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Pakistani pop star Fakhr-e-Alam begins Asia leg of round-world flight

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 13:37
related places: Alam

Fakhr-e-Alam is attempting to be the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe in a small plane.
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Pakistan's war on street crime: 'The police killed our precious daughter'

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 1:29

The Umer family have lived a nightmare but they are fighting to change what they say is a culture of impunity in Pakistan.
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Aid charities ActionAid and Plan 'to be turfed out' of Pakistan

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 18:03
related places: Plan

Over a dozen international NGOs are reported to have been told to leave the country within 60 days.
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Mistaken identity as Pakistan embarrassed by wallet theft

Monday, October 1st 2018, 14:13
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Innocent man's photograph appears as civil servant is investigated over Kuwaiti delegate's missing wallet.
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India is furious - about a set of stamps

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 0:01

High-level talks with Pakistan were to be held - until a row, partly over postage stamps, broke out.
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Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 20:47

Pakistan's ex-prime minister, his daughter and son-in-law have all had their jail terms suspended.
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Pakistan bidders flock to PM Imran Khan's car auction

Monday, September 17th 2018, 20:11

Bullet-proof jeeps and helicopters drew hundreds of bidders to Pakistan's "austerity-drive" auction.
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Pompeo in Pakistan for 'reset' talks with PM Khan

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

The US secretary of state's visits amid allegations Islamabad is supporting Afghan militants.
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US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says Pakistan is failing to tackle militancy and the funds should be used elsewhere.
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Pakistan’s mansions of heartache

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 23:49
related places: But

In small towns across Pakistan, migrant families have been building mansions for decades. But behind every mansion lies heartache.
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Imran Khan mocked for helicopter home-to-work commute

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 14:15

People are unimpressed the Pakistan prime minister takes a helicopter to work despite his austerity policies.
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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 6:00

The former cricket star has taken office after more than 20 years on the political sidelines.
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The political influence of Pakistan's powerful army

Friday, August 17th 2018, 23:07

BBC Reality Check looks at the political and economic influence of Pakistan's powerful army.
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Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

Friday, August 17th 2018, 15:12

After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star is elected as PM.
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Nasir Jamshed: Ex-Pakistan opener banned for 10 years over spot-fixing

Friday, August 17th 2018, 7:19

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
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Imran Khan: Pakistani women's views on their incoming PM

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 23:16

Imran Khan has made controversial remarks about women. So what do they think of him?
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Stranded Russian climber 'hallucinated' during Pakistan ordeal

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Gukov battled avalanches on a Pakistani peak as he waited for six days to be rescued.
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Stranded Russian climber rescued after six-day ordeal in Pakistan

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Gukov is airlifted by Pakistani helicopter pilots after being stranded in the Karakorams.
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Imran Khan: Can former cricket star change Pakistan?

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 14:54

The ex-cricketer ran a campaign promising a new future for the country, but how will he achieve it?
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Pakistan election: Imran Khan leads in early counting

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 10:17
related places: Khan

Imran Khan is on course to win, but with counting delays it is unclear if he will secure a majority.
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Pakistan election: Five things to know about Imran Khan

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 10:09

Early election results suggest the ex-cricketer is on course to become Pakistan's prime minister.
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Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

Friday, July 20th 2018, 14:32
related places: Raza Khan

Raza Khan, who disappeared last December after criticising the military, is back with his family.
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The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 23:27

Nayyab Ali is one of four transgender women standing in Pakistan's general elections on 25 July.
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Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif returns to face 'jail cell'

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:17

Ousted leader Nawaz Sharif is due to arrive home in Pakistan, despite facing a 10-year prison sentence.
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Pakistan election: Bhutto outlines 'peaceful, progressive' vision

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 5:30
related places: Bhutto

The son of the assassinated former Pakistani PM is standing for parliament for the first time.
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Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

Friday, July 6th 2018, 16:46

A Pakistani court sentences Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges related to four London flats.
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The assault on Pakistan media ahead of vote

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 0:22

Journalists blame the military for censorship, abductions and arrests as parliamentary elections near.
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Shujhaat Bukhari: Pakistan militants blamed for journalist death

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 13:24
related places: Lashkar

Police said the suspects are alleged members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group.
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'We're about to get deported'

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 3:17

Teenage brothers Areeb and Somer Hameed are facing deportation back to Pakistan.
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Benazir Bhutto assassination: 'Most wanted' in murder resurfaces

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:43

The alleged back-up killer makes his first public statement in the former Pakistani PM's murder.
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‘How a bus saved my life’: Life as a widow in Pakistan

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 23:09

Asia, a widow in Pakistan, broke gender stereotypes by becoming female bus driver.
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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Friday, June 15th 2018, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Mullah Fazlullah - who ordered the shooting of Malala Yousafzai - was killed in Afghanistan, reports say.
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Tayyaba abuse case shines light on Pakistan's child maids

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 0:09

The case of 10-year-old Tayyaba exposes Pakistan's problem with child hired helps.
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Pakistan relief after abducted journalist Gul Bukhari is freed

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 10:49

Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari had openly criticised the military before she was kidnapped.
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Pakistan investigates Bahria College exam groping allegations

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 16:19

Teenagers at a top school in Pakistan say they were harassed while completing their final year exams.
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The story of Pakistan's 'disappeared' Shias

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 0:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Activists say they are detained without due process over suspected links to a secretive militia in Syria.
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A war of nerves between Pakistan's military and Sharif

Monday, May 28th 2018, 0:52
related places: Sharif

A media crackdown suggests a war of nerves between the deposed PM and the military.
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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 6:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Embassy sources in Pakistan tell the BBC that staff members received warnings from Google this month.
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Italy student flies home from Pakistan after forced abortion

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 11:22
related countries: Italy Italy

The woman named Farah was rescued after accusing her family of luring her from Italy to Pakistan.
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Texas school shooting: Pakistani girl's body returned home

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 20:49

Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the Texas school shooting.
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Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 10:59

Sabika Sheikh and teacher Cynthia Tisdale are among the first named school shooting victims.
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Pakistan activists targeted in Facebook attacks

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 7:11

A human rights activist says Pakistan targeted her with repeated malware attacks to try to spy on her.
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Students killed as bridge collapses

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 17:07
related places: Kashmir

At least five university students lose their lives in an accident at a tourist site in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
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Gunman injures Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Punjab

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 19:38

Ahsan Iqbal was taken to hospital after being shot in the arm after a meeting, local media report.
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Imran Khan in 'new Pakistan' vote pitch

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 15:17

What are the former cricketer's election chances and who are the "electables" he hopes will help him?
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Manzoor Pashteen: The young tribesman rattling Pakistan's army

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 9:52

Manzoor Pashteen has become a leading voice against killings and abductions by Pakistan's army.
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Samira Sindhu: Pregnant singer shot at celebration in Pakistan

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 15:31

A man denies firing at Samira Sindhu because she would not stand to sing at an event in Pakistan.
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Malala's brief but revealing homecoming to Pakistan

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 14:13

Malala's brief visit raised questions about the security and political situations in Pakistan.
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Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 10:42

The Nobel Peace Prize winner visits the Pakistani area where Taliban militants tried to kill her.
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Breaking Pakistan's period taboo

Friday, March 30th 2018, 23:53

Wasma Imran and Mahin Khan founded the Recircle Cup, to help those who cannot afford sanitary towels in Pakistan.
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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 13:37
related places: Taliban

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls' education.
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Unethical request?

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 12:42

A filmmaker touched off a debate in Pakistan revolving around one question - can a Facebook friend request be considered harassment?
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Man arrested in Hungary over contract murder claims

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 14:10
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Man

Man known as 'Pakistani Butcher' and wanted by Interpol in over 70 murders is arrested in Hungary.
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Salvage superstar

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 23:03

Meet the Pakistani girl whose recycled bags are proving a big hit
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Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections.

Friday, October 20th 2017, 13:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections from Kabul.
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Pakistan militant leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 18:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction behind bomb attacks inside Pakistan.
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Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 21:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

A North American family of five are released from Afghan Taliban captivity by Pakistani troops.
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Electric honeycomb

Monday, October 9th 2017, 3:16

Shaheer Niazi, 17, is being internationally recognised for his work on the electric honeycomb.
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The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 23:00
related places: Karachi

Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.
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Why are Pakistan's pirated DVDs dying out?

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:09

What was a multi-million dollar business has fallen on hard time. Secunder Kermani finds out why.
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Security tight as foreign cricketers return to Pakistan

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 4:59

Pakistan hosts its first big international cricket event on home soil since 2009 amid tight security.
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Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 7:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in the country in 2009.
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Children of Karachi: From the streets to education

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 23:17

Pakistan's "street children" get food, clothes and money to allow them to attend a unique school.
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Unwanted guests

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:30
related countries: China China

The killing of two young Chinese Christians in Pakistan draws attention to an overlooked phenomenon.
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Benazir Bhutto: Five cleared of ex-Pakistan PM murder

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 16:54

The men suspected of links with the Taliban were on trial for conspiracy to murder ex-Pakistani PM.
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Sharjeel Khan: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after match-fixing inquiry

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 9:23

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan is banned for five years for his part in a match-fixing ring following a Pakistan Cricket Board corruption inquiry.
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'Housing terrorists'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:08
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US is threatening Pakistan and praising India, but the relationship between the three nations is complicated.
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Wife of ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif diagnosed with cancer

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 8:48

Kulsoom Nawaz is diagnosed weeks before contesting the seat her husband vacated in a corruption row.
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US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 7:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US urges Pakistan to stop sheltering Taliban forces amid a new US pledge to support Afghanistan.
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Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 11:30

Ruth Pfau dedicated her life to treating tens of thousands of leprosy patients across Pakistan.
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'Different civilisations'

Friday, August 18th 2017, 0:47

Why the idea that Muslims and Hindus cannot share a nation shapes modern Pakistan.
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Mash-up combines Pakistan and India's anthems to make a viral hit

Monday, August 14th 2017, 1:55
related countries: India India

The "Peace Anthem" features both nations' songs, to celebrate their 70th Independence Days.
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Sri Lanka board president wants Pakistan tour for first time since 2009

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 18:47
related places: Lahore

Sri Lanka Cricket's president wants his team to tour Pakistan for the first time since their bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009.
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Ruth Pfau: Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' dies aged 87

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 12:57
related countries: Germany Germany

The German-born doctor and nun devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan.
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Viral Indian song makes political waves in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 5:56
related countries: India India

The parody by Karachi Vynz refers to the resignation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Panama Papers verdict

Friday, July 28th 2017, 15:18
related places: Sharif

The Supreme Court had earlier disqualified him from office over corruption allegations.
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Partition at 70

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 6:09
related countries: India India

Seventy years after India and Pakistan won their independence, why are relations still tense?
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