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.
Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who was abducted and later released in Pakistan, spoke to DW about the threats faced by media activists in Pakistan and the importance of events like DW's Global Media Forum for sharing ideas.
The first Afganistan - India air corridor has been inaugurated in a ceremony at Kabul International Airport. The Afghan government says the route is aimed at helping Afghanistan become an exporting nation. The route also bypasses Pakistan at a time where relations between Kabul and Islamabad remain strained over security issues.
India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and a bloody history. Now they are full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Chinese-led economic and security alliance that seeks to build stability for the region.
One of the men involved in the London Bridge attack was a Pakistan-born British citizen. It's not the first time a British Muslim with Pakistani roots has been involved in a terror attack on English soil. Shamil Shams from DW's Asia Desk compiled this report on how Britain's Pakistani community has been responding to the terrorist threat and the growing stigma that comes with it.