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  • Twelve killed by Islamist militants in Pakistan
    Islamist militants have stormed a government complex in northwest Pakistan on an Islamic holiday, killing 12 people and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials say.
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:15:20 +1100.
  • 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.
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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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