Pakistan Definition

păkĭ-stăn, päkĭ-stän
proper name
Country in S Asia, on the Arabian Sea: formed from parts of former British India, it became a dominion (1947-56) & a republic (1956-72; 1989-99) of the Commonwealth: 310,403 sq mi (803,940 sq km); cap. Islamabad.
Webster's New World
Pakistan is a country in southern Asia.
An example of Pakistan is the country of which Islamabad is the capital.
A country of South Asia. Occupying land crisscrossed by ancient invasion paths, Pakistan was the home of the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization, which flourished until overrun by Aryans c. 1500 bc . After being conquered by numerous rulers and powers, it passed to the British as part of India and became a separate Muslim state in 1947. The country originally included the Bengalese territory of East Pakistan, which achieved its separate independence in 1971 as Bangladesh. Pakistan became a republic in 1956. Islamabad is the capital and Karachi the largest city.
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