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.
Some 44 contestants are participating in by-elections to be held in Lahore, Pakistan to fill ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's empty seat. One of the contestants has links to a group that the US and India hold responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Campaigning is heating up ahead of Germany’s federal election September 24. The polls suggest that Angela Merkel is likely to stay put as the country’s chancellor. Still there are those that are hoping for change – including one campaigner who’s just a little bit different.
The BRICS nations have expressed concern about Pakistan-based militant groups like LeT and the Haqqani Network. It is a diplomatic defeat for Islamabad, which heavily depends on Beijing's support amid a global isolation.
US President Donald Trump warned against a "hasty withdrawal" from Afghanistan while announcing a new strategy for the war-torn country. However, he refused to provide details on the number of additional troops.