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Q1: Can I add/remove an image? or Why was my image removed?
A1: Yes, you can add and remove images but you might want to take some points into consideration before doing that. The images were carefully chosen in balance to represent the text in a neutral way from all parts of the country. All images have also been thoroughly checked for their copy right licenses while some are added to a switch code so that each time the server cache is refreshed, the image changes automatically to the next one listed in the code. Image removals and replacements are in most cases likely to be reverted due to such reasons. Please consider starting a section regarding the image on the article talk page and discuss how it should be added so as to get a consensus. See also Talk:Pakistan/Archive 13#Positioning, adding & removing images.
Q2: Can I add --- and --- details? or Why was my text removed?
A2: All text in Wikipedia has to be verifiable through reliable sources. Any content that does is not published in an independent reliable source can be removed. This article is specifically maintaining a much higher standard after it has been worked on in detail in such terms to keep it from becoming an original research. Also note that while your additions are notable they still might be reverted per WP:WEIGHT. WP:UNDUE and WP:NPOV. In case of such reverts, please use the talk page to discuss the content Also search or take a look through the archives listed on the talk page to see if that has been previously discussed to prevent a discussion going in circles over time.
Q3: Why no subsection for --- or ---?
A3: Please see WP:WEIGHT and WP:UNDUE. Everything related to Pakistan can not have a separate section as it would be undue to give it a mention at length. However, most related topics' main article is linked to in the article and the topic covered per its due weight. The main country article has much broader scope about the country rather than specific issues which might probably be occurring at a specific point of time of the country's history or a small part of it. If you still think some thing can be added to further improve the article or that subsections can be further improved, please start a discussion at the talk page with your proposal.
Q4: The map of Pakistan is incorrect!
A4: The dark green area shows the total area constituting Pakistan while the area shaded in light green denotes Jammu and Kashmir – territory that is claimed, but not administered, by Pakistan. This geographic detail is per neutral point of view and does not adhere to the Pakistani, Indian or any other government's descriptions of territory.
Q5: Terrorism/Kashmir/any other controversial topic should be mentioned more!
A5: Such topics are already covered in the article in terms of their actual issues or effects on the country. If you think any detail is missing, use the talk page to discuss that. Bluntly adding such details to the main country article is generally considered inappropriate.
Former featured articlePakistan is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
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Article milestones
February 10, 2006Good article nomineeListed
March 11, 2006Peer reviewReviewed
March 25, 2006Featured article candidatePromoted
April 22, 2009Featured article reviewDemoted
January 24, 2010Peer reviewReviewed
March 29, 2010Good article nomineeNot listed
January 14, 2012Peer reviewReviewed
March 25, 2012Featured article candidateNot promoted
March 6, 2017Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Former featured article
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Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 13 July 2019[edit]

Remove this sentence from lead as it is too much details for the lead and already mentioned in the history section of the article. Lead is already way too long.

Initially a dominion, Pakistan adopted a constitution in 1956, becoming an Islamic republic. An ethnic civil war and Indian military intervention in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the new country of Bangladesh. 2607:9880:4038:B:FC63:A1EC:6BB:93BA (talk) 17:23, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Not done. Seem too important to remove from the lead. El_C 17:27, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
@El C: It is detailed history which has nothing to do with what is happening in Pakistan recently. 2607:9880:4038:B:3C94:9B87:D93:4AC6 (talk) 20:03, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Pakislam listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Pakislam. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. signed, Rosguill talk 22:58, 22 July 2019 (UTC)


please change ((Bloomberg)) to ((Bloomberg L.P.|Bloomberg)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2019‎ 2601:541:4500:1760:2878:578:2e10:42ec (talk) 16:59, 24 July (UTC)

 Done Thanks for spotting this. – Uanfala (talk) 17:50, 24 July 2019 (UTC)