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.
Pakistan, which is dealing with a second coronavirus wave, has pinned hopes on a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine. Authorities hope the vaccine would be available soon, but they are struggling to find enough volunteers for the trial.
Authorities in Lahore have detained Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged leader of a militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Those shootings and bombings led to the deaths of more than 160 civilians.