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Instability and its Effects on Pakistani Politics and Economy
Pakistan, the product of the dissolution of the British Empire, officially became a state in 1947. Although young in age, Pakistan has been plagued by political and economic difficulties that have influenced foreign policy on a regional as well as a global scale.
The War in Pakistan
The war in Pakistan rages between the government's armed forces and Islamic militants and began in 2004 when a search for al-Qaeda operatives in the mountainous area of Waziristan met with armed resistance.
The People of Pakistan
Pakistan has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. The total population has reached 170,000,000. It is a very diverse country with many different ethnic groups occupying the region.
New U.S. strategy pleases Afghanistan, Pakistan
KABUL - Afghanistan and Pakistan on Saturday praised the new U.S. strategy for dealing with growing violence in the two countries, with the Afghan president saying the plan to reconcile with moderate Taliban militants was better than expected and his Pakistani counterpart focusing on using development to fight extremism.
Pakistan, Afghanistan sign trade pact
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan sealed a landmark trade deal Sunday as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed the two neighbors to step up civilian cooperation and work together against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
Toll in Pakistan floods surges past 800
NOWSHERA, Pakistan - The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surged past 800 as floodwaters receded Saturday in the hard-hit northwest, an official said. The damage to roads, bridges and communications networks hindered rescuers, while the threat of disease loomed as some evacuees arrived in camps with fever, diarrhea and skin problems.