Pakistan (Urdu: پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Urdu: اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometers. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometer coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 5.28, Rank: 146, Personal Freedom: 4.54, Economic Freedom: 6.01, Democracy Index: 4.47
2014: 6.01, Rank: 133
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 41, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 5
Prompted by the "closing" of the U.S. government during Oct 2013, examines two examples of how the state behaves towards people: an Iraq war veteran and his family, and the genocide of Bengalis in March 1971, with the support of Nixon and Kissinger
... As its most important international backer, the United States had great influence over Pakistan ... Nixon and Kissinger ... did not threaten the loss of U.S. support ... if Pakistan took the wrong course ... They did not ask that Pakistan refrain from using U.S. weaponry to slaughter civilians, even though that ... might have deterred the army ...
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