Pakistan on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Feb 27, 2004 | Destinations: Pakistan / Islamabad

Welcome to Pakistan, the official site of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation.

Hi Pakistan, news and radio on Pakistan.

Pakistan News Service, news, internet radio, domain (.pk) registration. Has a (ranked) list of pakistani web sites.

The Government of Pakistan. This site is a government-run site for Pakistan that emphasizes country resources as would be expected, but also tries to paint the country in an amicable light. "Some of Asia's most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges in the north." Here, you will find information on some of the country's historical sites as well as travel accommodations and current threats for would-be travelers.

HiPakistan. is a huge portal for Pakistan; those that live there and those that are thinking of visiting. There are many channels to peruse including entertainment and news as well as forums moderated by native citizens.

Pakistan Today. News site for Pakistan in English.

Pakistan Virtual Library. This site offers a virtual library of resources for anyone interested in studying this country. The site was created by Dr. T. Matthew Ciolek of the Australian National University. You can find many text, images, and maps here as well as links to other resources and libraries.

Welcome to Pakistan. Site run by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) that offers complete tourism information and resources that pertain to warnings, visas, accommodations, and more.

Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet paints a portrait of Pakistan, but does not leave out the smudges: "Few Westerners know much about Pakistan beyond media impressions of Islamic fundamentalism, communal violence and martial law, but it contains some of Asia's most mind-blowing landscapes, extraordinary trekking, a multitude of cultures and a long tradition of hospitality." Visit this site to learn about the overlooked beauty of the country but also what you should be aware of in your travels.

Pakistan Government. Pakistan.Gov is the official portal web site for the Government of Pakistan. Here, you can find phone lists, business referrals, and economic and political stats.

Daily Times. Pakistan news portal in English.

Pakistan Maps. Complete list of maps of the country, its cities, and surrounding regions. Some detailed, some simple, but a very useful list.

Pakistan Vision. This site focuses on Pakistani media. Here, you will find video, music, radio, and television resources. You can listen live, find out about events in the country, and read technical broadcasting information.

Pakistan Forum. This forum is run by libraries and other research institutions; it is a compilation of Pakistani collections from all over the world. Resources include titles in Business, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music.

Pakistan Country Brief. Read complete statistics for Pakistan that includes but is not limited to population info, economics, geography, language, and other topics.

Pakistan Travel Web. "Economic growth has returned to Pakistan despite the military campaign in neighboring Afghanistan and continuing domestic security concerns." This site takes travel a step beyond that of airline tickets and hotels. This site looks at the country and its tourism industry for the traveler who wishes to be educated not just about sites to see, but about the country as a whole.

History of Pakistan. Read the complete history of the country. Information is divided into feature articles and categories like: Pakistan Rarely Part of India, Indus Valley Civilzation, Alexander's Invasion, Under the Ghaznavid Rule, and others.

Geological Survey of Pakistan. The GSP's mission is to develop, interpret, and provide geological information about the country in all its pertinent details. Here, visitors can learn about the country's natural resources and the prosperity of the country's people.

Pakistan Chess Magazine. Online magazine for Pakistani chess players and those interested in the genre.

Pakistan Times. Online version of this major Pakistani newspaper.

Dawn. Internet version of a leading English newspaper.

Ecotourism of Pakistan. This organization is dedicated to the cause of integrated tourism research and poor people living in mountain areas. This not-for-profit group distributes literature and provides knowledge about the culture and heritage of the mountains and its people. On the site, you can find out about current outreach efforts, read literature, and find out how you can help.

Pakistan Facts. Key facts for and about the country.

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Research by Christina Gosnell. Have a site you want to add to the list? Email us the Site name, URL, and a description.

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