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Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
BBC News Profile - Pakistan
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
- India-Pakistan: Troubled Relations
History of tensions between India and Pakistan.
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Pakistan
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Pakistan
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Pakistan
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Pakistan
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Pakistan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress
- Portals to the World - Pakistan Country portal and resources compiled by Library of Congress subject experts.
- Country Study - Pakistan
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Pakistan
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Pakistan
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Pakistan
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Pakistan
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Islamabad
National office of UNESCO in Pakistan.
- UNESCO Office Tehran
Cluster Office to Afghanistan, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Pakistan and Turkmenistan in the Central and South-West Asia Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Pakistan
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Pakistan
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Pakistan
Country profile about doing business in Pakistan by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Pakistan
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Pakistan
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.
- U.S. Department of Energy - South Asia
Regional analysis report from the Energy Information Administration for South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Links to the various agencies of the Pakistani government.
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority
Oversees reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in earthquake affected areas
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting: Information Gateway
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
National Assembly of Pakistan
National Library of Pakistan
National Reconstruction Bureau
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation - Ministry of Tourism
President of Pakistan
Senate of Pakistan
Special Committee of the Parliament on Kashmir
Supreme Court of Pakistan
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East.
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Pakistan" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
- Conflict Histories Database
Detailed histories of the conflicts covered by Crisis Group analysts.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Pakistan" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Pakistan.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Pakistan" as the search term.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Pakistan
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Pakistan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Pakistan.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Projects, publications, and news about Pakistan and the ADB.
Commonwealth of Nations - Pakistan
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
D-8 - Pakistan
"D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an arrangement for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey."
Delegation of the European Commission to Pakistan
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Pakistan in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Islamabad, Pakistan
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Pakistan.
EU's Relations with Pakistan
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Pakistan.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Pakistan), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
ILO - SRO-New Delhi (Pakistan)
The Subregional Office for South Asia, New Delhi (SRO-New Delhi) covers seven countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran Islamic Republic of, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) for the International Labour Organization (ILO).
- ILO - Pakistan
Country office for the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Country information, reports, and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Pakistan
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.
Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Pakistan).
Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Pakistan
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promotes economic and social development in member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
SESRIC - Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Pakistan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Pakistan
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in Pakistan
UN Country Team in Pakistan.
USAID - Pakistan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Pakistan
U.S.-Pakistan relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Pakistan
World Bank data, projects, and research in Pakistan.
World Food Programme - Pakistan
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Pakistan
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Pakistan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Pakistan.
World Health Organization (WHO)
- WHO - Pakistan
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Pakistan.
Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean
Region Office (WHO-EMRO).
- Country Health System Profile - Pakistan
Information and health indicators about countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
- Roll Back Malaria - Pakistan
Malaria situation analysis in Pakistan.
- WHO Country Office in Pakistan
Pakistan health information and program site.
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies."
- 1999: Aerial Incident of 10 August 1999 (Pakistan v. India)
- 1973: Trial of Pakistani Prisoners of War (Pakistan v. India)
- 1971: Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Pakistan.
- International Crisis Group - Kashmir
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users.
NATO - Pakistan Relations
Political relations and cooperation between NATO and Pakistan concerning security and stability (especially in neighboring Afghanistan).
NTI - Pakistan Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
Pakistan Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
Pakistan: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
United Nations Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan and Pakistan (UNGOMAP)
May 1988-March 1990: Assisted in "ensuring the implementation of the Agreements on the Settlement of the Situation Relating to Afghanistan and in this context to investigate and report possible violations of any of the provisions of the Agreements."
United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM)
September 1965-March 1966: "UNIPOM was established in September 1965 to supervise the ceasefire along the India-Pakistan border except in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and the withdrawal of all armed personnel to the positions held by them before 5 August 1965. After the withdrawal of the troops by India and Pakistan had been completed, UNIPOM was terminated."
United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
August 1947-Present: "Set up in 1949, UNMOGIP was deployed in January of that year to supervise the ceasefire agreed between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Since renewed hostilities in 1971, UNMOGIP monitors the ceasefire called for by the United Nations Security Council."
U.S. Department of Defense
- Military Support: Earthquake Hits Pakistan
U.S. Military relief effort from the U.S. Department of Defense.
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility.
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