Situated west of the Indus Plains, the largest province in Pakistan with an area about 343,000 square km. Though it's bigger than the British Isles, it only has a population of about 6.5 million, due mainly to its daunting arid geography.

Khyber Pakhtunkha

Khyber Pakhtunkha runs for over 1,100 kilometres (680 miles) along the border with Afghanistan. Peshawar is its capital and the Vale of Peshawar, fertile and well watered by the Kabul and Swat rivers, is its heart. This was also the heart of the ancient kingdom of Gandhara and is rich in archaeological remains.

Punjab, The Land of Five Rivers

Punjab, its name meaning 'Land of Five Rivers', is the richest, most fertile and most heavily populated province of Pakistan. (The five rivers referred to the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas)


Sindh (Sindhi: سنڌ; (Urdu: سندھ‎);Latin: Indus; Ancient Greek: Ἰνδός Indós ) is one of the five provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is also locally known as the "Mehran" and has been given the title of Bab-ul-Islam (The gateway of Islam).


Gandhāra (Sanskrit: गन्धार, Persian: ویهیند‎, Urdu: گندھارا‎) is an ancient Hindu kingdom (Mahajanapada), located in parts of modern-day northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan.Gandhara was located mainly in the Peshawar Valley, the Pothohar Plateau and the Kabul River Valley. Its main cities were Purushapura (modern Peshawar), literally meaning "city of men", and Takshashila (modern Taxila) .


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Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, the President of Pakistan

 Born on December 23, 1940 at Agra in British India, Mamnoon   Hussain,  the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, migrated to  Pakistan  in 1949 with his entire family. Graduating in commerce  (Hons.) from  Karachi University in 1963, he joined the Institute of  Business  Administration (IBA), Karachi to do Master in business  Administration  in 1965. Initially supporting and strengthening his  father's business, he  shifted to his own business in textile.

Prime Minister: Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan: Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

The eldest of three siblings of Late Mian Muhammad Sharif, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif got his early education from prestigious schools and earned his graduation from the famous Government College, Lahore. After completion of his academics, he joined the family business and also participated actively in social and charitable activities. 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on September 26, 2013

         Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met with the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe today (26 September 2013) in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan accorded high priority to its relations with Japan and appreciated the strong and consistent support by Japan to Pakistan in areas of trade, economic cooperation and investment. He urged further strengthening of bilateral economic ties.