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.
In an interview with DW, Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who went missing in Pakistan last month, says he has never been involved in any anti-state or anti-Islam activity. He also opens up about his ordeal in captivity.
An assassin set off an explosive device during a protest rally of chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers in front of the provincial government building in the city center of Lahore. At least 13 people died and more than 80 were injured, officials say. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack.