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  Punjab (Pakistan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Punjab is the second largest province at 205,344 km² (79,284 square miles) and has the largest population: approximately 70 million in 1994.
Burewala is the sub tehsil of District Vehari.
Burewala is 31st biggest city of Pakistan with respect to population and is famous for "Burewala Textile Mills" and Waqar Younas the "Burewala Express".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Punjab,_Pakistan   (424 words)

 Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan has been an ally of the United States for much of its history as a modern nation-state, from the 1950s and as a member of CENTO and SEATO.
Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in terms of population and its status as declared nuclear power—the only Muslim one—also plays into its role on the international scene.
Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and is faced with a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan   (3989 words)

 MSN Encarta - Pakistan
The area of present-day Pakistan was the cradle of the earliest known civilization of South Asia, the Indus Valley civilization (2500?-1700 bc).
Pakistan is bordered on the west by Iran, on the north and northwest by Afghanistan, on the northeast by China, on the east and southeast by India, and on the south by the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan has great extremes of elevation, reaching the highest point at the Himalayan peak of K2 (also known as Mount Godwin Austen) in the north and the lowest point at the Arabian Sea coast in the south.
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 North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan.
The major language spoken in the NWFP is Pashto, and most of its residents are Pashtuns, especially in the lowlands and the southern areas of NWFP.
Even within Pakistan it is regarded as a "radical state" and a "backwater." In reality the NWFP has been the most stable and peaceful of Pakistani provinces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North-West_Frontier_Province,_Pakistan   (619 words)

 Pakistan Facts - Pakistan's Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pakistan’s biggest challenge will be in the context of relations between the federal government and the provinces.
Attention to Pakistan's provinces is also warranted by the increasing references being made to 1971-developments, in the country's political discourses.
An analysis of Pakistan's provinces, at this juncture, is thus pertinent.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20040711140505235   (1008 words)

 Pakistan - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1988, the general died in an aircraft crash and Pakistan returned to an elected government, ushered in with the election of Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, faced with a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
This, coupled with a high growth rate, means that Pakistan is expected to overtake other nations in population in the near future, and may become the third-most populous nation by 2050 if population-control measures fail.
www.free-definition.com /Pakistan.html   (2656 words)

 Pakistan: A Political History]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Political developments in Pakistan continue to be marred by provincial jealousies and, in particular, by the deep resentments in the smaller provinces of Sind, Baluchistan, and the North-West Frontier Province against what is seen to be a monopoly by the Punjabi majority of the benefits of power, profit, and patronage.
The demand for a "Pakistan" was Jinnah's and the League's bid to register their claim to be the spokesmen of all Indian Muslims, both in provinces were they were in a majority as well as in provinces where they were a minority.
Pakistan was now involved in its third war with India, thus clearing the way for the establishment of Bangladesh in 1971.
www.askasia.org /teachers/Instructional_Resources/Materials/Readings/India/R_india_11.htm   (4535 words)

 Commanding Heights : Pakistan Overview | on PBS
1947: The provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan and the Muslim-majority districts of Punjab and Bengal provinces become Pakistan, a two-part nation separated by 1,000 miles of Indian territory.
Pakistan accepts U.S. military and economic aid and applies the latter to a program of rapid industrialization and import substitution.
Pakistan's belief that Afghanistan is supporting a separatist movement in the Northwest strains the two countries' relations.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/pk/pk_overview.html   (1118 words)

.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 several awe inspiring archeological sites that date back to word’s earliest civilizations or settlements rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Pakistan has seven of the 16 tallest peaks in Asia.
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 Waziristan < Provinces < Pakistan < South Asia < Asia < : news feed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Stretching along Pakistan's western border with Afghanistan, these are lands British colonial forces never pacified, a region of steep gorges and zig-zagging ridges that the Pakistan's army used to describe as "a no-go area".
The manner in which Pakistan's armed forces disowned both the operation and the level of the insurgency shows the military is fully aware that the situation is out of control.
Pakistan has been a key ally of the United States since it launched its war on al-Qaeda and Taliban after devastating attacks on New York and Washington in 2001.
schema-root.org /region/asia/south_asia/pakistan/provinces/waziristan   (4348 words)

 Pakistan Link - Letter & Opinion
The main problem with the current demarcation of the provinces in Pakistan is that it legitimizes ethnic divisions in the country, and hinders the forging of a national identity.
I lived in Pakistan during the days of One Unit and distinctly remember that a sense of oneness had begun to emerge in West Pakistan, in spite of the hue and cry from provincial-minded politicians who were distressed at the break-up of their little empires.
A setup where sixty per cent of the population lives in one province is unwieldy, and is bound to raise feelings of insecurity in the smaller provinces (in contrast, the population of California, the largest state of the USA, is only fifteen per cent of the country’s population).
www.pakistanlink.com /Opinion/2002/May/24/01.html   (841 words)

 Pakistan (08/05)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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   (7755 words)

 Pakistan Details, Meaning Pakistan Article and Explanation Guide
Pakistan's two largest mainstream parties are the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan_Muslim_League_(Q), which obtained a plurality in the October 2002 elections.
Officially a federal republic, and intermittently democratic, Pakistan has had a long history of military dictatorships including General Ayub Khan in the 1960s, General Zia ul Haq in the 1980s, and General Pervez Musharraf from 1999.
Pakistan's economy, once thought to be highly vulnerable to external and internal shocks, was unexpectedly resilient in the face of adverse events such as the Asian financial crisis, global recession, drought, the post-9/11 military action in Afghanistan, and tensions with India.
www.e-paranoids.com /p/pa/pakistan.html   (2870 words)

 Asia Times: Pakistan benefits from Afghan rugs
Trade has become so robust that although the Pakistan government is actively seeking the repatriation of Afghan refugees, it has decided to exempt Afghans artisans from deportation, and issue special permits so that they are not harassed by the police or expelled.
In the early 1980s, when Afghan refugees started coming to Pakistan to escape the conflict in their country, there was not much of a carpet industry.
By 1999-2000 the province was exporting $92.38 million worth of carpets, and the figure jumped to $130 million dollars in the current fiscal year.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/CH04Df01.html   (594 words)

 Comparative Economisc Advantage of Kalabagh Dam to Various Provinces
Therefore, the objective of Pakistan’s developmental policies should not only be to increase the choices of its people towards the basic necessities of life, but to ensure an equitable distribution of the benefits among its people, living in its different parts.
Pakistan is fortunate to have an extensive irrigation network, which commands a large area to produce food for its people and cotton for export to earn precious foreign exchange.
Before venturing into the economic evaluation of KBD on the various provinces due to the electric power benefits, it is required to study the present pattern of electricity consumers and electricity utilization in the four Provinces.
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 Pakistan Provinces
Pakistan became a Dominion of the British Commonwealth on 1947-08-14.
Pakistan is divided into four provinces, two centrally administered areas, one territory, and one capital territory.
It consisted of East Bengal province (formed from part of Bengal province and most of Sylhet district of Assam); West Punjab province (part of Punjab province); and the entire provinces of Beluchistan, North-West Frontier, and Sind.
www.statoids.com /upk.html   (910 words)

 Pakistan Profile, pakistan information, pakistan, apnapakistan
Pakistan shares borders with India in the east, china in the northeast Iran in the southwest and Afghanistan in the northern-west
The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad with area of 906.5 KM.
Pakistan is packed with beautiful places as well as historical places.
www.paknation.netfirms.com /pakistan_profile.htm   (178 words)

is spoken by 7% of the population and is the official language of Pakistan.
Pakistan first emerged as an independent nation on August 14, 1947 after the downfall of the British Empire in the Indian subcontinent.
Pakistan claims that because of the largely Muslim population of Kashmir.
www.angelfire.com /nh/kashmir/pakistan.html   (556 words)

 Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
To Pakistan's east is India, which has a 2,912 km border with Pakistan.
Pakistan is taking a great leap in the third millennium.
With a rapid increase in the number of internet users and ISPs, and a large English-speaking population, the people of Pakistan are coming out of their shells culturally and politically and becoming more aware of Pakistan's role as a member of the global community.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/pa/Pakistan.htm   (2935 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.
Nearly twice the size of California, Pakistan consists of towering mountains, including the Karakuram (K2) range in the north, which has the second highest peak in the world, the Hindu Kush mountains in the west, a desert area in the east, the Punjab plains and an expanse of alluvial plains.
Pakistan's first elections under civilian rule took place in March 1977 and provoked bitter opposition protest when Bhutto's party was declared to have won 155 of the 200 elected seats in the 216 member National Assembly.
www-ec.njit.edu /~axz6893/pakistan.htm   (1613 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pakistan - Historical Setting in Pakistan | Pakistani Information Resource
Pakistan was later the entryway for the migrating pastoral tribes known as Indo-Aryans, or simply Aryans, who brought with them and developed the rudiments of the religio-philosophical system of what later evolved into Hinduism.
Sikhism, another religious movement that arose partially on the soil of present-day Pakistan, was briefly dominant in Punjab and in the northwest in the early nineteenth century.
The pride that Pakistan displayed after independence in its long and multicultural history has disappeared in many of its officially sponsored textbooks and other material used for teaching history (although the Indus Valley sites remain high on the list of the directors of tourism).
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 Pakistan Times | Top Story: Provinces in Pakistan to have maximum autonomy: Shujaat
He said these proposals would be included in the recommendations of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament on Balochistan headed by leader of the House in the Senate, Waseem Sajjad.
He described the notions like keeping four subjects with the federation and giving others to provinces as "vague" and said in certain areas the federation would have a role to ensure uniformity of policies.
Shujaat cited the education sector and said although it was already a provincial matter yet the federal government had a role to "ensure uniformity of the education policy in the country."
pakistantimes.net /2005/06/24/top6.htm   (404 words)

 Proposal for 'division' of Pakistan into six provinces:- - Asia News - Webindia123.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP), a component group in the National Assembly's Parliamentary Committee on Balochistan, presented its proposal to Wasim Sajjad, leader of house in the Senate and chairman of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Affairs and Provincial Harmony.
The PMAP has sought the formation of Pakhtoonkhwa, Afghania, Balochistan, Sindh, Siraikistan and Punjab provinces and that the Kala Bagh dam project be done away with.
The provinces should be given the guarantee of autonomy, he held.
news.webindia123.com /news/showdetails.asp?id=69443&cat=Asia   (231 words)

 Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan emerged as an independent State on 14 August 1947.
The years since independence have continued to be a period of discovery for Pakistan, as it realized the tremendous growth resources.
With the new economic liberalization, use of modern technology and ambitious export aspirations, Pakistan is poised to join the realm of the fastest developing industrialized countries of Asia.
www.pakboi.gov.pk /BFacts/provinces.html   (295 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Pakistan: Feud kills foreign fighters
Pakistan's tribal provinces have seen an influx of foreign fighters
One of the dead men was of Arab origin and the other was an Uzbek speaker, security officials said of Thursday's incident.
Pakistan has arrested hundreds of suspected al-Qaida members and others since joining the "war on terror" declared by Washington after the 11 September 2001 attacks, many of whom have been handed over to the United States.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/95D2546E-9EEA-4BA1-B4D0-E1BAE7199170.htm   (225 words)

 The Legacy Project: Legacy Events Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, India and Pakistan were established as independent dominions with predominantly Hindu areas allocated to India and predominantly Muslim areas to Pakistan.
Pakistan consisted of a western wing, with the approximate boundaries of modern Pakistan, and an eastern wing, with the boundaries of present-day Bangladesh.
Pakistan, however, questioned his right to do so, and a war broke out between India and Pakistan.
www.legacy-project.org /events/display.html?ID=10   (506 words)

 Articles - Pushtu language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pashto is spoken by ca 38% of Afghanistan's population as a mother tongue and by ca.
Pashto speakers in Pakistan range from 16% to as much as 20% of the population, but an accurate census remains elusive due to the tribal and migratory nature of Pashtuns and their habit of secluding women.
Pashto is spoken by about 12 million people in the south, east and a few northern provinces of Afghanistan and by over 30 million people in the western provinces of Pakistan including the Northwest Frontier Province and Baluchistan.
www.gaple.com /articles/Pushtu_language   (1018 words)

 Pakistan Times | Top Stories: Pakistan Govt authorizes Provinces, AJK to deal upto 50MW Power Projects
A Ministry of Water and Power communiqué said Thursday that all the four provinces and AJK will manage investments for upto 50MW power projects.
For projects above 50MW, the provinces and AJK will be the main drivers and catalysts for marketing and coordinating projects with the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB).
All the four provinces will be allowed to develop projects upto 50MW under this policy.
pakistantimes.net /2004/01/23/top7.htm   (339 words)

 Pakistan maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is some coverage of Pakistan and northern India in the 1:250,000 JOG chart series.
Pakistan Area and Population Map (District and Province-wise).
This is a small map showing the districts and provinces with a table of area and population for each district and province.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/pakistan.htm   (542 words)

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