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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

Abducted six-year-old on way home

Friday, December 28th 2012, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A six-year-old girl who was abducted by her father and taken to Pakistan three years ago is on her way back to the UK.
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Yuvraj onslaught defeats Pakistan

Friday, December 28th 2012, 16:12
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh smashes 72 to give India a series-levelling 11-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international.
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Bhutto son makes political pledge

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:33

The son of Pakistan's murdered ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto promises to fight militancy and maintain democracy, in his first major political speech.
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Pakistan edge India in T20 opener

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 16:53
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik guide Pakistan to a five-wicket win over India in the first Twenty20 International in Bangalore.
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Pakistan resume cricket in India

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 14:11
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Pakistan plays its first cricket series in India for five years amid tight security, beginning with a T20 game in Bangalore.
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India pick new faces for Pakistan

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 11:15

India omit veteran left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan from their forthcoming Twenty20 and one-day series against Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Anger and shock after Pakistan blast

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 2:06
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed a senior provincial minister, Bashir Ahmad Bilour, and seven others at a political rally in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Blast kills Pakistan politician

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 17:38
related places: Peshawar

A suicide bomber kills at least eight people, including a key provincial minister, at a political rally in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Pakistani mob kills 'blasphemer'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:51

A mob in Pakistan storms a police station and beats to death a Muslim man accused of desecrating the Koran.
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Drone intelligence case blocked

Friday, December 21st 2012, 14:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The High Court rejects an attempt by a Pakistani man to force the UK government to reveal if it is providing intelligence for US drone strikes.
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Polio workers speak out on Pakistan attacks

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 14:17

Polio workers speak out on Pakistan attacks
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Muhammad Idrees: Abandoned by India and Pakistan

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 10:43
related countries: India India

A man denied a home by India and Pakistan
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Polio workers killed in Peshawar

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 14:35
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Two more health workers are killed in north-western Pakistan in the latest of a spate of deadly attacks that disrupted polio vaccination efforts.
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VIDEO: Pakistan polio drive suspended

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:42

The UN has suspended its polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan following more attacks on health workers involved in the programme.
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Polio workers killed in Karachi

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:04
related places: Karachi

A polio-eradication campaign is suspended in Karachi as coordinated gun attacks in Pakistan kill five vaccination workers, following Taliban threats.
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Deadly attack on Pakistan market

Monday, December 17th 2012, 10:24
related places: Khyber

At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack on a market in the Khyber tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Four dead in Pakistan shooting

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 9:10
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Three suspected Taliban and a policeman are killed in a shoot-out in Peshawar, officials say, a day after an attack on the city's airport.
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Taliban attack Pakistan airport

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 2:56
related places: Peshawar

The Taliban launch an attack on Peshawar airport in north-west Pakistan, killing at least four civilians and injuring 30, officials say.
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Threat to Pakistan church school

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:59
related places: Islamabad

Three people are detained in Pakistan over a threat to bomb a church school in Islamabad for expressing support for Malala Yousafzai - unless the church paid a large amount of cash
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Pakistan minister in India trip

Friday, December 14th 2012, 4:06
related countries: India India

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik is due to begin an official trip to India, during which he will hold talks with Indian PM Manmohan Singh.
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Rights crisis in Pakistan borders

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 12:26

Pakistan is failing to address thousands of human rights abuses taking place in its tribal areas in the north-west, Amnesty International says.
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India court frees Pakistan doctor

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 7:30
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court frees Pakistani doctor Khalil Chishti who spent 20 years in jail or detention in India for murder.
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'Hundreds' held in Swat custody

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 15:31
related places: Swat

Hundreds of militant suspects held by the military in the Pakistani region of Swat remain uncharged, research by the BBC Urdu service reveals.
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Pakistan team for India announced

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 6:03
related countries: India India

Pakistan drops all-rounder Shahid Afridi for one-day internationals while retaining him for the Twenty20 games for the team's first cricket series in India in five years.
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Drone 'killed al-Qaeda commander'

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:23
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait
related places: Abdur Rahman

A Kuwaiti militant who was one of al-Qaeda's top commanders, Khaled bin Abdul Rahman, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week, sources say.
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Deadly attack on Pakistan police

Monday, December 10th 2012, 7:23
related places: Bannu

At least eight people are killed after militants stormed a police station near Bannu, a town bordering Pakistan's volatile north-western tribal areas.
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Indians in national anthem record

Monday, December 10th 2012, 5:02

More than 100,000 Indians sing the national anthem together in an attempt to break a world record which is currently held by Pakistan.
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Pakistan president visits Malala

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 22:09
related places: Malala, Taliban

The President of Pakistan visits schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban in October, at the hospital in Birmingham where she is being treated.
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Viewpoint: Pakistan military pushing for Afghan talks

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan military's policy shift on Afghanistan 'opens path to peace'
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Soldiers die in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:32

At least three soldiers die as suicide attackers ram the gates of an army camp in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, the military says.
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Razed temple highlights Pakistan Hindu woes

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 2:19

Razed temple highlights woes of Pakistan's Hindus
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US fines China nuclear exporter

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 2:50
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese government-linked company pleads guilty to illegally exporting high-performance coatings from the US to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan.
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Karachi killing sparks backlash

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:29
related places: Karachi

Gunmen shoot dead a senior cleric of a prominent Sunni Islamic seminary in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, sparking angry protests on the streets.
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Several die in Kashmir avalanches

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 12:34
related places: Kashmir

At least 11 people have died and 10 others are missing, many of them soldiers, after avalanches in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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Pakistan militant leader injured

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:13

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been wounded in a suspected suicide bombing in the tribal area of South Waziristan, officials say.
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Bin Laden doctor protest denied

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:00
related countries: United States United States

A prison official denies reports the Pakistani doctor jailed for his part in the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is on hunger strike.
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Pakistan anchor escapes bomb plot

Monday, November 26th 2012, 17:21
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani television channel Geo News says its presenter Hamid Mir has been targeted by a bomb which failed to go off in Islamabad.
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Pakistan 'toxic syrup' kills 16

Monday, November 26th 2012, 14:34
related places: Lahore

At least 16 people die in the Pakistani city of Lahore after consuming what authorities say was a "toxic" cough syrup.
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Major sites in high-profile hack

Monday, November 26th 2012, 12:50

Hundreds of high-profile sites, including Google and Apple, are affected by a hack attack in Pakistan.
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Second bomb targets Pakistan city

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 11:13
related places: Dera Ismail Khan

Five people died when a bomb exploded near a Shia procession in Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan, a day after eight died in a similar attack.
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Children killed by Pakistan bomb

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 16:47

A roadside bomb kills eight people, seven of them children, near a Shia Muslim procession in north-western Pakistan.
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Pakistan suspends mobile networks

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 19:24

Pakistan suspends mobile networks in major cities to prevent phones being used to detonate bombs during Shia Muslim commemorations.
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VIDEO: Anguish for families of Pakistan fire

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 17:19

The bodies of 29 workers killed in a factory fire in Pakistan last September have yet to be officially identified.
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Blast hits Pakistan Shia march

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 7:53
related places: Karachi, Rawalpindi

A Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 23 people at a Shia Muslim procession in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, hours after blasts in Karachi.
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Mumbai attacks gunman executed

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:29
related countries: India India

Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is executed in prison.
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VIDEO: Pakistan teen blasphemy case dropped

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:39

A court in Pakistan has dropped a controversial blasphemy case against a Christian girl accused by her neighbour of burning pages from the Koran.
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Pakistan blasphemy case dropped

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:06

A court in Pakistan drops a controversial blasphemy case against a Christian girl accused by her neighbour of burning pages from the Koran.
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VIDEO: Pakistan blasphemy case dropped

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:28

A court in Pakistan has dropped a controversial blasphemy case against a Christian girl accused by her neighbour of burning pages from the Koran.
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Pakistan lawyer challenges army

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 0:23

A military lawyer in Pakistan accuses the intelligence agencies of assaulting him and his son over legal challenges against the powerful military.
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Pakistan releases Afghan Taliban

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan has freed 13 mid-level members of the Afghan Taliban as part of apparent efforts to encourage peace moves, Afghan officials say.
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Condemned Pakistan soldier hanged

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 12:00

A Pakistani soldier sentenced to death four years ago becomes the first man to be executed in the country for almost four years, officials say.
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Pakistan agrees Taliban releases

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Pakistan agrees to free several jailed Afghan Taliban officials during talks with Afghan peace negotiators in Islamabad, officials say.
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Pakistan 'offers school stipends'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:18
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's poorest families are promised cash incentives if their children attend school, as a day of action is held for a schoolgirl shot by the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Malala conspiracy theories and fears

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 8:08

A month after the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, there are fears and conspiracy theories surrounding the attack.
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'The day Malala was shot'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 0:37
related places: Malala, Taliban

Pakistani girl recalls terror of Taliban attack on her friend Malala
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VIDEO: Nobel Peace Prize call for Malala

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:51
related places: Malala, Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old education campaigner shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, is the subject of a petition calling for her to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Thousands sign Malala petition

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:25
related places: Malala, Taliban

Tens of thousands of people sign an online petition calling for the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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VIDEO: British Army cricketers tour Pakistan

Friday, November 9th 2012, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cricketers from the British Army have been enjoying a bit of unexpected limelight in Pakistan.
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Attack on Karachi military base

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:44
related places: Karachi

At least three soldiers are killed and many others injured in a suicide attack on a paramilitary base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Bomber kills Pakistan policeman

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 10:52
related places: Peshawar

A suicide bomber in north-western Pakistan kills a senior police officer and at least four other people in the city of Peshawar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Asylum hope for student shot in head

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Ahmadi Muslim who was shot in the head in Pakistan has arrived in the UK for treatment and will claim asylum in order to avoid returning to his home country.
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Haqqani joins UN sanctions list

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The UN Security Council's Taliban sanctions committee adds the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, accused of attacks in Afghanistan, to its blacklist.
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Acid attack girl 'looked at boy'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:47

A couple arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of killing their 15-year-old daughter using acid say they carried out the attack because she looked at a boy.
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VIDEO: Parents held over Pakistan acid attack

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:55

A couple arrested on suspicion of killing their 15-year old daughter with acid have told the BBC they feared she would bring dishonour on their family.
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Bomb kills Pakistani politician

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 14:12
related places: Taliban

A bomb attack in the north-west Pakistani city of Buner kills a local anti-Taliban politician and at least three other people, police sources say.
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Taxman chases Pakistan cricketers

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:24

Four Pakistani cricketers, including former captains Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan, are facing tax demands totalling $825,000 (£521,000).
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Pakistan petrol attack 'kills 18'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 14:48

At least 18 people are killed after attackers open fire at a petrol station in south-western Pakistan, triggering a huge blaze, officials say.
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Girl dies in Kashmir acid attack

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 18:45
related places: Kashmir

A couple in Pakistani-administered Kashmir are arrested for murdering their teenaged daughter in an acid attack honour killing, police say.
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Inquiry into Lahore school attack

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:05
related places: Lahore

An inquiry is formed in Pakistan to investigate the destruction by a mob of a top school in Lahore where a teacher is alleged to have committed blasphemy.
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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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US 'quizzes Imran Khan on drones'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was stopped by the US authorities for questioning on his views on US drone strikes, he says.
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