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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and with an area covering 796,095 km², it is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a marine border with Oman.

  • also known as Federation of Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, West Pakistan
  • founded on (68 years ago)
  • part of Asia, Eurasia, Indian subcontinent
  • instance of: Asian country / Asian nation = any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
  • parts:
    • Punjab = a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan
    • Jammu and Kashmir / Cashmere / Kashmir = an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
    • Faisalabad / Lyallpur = city in northeast Pakistan
    • Hyderabad = a city in southern Pakistan on the Indus River
    • capital of Pakistan / Islamabad = the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau
    • Karachi = the largest city in Pakistan; located in southeastern Pakistan; an industrial center and seaport on the Arabian Sea
    • Lahore = city in northeast Pakistan
    • Peshawar = city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass
    • Rawalpindi = an ancient city in northeastern Pakistan
    • Sind = a region of southeastern Pakistan
    • Great Indian Desert / Thar Desert = a desert to the east of the Indus River in northwestern India and southeastern Pakistan
    • Hindu Kush Mountains / Hindu Kush = a mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas
    • Indus River / Indus = an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea
    • Khyber Pass = a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan
    • Pamir Mountains / the Pamirs = a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
    • Tirich Mir = a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan
  • member: Pakistani = a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
  • read more about Pakistan (country)


Pakistan a.k.a. Pakistan International Airlines formally known as PIA or Pakistan International, is the national flag carrier and a state-owned enterprise of the Government of Pakistan. Headquartered at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. It operates scheduled services to 23 domestic destinations and 30 international destinations in 27 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Its main bases are at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Secondary bases include Peshawar, Faisalabad, Quetta, Sialkot and Multan.

  • also known as พีไอเอ, สายการบินแหงชาติปากีสถาน, PIA, Pakistano tarptautinės oro linijos, Pakistano tarptautinės avialinijos, สายการบินปากีสถาน, Пакистански международни авиолинии, Пакистански авиолинии, Пакистан интернешънал еърлайнс, 巴基斯坦国际航空
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Pakistan a.k.a. Rayed Aamir is a fictional character from the 2016 film Nation Awakes.


"Pakistan" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. "Pakistan" is a book by Ian Talbot.
    • also known as "Pakistan: a modern history"
  2. "Pakistan" is a book by Tariq Ali.
    • also known as "Pakistan; military rule or people's power"; Pakistan: military rule or people's power?
  3. "Pakistan" is a book by Manzooruddin Ahmed.
    • also known as "Pakistan, the emerging Islamic state"
  4. "Pakistan" is a book by David Cumming & Peter Bull.
  5. "Pakistan" is a book by Alan Gledhill.
    • also known as "Pakistan: the development of its law and constitution", "Pakistan; the development of its laws and constitution"

There are many other writings with this title.


Pakistan a.k.a. The Government of Pakistan is a federal government established by the Constitution of Pakistan as a constituted governing authority of the four provinces of a proclaimed and established parliamentary democratic republic, constitutionally called the State of Pakistan.

Phrases with Pakistan

  1. capital of pakistan
  2. islamic republic of pakistan

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pakistan

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Google previewCreating a New Medina (2015)

State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India by Venkat Dhulipala

Pakistan means partition. Pakistan means division. It means you must take Hindu provinces of yours and leave out Muslim provinces where we want to establish our own government. All these pretensions, all these excuses are simply to ...

Google previewMuslim Becoming (2012)

Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan by Naveeda Khan

Thus, '' Pakistan is a mosque under qabza'' speaks of the continuing work of striving, fighting for what ...

Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Food (2014)

by Alan Davidson

Although Pakistan is a new nation its cuisine has developed over centuries, ...

Google previewManager-subordinate Trust (2012)

A Global Perspective by Pablo Cardona, Michael Morley

SADIA NADEEM Introduction Pakistan is a country of 170 million people which was established as a separate political entity approximately 64 years ago. Topographically, it is a beautiful land of five rivers, with high mountain ranges spanning ...

Google previewAsian Data Privacy Laws (2014)

Trade & Human Rights Perspectives by Graham Greenleaf

Pakistan is an almost entirely (95 per cent) Muslim country of over 190 million people,110 and therefore the second most...

Google previewEgypt in Crisis (2017)

The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization by Alaa Al-Din Arafat

Pakistan is an incredibly rich case study for civil–military relations for several reasons. First, Pakistan has...

Third, Pakistan is a state of vital importance for the USA as it is a strategic mid-tier regional power that possesses nuclear weapons.

Google previewPakistan - Culture Smart! (2013)

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Safia Haleem

Occupying land crisscrossed by ancient invaders, Pakistan is a young country whose history stretches back for thousands of years. It is the home of two ancient civilizations—the Indus and the Gandhara—and its culture has been shaped by ...

Google previewRecommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers (2007)

by Shannon Graff Hysell

Although Pakistan is a relatively new country politically, it has seen a rich history as a South Asian crossroads blending Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Greek, Turkic, Persian, and Muslim influences. The author provides an ...

Google previewThe 2010 Pakistan Floods: Environmental and Economic Impact (2015)

Environmental and Economic Impact

Pakistan is a developing country of the Monsoon Asia with dense concentration of population in the plain areas of the Indus and other rivers. Due to its unique geographical setting, it is prone to various natural disasters including floods.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Pakistan (2015)

by Shahid Javed Burki


Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Dera Bugti : Dera Bugti district is in the south west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Dera Bugti is named after its headquarter town 'Dera Bugti'. Dera (a Balochi word) means "abode' or "habitat', while "Bugti' is the name of the major Baloch ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good (2012)

by Paul R. Bartrop

Al-Atta and three officers are executed Border clashes occur between Tanzania and Idi Amin's Uganda Pakistan declares a state of emergency November 10: December 3: December 4: December 14: December 16: CHRONOLOGY OF ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bangladesh (2010)

by Syedur Rahman

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India. (Atal Bihari Vajpayee)
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