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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 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.
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.
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.
12 die in bloody siege at Pakistan police academy
LAHORE, Pakistan - Black-clad Pakistani commandos overpowered a group of militants who had seized a police academy, took cadets hostage and killed at least six of them Monday in a dramatic challenge to the civilian government that faces U.S. pressure to defeat Islamic extremists.
Turmoil in Pakistan as party quits Cabinet
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s U.S.-allied ruling party suffered a fresh blow to its fragile hold on power Tuesday when a coalition partner said it will quit the cabinet, deepening the nation’s political turmoil and potentially distracting Islamabad from helping American forces target militants.