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We have started to collect the most important news related to Pakistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Pakistan: news

VIDEO: Pakistani politician is shot dead

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 0:31
related places: Karachi

A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the city of Karachi.
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Why Afghans are wary of Sharif

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:11
related places: Sharif

Dawood Azami on why Afghans are wary of Pakistan's PM-elect
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Chinese man detained in Kashmir

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:49
related countries: China China
related places: Kashmir

A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
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Deadly bombs at Pakistan mosques

Friday, May 17th 2013, 13:50
related places: Malakand

Explosions near two mosques in a village in the Malakand region of north-west Pakistan leave at least 13 people dead.
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Protests at Kashmir leader's killing

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:15
related places: Kashmir

Crowds take to the streets in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to protest at the killing of pro-independence leader Sardar Arif Shahid.
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UK probes Pakistan politician speech

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police in London investigate complaints against the UK-based leader of Pakistan's MQM party to see if he has violated British law.
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Pakistan election: Voters' views

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:26

Optimism and allegations of rigging after Pakistan poll
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VIDEO: Inside home of Pakistan's 'new leader'

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:52

Unofficial results from Pakistan's general election suggest that the conservative leader Nawaz Sharif has won an unprecedented third term in power.
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Sharif set to be PM in Pakistan

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:07

Nawaz Sharif is on the verge of securing a majority in Pakistan's parliament and forming the next government after claiming election victory.
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Viewpoints: Elections in Pakistan

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

Viewpoints on what Pakistan's new government means for the US
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Sharif in Pakistan government talks

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 22:09

Nawaz Sharif holds talks with party colleagues on forming a government, as unofficial results suggest they won a clear poll victory.
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Sharif set for Pakistan poll win

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 10:41

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif celebrates victory in the country's elections, as unofficial results suggest a big lead for his party.
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VIDEO: Votes counted in Pakistan election

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:04

Votes are being counted in Pakistan, after a historic election that should lead to the country's first transition from one elected government to another.
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Karachi unrest mars Pakistan poll

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 14:59
related places: Karachi

Landmark elections in Pakistan see a high turnout, but officials say problems in Karachi mean voting there was not "free and fair".
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Pakistan votes in landmark election

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 13:00

Elections take place amid tight security in Pakistan, in the first-ever transition of democratic power, but voting in Karachi is not "free and fair".
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'determined to vote'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 17:49

Final preparations are under way for Pakistan's general election on Saturday after a campaign which has seen more than 100 people killed.
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Pakistan election campaigning ends

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:40

Campaigning ahead of Pakistan's general election on Saturday has ended, with candidates holding their final rallies.
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Killed Pakistan prisoner buried

Friday, May 10th 2013, 4:00
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A Pakistani prisoner killed by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir is buried in Pakistan, media reports say.
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Gunmen abduct Pakistan ex-PM's son

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:56

Pakistan's former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says gunmen have abducted his son, who has been campaigning ahead of the country's Saturday elections.
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Nawaz Sharif tiger 'alive and well'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:49

A tigress used to campaign in support of leading Pakistani election candidate Nawaz Sharif is alive and well, despite media reports of its death.
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VIDEO: On the road with Pakistani candidates

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 11:19

The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been on the campaign trail with Pakistan's main election rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
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Pakistan prisoner dies in India

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:01
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A Pakistani prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir dies in hospital, doctors say.
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Sharif 'would end' Pakistan war role

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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VIDEO: Sharif 'would end' Pakistan war role

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 22:33
related places: Lahore

The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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Imran Khan 'recovering' in hospital

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:37
related places: Lahore

Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan is recuperating in hospital after falling off a makeshift lift at an election rally in Lahore, doctors say.
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Pakistani UN soldier killed in Congo

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Pakistani UN peacekeeper is killed in an ambush by unknown assailants in eastern DR Congo, which the UN chief describes as a "war crime".
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Imran Khan hurt in fall at rally

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:30

Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan is injured after falling off a makeshift lift that was taking him onto a stage at an election rally in Lahore.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan injured in stage fall

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:18
related places: Lahore

Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, has been injured after falling from an elevated platform at an election rally in Lahore.
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Pakistan bomb targets poll candidate

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 16:56

At least five people are killed and many wounded in the second bomb attack in two days targeting an Islamist party in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Family visit injured Pakistan inmate

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 4:27
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

The family of a Pakistani prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate in Indian-administered Kashmir is due to visit him in hospital, reports say.
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Afghan and Pakistani troops clash

Monday, May 6th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops clash for the second time in a week amid tensions over a dispute between the two countries over their shared border.
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Blast at election rally in Pakistan

Monday, May 6th 2013, 14:11

At least 15 people are reported to have died in a blast at an election rally of a religious party in north-west Pakistan.
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Bombs hit Pakistan party's office

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:14
related places: Karachi

Three people are killed and several wounded by twin bombs near the offices of a Pakistani secular political party in the city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: Fear stalks Pakistan's candidates

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 22:08

Pakistan is entering the final week of an election campaign widely considered to be the most violent it has ever seen.
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Bhutto murder prosecutor shot dead

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 12:24

Gunmen kill one of Pakistan's top prosecutors who was investigating Benazir Bhutto's murder and the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.
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Indian 'spy' Sarabjit Singh cremated

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 10:33
related countries: India India

Sarabjit Singh, the Indian convicted of spying in Pakistan and killed in a Pakistani jail, is cremated with full state honours amid mass outrage in India.
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Indian PM angered over 'spy' death

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 16:39
related countries: India India

India's PM calls the killing of convicted spy Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail "barbaric", as his body is flown home to the Indian city of Amritsar.
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UK man indicted in Bangladesh

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 11:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British community leader is indicted in Bangladesh for his alleged role in the 1971 liberation war from Pakistan, accusations he denies.
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India 'spy' dies after prison attack

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 5:08
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore

An Indian man on death row for spying in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh, dies after being attacked in a Lahore jail last week, reports say.
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Hazaras, hatred and Pakistan

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 0:00

The woman who lost three sons in Pakistan's 'hell on Earth'
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VIDEO: Pakistan election security fears

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 6:06
related places: Taliban

Fears about security across Pakistan in the run-up to the general elections next month are mounting as the Taliban continues to target candidates who speak out against the group.
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India plea to Pakistan over prisoner

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 4:50
related countries: India India

India appeals to Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh, a convicted spy now in a coma in Pakistan after an attack in prison last week.
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Peshawar bomb attack 'kills eight'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 8:07
related places: Peshawar

At least eight people have been killed and about 30 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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India officials visit beaten spy

Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:04
related countries: India India

Indian officials and the family of convicted Indian spy Sarabjit Singh visit him in hospital in Pakistan, where he is in a coma.
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Bombs target Pakistan politicians

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 12:25

Bomb attacks on two political offices in north-western Pakistan kill at least eight people, police say, ahead of May's election.
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Pakistan inmate attack angers India

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 13:11
related countries: India India

Protests are held in India after an attack in a Pakistani prison leaves convicted Indian spy Sarabjit Singh in a coma.
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Karachi party meeting blast kills 10

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:27
related places: Karachi

At least 10 people are killed in a bomb attack on an election meeting for the Awami National Party in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Musharraf remanded over Bhutto case

Friday, April 26th 2013, 7:02
related places: Bhutto

A Pakistani court orders house arrest for ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the killing of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan's MQM shuts Karachi offices

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 14:44
related places: Karachi

The main political party in the Pakistani city of Karachi, the MQM, closes its offices after a fatal bomb attack just weeks before general elections.
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Nato urges Pakistan to fight militants

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

The head of Nato calls on Pakistan to combat militants who use the country as a launch-pad for attacks on neighbouring Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Campaigning in defiance of Taliban

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 0:44
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Orla Guerin reports from the campaign trail in Peshawar, as Pakistan counts down to general elections amid a campaign by the Taliban against politicians who oppose them.
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Musharraf avoids treason charge

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 14:27

The caretaker government in Pakistan says it will not put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for high treason.
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Musharraf in custody for two weeks

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 11:16

Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf is remanded in judicial custody for two weeks by an anti-terrorism court.
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The remote corner of Pakistan flattened by an earthquake

Friday, April 19th 2013, 20:01

The remote corner of Pakistan flattened by an earthquake
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Pakistani police arrest Musharraf

Friday, April 19th 2013, 11:15

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is arrested on charges relating to the unlawful detention of judges in 2007.
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VIDEO: 'Quake completely destroyed our home'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 20:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Many families are homeless in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran.
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Pakistan army in quake aid appeal

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 18:08

The Pakistani army appeals for international aid groups to help with relief efforts in an area hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.
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Pervez Musharraf's doomed homecoming to Pakistan

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:30

Was Pervez Musharraf wrong to return to Pakistan?
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VIDEO: First transgender candidate in Pakistan

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 16:36

For the first time in Pakistan's history, transgender candidates are being allowed to run in the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.
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Court orders Musharraf's arrest

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 11:59

A Pakistani court orders the arrest of ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf over moves to place judges under house arrest in March 2007.
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Pakistan troops help quake rescue

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Pakistan sends troops to help its citizens affected by a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck just over the border in Iran.
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Blast hits Pakistan election rally

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 18:21
related places: Peshawar

At least nine people are killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Musharraf barred from Pakistan polls

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 16:28

Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharraf is barred from standing in general elections in May.
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Pakistan bus bombing kills eight

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 14:04
related places: Peshawar

At least eight people have been killed in a bomb explosion on a bus in Peshawar in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Taliban militants killed in Pakistan

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 12:29
related places: Khyber

Fifteen militants and one security force member have been killed in Pakistan's Khyber region, according to the Pakistani army.
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Polio policeman killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 13:49

A police officer escorting a polio vaccination team in north-west Pakistan has been shot dead, officials say, in the latest in a series of attacks.
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Musharraf treason case adjourned

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:07

A Pakistani court adjourns a treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf, rejecting pleas for it to be delayed until after May elections.
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Musharraf in treason case summons

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:01

Pakistan's top court orders former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to respond to allegations he committed treason.
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Pakistan approves Musharraf poll bid

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 10:50
related places: Chitral

Pakistan gives former military leader Pervez Musharraf the go-ahead to run in next month's general election, as a candidate in remote Chitral.
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VIDEO: Malala charity funds girls' education

Friday, April 5th 2013, 17:34

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai has launched a charity and the first grant will fund the education of 40 girls in Pakistan.
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Musharraf nomination papers rejected

Friday, April 5th 2013, 13:01

The nomination papers for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf are rejected from one of the four seats he applied to stand for in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie launches Malala Fund

Friday, April 5th 2013, 12:38

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has honoured Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, who has launched a charity to fund girls' education.
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Jolie lauds Malala Yousafzai charity

Friday, April 5th 2013, 1:07

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie honours Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, who has launched a charity to fund girls' education.
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