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Pakistan is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.




Internet Country Code: .pk

Introduction - Brief History
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. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. The dispute over the state of Kashmir is ongoing, but recent discussions and confidence-building measures may be a start toward lessened tensions.

Business
Pakistan Business Resources

Environment
Ministry of Environment, Local Government & Rural Development (EPA)

Government
Government of Pakistan

Heritage
Pakistan Heritage Society

Hotels
Pakistan Hotels: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore

Languages Spoken: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

Media - Asia
Pakistan Media

Post Office
Post Office, Pakistan

Religion: Muslim 97% (Sunni 77%, Shi'a 20%), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%

Sports
Pakistan Sports Board

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Pakistan is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.

Lowest Point: Indian Ocean 0 m
Highest Point: K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) 8,611 m


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