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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Hunza Valley
K2
Khyber Pass
Nanga Parbat Peak
Punjab Pakistani Province
Rohtas Fort
Taxila

Eat and Drink »

FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
Biryani
Kulcha Kulcha is a leavened bread from the Indian Subcontinent, eaten in India and Pakistan.
Nihari



Geography »

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K2
Khyber Pass
Nanga Parbat Peak

Information »

Location

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Pakistan:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 126


History »

The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan 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. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan. In January 2012, Pakistan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Devotional Songs Album Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is from Pakistan
Four Lions Film Chris Morris A group of radicalised British Muslims from Sheffield, England train to be terrorist.
Musst Mustt (Lost in his Work) Song Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is from Pakistan
Shame (Rushdie novel) Book Salman Rushdie "Shame" is set in unnamed country that is not quite Pakistan

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