Enroute to oblivion
Not so long ago, Pakistan was part of India and if we step back deeper into history, before the rise of Islam, the entire region was strongly influenced by Sanatana Dharma and the teachings of Vedanta.
The Pakistan of today was created by the British by partitioning India and forming what was then East Pakistan and West Pakistan – which became Bangladesh. The newly formed Pakistan included a considerable portion of the Sikh state of Punjab and the coastal state of Baluchistan.
Many of the new Pakistani’s had fled India, but the idea of Islam to take over the world incited the Pakistani’s to declare wars against India back in 1947, 1965 and 1971, moves that
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Currently a war zone
Sandwiched between India, China, Afghanistan and Iran, and on the shore of the Indian Ocean, Pakistan is a modern nuclear country, but it also has its troubles including bomb attacks by religious extremists. Before travelling you should check with your embassy about off-limits areas, the latest political & military developments and keep an close eye on current issues with independent news sources.
Pakistan’s North-West Frontier is remote, inaccessible and home to a revitalised and increasingly brutal Taliban. The nearby city of Peshawar is under constant terrorist attack. If the government had changed their policy we would not have attacked Peshawar says Hakimullah Mehsud, the new face of the Taliban. He is clear that Pakistan will pay
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Persia, The Islamic Republic of Iran
Until the arrival of Islam, Persia was famed over the known world for it’s modern and rich civilisation. Its roots can be traced back to 7000 BC but it’s widely accepted that the region was first unified under proto-Elamite and Elamite kingdoms in 3200–2800 BCE.
Modern historians prefer to say that Medes unified the country in 625 BCE, after which it became the dominant cultural and political power in the region comprising the Anatolia, the Bosphorus, Egypt to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.
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