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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. 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 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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Pakistan ill-equipped to fight COVID-19: Healthcare workers [Video]

Pakistan ill-equipped to fight COVID-19: Healthcare workers

As healthcare workers demand government help, security services are having to focus less on fighting crime and more on stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Pakistan re-arrests men in Daniel Pearl murder case [Video]

Pakistan re-arrests men in Daniel Pearl murder case

Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained for three months despite a lower court’s..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published
Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder [Video]

Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

The main accused in the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is likely to walk free in the coming days, after a Pakistani court commuted his death sentence. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Pakistan’s BRT transport project delayed amid corruption claims [Video]

Pakistan’s BRT transport project delayed amid corruption claims

PM Imran Khan’s provincial government blamed for delays to rapid transport project as probe reveals officials pocketed millions in kickbacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Pakistan: Anger over unsanitary coronavirus quarantine centres [Video]

Pakistan: Anger over unsanitary coronavirus quarantine centres

Videos reveal filthy facilities and conditions so bad that people are protesting against the government keeping them there.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world [Video]

Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world

Women marched for their rights on Sunday all around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico...View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
Pakistani medical student in quarantine in Wuhan [Video]

Pakistani medical student in quarantine in Wuhan

Rahatullah Khan, a medical student who has been in quarantine in an apartment in Wuhan since January 22, talks to Al Jazeera.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:16Published
Coronavirus in Pakistan: Panic buying of masks leading to shortages [Video]

Coronavirus in Pakistan: Panic buying of masks leading to shortages

On Wednesday, Pakistan detected its first two cases of the virus in the capital, Islamabad, and the largest city, Karachi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
Greta Thunberg Finally Met Her ‘Role Model,’ Malala Yousafzai [Video]

Greta Thunberg Finally Met Her ‘Role Model,’ Malala Yousafzai

17-year-old Thunberg recently got the chance to meet 22-year-old Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published
Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills [Video]

Pakistan girl defies disability with skiing skills

A hearing and speech impaired 12-year-old is not letting her disability stop her from pursuing her dreams on the ski slopes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published
Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar [Video]

Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

Many businesses are running out of Chinese products causing a sharp increase in prices In Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published
International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan [Video]

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published

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Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing

A Pakistani court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused..
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Pakistan court commutes death sentence of key accused in Pearl killing, acquits three

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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities.
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Earthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan

An earthquake shook some buildings in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, witnesses said.
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India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases top 1,000

India's 1.3 billion people were under lockdown on Wednesday to prevent an explosion of coronavirus cases as the government struggled to deliver essential goods and calm nerves.
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India, Nepal lock down to stave off coronavirus, NATO troops in Afghanistan infected

Authorities enforced lockdowns across most of India, Nepal and parts of Pakistan on Tuesday to halt the spread of coronavirus in one of the world's most densely populated regions, as four NATO..
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Pakistan army says to help impose nationwide restrictions to curb coronavirus

The Pakistani army said on Monday it would help to impose nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus following a request from the government.
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Pakistan's first coronavirus death exposes nation's vulnerability

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Pakistan doctor dies amid strike threat over lack of protection

A Pakistani doctor who screened suspected coronavirus patients died on Sunday after testing positive for the virus, highlighting the danger to physicians who have threatened to strike unless access to..
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Pakistan confirms first two deaths from coronavirus - minister

Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed its first two deaths from coronavirus as the total number of infected patients in the country climbed to 260, the health minister said on Twitter.
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Pakistan urges calm as coronavirus cases surge, Sri Lanka stops flights

Pakistan's prime minister has urged calm after its tally of coronavirus cases rose to 245 while Sri Lanka sealed itself off and shut its stock market on Wednesday, fuelling fears that South Asian..
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India shuts Taj Mahal; Pakistan cases rise after quarantine errors

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Pakistan limits flights, shuts borders and schools over coronavirus

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Pakistan shuts all educational institutions over coronavirus fears - minister

Pakistan on Friday announced a countrywide shutdown of all educational institutions over fears of coronavirus spread.
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Pakistan investigates owner of largest media group on graft charges

A Pakistani court on Friday allowed an anti-corruption body to investigate the owner of the country's largest media group on allegations of graft dating back three decades, a move that rights groups..
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Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women's Day marchers in Pakistan

Islamists pelted campaigners with stones, shoes and sticks as they marched through Pakistan's capital on Sunday to mark International Women's Day.
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Pakistan court gives green light to women's march - with conditions

A Pakistani court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the country's largest women's rights event but told organizers to ensure participants adhere to "decency and moral values".
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Pakistan's largest city shuts schools for two weeks over virus fears

Pakistan's southern province of Sindh extended the closure of all educational institutions following the confirmation of a second coronavirus case in Karachi, the country's largest city.
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China urges authorities to prepare for possible locust invasion

China could be facing a locust invasion, a government body warned on Monday, urging local authorities to prepare for the arrival of the voracious insects that are already in neighboring Pakistan and..
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No need to involve U.S. to resolve bilateral issues, Pakistan tells Afghanistan

Any reservations Afghanistan has with Islamabad should be resolved bilaterally rather than involving the United States, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Sunday, in reference to part of a joint..
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Pakistan confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of positive cases to four since Wednesday when the first two cases were reported in the country.
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Pakistan wants a 'responsible withdrawal' of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday, shortly before Washington is set to sign a major agreement between..
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Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, said on Friday after meeting President Emmanuel Macron that she had been invited her to live in France.
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Pakistan on Thursday shut schools in several areas and suspended flights to and from Iran to try to stop the spread of new coronavirus, after reporting its first cases of the infection, officials said.
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A major women's rights movement in Pakistan is facing a legal challenge over a march scheduled for next month over allegations that the organizers' activities are "anti-state".
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The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said.
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China backs Pakistan decision not to evacuate students from coronavirus lockdown

A Chinese diplomat on Thursday backed Pakistan's decision not to evacuate Pakistani students from the province at the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, a day after parents confronted government..
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Pakistan probes link between soybean dust and deaths in port city of Karachi

Authorities in Pakistan are investigating if exposure to soybean dust, which can cause severe allergic reactions, is responsible for at least 14 deaths and dozens of illnesses in the southern port city..
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Pakistan confirms escape of Taliban leader who justified Malala shooting

A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after..
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Suicide blast kill 10 in southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: - At least 10 people were killed in a suicide blast that hit a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, officials said.
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Parents protest as Pakistani students stuck in China under coronavirus lockdown

Around a hundred people called on Pakistan's government to "bring back our children" from the locked down Chinese province of Hubei in a demonstration on Sunday in Karachi.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter "political..
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