1. Skip to content
  2. Skip to main menu
  3. Skip to more DW sites
A military parade to mark Pakistan's National Day in Islamabad, Pakistan
Image: Muhammed Semih Ugurlu/AA/picture-allianceImage: Muhammed Semih Ugurlu/AA/picture-alliance


Pakistan is a Muslim-majority country that borders Afghanistan, China, India and Iran. Since it gained independence from British rule in 1947, the country has seen several military coups overthrow democratic governments.

Skip next section Reports & Analysis

Reports & Analysis

Show more