Pakistan is a Muslim-majority South Asian country carved out of the erstwhile British India empire in 1947. The country's capital is Islamabad.
Pakistan is a federal republic comprising of four provinces and several territories. It is the second most populous Muslim nation in the world. Post independence, the country has seen several military coups overthrow democratic governments and fought three major wars with neighboring India. This page collates recent DW content on Pakistan.
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This past Sunday, Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore, at the age of 66. She was known for representing the rights of those often dispossessed in conservative Pakistani society, and she was a very contentious figure who lived with constant death threats from opponents.
Renowned Pakistani dancer Sheema Kermani is at the forefront of the #MeToo movement in Pakistan. In an interview with DW, she says sexual harassment is rampant in the Islamic country and that Pakistani women feel it is time to come out and protest.
Polish climbers paused their attempt to climb K2 to join the rescue effort on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain." While Elisabeth Revol was rescued at 6,700 meters in the winter cold, a second, Polish climber was left behind.
Pakistan is set to hold general elections this year which will be crucial for its democratic future. DW spoke to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman, about the key problems facing the nation.