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  2. About Pakistan

    Pakistan (پاکستان Pakistan_pronunciation.ogg|listen), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in the Greater Middle East and South Asia. It is located in the region where South Asia converges with Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometre (650 mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast.

    Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and has one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. It was part of British India prior to partition in 1947 and has a long history of settlement and civilisation including the Indus Valley Civilization. The region has been invaded by the Greeks, Persians, Arabs, Afghans, Turks, and Mongols. The territory was incorporated into British India in the nineteenth century. Since its independence, the country has been characterized by periods of military and economic growth interspersed with political instability.

    The nation was founded officially as the Dominion of Pakistan in 1947, under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League, and was renamed the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1956. Pakistan was a founding member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Developing 8 Countries (D8) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). It is also a member of the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO), G33 developing countries, Group of 77 developing nations (G77) and is a nuclear power.

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    1. Pakistan for too long enjoyed a free pass as the Musharraf regime played a dirty double game of ignoring the resurgent Taliban while enjoying the Bush Administration's largesse as it carried out its proxy war against India.
      Ishani Chowdhury in Obama's interview with Bill O'Reilly - pressuring ...
    2. The role of Pakistan-based terrorist groups cannot be minimized, but the involvement of local elements in recent blasts adds a new dimension to the terrorist threat.
      Manmohan Singh in Indian PM blames homegrown militants for bombings
    3. Zardari's statement is a welcome step. President Zardari and Pakistan should honor the words with action in curbing terrorism.
      In India Welcomes Zardari's Remarks On J-K Terrorists