101 Facts About India Pakistan

1. India Pakistan has the only fertile desert in the world—the Tharparkar desert—located in Sindh province.

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2. India Pakistan was formed out of the majority Hindu regions of British India, and Pakistan from the majority Muslim areas.

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3. India Pakistan came into being with two non-contiguous enclaves, East Pakistan and West Pakistan, separated geographically by India.

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4. India Pakistan moved quickly to consolidate its position in Kashmir, pushing Pakistan's "volunteers" back.

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5. The Times of India Pakistan gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, "India Pakistan is the kind of film that you might not feel compelled to watch, but if you do catch it, you might not mind it.

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6. Unlike the countries of East Asia, India Pakistan has failed to live up to the promise of export-led growth.

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7. India Pakistan pursued market-based economic policies throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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8. The Supreme Court of India Pakistan sits at the apex of an integrated judicial system that extends to the local level.

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9. India Pakistan has a dual system of secular and Islamic courts.

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10. India Pakistan is a federation with four provinces and two territories: the Islamabad Capital Area and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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11. India Pakistan confronted numerous social, political, and security problems as a consequence of the Afghan war to oust the Soviets and their Communist allies, and the subsequent civil strife in Afghanistan during the 1990s.

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12. At the time of independence, India Pakistan was an agrarian society with very little industrial capacity.

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13. India Pakistan is bounded on the west by Iran, to the north by Afghanistan, to the northeast by China, to the east and southeast by India, and to the south by the Arabian Sea.

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14. India Pakistan was created in the name of religion, and since its founding in 1947, Islam has served as its ideological basis.

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15. India Pakistan borders India to the east, Iran to the west, Afghanistan to the northwest, China to the northeast, and the Arabian Sea to the south.

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16. India Pakistan has publicly expressed its support of Afghanistan's President Karzai and has pledged $100 million in support for Afghanistan's reconstruction.

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17. India Pakistan has the world's eighth-largest armed forces, all of whom are well-trained and disciplined.

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18. India Pakistan emerged over an extended period of agitation by many Muslims in the subcontinent to express their national identity free from British colonial domination as well as domination by what they perceived as a Hindu-controlled Indian National Congress.

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19. India Pakistan has a population density of 456 people per square mile.

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20. India Pakistan became an independent nation in the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1947.

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21. India Pakistan has a dry climate with hot summers and cool winters.

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22. India Pakistan has sixteen areas designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

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23. India Pakistan lies at the border of three tectonic plates: the Arabian, Indian, and Eurasian.

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24. India Pakistan is rich in fishery resources that have not yet been fully developed.

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25. India Pakistan supplies its own cotton fabrics and exports substantial quantities.

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26. The Government of India Pakistan recommends that travelers limit their movements in Sindh Province to the city of Karachi.

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27. The Government of India Pakistan recommends that travelers limit their movements in Sindh Province.

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28. India Pakistan has publicly expressed its support to Afghanistan's President Karzai and has pledged $100 million toward Afghanistan's reconstruction.

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29. India Pakistan has the world's eighth-largest armed forces, which is generally well trained and disciplined.

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30. India Pakistan emerged from an extended period of agitation by Muslims in the subcontinent to express their national identity free from British colonial domination as well as domination by what they perceived as a Hindu-controlled Indian National Congress.

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31. India Pakistan was formed as an Islamic nation, and Islam continues to be the religion of approximately 95 percent of the population.

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32. India Pakistan is a poor country and its economic outlook is bleak.

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33. India Pakistan is home to Taxila, the oldest known university in the world.

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34. India Pakistan is in South Asia and is 339,697 square miles in area.

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35. India Pakistan lies at the border of three tec-tonic plates: the Arabian, Indian, and Eurasian.

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36. India Pakistan can be divided into three major geographic areas: the northern highlands, the Indus River plain, and the Baluchistan Plateau.

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37. India Pakistan is divided into four provinces, each with different cultures and regional specialties.

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38. India Pakistan permitted US planes to cross its airspace and US forces to be based there during the subsequent military action against Afghanistan.

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39. India Pakistan joined the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization in 1954 and the Central Treaty Organization in 1955.

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40. India Pakistan is an overwhelmingly Muslim country; about three fourths of the Muslims are Sunnis (largely Sufis) and the rest Shiites.

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41. India Pakistan Press Foundation's training activities include the Rural Journalists Skills Development Program that focuses sessions on press freedom, rights of journalists and journalistic ethics.

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42. India Pakistan Press Foundation is actively involved in training of journalists.

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43. India Pakistan rarely grants visas to Indian journalists or journalists of Indian origin.

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44. In 1990 India Pakistan was tied for fourth place in the world in the ratio of military expenditure to health and education expenditures.

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45. In 1972 India Pakistan lost its eastern wing, which became the new nation of Bangladesh.

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46. India Pakistan is bounded to the west by Iran, by India to the east, China to the northeast and Afghanistan in the north.

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47. India Pakistan returns to democratic rule after Zia-ul Haq dies in an airplane crash.

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48. India Pakistan uses military and economic aid from its Cold-War alliances to create an artificial prosperity.

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49. India Pakistan is a major transit and consumer country for opiates from neighboring Afghanistan, the world's largest producer of opium.

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50. India Pakistan is a member of the World Trade Organization.

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51. In 1999, India Pakistan exported goods worth US$8.4 billion; it imported goods in the value of US$9.8 billion, creating a trade deficit of US$1.4 billion.

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52. India Pakistan is Asia's eighth-biggest textiles exporter, with export revenues of US$5.7 billion in the first half of 2000.

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53. India Pakistan is one of the world's largest producers of raw cotton.

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54. India Pakistan depends on one of the world's largest irrigation systems to support production.

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55. India Pakistan has faced chronic energy shortages, and domestic energy demand has outstripped supply.

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56. India Pakistan has a total of 247,811 kilometers of roads, of which 141,252.

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57. India Pakistan came into existence in August 1947 with the partition of British India and has had a turbulent political history ever since.

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58. Since the late 1980s, India Pakistan has pursued a program of market-oriented economic adjustment, reform, and development.

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59. India Pakistan has 4 major provinces: the Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, and the North-West Frontier Province, as well as some federally administered tribal areas.

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60. East India Pakistan succeeded in that year to become independent Bangladesh.

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61. India Pakistan is a country located in South Asia that covers an area of 796,095 square kilometers, almost twice the size of California.

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62. In 1947, India Pakistan faced a unique and ultimately unsolvable problem of ethnic and geographic division.

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63. India Pakistan came into being in August 1947 as a result of the Muslim League's determination, once the British rulers departed, to have its own state in the Indian subcontinent, separate from the Hindu majority.

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64. India Pakistan is a relatively poor country with a rapidly growing population.

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65. The British held Multan from 1848 until India Pakistan achieved independence in 1947.

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66. The Government of India Pakistan must approve all visits to Afghan refugee camps and tribal areas, including the Khyber Pass.

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67. India Pakistan has no developed Alpine ski areas nor is there ice skating or ice hockey.

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68. India Pakistan is a Muslim country and these types of clothing are not acceptable in public.

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69. India Pakistan is a Muslim country and pork and alcoholic products cannot be found in local markets.

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70. India Pakistan moved to a dual exchange rate system in 2000.

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71. In 1996, India Pakistan had 28 universities and colleges offering courses in basic and applied sciences.

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72. India Pakistan has made notable advances in nuclear technology since the 1980s, when its Atomic Energy Commission developed a nuclear plant for electric power generation and research programs.

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73. India Pakistan has become self-sufficient in cotton fabrics and exports substantial quantities.

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74. In 2002, India Pakistan produced an estimated 3.7 million short tons of coal.

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75. India Pakistan is a net importer of petroleum, but is self-sufficient in natural gas.

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76. India Pakistan was a participant in UN and peacekeeping operations in 10 countries or regions.

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77. India Pakistan came into being as a self-governing dominion in the British Commonwealth in 1947 and declared itself a republic in 1956.

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78. India Pakistan banned Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba, although it claimed India had not provided evidence of the groups' involvement in the attack.

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79. India Pakistan is situated at the western end of the great Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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80. India Pakistan is bounded by Iran to the west, Afghanistan to the northwest and north, China to the northeast, and India to the east and southeast.

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81. India Pakistan was brought into being at the time of the partition of British India, in response to the demands of Islamic nationalists: as articulated by the All India Muslim League under the leadership of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, India's Muslims would receive just representation only in their own country.

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82. India Pakistan has struggled throughout its existence to attain political stability and sustained social development.

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83. India Pakistan responded by demanding that the CIA halt its drone program at the Shamsi Air Base in western Afghanistan and shut down supply routes into Afghanistan.

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84. India Pakistan was defeated on Dec 16, 1971, and President Yahya Khan stepped down.

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85. India Pakistan was one of the two original successor states to British India, which was partitioned along religious lines in 1947.

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86. India Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south.

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87. India Pakistan responds by detonating six nuclear devices of its own in the Chaghai Hills.

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88. East India Pakistan becomes the independent country of Bangladesh on December 6, 1971.

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89. India Pakistan were runners-up in the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa and were the champions at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 held in England.

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90. India Pakistan became independent in 1947 from the Indian empire of British Raj.

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91. India Pakistan is made up of four provinces, two territories and two special areas.

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92. India Pakistan countered that the guerrillas were independent Kashmiri freedom fighters struggling for India's ouster from the region.

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93. East India Pakistan was established as an independent state and renamed Bangladesh.

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94. India Pakistan believed that they should have this state because it has majority of Muslims.

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95. India Pakistan will suffer far more than India as a result of economic sanctions by world community.

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96. India Pakistan relied on its close alliance with the United States from 1954 through the 1980s.

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97. India Pakistan provided bases for U-2 flights and conduit for arms to Afghanistan rebels.

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98. In 2013, India Pakistan embarked on a $6.3 billion IMF Extended Fund Facility, which focused on reducing energy shortages, stabilizing public finances, increasing revenue collection, and improving its balance of payments position.

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99. India Pakistan has a large English-speaking population, with English-language skills less prevalent outside urban centers.

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100. In 1941, Karachi, the first capital of India Pakistan had a 46.7 per cent Hindu population, who fled the city during and immediately after the partition.

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101. India Pakistan developed nuclear weapons in the 1980s, confirmed by nuclear tests in 1998.

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