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  Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, is home to the second most populous city in the world, and is the third most populous Muslim country.
Pakistan was formed on 14 August 1947 with two Muslim-majority wings in the eastern and northwestern regions of South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India, and comprising the provinces of Balochistan, East Bengal, the North-West Frontier Province, West Punjab and Sindh.
To the west of the Indus are the dry, hilly deserts of Balochistan; to the east are the rolling sand dunes of the Thar Desert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan   (5154 words)

 Pakistan and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan's nuclear program was launched in earnest shortly after the loss of East Pakistan in the 1971 war with India, when Bhutto initiated a program to develop nuclear weapons with a meeting of physicists and engineers at Multan in January 1972.
Pakistan acceded to the Geneva Protocol on April 15, 1960, the Biological Weapons Convention in 1974 and the Chemical Weapons Convention on October 28, 1997.In 1999 Pakistan signed the Lahore Accords, with India, agreeing a bilateral moratorium on nuclear testing.
Pakistan's nuclear warheads are based on an implosion design that uses a solid core of highly enriched uranium and requires an estimated 15-20 kg of material per warhead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction   (1478 words)

 ShaikhSiddiqui Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Persian King Cyrus invaded in 535 BCE defeated the Scythians and conquered Gandhara in northern Pakistan.
Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and has faced a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
The languages of Pakistan are Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Kashmiri, Seraiki, Baloch, Brahui, etc. Arabic is the religious language, Persian or Farsi is the cultural language, Urdu is the national language and English is the official language of Pakistan.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /pakistan.html   (2513 words)

 Pakistan (12/05)
Pakistan emerged from an extended period of agitation by Muslims in the subcontinent to express their national identity free from British colonial domination as well as domination by what they perceived as a Hindu-controlled Indian National Congress.
Accordingly, on August 14, 1947 Pakistan, comprising West Pakistan with the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), and East Pakistan with the province of Bengal, became independent.
Pakistan's economic prospects began to increase significantly due to unprecedented inflows of foreign assistance at the end of 2001.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3453.htm   (7932 words)

 Welcome To Pakistan (A Tourist Paradise)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pakistan is endowed with a rich and varied flora and fauna.
Pakistan was the site for one of the world's earliest human settlements, the great prehistoric Indus Valley Civilization, the crucible of ancient empires, religions and cultures.
Pakistan is situated between latitude 24 and 37 degrees North and longitude 62 and 75 degrees East.
www.tourism.gov.pk   (2157 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Pakistan: Introduction
By the mid-1980s, Pakistan had a clandestine uranium enrichment facility; and as early as 1989-1990, the United States concluded that Islamabad had acquired the capability to assemble a first-generation nuclear device.
Pakistan is believed to have stockpiled approximately 580-800kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU), sufficient amounts to build 30-50 fission bombs.
Pakistan is not a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Pakistan/index.html   (602 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Pakistan
After 2001, Musharraf's swift abandonment of Pakistan's Taliban allies and cooperation in the war against al-Qaeda paid large economic dividends in the form of a major U.S. aid package, the dropping of U.S. economic sanctions imposed because of Pakistan's nuclear program, the rescheduling of Pakistan's large foreign debt, and increased economic aid from international organizations.
Pakistan's trade policy and government intervention scores are 0.5 point better this year, and its capital flows and foreign investment score, banking and finance score, and wages and prices score are 1 point better.
The World Bank reports that Pakistan's weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 13 percent, down from the 15.2 percent for 2002 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Pakistan   (1011 words)

Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south.
The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east.
Pakistan was one of the two original successor states to British India, which was partitioned along religious lines in 1947.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107861.html   (1721 words)

 Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC, USA welcomes you
Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north.
Pakistan is also home to sites that date back to the world’s earliest settlements rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
The Arabian Sea is Pakistan'’s southern boundary with 1,064 km of coastline.
www.embassyofpakistan.org   (475 words)

 pakistan map and map of pakistan information page
As one of the most populous countries in the world, Pakistan, and its friendly, hopeful people, face enormous economic and social problems; fortunately it possesses immense natural resources, and when mixed with its low labor costs, the future potential is positive for this ever-changing country.
Relative Location Pakistan, part of the Indian Subcontinent, and positioned in the Middle East, a recognized geographical region of southwestern Asia, is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres.
Landforms The heartland of Pakistan, the Punjab Plain, is disected by the Indus River and fronts its border with India; southwest, the arid and dry Baluchistan Plateau extends to its border with Iran.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/pk.htm   (984 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics on Pakistan. 1744 facts and figures, stats and information on Pakistani economy, crime, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory.
Even though I was born in India and grownup in pakistan and now in canada i belive that this land belongs to pakistan.
Pakistan talks about plebiscite without realising that they never conducted elections in their portion of Kashmir.
www.nationmaster.com /country/pk   (602 words)

The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in colour with a white bar, a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star.
Even though there are specific proportions for all the parts on Pakistan's flag, said specifications were seldom followed on any flag I saw with the exception of some printed flags I ran up upon.
A note in Album des Pavillons (2000) explains that this flag is not to be flown as a civil flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pk.html   (463 words)

 Pakistan Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
By far the best and most complete of the ruins of the Gandhara region, which once flourished in the remote valleys of Peshawar and Swat, are those of...
Pakistan is the site of some of the earliest human settlements, home to an ancient civilisation rivalling those of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the crucible of two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Eastern Pakistan has experienced heavy rains and flooding in the Punjab and Sindh provinces.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/pakistan   (397 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Pakistan
October 1998: Pakistan and India end their first peace talks in a year with agreement to meet again next February in New Delhi.
History: In 1947, British India was separated into India and the Muslim state of Pakistan, with its east and west sections separated by mostly Hindu India.
Origin of the name: "Pakistan" was coined by Muslim students at Cambridge University in Britain in 1933 as an acronym for the regions and nationalities that would make up the country: Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Turkharistan, Afghanistan and Balochistan.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/pakistan   (1213 words)

Pakistan is a federal republic with a population of approximately 163 million.
Shazia was unable to identify her rapist, but Baloch nationalist leaders claimed that frontier corps personnel committed the rape and accused the government of a cover-up.
The estimated 12,500 employees working in Pakistan's three Export Processing Zones (EPZs) are exempted by the ESMA from the protection and right to form trade unions provided by the IRO.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61710.htm   (13912 words)

Travelers to Pakistan should attempt to maintain a low profile, blend in, be aware of their surroundings, and seek security with their family or sponsoring organization.
Traffic in Pakistan moves on the left, opposite of that in the U.S. In addition to this source of potential confusion, travel by road in Pakistan has a variety of other risks.
Visit the website of Pakistan’s national tourist office at http://www.tourism.gov.pk/ and the national authority responsible for road safety at http://www.nha.gov.pk/.
travel.state.gov /travel/pakistan.html   (2786 words)

 :: Channel Pakistan on DALnet - For Pakistanis All Over The World ::
Of course, we will be needing help and feedback from "#Pakistan Chatters" and need their support in eliminating the bad factors from it.
#Pakistan on DALnet, is like a home to many Pakistani chatters who are in different countries and join #Pakistan to meet their loved ones and fellow Pakistanis.
So we should try to behave and act in a way that should show other chatters, who come on IRC from all over the world, that we Pakistanis are good people.
www.channelpakistan.com   (222 words)

 Pakistan - Country Profile
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
Discover Pakistan: Pakistan's main attractions include cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage at Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar and Swat.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pakistan.htm   (691 words)

 Pakistan Facts - Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism Secrets of a Rogue Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was, after all, in the city of Peshawar that Al-Qaeda was born after ISI, Pakistan’s military intelligence, started to recruit Arabs to fight in the Afghan jihad.
Pakistan which entitles itself to play a role in Afghanistan, has used all means and methods to defame and undermine the capabilities of the new establishment in Afghanistan.
After the fall of the Taleban, their main supporter, Pakistan, started implementing its hostile policies and tried to exploit ethnic division to further its own aims.
www.pakistan-facts.com   (1375 words)

 Pakistan Facts - US rebukes Pakistan over militants (terrorists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States says Pakistan is serving as a "platform for terrorism" and that this must stop.
Correspondents say Ms Powell's comments are unusually strong for a serving US ambassador in Pakistan and amount to a rebuke to the government there.
"The government of Pakistan must ensure its pledges are implemented to prevent infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) and end the use of Pakistan as a platform for terrorism," Ms Powell told a meeting of US businessmen in Karachi.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20030123084955719   (304 words)

 Radio Pakistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their commitment to further consolidate, expand and deepen the friendship and cooperation in all dimensions.
President Bush says Pakistan is one of the most valuable allies in the war against terror.
The fourth One -day Cricket International between Pakistan and England is being played at Nottingham while in the World Cup Hockey Tournament Pakistan will take on New Zealand in Germany today.
www.radio.gov.pk   (221 words)

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