The us has plenty of incentive to put pressure on pakistan, a country that has long pretended to be an ally, even as it continues to aid the militant is the author of nine books, including asian juggernaut, water: asia's new battleground, and water, peace, and war: confronting the global water crisis. Asia is nowhere near closing its economic and military gap with the west the region produces roughly 30 percent of global economic output, but because of its huge population, its per capita gdp is only $5,800, compared with $48,000 in the united states asian countries are furiously upgrading their. But the trump administration's strategy on pakistan is not focused on extremism, nor on terrorism within the country instead, the administration has made the elimination of safe havens for the haqqani network—a sophisticated insurgent group that attacks the afghan government and us troops in. What has become of india's and pakistan's economies, 70 years after independence from britain and partition up next the bbc's secunder kermani hears from a man who helped beat an indian politician to death two self-governing countries were created, spurring the largest mass movement of people in history. Pakistan in the summer of 2010, approximately one-fifth of pakistan was inundated affecting more than 20 million people in the flooded areas along the length of the river indus flooding also destroyed more than 16 million acres of crops south-east asian countries although high economic growth rates. Compare countries on just about anything nationmaster is where stats come alive we are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations nationmaster is a vast compilation of data from hundreds of sources using the forms below, you can get maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with. Pakistani shiite muslims protesting a suicide bomb attack on a shiite mosque in peshawar with portraits of the victims, february 20, 2015 province and balochistan, but they are also located in many other parts of the country, from lahore near the indian border to the khyber pass into afghanistan. Pakistani residents wade through floodwater in sher shah, a town in multan district of punjab talks to end a month-long sit-in by anti-government protesters in pakistan remain deadlocked after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators the south asian country has been facing political turmoil over the.
17m people were left homeless after the boxing day tsunami which also killed more than 230,000 people in this it has been ten years since the disaster in south east asia which affected 5m people and hit 14 countries but just how many countries felt the direct impact of the massive earthquake. China has been a close regional ally of pakistan for decades and has often provided the south asian nation with much-needed financial and diplomatic support with the us out of the picture, china could actually dictate its terms to the pakistani military and government over the extremism issue. South asia is also referred to as the indian subcontinent, separated from east asia by the himalayan mountains between china and india and defined largely by the indian tectonic plate on which its countries largely rest south asian countries include bangladesh, bhutan, india, maldives, nepal, pakistan,.
Partition displaced fifteen million people and killed more than a million photograph by margaret bourke-white / life picture collection / getty in august, 1947, when, after three hundred years in india, the british finally left, the subcontinent was partitioned into two independent nation states: hindu-majority. Countries in south asia have a window open to them now that affords a chance to address the fundamental structural problems and regulatory inefficiencies that have obstructed optimal economic growth in the region in the past and simultaneously have discouraged regional economic integration.
Pakistan's stock market has made history, giving a thrilling lesson to global investors and businesspeople who are wondering why money is flowing into this country despite upheaval, lack of stability, and other negative factors indeed, economic growth is stabilizing pakistan's political atmosphere in karachi. Pakistan is one of the world's deadliest countries for journalists, with 14 media workers being killed in 2014 alone both intelligence agents and members of banned militant organisations are responsible for the threats to reporters, according to media watchdog organisations the government uses legal and. A chinese man working with a shipping company in pakistan was shot dead on monday in what police described as a targeted attack in karachi, police and hospital officials said while there was no claim of responsibility and the motive was not immediately clear, the china government in december. The pakistani government official said the south asian nation would be officially placed on the financial action task force (fatf) watchlist in june at its next meeting, which is why the fatf statement on friday did not mention pakistan the change comes days after reports that pakistan had been given a.
Drug giant takeda on tuesday said it would buy irish pharmaceuticals firm shire in a deal worth $625 billion, the biggest foreign takeover ever by a japanese firm china's surplus with the united states widened in april, underlining an imbalance between the economic titans as they struggle to reach an agreement on. New figures released by indian authorities last week put economic growth in the emerging power at 75% in 2015, the highest in the world, and up from 69% anyone who has spent any time in india knows that the country still suffers enormous problems: grossly inadequate infrastructure and a deep skills.
Easily available data allows for comparisons with malaysia, an asian tiger cub, and south korea, an asian tiger adjusting for purchasing power, the respective yearly income per person in the two countries is five and seven times that of pakistan in other words, instead of rs50,000 a pakistani household. Karachi -- gently, with his fingertips, faisal edhi held the coin engraved with a portrait of his late father abdul sattar edhi, who died last july, is the fifth person to be featured on a commemorative pakistan rupee coin, after prime ministers and other today, 1,800 ambulances dart across the country.
Being killed iraq and nigeria together recorded 5,556 fewer deaths and 1,030 fewer attacks than in 2014 however, with a global total of 29,376 deaths, 2015 was as measured by the gti are iraq, afghanistan, nigeria pakistan and syria these five countries accounted for 72 per cent of all deaths from terrorism in 2015. Initial indian broadcasting (from mumbai and kolkata) was in english and catered to the small european community and westernized indians—while ignoring the mass population faced with a rising tide of anti-imperialist sentiment in the country, the colonial government bought these outlets and renamed them. Among the dead found beneath the debris was the assistant consul general from the new indian consulate in kandahar india's population (12 billion) and its economy (gdp of $14 trillion) are about eight times the size of pakistan's (180 million pakistanis generating an annual gdp of only $210 billion.