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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

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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Thursday, April 4th 2013, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government should withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from its wealthy citizens, a group of MPs says.
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Pakistani youth 'cool on democracy'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Most Pakistani youth believe Islamic law or military rule would be better than democracy, a survey suggests.
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Deadly raid on Pakistan power plant

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:32
related places: Peshawar

At least seven people are killed as dozens of heavily-armed militants attack an electricity plant in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Musharraf bail extended amid chaos

Friday, March 29th 2013, 11:54

A court in Pakistan has extended bail for former President Pervez Musharraf, amid chaotic scenes in which a shoe was thrown at him.
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Deadly blast in north-west Pakistan

Friday, March 29th 2013, 11:33
related places: Peshawar

A suicide attack on a convoy carrying a senior Pakistani police commander in Peshawar has left at least 10 people dead, officials say.
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Musharraf bail extended amid chaos

Friday, March 29th 2013, 9:41

A court in Pakistan extends bail for former President Pervez Musharraf, amid chaotic scenes in which a shoe is thrown at him.
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Malala Yousafzai signs $3m book deal

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 12:04
related places: Taliban

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in October, signs a book deal worth about $3m.
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VIDEO: Can Street Child World Cup change lives?

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Street children in Pakistan are in training for the country's first appearance at next year's Street Child World Cup in Brazil.
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Kashmir arrest over 'honour killing'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:00
related places: Kashmir

Police in Pakistan-administered Kashmir arrest a couple on gruesome charges of murdering their own daughter with an axe in an apparent "honour killing".
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Pakistan's caretaker PM sworn in

Monday, March 25th 2013, 10:40

Retired senior judge Mir Hazar Khan Khoso is sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker prime minister, ahead of parliamentary elections due in May.
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VIDEO: Musharraf arrives back in Pakistan

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 11:06

The former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived back in the country after four years of self-imposed exile.
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Musharraf returns to Pakistan

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 9:37
related places: Taliban

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf returns to Pakistan, ending his self-imposed four-year exile and defying death threats.
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VIDEO: Sharing hope for harmony in Pakistan

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 17:22

Almost 200 Shia lives have been lost in the past two months of 2013 due to a rise in sectarian violence in Pakistan - but the tide of hatred has left many pockets of Pakistan untouched where blood ties are stronger than religious divides.
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Stage set for Musharraf comeback

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 0:14

Pakistan's former military ruler is poised to stage a comeback
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Musharraf gets bail ahead of return

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 13:57

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been granted protective bail in several cases, paving the way for his return, his lawyers say.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills three'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 8:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least three suspected militants are killed by a US drone strike near the Pakistani border with Afghanistan, security officials say.
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Deadly bomb at Pakistan refugee camp

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 15:56
related places: Peshawar

At least 15 people are killed in a bombing at the Jalozai refugee camp close to the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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How the Taliban gripped Karachi

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 0:55
related places: Karachi, Taliban

How the Taliban are taking hold of Pakistan's main city
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Pakistan names 'watershed' vote date

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:22

President Zardari says Pakistan will hold general elections on 11 May, in what will be the country's first democratic transfer of power.
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Malala attends first day at school

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who recovered after being shot in the head by the Taliban, attends her first day at school in the UK.
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Pakistan court attack 'kills four'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:37
related places: Peshawar

Militants kill at least four people and injure 29 in an attack on a court and prison complex in the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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VIDEO: Pakistan sectarian attacks continue

Monday, March 18th 2013, 11:04

Political and religious leaders in Pakistan have condemned what appears to be a rising tide of intolerance and sectarian violence in the country
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Amla and De Villiers set new record

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 13:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Ab, Villiers

South Africa pair Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers seal a record-breaking partnership of 238 in their ODI win against Pakistan.
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VIDEO: TV address as Pakistan makes history

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 9:00

Pakistan's PM has hailed as "a victory" for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country's history
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Pakistan government makes history

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 23:19

Pakistan's PM hails as "a victory" for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country's history.
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Pakistan 'does not sanction' drones

Friday, March 15th 2013, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

The head of a UN team investigating US drone strikes in Pakistan says that Islamabad is clear in not consenting to their use.
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India condemns Pakistan resolution

Friday, March 15th 2013, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmiri

Indian MPs condemn "Pakistani interference" over the hanging of a Kashmiri man, as tensions escalate between the neighbours.
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Viewpoint: Violent backdrop for crucial Pakistan elections

Friday, March 15th 2013, 0:31

Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan's critical elections
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Pakistan mourns murdered aid worker

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 12:52
related places: Karachi

The funeral of top Pakistani development worker Parveen Rehman, shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday, is held in the city of Karachi.
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Curfew imposed after Kashmir deaths

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 7:37
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Islamabad, Kashmir

A curfew is imposed in Indian-administered Kashmir as Delhi as Islamabad trade recriminations as to who is responsible for violence on Wednesday.
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Pakistani soldier 'stoned to death'

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:04

A Pakistani soldier accused of having an affair with a local woman has been stoned to death on the orders of tribal elders in the north-west, officials say.
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Monday, March 11th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Iran Iran

The presidents of Pakistan and Iran are inaugurating the Pakistani phase of a gas pipeline linking the neighbours, despite US warnings of sanctions.
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VIDEO: Iran and Pakistan inaugurate pipeline

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Iran Iran

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have inaugurated a controversial gas pipeline linking the two neighbours.
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Scores arrested after Lahore riot

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 14:11
related places: Lahore

Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore make 150 arrests after Muslims torch dozens of Christian homes in response to an allegation of blasphemy.
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US court bails Pakistan bomb suspect

Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

US authorities grant bail to a man accused of helping suicide bombers who killed 30 people in a 2009 Pakistan attack.
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Fears over missing Pakistan climbers

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 11:58

Hopes of finding two missing mountaineers in Pakistan alive are fading after they went missing while scaling a peak of more than 8,000m.
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VIDEO: Attack brings Karachi to a standstill

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:22
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani city of Karachi is in mourning after a powerful bomb ripped through a mainly Shia Muslim area, killing at least 45 people.
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Karachi at standstill after bombing

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:46
related places: Karachi

Schools and businesses shut down as the Pakistani city of Karachi mourns dozens killed by a powerful bomb blast in a mainly Shia Muslim area.
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Fleeing Pakistan's militant infighting

Monday, March 4th 2013, 0:34

The refugees fleeing Pakistan's militant infighting
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VIDEO: Karachi bomb blast kills dozens

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 22:00

Pakistan Karachi bomb blast kills dozens
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Karachi bomb blast kills dozens

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 19:15
related places: Karachi

An explosion near a mosque in a Shia area of the Pakistani city of Karachi has killed at least 45 people and injured dozens more, police say.
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Australia fast-track Ashes bowler

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 13:55
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia try to fast-track the citizenship application of Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed ahead of this summer's Ashes.
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Pakistan-Iran pipeline 'to start'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 15:01
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Work on a gas pipeline between Iran and Pakistan is to begin on 11 March, Pakistani officials say, despite US warnings of possible sanctions.
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Pakistan army probe 'torture' death

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 10:48
related places: Kashmir

The Pakistani army announces an investigation into the alleged torture and death of a man in its custody in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
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Attack wounds Pakistan naval officer

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:36
related places: Karachi

A Pakistani naval officer is shot and injured in an attack in Karachi, the second such attack in less than a month.
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Pakistan army 'seeks fair poll'

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:53

Pakistan's army Chief of Staff, Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, says the army has no intention of interfering with upcoming parliamentary elections.
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'One dead' in Pakistan polio attack

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 9:26

A policeman guarding a worker on a polio eradication campaign in north-west Pakistan is killed, police say, in the latest attack on the programme.
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India arrests 'spy for Pakistan'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:54
related countries: India India

Police in the western Indian state of Rajasthan say they have arrested a man on suspicion of passing military secrets to arch-rival Pakistan.
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Pakistan orders power cut inquiry

Monday, February 25th 2013, 6:50

Pakistan's government orders an inquiry into the cause of a rare nationwide power cut that plunged the country into darkness for hours.
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VIDEO: Shias 'under siege' in Pakistan

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 22:35
related places: Quetta

Pakistani police say they have arrested 170 suspects after a bomb attack last Saturday which targeted a Shia Muslim area in the western city of Quetta.
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Pakistan 'militant leader' arrested

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 17:26
related places: Lashkar

Pakistani police detain Malik Ishaq, founder and former head of militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which said it carried out a deadly anti-Shia attack last week.
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Pakistan bomb victims' burials begin

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:39
related places: Quetta

Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta begin to bury victims of Saturday's bomb attack, ending a protest at official inaction.
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Pakistan Taliban commander arrested

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad is arrested by security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
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Pakistan bomb suspects detained

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:46
related places: Quetta

Pakistani police say they have arrested more than 170 suspects after Saturday's bomb attack in the city of Quetta targeting Shia Muslims.
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VIDEO: Families' fury over Pakistan blast

Monday, February 18th 2013, 20:07
related places: Quetta

Quetta blast victims' fury at army 'failure' to tackle ethnic violence
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Furious Shia refuse Pakistan burials

Monday, February 18th 2013, 8:28
related places: Quetta

Angry Shias in the Pakistani city of Quetta protest and refuse to bury the victims of a weekend bombing, calling for action against the killers.
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Anger over Pakistan blast 'failures'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:07
related places: Quetta

The governor of Pakistan's Balochistan province denounces intelligence failures as the death toll in a sectarian bombing in Quetta rises to 81.
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Pakistan market bomb kills dozens

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 5:45
related places: Quetta

At least 79 people are now said to have been killed in a sectarian bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Quetta - the second major attack in weeks.
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VIDEO: Taliban continue to target schools

Friday, February 15th 2013, 23:05
related places: Taliban

The plight of a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has highlighted the dangers pupils face in trying to get an education there, with militants continuing to target schools.
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India army kills Pakistan soldier

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:09
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

The Indian army says it killed a Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Thursday.
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