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Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers
ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault in Quetta that left at least eight dead and 30 injured, raising concerns about the security of Christians in the country.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:54:41 GMT

Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say
The police said a naturalized Australian citizen tried to skirt United Nations sanctions by attempting to conduct trade deals on behalf of North Korea.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:10:58 GMT

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan, a country in the west of Asia, right there where the Himalayas push to make the roof of the world, is a country with around 180 million people.  It has a functioning democratic government and a functioning judiciary; and a bandit element that at times overwhelms law and order.

Pakistan was part of India, but in the partition that caused such upheaval in 1947, the west wing of India became Pakistan and the east wing became Bangladesh. During that time, when the British left, Indian Muslims were forced out of India into Pakistan, and Indian Hindus forced out of the new countries to India. A lot of lives lost, fortunes lost. Bangladesh click here. India click here.

Pakistan is often in the news: today, May 28 2015, it is in the news because the CEO of a fake degree mill was arrested after the New York Times ran an article a week ago, saying the degree mill made up fake universities and high schools and issued beautiful looking diplomas for a price.

I have included a handful of videos and some news feeds, so you get a general idea of the country. Youtube has more than 5 million videos about Pakistan. I don't have the years left to watch them all.

Pakistan is always interesting, because it broke off from Britain and India on the same day, 14 Aug 1947, the day before India became independent. Also, because India does not like it, nor does China and it has nuclear weapons and a large area of territory that it claims, and so does India. It is the home of the first prime minister to give birth in office, Benazir Bhutto. It is the home of the youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzi. It was the place of death of murdered American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and of assassinated Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden

A great tragedy befell Pakistan in 2014, when a school was attacked and over 140 children massacred.

Pakistan produces some amazing cricketers, one who has transitioned into being a senior statesmen, after a successful marriage to a British lady, is Imran Khan.

Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory shown in light green.
News feed from Tribune

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News feed from Islam Times

Latest Top (6) News

Pakistani air force ordered to shoot down intruding US drones
Amid frayed Washington-Islamabad ties, Pakistan has ordered its air force to shoot down any drones violating the country’s airspace, including those of the US military, which are deemed responsible for a high number of civilian deaths in the Asian state.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 04:51:56 GMT

Iran’s President Rouhani meets Pakistan Military Chief in Tehran
Islam Times - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Monday where they exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues.

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:42:27 GMT

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Reelects Disqualified Premier as Leader
Islam Times - Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was reelected on Tuesday as leader of the country's ruling party, a day after Pakistan Muslims League (Nawaz group) used its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to retake the job.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:08:54 GMT

US commander claims Pakistan's ISI agency linked to 'terrorist groups'
Islam Times - A top US military official has accused Pakistan's main spy agency of having "connections" with groups involved in acts of terror across the region.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:34:00 GMT

Three Kashmiri civilians dead as Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire
Islam Times - Indian and Pakistani forces have engaged in another cross-border fighting, reportedly leaving three civilians dead on opposite sides of the disputed border dividing the Himalayan Kashmir region.

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:38:17 GMT

Ex-PM Sharif attends anti-corruption court in Islamabad
Islam Times - The ousted Pakistani premier, Nawaz Sharif, has appeared before an anti-corruption court to respond to graft charges against him.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:44:24 GMT