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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (N.W.F.P.) Province Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Urdu:  خیبر پختونخوا  ), locally called Pukhtunkhwa (literally “area of Pashtuns”) or KP, and formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province and various other names, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the north-west of the country. It borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to the west and south, Gilgit–Baltistan to the north-east, Azad Jammu and Kashmir to the east and Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the south-east,…

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Balochistan Province Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

Balochistan (Urdu: بلوچستان), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. The name Balochistan means the “land of the Baloch” in many regional languages. Balochistan is situated in the south-west of Pakistan and covers an area of 347,190 square kilometers (134,050 sq miles). It is Pakistan’s largest province by area constituting 44% of Pakistan’s total land mass. The province is bordered by Afghanistan to the…

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Sindh Province Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

On 14 August 1947, Pakistan gained independence from British colonial rule. The first major challenge faced by the Government of Pakistan was the settlement of over 2 million Muhajirs from India who began migrating into Pakistan. Unlike many other parts of the Indian subcontinent which were in the grip of severe rioting due to partition…

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Punjab Province Posted by on Apr 26, 2015

Punjab (Urdu: پنجاب , panj-āb, meaning “five waters”), also spelled Panjab, is the most populous province of Pakistan, with approximately 55.06% of the country’s total population. Punjab is Pakistan’s second largest province at 205,344 square km (79,284 sq mi) after Balochistan and is located at the northwestern edge of the geologic Indian plate in South Asia. Forming most of the Punjab region, the province is bordered by Kashmir (Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir,…

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Karachi – Capital of Sindh Province Posted by on Apr 11, 2015

Karachi (Urdu: كراچى) is the largest city, main seaport and financial center of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 21 million people at a density of nearly 6,000 people per square kilometer (15,500 per square mile). Karachi is the most populous city in the country, one of the world’s largest cities in terms of populationand also…

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