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.
Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Trump. But analysts warn Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality.
On this week's show, how young Pakistani brides are ending up in the clutches of sex trafficking rings in China, the activist campaigning for indigenous rights in the southern Philippines, and why Liberia's health system still hasn't recovered from the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic.
Rights activists estimate that as many as 1,000 young women from Pakistan's impoverished Christian minority have been trafficked to China and forced into prostitution. The criminal networks lure their victims with promises of a wealthy husband and a better life in China. But the reality awaiting them couldn't be more different.
In an interview with DW, Pakistani Foreign Miniser Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that his country is concerned about the rising US-Iran tensions in the Persian Gulf. He also spoke about the measures Pakistan has taken to avoid a global terror financing blacklist.