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Pakistan: Topic Page
Officially Islamic Republic of Pakistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 162,420,000), 310,403 sq mi (803,944 sq km), S Asia.
Balochistan: Topic Page
The country's largest and least populous province.
Islamabad: Topic Page
Capital of Pakistan from 1967 (replacing Karachi).
Karachi: Topic Page
Largest city and former capital of Pakistan.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Topic Page
Province of Pakistan... It includes the strategic Khyber Pass, the site of constant struggle between the British Raj and the Pathan warriors.
Lahore: Topic Page
Capital of Punjab prov., E central Pakistan, on the Ravi River. It is the second largest city of Pakistan.
Peshawar: Topic Page
Capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province).
Panjabi Language: Topic Page
Panjabi belongs to the Indo-Aryan languages and to the dialect continuum of northern India and Pakistan.
Pashto Language: Topic Page
Speakers in Pakistan are known as Pathans or Afghans.
Punjab: Topic Page
Historic region in the NW of the Indian subcontinent. Since 1947 it has been separated into an Indian state and a Pakistani province bearing the same name.
Sind: Topic Page
Province (1998 pop. 29,991,161), c.50,000 sq mi (129,500 sq km), SE Pakistan, roughly coextensive with the lower Indus River valley and bounded by India on the east and south and by the Arabian Sea on the southwest.
Urdu Language: Topic Page
One of the INDO-ARYAN LANGUAGES, Urdu is the twin of hindi. It has the same origin in the regional language of the country around Delhi. Culturally, the two languages are a world apart.