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Islamabad: Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.


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..
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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

Videos for Islamabad

Kate and William fly back to Islamabad after thunderstorm drama [Video]Kate and William fly back to Islamabad after thunderstorm drama

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Lahore following a dramatic flight on Thursday evening where the pilot was forced to abort two landings in Islamabad and return to Lahore after being caught..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

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

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

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their first full day of engagements in Pakistan by learning about education for girls. William and Kate's first stop on Tuesday was a government-run school in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published


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

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 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

Taliban delegation met U.S. envoy during visit to Islamabad: sources

A Taliban delegation met U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the two..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. envoy in Pakistan to review broken peace talks

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of reviving talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry and the insurgent group..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. negotiator both in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, as the top U.S. diplomat involved in talks with the militants also met government officials there, although it was..
Reuters - Published

China boosts soft power in Pakistan via film and social media

In a small office at the Pakistani Television Corporation (PTV) headquarters in Islamabad, producers are preparing to air a video interview of a Pakistani man and his Chinese bride.
Reuters - Published

More than 200 fighters trying to cross into Kashmir from Pakistan: India

More than 200 suspected militants are trying to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan, India's national security adviser said on Saturday, accusing Islamabad of trying to stoke violence in the..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan may close airspace to India: science minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering closing Pakistan's airspace to India and blocking its eastern neighbor's land trade route to Afghanistan, the science and technology minister in Islamabad said..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court

Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for its portion of the region earlier this month, to the..
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.
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

Trump, Pakistan's Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

President Donald Trump voiced optimism on Monday that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and held out the..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. working with Pakistan to find way out of Afghan war

President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan to meet Trump at White House amid strained ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday amid strained relations between the two nations as Islamabad seeks foreign investment..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to..
Reuters - Published

India says diplomats, embassy guests harassed by Pakistani security in Islamabad

India on Sunday accused Pakistani security services of widespread harassment at an Indian embassy event in the capital Islamabad a day earlier, alleging that hundreds of guests were turned away and..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan says it is on the road to major change, but few are fully persuaded

Something very significant is under way in Pakistan, the government in Islamabad would like you to believe.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind..
Reuters - Published

Afghan ambassador to return to Pakistan after PM Khan's remarks clarified

Afghanistan will return its ambassador to Islamabad after Pakistan clarified Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that Kabul had deemed to be political interference, the Afghan foreign ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday Pakistan's foreign minister has assured him Islamabad is committed to de-escalating tensions with India and dealing "firmly" with..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani urges Pakistan to act against group behind border attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called for "decisive" action by Pakistan against a militant group behind a deadly suicide attack in a border area, and said inaction by Islamabad could..
Reuters - Published

Pakistani officials to visit India March 14 to discuss Sikh pilgrimage corridor

A Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi on March 14, and then host a reciprocal Indian visit in Islamabad, to discuss a draft agreement on a Sikh pilgrimage corridor, Pakistan said on Tuesday,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

The United States is "seeking information" on whether Pakistan used U.S.-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Sunday, which may violate the F-16 sale..
Reuters - Published

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