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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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Senior representative of COMSATS ensured full support in terms of research and development in defense production and taking joint initiatives for improving the linkage between both organizations for a larger cause of strengthening the defense line of country by introducing state of the art innovative technologies.
Speaking at the Air War College on Monday, he said that Pakistan's defence was invincible and no stone would be left unturned in the line of country's defence by rendering every sacrifice.
The approval came in the line of country s policy to expand economic foundation and diversify resources of the national income and to encourage private sector to play an active role in advancing economic development.