway in campaign to oust PM

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of action aimed at ousting Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan draws Indian ire with museum display on captured pilot

The crude waxwork figure isn't much to look at, although it does feature the famous moustache. But Pakistan's new museum exhibit on an Indian pilot captured when the two nations came close to war..
Reuters - Published

IMF to release second tranche of $6 billion Pakistan loan package

(This November 8 story corrects "first" to "second" in headline, para 1)
Reuters - Published

India, Pakistan contacts at 'zero' despite border cooperation

Contacts between India and Pakistan are "zero", Pakistan's foreign minister said, even as a border crossing opened on Saturday for Indian pilgrims to visit a Sikh temple in one of the most significant..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan to let ex-PM Sharif go abroad for medical treatment: foreign minister

Pakistan will allow Nawaz Sharif to leave the country for medical treatment, its foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Weary residents of Pakistani capital endure another round of protests

Patience is wearing thin among some residents of the Pakistani capital enduring another round of anti-government protests, with tens of thousands of opposition supporters showing no sign of giving up..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's former prime minister's daughter granted bail

A Pakistani court granted bail on Monday to Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been held in custody while facing trial on corruption charges, Sharif family..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan army says supports elected government amid major protest

Pakistan's powerful military said it supported the country's elected government and the constitution, as tens of thousands of opposition protesters gathered in the capital demanding that Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan opposition sets ultimatum for government to step down

Pakistan's opposition demanded on Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan and his administration resign within two days, raising the stakes in a protest campaign that the government has denounced as a..
Reuters - Published

Family of Pakistan train fire victims struggle to identify loved ones

Relatives of victims of a Pakistani train fire that killed 74 people struggled on Friday to identify their loved ones, with dozens of people burned beyond recognition and needing DNA testing to..
Reuters - Published

Pakistani protesters rally to demand Imran Khan's resignation

Tens of thousands of Pakistani opposition supporters rallied on Friday to demand the ouster of what they say is the illegitimate government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, warning of chaos if their..
Reuters - Published

Fire sweeps Pakistani train, killing 73, after cooking fire

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing 73 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, the minister of railways said.
Reuters - Published

Fire engulfs Pakistani train, kills at least 65

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing at least 65 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, government officials..
Reuters - Published

Fire engulfs Pakistani train after cooking accident; 64 dead

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday killing at least 64 people after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, the minister for railways said.
Reuters - Published

Pakistani protesters descend on capital to demand PM quits

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators were due in the Pakistani capital on Thursday to demand that the government step down, piling more pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan as he strives to get..
Reuters - Published

Train fire in Pakistan kills at least 46 after cooking accident

A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday killing at least 46 people, police said, after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded.
Reuters - Published

Fire on train in Pakistan kills 10 after gas canister blast

A fire broke out on a train in Pakistan on Thursday when a gas canister used to cook food exploded, killing at least 10 people and injuring 15, media reported, citing government and rescue officials.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: India's Kashmir region set to lose autonomy, divided

India's government will formally break up Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, as part of a sweeping move to tighten its grip over the restive region that is at the heart..
Reuters - Published

India complains to world aviation body after Pakistan's rebuff to Modi

The United Nations' aviation agency has asked Pakistan for more information about an overflight request from India, it said on Tuesday, after Islamabad denied permission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
Reuters - Published

Father of Pakistani activist who fled to U.S. arrested

A Pakistani security agency said on Friday it had arrested the father of a prominent political activist for spreading hate of the state on social media.
Reuters - Published

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Sharif

A Pakistani court granted bail on Friday to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds, a lawyer for Sharif said.
Reuters - Published

India, Pakistan sign pact on cross-border temple visits

India and Pakistan signed an agreement on Thursday allowing Indian pilgrims to cross the border to a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed rivals at a time of tension and..
Reuters - Published

Pakistani opposition raises alarm about health of ex-PM Sharif

Pakistan's main opposition party said on Thursday the health of its leader, jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is deteriorating and the government is victimizing him by delaying treatment as..
Reuters - Published

Cricketer who had to pretend to be a boy to play as a child makes history in Australia

After signing with the Sydney Thunder, Nida Dar becomes the first female cricketer from Pakistan to play in an international league - but playing the sport she loved growing up came with its..
SBS - Published

Pakistani Islamist party vows to oust government with protests

The chief of one of Pakistan's largest religious parties announced on Tuesday a protest campaign aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan, raising the prospect of political turmoil as the government..
Reuters - Published

India, Pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid Kashmir tension

India and Pakistan are set to sign an agreement on Indian pilgrims visiting a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed neighbors at a time of tension that has brought..
Reuters - Published

India, Pakistan trade barbs over deadly Kashmir clash

India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since..
Reuters - Published

Fresh deaths in Kashmir after exchange of fire across border

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have traded fire in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing people on both sides, officials say.
SBS - Published

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pakistan official criticised for buying burqas for students instead of school supplies

A local Pakistan official bought 90 burqas for "poor girls' in the deeply conservative region.
SBS - Published

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