Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1956 by the Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[


Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It sits at the crossroads of the strategically important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west and north, Iran to the southwest and China in the far northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and it shares a marine border with Oman. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.28, Rank: 146, Personal Freedom: 4.54, Economic Freedom: 6.01, Democracy Index: 4.47
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.01, Rank: 133
Pakistan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 41, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 5
"Pakistan was relatively stable in 2015. Terrorist violence decreased by one-third from 2014 levels, though it caused 3,682 fatalities. The decrease was consistent with the widely held impression that the terrorist threat in Pakistan has passed its peak. The government began implementing a 20-point National Action Plan (NAP) during the year, announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2014. "

Cartoons and Comic Strips

Declaration of Thingamajig, by Mark Fiore, 22 Jun 2011
On the wars ... hostilities ... thingamajigs of the U.S. empire
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