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‘This all started long before Bin Laden’: Why Pakistan is kicking out foreign charities  The Independent

Pakistan's government has kicked out a group of international charities who, in 2017 alone, helped an estimated 11m of its poorest citizens. It has done so ...

The Independent
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan condemns civilians' death in Kashmir  Economic Times

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the killing of seven civilians in Kashmir's Pulwama and threatened to raise the issue at ...

Economic Times
In Pakistan, wounds of Peshawar school attack reopen each winter  Al Jazeera English

More than 148 people, most of them children, were killed making it the second deadliest attack in Pakistan.

Al Jazeera English
Pakistan Complains To Iranian Ambassador About Militants' Border Attack  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Islamabad has lodged a formal protest with Tehran about an attack by militants who killed six Pakistani paramilitary troops as they were patrolling a mountainous ...

Pakistan tried to take Kashmir by force post I962 Sino-India war: Lt Gen Brar  Economic Times

India's defeat in the 1962 China war followed by the delineation of the Kutch border "emboldened" Pakistan to try and take Kashmir by force and settle its ...

Economic Times
Pakistani artistes, writers urge PM Imran Khan to lift 'Manto' ban  Khaleej Times

After Indian filmmaker Nandita Das expressed her disappointment about her film "Manto" not getting cleared for release in Pakistan, Pakistan's Information and ...

Khaleej Times
Pakistan elected VP of COP to UN Climate Change Convention  The News International

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework ...

The News International
US Hails Pakistan’s Work for Peace Talks With Taliban  Voice of America

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country has arranged Monday's US-Taliban meeting.

Voice of America
Pakistani Army Chief Confirms Death Sentences For 15 Militants  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Pakistan's army chief has approved death sentences for 15 militants convicted by military courts of playing a role in recent attacks that killed 32 security forces ...

Pakistan is split into two – Flashbacks from 1971  The News International

KARACHI: As we mark another anniversary of the breakup of Pakistan in 1971, we talked to a few victims of the tragedy who narrated gruesome details of the ...

The News International
Pakistan Executes 56 Terrorists in 4 Years Since School Attack  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

Military courts in Pakistan have handed down death sentences to 310 people convicted of terrorism in the last four years, and 56 of them have been executed.

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
IMF ties Pakistan's debt transparency to bailout deal  The News International

KARACHI: Pakistan's debt transparency is an utmost prerequisite for a possible bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a spokesperson of ...

The News International
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed wants to make amends against Proteas  IOL

The Pakistan captain wants to shrug off defeat to New Zealand when his team face the Proteas.

Pakistan's first female blind cricket team  BBC News

Pakistan is in the process of creating its first ever international female blind cricket team.

BBC News
Two Pakistani Christians sentenced to death for blasphemy  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. Two Christians have been sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement ...

Vatican News
Billionaire Pakistani named in high profile insider trading case  The News International

LONDON: A multi-millionaire Pakistani national who bought a yacht built for billionaire Roman Abramovich has been named in connection with allegations of ...

The News International
Saudi Arabia deposits $1bn to boost Pakistan’s foreign reserves  Financial Times

Saudi Arabia on Friday deposited $1bn into Pakistan's depleting foreign reserves, in the latest boost to help the country avert a balance of payments crisis.

Financial Times
Pakistan infiltration ops shifting to Jammu border: NIA report  Hindustan Times

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed that in the last three years over 40 terrorists were pushed by Pakistan into India through the ...

Hindustan Times
Winter takes hold as Pakistan gears up for cold weather  Samaa Digital

The weather department on Sunday forecast cold weather for most parts of the country. A representative of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) ...

Samaa Digital
83 Hindus from Pakistan get Indian citizenship  Economic Times

As many as 83 Hindus hailing from Pakistan, who had migrated to the city years ago, were awarded Indian citizenship by the district authorities here Friday.

Economic Times
Trump sends letter to Pakistan asking for help with Afghan peace process  The Washington Post

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that he has received a letter from President Trump asking for his government's help ...

The Washington Post
Go to work or be ready to be replaced: Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns ministers  gulfnews.com

During a speech, Khan reiterated that all ministers had to come to work every day.

Imran Khan's Pakistan: Where change has enveloped the land  gulfnews.com

It is everywhere. It is a renewed sense of doing something real to make a change.

First model school inaugurated in Lahore - Pakistan  DAWN.com

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas on Saturday inaugurated the first 'model school' under the Insaf School Programme. The model ...

Video: Quran teacher in Pakistan arrested after being caught on camera whipping children  gulfnews.com

Viral video showed crying children extending their palms to get hit with a rubber pipe.

India's role crucial for Afghan peace process: Pakistan  Economic Times

ISLAMABAD: Probably for the first time, Pakistan has acknowledged that India has stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation is necessary for the peace process ...

Economic Times
Pakistan Tightens Coverage of Pashtun Rights Movement  Voice of America

Pakistani authorities are scrutinizing media coverage of a Pashtun rights movement, blocking VOA websites and filing police cases against journalists covering ...

Voice of America
Suicide bomber strikes Pakistan market hours after foiled assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi  The Washington Post

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people at a market in northern Pakistan on Friday, just hours after gunmen assaulted the Chinese ...

The Washington Post
Pakistan: Home to great mountains  gulfnews.com

On International Mountain Day, Pakistanis are celebrating the country's great mountainous region, especially the nothern areas of Pakistan. Pakistan is home to ...

Pakistan Rejects U.S. Rebuke Over Religious Freedoms  TIME

(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move “unilateral ...

India's negative attitude unhelpful in improving ties: Pakistan Foreign Secretary  Economic Times

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that India, by refusing to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in ...

Economic Times
Pakistan loans 2000-year old Budha Shakyamuni sculpture to Switzerland  The News International

Pakistan has loaned the 2,000-year old Buddha Shakyamuni sculpture from Peshawar Museum to Switzerland for an exhibition at the Rietberg Museum in ...

The News International
Six security officials killed in attack in southwest Pakistan  Al Jazeera English

Six security officials have been killed in an attack in southwest Pakistan when their convoy came under heavy firing in a mountainous area near the border with ...

Al Jazeera English
Sarabjit Singh's killers walk free as Pakistan court acquits two in murder case  Times Now

Lahore: Two prime suspects facing charges of murdering Indian national Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail were acquitted by a district and sessions in Pakistan ...

Times Now
Pakistan to host 2020 Asia Cup - Newspaper  DAWN.com

DHAKA: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 Asia Cup to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, the final venue ...

Zardari vows to rid people of PTI govt  The News International

Tando Allah Asif Zardari on Sunday vowed to rid the people of PTI government and hold an early election, claiming that the PPP would form the next government ...

The News International
No IMF money to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: US  Economic Times

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is making all efforts to ensure that any IMF loan to Pakistan is not used to repay its Chinese debt, a US official told ...

Economic Times
Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan  BBC News

No blasphemy convict has been executed in Pakistan, but dozens have reportedly been killed by mobs.

BBC News
Pakistan and India begin construction of 'corridor of peace'  CNN

New Delhi (CNN) India and Pakistan are set to inaugurate the construction of a corridor to facilitate hassle free cross-border travel for religious devotees -- a rare ...

Fitch cuts Pakistan credit rating deeper into junk territory  Financial Times

Fitch has cut Pakistan's debt rating deeper into junk territory as the cash-strapped country grapples with a lethal combination of low reserves, elevated debt ...

Financial Times
Pakistan minister clarifies on mobile tax  Times of Oman

Muscat: The mobile tax policy for all those travelling to Pakistan was recently clarified by the country's Minister of State for Finance, Revenue and Economic ...

Times of Oman
Jirga to hold talks with miscreants who burned down Diamer schools  DAWN.com

A 30-member jirga is in Diamer to negotiate with the people responsible for the burning of more than a dozen schools — half of which were girls-only centres ...

In Pakistan, public education suffocates under surging population  DAWN.com

Pakistan sits on a demographic time bomb after years of exponential growth resulted in a population of 207 million. AFPUpdated about 8 hours ago.

Asked Pakistan to vacate all areas under its illegal occupation last month: Government  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday said India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation and it ...

Economic Times
Sikh temple could build bridge between India and Pakistan  The Washington Post

KARTARPUR, Pakistan — Rising above a placid stretch of rice paddies and wheat fields in southern Punjab province is a graceful white-domed temple.

The Washington Post
Pakistan captain Sarfraz on mission barely possible in SA  TimesLIVE

First Graeme Smith climbs in to criticise Faf du Plessis's captaincy‚ then Shaun Pollock has a go.

ADB proposes $7.5-billion lending programme for Pakistan  Moneycontrol.com

Pakistan's largest lender on Thursday unveiled its Country Operation Business Plan for 2019 to 2021, which would cover first three years of the Pakistan ...

How the India-Pakistan Conflict Leaves Great Powers Powerless  Foreign Policy

A decade ago, the world watched in disbelief as terrorists from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group ripped through the Indian financial capital of Mumbai.

Foreign Policy
Heat on Pakistan over release of jailed Indians  India Today

India has increased the heat on Pakistan to release Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails and have completed their sentences. On December 11, Ministry of ...

India Today
Saudi to make biggest investment in Pakistan's history: Minister  Economic Times

A Pakistan Minister on Thursday said that an incoming investment package from Saudi Arabia promises to be "the biggest foreign investment in the country's ...

Economic Times
23 Indian passports go missing from Pakistan high commission, spark alarm  Times of India

India News: The passports belonged to Sikh pilgrims who wanted to visit gurudwaras in Pakistan, including Kartarpur Sahib. MEA has now moved to revoke all ...

Times of India
8 matches of PSL 2019 to be played in Pakistan, final to be held in Karachi  DAWN.com

The last eight matches of the total 34 matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019, will be played in Pakistan — with three in Lahore and five in Karachi, the ...

The president was never going to smile on Pakistan  The Economist

DONALD TRUMP'S tendency to judge others by his own standards often leads his diplomacy astray. Witness his dire relationship with Angela Merkel. Yet in his ...

The Economist
China defends its alliance with Pakistan after consulate attack  CNBC

The bilateral alliance between China and Pakistan is "higher than mountains and deeper than sea," Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy ...

Why The Abortion Rate In Pakistan Is One Of The World's Highest  NPR

Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.

Why did US blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom violations?  DAWN.com

On December 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States had designated Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” for ...

Why is Pakistan reluctant to bring Lashkar-e-Taiba to justice?  Al Jazeera English

Ten years on, the group suspected to be behind the deadly Mumbai attacks is still operating freely in Pakistan.

Al Jazeera English
Pakistan Angered by Trump’s Claim That It Does ‘Nothing’ for U.S.  The New York Times

President Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan traded criticism on Twitter after Mr. Trump defended his decision to withdraw hundreds of millions in ...

The New York Times
Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law  Channel NewsAsia

Pakistan has previously threatened to block Twitter if the company did not remove *content* its government found offensive. (Photo: AFP). 11 Dec 2018 01:39PM ...

Channel NewsAsia
PSL 2019 – teams and schedule of matches in UAE and Pakistan  The National

Paul Radley has all that you need to know about Season 4 of the Pakistan Super League.

The National
Dubai up in the air for Pakistan Star and Beauty Generation  South China Morning Post

Kerm Din always enjoys a winner, so the performance of Pakistan Friend at Sha Tin on Sunday provided some consolation after Pakistan Star's sixth in last ...

South China Morning Post
Navjot Singh Sidhu in trouble over black partridge gift from Pakistan  The News International

MUMBAI: Cricketer-turned-politician and Indian Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been named in a police complaint for keeping stuffed bird, a black ...

The News International
Fahmida Riaz: Pakistan poet who dared to talk about female desire  BBC News

Fahmida Riaz was a feminist, progressive writer who broke taboos that have returned to modern Pakistan.

BBC News
Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan – video | World news  The Guardian

A witness captures the moment attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi, killing two police officers. All three assailants were killed after an hour-long ...

The Guardian
'US wants to help Pakistan protect its economy'  DAWN.com

WASHINGTON: The core purpose of US economic engagement with Pakistan is to ensure that it's not a failure in the future and stops being such a poor country, ...

Pakistan to host Asia Cup 2020  The News International

Pakistan will host 2020 Asia Cup, but it is not clear yet whether the tournament will be played in the country or the UAE.

The News International
Hybrid warfare and Pakistan policy options  Daily Times

In a sharp contrast to the conventional kinetic means hybrid warfare primarily targets the collective-subconsciousness of the opposite state/society rather than ...

Daily Times
Afghan peace talks may hinge on tentative U.S.-Pakistan thaw  The Washington Post

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A *fresh* effort by the Trump administration this week to seek Pakistan's help in arranging Afghan peace talks has produced no signs of ...

The Washington Post
Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists, US should not give it even one dollar: Nikki Haley  Economic Times

New York: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, asserting that ...

Economic Times
Midwood's 'Little Pakistan' seeks city recognition  amNewYork

Such support would better integrate the Coney Island Avenue neighborhood with the rest of NYC, community leaders say.

Hockey in India and Pakistan needs new heroes: Shahbaz Ahmed Sr  Times of India

Hockey News: He is still razor-sharp -- if not with his sprints now, then with his answers. His famous body-dodge may not work against the challenges he faces ...

Times of India
View: India’s Kartarpur headache  Economic Times

By Brahma Chellaney Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently raked up the issue as to why Kartarpur today is in Pakistan, not India. At Simla in 1972, for example ...

Economic Times
Pakistan, Stop Coddling Terrorists  The Wall Street Journal

A decade after the Mumbai bombings, the attackers are still free. One top jihadist even ran for office.

The Wall Street Journal
For Better Or Worse, Pakistan Is Cricket's Most Entertaining Team  Forbes

Among NBA media, it's become commonplace for pundits to compile their League Pass rankings. League Pass is the official online *service* featuring every NBA ...

Biblical Archaeology Knows no Borders: Israeli Course Attracts Students From Pakistan, Oman and UAE  Breaking Israel News

“He draws mysteries out of the darkness, And brings obscurities to light.” Job 12:22 (The Israel Bible™). On set filming the online course “Biblical Archaeology: ...

Breaking Israel News
Pakistan must master pace and bounce  TimesLIVE

Former swashbuckling opening batsman and fleeting Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail believes touring South Africa is one of the most searching examinations a ...

Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker makes it to the Oscars  The News International

Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq's directorial 'What Will People Say' has been chosen as an entry from Norway for the category from which Sharmeen ...

The News International
Mass shootings of stray dogs challenged in IHC  DAWN.com

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) to ...

Is Pakistan on the way to living without the IMF?  CADTM.org

Pakistan is perhaps the only country in South Asia with a history of repeated engagements with the IMF – 21 loan agreements since 1959. The last (...)

SA may expose raw Pakistan batting  Sport24

The Proteas should be able to cash in soon on the Pakistan squad's glaring collective lack of experience in our Test conditions, writes Rob Houwing.

Why Did Pakistan Expel 18 Aid Groups, Including World Vision And Catholic Relief Services : Goats and Soda  NPR

Pakistan has expelled 18 international aid groups from the country, after they were accused of deliberately spreading disinformation, according to a series of ...

Pakistan's digital revolution is happening faster than you think  World Economic Forum

It's being helped along the way by China's Belt and Road initiative.

World Economic Forum
Pakistan blasphemy case: Supporters of hard-line cleric detained  BBC News

Pakistan's authorities have held dozens of supporters of a hard-line Islamic cleric whose party led mass protests last month over the acquittal of a Christian ...

BBC News
Power dressing in Pakistan: how fashion became a battleground  The Guardian

The renaissance of Pakistani fashion is a sign of women's growing independence, and has fuelled the religious right's ire.

The Guardian
India and Pakistan reach deal on new road to Sikh temple  BBC News

India and Pakistan have agreed to construct a new border entry point and road to allow Sikh pilgrims from India to visit a shrine in Pakistan. Sikhism was born in ...

BBC News
Asia Bibi family being hunted 'house to house' in Pakistan  The Guardian

The family of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy before being acquitted three weeks ago, claim they ...

The Guardian
Bilawal says Imran Khan should realise Pakistan cant be run like a Khanate  The News International

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the prime minister has conceded in the larger interest of democracy and parliamentary norms that the ...

The News International
Australian ‘imam of peace’ has Islamic preacher from Pakistan calling for him to be killed  Daily Mail

The fake imam known as Mohammad Tawhidi tweeted the death fatwa that was issued against him by Mufti Ahmad Raza Sialvi from Pakistan.

Daily Mail
Punjab House passes resolution on Kartarpur corridor, suggests land swap with Pakistan  Economic Times

But Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, during a discussion on the resolution in the House, demanded that land swap with Pakistan be made a part of the ...

Economic Times
Hamza set to make Test debut in Pakistan series  EWN

Zubayr Hamza was the surprise inclusion in the Proteas 13-man squad for the visiting Pakistanis after impressing the SA 'A' side during the winter tour to India ...

Pakistan's Pashtuns get rights, will it lead to peace?  Al Jazeera English

Pakistan finally grants full rights to Pashtuns who have been governed by colonial-era laws for more than a century.

Al Jazeera English
India beat Pakistan in Emerging Asia Cup semi-final  Samaa Digital

Pakistan suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in the semi-final of the Emerging Asia Cup in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Samaa Digital
Pakistan’s currency plunges 5% in suspected devaluation  Financial Times

Traders and analysts reckon the fall is meant to meet conditions for an IMF rescue.

Financial Times
The silencing of Pakistan  Al Jazeera English

The state is trying to decimate dissent in hopes of resuscitating a political order that has lost all vitality.

Al Jazeera English
British adventurers back to explore Pakistan's mountains  gulfnews.com

Islamabad: Three young adventurers from the British Backpacker Society (BBS), which has ranked Pakistan as the number one travel destination for 2018, are ...

Pakistan blasphemy case: UK prime minister asked about asylum bid  BBC News

Theresa May has defended herself after being asked whether she had intervened to stop the UK government offering asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman.

BBC News
Pakistan's Imran Khan wavers on crucial economic reforms  Financial Times

Government struggles with resistance to lay-offs at lossmaking state groups.

Financial Times
FUREY: The Pakistan government is accusing me of a crime – and Twitter is acting as its messenger  Toronto Sun

I thought it was spam. The email that hit my inbox Friday morning had the subject line “Twitter Receipt of Correspondence” and the sender was “Twitter Legal.

Toronto Sun
Afghanistan bans trade in Pakistani rupee  Pakistan Today

KHOST CITY: Afghan authorities on Sunday, in a bid to increase the circulation of local currency, decided to ban trade in Pakistani rupee in southeastern Khost ...

Pakistan Today
Trump's crude hostility is pushing Pakistan toward America's foes: China, Russia - even Iran  Haaretz

The Trump vs Imran Khan Twitter war was an opening volley in a far more dangerous conflict. As America cuts aid, Pakistan is finding new strategic sugar ...


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The name Pakistan literally means "land of the pure" in Urdu and Persian.It alludes to the word pāk meaning pure in Persian and Pashto. The suffix ـستان is a Persian word meaning the place of, and also recalls the synonymous (and cognate) Sanskrit word sthāna स्थान.
Pakistan, populous and multiethnic country of South Asia.Having a predominately Indo-Iranian speaking population, Pakistan has historically and culturally been associated with its neighbours Iran, Afghanistan, and India.
World news about Pakistan. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
A centuries-old settlement that now ranks among the world's largest, Pakistan's seaport city of Karachi mixes intense urbanization with remnants of a natural environment.
Pakistan is the difficult child of South Asia – blessed with abundant natural and historical riches, but plagued by political instability, which has kept the country off the radar for all but the most hardened explorers.
Pakistan has made significant progress in regaining macroeconomic stability over the past three years. Pakistan has achieved macroeconomic stability in the past three years: the fiscal deficit has shrunk from 8 percent to below 5 percent, international reserves have tripled to over $18b, and the rate of growth has increased by a full percentage point to 4.7 percent.
Pakistan has a federal parliamentary system. The head of state is an indirectly-elected ceremonial President.The Electoral college of the country, (composed of the Senate, the National Assembly, and the four Provincial Assemblies) chooses a leadership representing the President of Pakistan for a five-year term.
Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان) is a large country (1.5 times the size of France) in South-Central Asia at the crossroads of Central Asia, East Asia and South Asia and is a part of the Greater Middle East Region.
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has declared victory in the general elections as results trickled in a day after the vote. While Khan maintained a commanding lead, his party will ...

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Pakistan (Urdu: پاکِستان‬‎), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Urdu: اِسلامیجمہوریہ پاکِستان‬‎), is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles). Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and 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 narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.The territory that now constitutes Pakistan was the site of several ancient cultures and intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent. The ancient history involves the Neolithic site of Mehrgarh and the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation, and was later home to kingdoms ruled by people of different faiths and cultures, including Hindus, Indo-Greeks, Muslims, Turco-Mongols, Afghans and Sikhs. The area has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Persian Achaemenid Empire, Alexander III of Macedon, the Seleucid Empire, the Indian Maurya Empire, the Gupta Empire, the Arab Umayyad Caliphate, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mongol Empire, the Mughal Empire, the Afghan Durrani Empire, the Sikh Empire (partially) and, most recently, the British Empire. Pakistan is the only country to have been created in the name of Islam. It is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country, with a similarly diverse geography and wildlife. Initially a dominion, Pakistan adopted a constitution in 1956, becoming an Islamic republic. An ethnic civil war and Indian military intervention in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the new country of Bangladesh. In 1973, Pakistan adopted a new constitution which stipulated that all laws are to conform to the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Quran and Sunnah.A regional and middle power, Pakistan has the sixth-largest standing armed forces in the world and is also a nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear-weapons state, the second in South Asia and the only nation in the Muslim world to have that status. Pakistan has a semi-industrialised economy with a well-integrated agriculture sector and a growing services sector. It is ranked among the emerging and growth-leading economies of the world, and is backed by one of the world's largest and fastest-growing middle class. Pakistan's political history since independence has been characterized by periods of military rule, political instability and conflicts with India. The country continues to face challenging problems, including overpopulation, terrorism, poverty, illiteracy, and corruption. Pakistan is a member of the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the OIC, the Commonwealth of Nations, the SAARC and the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition.