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Now that Azerbaijan has taken control of Nagorno-Karabakh, why does Pakistan still not recognise Armenia?

According to an Azerbaijani source from 2015, Pakistan refuses to recognise Armenia until Armenia withdraws its troops from "Azerbaijan" (meaning Nagorno-Karabakh / Artsakh). In September ...
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What deals did Pakistan broker for the Taliban-led Afghanistan as a mediator?

The relationship with the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan is crucial. Pakistan’s role as a mediator and its policies towards the Afghan Taliban will affect peace and stability in the region. A ...
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Have other countries raised serious concerns on Pakistan elections?

Recently Pakistan concluded elections for its National Assembly and provincial assemblies. I have seen the US and UK official statements on these elections raising concerns on fairness. The European ...
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When did Pakistani newspapers first publicize allegations of "un-Islamic marriage" against Imran Khan?

I don't follow Pakistani politics closely, so I was a bit surprised that Imran Khan was recently sentenced for "un-Islamic marriage". I do recall that cases/allegations of corruption against ...
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Why aren't Iran and Pakistan working together?

Iran and Pakistan have traded attacks on each other's soil recently. Both claimed to be targeting terrorist groups based just over the border. Both countries have professed outrage at the strikes on ...
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Which sections of Indian Independence Act 1947 were repealed in British Parliament, and why?

The Indian Independence Act 1947, was repealed by the respective constitutions of India and Pakistan in 1950 & 1956. The Parliament of the United Kingdom, never repealed it but according to the ...
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Is Marriyum Aurangzeb no longer in the Pakistani cabinet?

Wikipedia lists her tenure a minister ending on August 10, but she's still listed as minister on the government's website. Marriyum Aurangzeb is the current Federal Minister for Information and ...
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What did Pakistan gain from signing CIS-MOA with the USA in 2005?

Pakistan signed CIS-MOA (Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement) with the USA in 2005 for 15 years. That means, the agreements lasted until 2020. After three years of ...
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Does the money earned by military hardware export enter the mainstream economy in Pakistan?

Pakistani JF-17s replace Iraq’s F-16 fleet iraq-might-buy-pakistans-jf-17-fighter-or-frances-rafale-or-both ... it’s rumored that Iraq has acquired 12 JF-17 Thunder Block III fighters, with the ...
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Is there any practical way to bring the military generals under accountability in Pakistan?

A huge number of people in Pakistan see the military as the savior of the country. There is a popular opinion inside Pakistan that the Pakistan Military's dominance must exist as long as the Indian ...
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Why did the IMF refuse to fund Pakistan in 2023?

Since Pakistan is still struggling from economic recovery, why did the IMF refuse further loans to a sovereign nation? See the BBC's Pakistan IMF: Crucial bailout deal eludes negotiators: Eleventh-...
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Why was Imran Khan's plan to naturalize Afghan children born in Pakistan "almost immediately revoked"?

An EU document briefly notes something about the Prime Minister’s announced plan to naturalise Afghans in Pakistan that was almost immediately revoked A bit more googling finds a lot more details ...
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Which Afghans is Pakistan deporting?

There are about 250,000 Afghans who arrived in Pakistan since 2021. And about 3 million in total, including those who arrived earlier. According to the first source, Pakistan has recently began ...
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What is Pakistan's position on Eastern Ladakh/Aksai Chin?

Eastern Ladakh/Aksai Chin is a Himalayan Region. It is administered by China since they won the 1962 Sino-Indian war. However, it is claimed by India as a part of the Union Territory of Ladakh (within ...
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Is the reported killing of Bengali people in East Pakistan accepted as genocide by the international community?

Is the killing of Bengali people in East Pakistan in 1971 generally accepted as genocide by the international community? If so: Which organizations have officially recognized it as such (such as the ...
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Why can't Pakistan abandon the Shimla Agreement?

USA, Russia, China, Turkey, and UN secretaries-general have all offered mediation on the Kashmir issue over the last 20 years. India repeatedly refuses third-party mediation and insists that the ...
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Is there any treaty between India and Pakistan that says the Kashmir issue is "bilateral"?

USA, Russia, China, Turkey, and UN secretaries-general have all offered mediation on the Kashmir issue over the last 20 years. India repeatedly refuses third-party mediation and insists that the ...
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When did India-Pakistan border fencing start?

1500 KM. FENCING COMPLETED IN PUNJAB AND RAJASTHAN SECTOR This link says that India was building a fence along the Pakistan border. The news is dated June 2003. When did they start fencing the Indo-...
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Does any country explicitly favour India or Pakistan in the Kashmir conflict?

As far as I have read, the position of most countries on the Kashmir conflict is either "peaceful resolution through the UN" or "peaceful resolution through bilateral talks". Has ...
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Has cooperation between India and Pakistan improved as result of them both joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

India and Pakistan have both joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2017. Has cooperation between them improved as a result of that (either in the aftermath or maybe during the accession ...
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Is the Kashmir issue at the root of the India-Pakistan rivalry?

Is the Kashmir issue at the root of the India-Pakistan rivalry, or is there anything else? For instance, if either Pakistan or India agrees to cede the whole of Kashmir, will the India-Pakistan ...
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Why is US refurbishing Pakistan's F-16s? What impact will it have on US-India relations?

As per this news article and many others, the US has recently (September 2022) approved sustaining Pakistan's F-16 fighter jets. During the Presidency of Donald Trump, the US-Pakistan cooperation in ...
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Is the military balance of South Asia dependent only on US-made weapons? [closed]

According to the following article - US Approves To Sustain Pakistan’s F-16 Fighter Jet Fleet; To Reverse Trump-Era Suspension Of Security Assistance The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)...
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Why is Pakistan requesting $450 million of F-16 sales from the USA? [closed]

Biden administration approves upgrade of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter aircraft in $450-million deal According to the above news, Pakistan is probably getting spare parts and engines for its grounded F-16s....
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What is publicly known about policy disagreements between generals Bajwa and Faiz Hameed?

According to the BBC there was a fallout between Chief of Army Staff general Bajwa and his supposed would-be successor general Faiz Hameed, then Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence. ...
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How much does the Pakistan military depend on (vintage) US equipment nowadays?

I can find graphs like this which suggest Pakistan has almost entirely switched to China for arms imports However, that picture may be missing that Pakistan may have "vintage" US equipment ...
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Is the Pakistan Army stuck in a position where they must abide by the USA's policy on Pakistan? [closed]

I will give one example only. However, this example can be extrapolated into other sections of the Pakistan military. If we look at the Pakistan Air Force, their attack backbone is composed of F-16 ...
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Is Pakistan Army able to influence the judiciary in Pakistan?

Is Pakistan's army able to influence the judiciary in Pakistan so that they can control state and civil affairs? If yes, can you give me any good examples of that with proper references and citations?
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The status of Urdu in Pakistan versus the status of Hindi in India

How can we compare the status of Urdu in Pakistan, with the status of Hindi in India before and after 1971 (the split of Pakistan)? The Internet says that Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, ...
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Why could Turkey get rid of Military's interference in Politics but Pakistan couldn't?

Turkey and Pakistan had a similar situation before Erdogan came to power. The military and Judiciary banded together to ban Abdullah Gul from politics. The military staged a coup in 2016. However, ...
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Why didn't the army use its influence to save Gen. Parvez Musharraf from numerous cases?

It is generally believed that the Pakistan army has a great influence on Pakistan's politics and judiciary. If that is the truth, then why couldn't Gen. Pervez Musharraf avoid a myriad of cases ...
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What are the flaws in Pakistan's democracy that prevent its prime ministers from serving full terms?

No Pakistani prime minister has ever served a full term in government. What are the exact flaws in Pakistan's parliament that prevent their prime ministers from staying in power for an entire term?
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Is there a version of the flag of Pakistan which uses black instead of green?

I'm trying to figure out if this is a case of really bad color rendering, or is there a version of the flag of Pakistan that uses black instead of (dark) green. Image from Reuters. The Wikipedia ...
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Does the new Taliban government in Afghanistan still not recognize the Duran line? Do they propose any other well-defined border with Pakistan?

This answer to Have cross-border terrorist attacks in Pakistan declined or stayed the same after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan? mentions the Duran line and the Afghanistan's government lack of ...
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Does dissolution of parliament in order to prevent a vote of no confidence against Imran Khan meet an accepted definition of an attempted self-coup?

I first heard the term "self-coup" only several minutes ago during US Representative Jamie Raskin's April 3, 2022 discussion of the House Select Committee on January 6th's work on Face the ...
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How did India and Pakistan avoid war when India accidentally launched a missile at Pakistan?

India claims that on March 9, 2022, it accidentally launched a missile at its neighbor and frequent adversary Pakistan. The two countries: have fought three wars and have engaged in numerous military ...
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(Why) was there no litigation if Pakistan didn't grant India MFN status, even though both are WTO members since 1995?

As Reuters informs us: The World Trade Organization's 164 members commit to treating other members equally so they can all benefit from each other's lowest tariffs, highest import quotas and fewest ...
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Are there efforts to encourage Pakistan to denuclearize in return for economic aid?

Currently Pakistan is undergoing a deep economic crisis. Is there any attempt by the international community to encourage Pakistan to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic aid? Would ...
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Why do KSA and UAE put billions of reserve money into Pakistan's bank but China doesn't?

Recently, the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) agreed to inject $3 billion into Pakistan's state bank. This is the second time KSA is doing so. In the past, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) also did the ...
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Have cross-border terrorist attacks in Pakistan declined or stayed the same after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan?

According to the Pakistani security agencies and the government, various terror outfits were hiding in Afghanistan and they perpetrated terror attacks across the border inside Pakistan on a routine ...
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What came of Andrew Forrest's plan to "end Pakistan slavery" in return for "cheap coal"?

His Wikipedia biography mentions that In January 2014, Forrest announced a deal with Pakistan to do away with more than two million slaves in return for cheap coal. citing an article in The ...
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How do India and Pakistan justify wanting the whole of Kashmir?

If you ask any Indian or Pakistani citizen, most would say that British rule was a cruel thing, and that freedom was inevitable. Now, if you look at the Kashmir situation, even though India have "...
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Are the Taliban Pashtun nationalists?

It is a well known fact that the groups composing the Taliban seek to obtain a Islamic emirate in compliance with Islamic laws; however, do they also seek to the foundation of a “Pashtunistan”, the ...
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What has Biden's presidency done to improve US relations with Pakistan?

Biden is sometimes quoted (e.g. here or here) for this quip to (former Afghan president) Karzai that Pakistan is fifty times more important than Afghanistan for the United States. I mean besides ...
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Is there any reference which tells media/government of Pakistan or India don't show actual facts whenever there are ceasefire violations on LOC? [closed]

Every time I read any Indian newspaper or online news about ceasefire violation on LOC (Line of Control), I read "Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and Indian troops responded accordingly&...
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Is Pakistan's nuclear capability giving it an advantage in its foreign relations and diplomacy? [closed]

we all know that nuclear weapons give deterrence. But, this question is about diplomacy and foreign relations. Is Pakistan's nuclear capability giving it an advantage in its foreign relations and ...
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Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech in the US congress?

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, addressed a joint meeting of Congress and spoke about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech ...
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Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
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Why did the Pakistan government put more importance on road communication rather than railways?

NHA (Background) Roads in Pakistan National Highways of Pakistan Motorways of Pakistan Expressways of Pakistan It is recognized that Pakistan has one of the most developed road networks in South/...
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Do users of F-16s need the USA's permission to use them in attack roles?

Document reveals official US position on F-16s Are users of F-16 fighter planes obliged to take the USA's permission to use them in attack roles? I am especially curious about Turkey and Pakistan. P....
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