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Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان Pākistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a South Asian country located in the mountainous region adjoining Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a 1,046 kilometre (650 mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, the Republic of India in the east and the People's Republic of China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies adjacent to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. In recent times, Pakistan has been called part of the "New Middle East". With the adoption of its constitution in 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic. Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. The country is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies. Pakistan is a founding member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Developing 8 Countries, G20 developing nations, Asia Cooperation Dialogue and the Economic Cooperation Organisation. It is also a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, World Trade Organisation, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, G33 developing countries, Group of 77 developing nations, major non-NATO ally of the United States and is a nuclear state. The population of Pakistan is around 166,000,000. Its capital is Islamabad. Official languages are Urdu and English.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Pakistan.

Education in Pakistan

For a general description of education in Pakistan see Education:Pakistan.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Pakistan.

Quality procedures

Internet in Pakistan

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Pakistan

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Pakistan

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives



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