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  • Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June
    Pakistan will be put back on a terror financing watch list by June if it does not take further action against militants operating within its borders, media are reporting.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:07:46 +0000.
  • Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences
    A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:33:38 -0500.
  • Pakistan court sentences serial killer of children to death
    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a seven-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:32:52 EST.
  • Valentine's Day Is Now Banned In Pakistan
    A Pakistani court has banned Valentine's Day in the city of Islamabad on the grounds that the holiday is un-Islamic. Cartoon by Ted Rall.
    By Cartoon Of The Day, Contributor.  Forbes.  Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:39:00 -0500.
Pakistan map, showing Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, and other Pakistani cities

Facts About Pakistan

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an Asian country, located between India to the east, Afghanistan and Iran to the west, and China to the north.  Its capital city is Islamabad, and its largest city is Karachi.  Pakistan's currency is the Pakistan Rupee. 

The primary languages used in Pakistan are Urdu and English, and in 2007, Pakistan's estimated population was 164,742,000.  Approximately 55% of Pakistanis are Punjabi, 14% are Pashtun, 14% are Sindhi, 8% are Mohajir, and 9% are other ethnicities.

For more news and information about Pakistan, visit the official Pakistan government website.

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