Pakistan is located in a position between the important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and the greater Middle East. The region forming modern Pakistan was the site of several ancient cultures. Subsequently it was the recipient of Hindu, Persian, Indo-Greek, Islamic, Turco-Mongol and Sikh cultures through several invasions and/or settlements. As a result the area has remained a part of numerous empires and dynasties including the Indian empires, Persian empires, Arab caliphates, Mongol, Sikh and British Empire. Pakistan gained independence from the British Empire in 1947 after a struggle for independence, led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah. In 1971, an armed conflict in East Pakistan resulted in the creation of Bangladesh.

With over 170 million people, it is the 6th most populous country in the world.

Thank you very much Vera for postcard showing view from Marghla Hills! :)

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