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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

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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'Nineteen dead' in Pakistan attacks

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 16:48
related places: Taliban

At least 19 people are killed in a series of attacks on security forces and an anti-Taliban tribe in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Rise in Pakistan TV marriages

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 14:02

Matchmaking TV shows in Pakistan could be slowly changing attitudes to romance in the country.
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Viewpoint: Pakistan civil society under threat

Friday, February 8th 2013, 23:57

Pakistan civil society under threat as intolerance grows
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Delay to start of Pakistan Super League

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:30

The inaugural Pakistan Super League is postponed from its 25 March start to allow players to secure national board clearance.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan market

Friday, February 8th 2013, 16:48
related places: Kalaya

At least 16 people are killed and 17 wounded when a bomb goes off at a market in Kalaya in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Malala leaves hospital after surgery

Friday, February 8th 2013, 15:32
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban leaves hospital after making a good recovery from surgery.
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Karachi anger over sectarian attacks

Friday, February 8th 2013, 7:52
related places: Karachi

Sporadic violence is reported as a strike called by religious groups to protest against a wave of sectarian violence paralyses the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Deadly risks run by Pakistan's cough syrup addicts

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 2:38
related places: Siddiq

Too late for Siddiq the cough syrup addict
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Dozens dead in Pakistan storms

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:06

At least 32 people including several children are killed after three days of heavy rain and storms in Pakistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh Islamist leader guilty

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found a leader of the main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
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VIDEO: Leaders upbeat on Afghan peace deal

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari have said they will work towards a peace deal for Afghanistan within six months.
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Bin Laden city to build fun park

Monday, February 4th 2013, 21:38

The Pakistani city where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed is building an amusement park in a bid to boost tourism, officials say.
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Malala fund 'to boost education'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:58
related places: Taliban

Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai describes how a fund has been set up in her name to help all children get an education.
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Career-best Steyn sets up SA win

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Dale Steyn takes career best figures of 11-60 as South Africa win the first Test against Pakistan by 211 runs.
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Afghan peace deal 'in six months'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 14:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nato

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in talks in the UK, agree to work towards a peace deal for Afghanistan in six months.
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Malala recovering after surgery

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 14:28
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban is recovering after surgery in Birmingham.
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VIDEO: Indian fisherman held in Pakistan

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 2:47
related countries: India India

More than 50 Indian fisherman have been detained by Pakistani coastguards, over allegations that they trespassed into the country's territorial waters.
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Pakistan Taliban attack kills 23

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 11:05
related places: Taliban

Thirteen soldiers and 10 civilians have died in an attack by Taliban militants on a checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
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Viewpoint: Has Zero Dark Thirty insulted Pakistan?

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 0:49

Is Bin Laden film an insult to Pakistan?
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Suicide attack on Pakistan Shia

Friday, February 1st 2013, 12:05
related places: Hangu

At least 21 people die and dozens are hurt in a suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the north-western Pakistani town of Hangu, reports say.
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Pakistan worth the risk - Mustard

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:10

Former England wicketkeeper Phil Mustard says he wants to play in the Pakistan Super League despite safety warnings.
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Senior cleric killed in Pakistan

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 15:10
related places: Karachi

A senior cleric from one of the largest Muslim seminaries in Pakistan is among 13 people killed as violence swept the southern city of Karachi.
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Mine kills Pakistan polio workers

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:53
related places: Kurram

Two polio vaccination workers have been killed in a landmine blast in the Kurram tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Misery of Pakistan's abandoned wives

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani women forcibly separated from their children in UK
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VIDEO: Pakistani mothers 'abandoned'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An increasing number of Pakistani women are coming forward saying they have been forcibly separated from their children in the UK.
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Doctors to repair Malala's skull

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:30
related places: Malala, Taliban

Doctors describe how they are going to repair a missing area of the skull of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai. who was shot in the head by the Taliban.
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Big names set for Pakistan League

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:04

Top international cricketers have signed up for the Pakistan Super League despite security concerns, says Haroon Lorgat.
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Bollywood star 'safe in India'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 4:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is "safe and happy" in India, despite Pakistan's suggestion that Delhi provide security for the Muslim actor.
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Pakistan polio policeman killed

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 11:25

A policeman providing security for a polio eradication team in Pakistan is killed in the latest attack against vaccination workers, officials say.
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India and Pakistan row over actor

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:54
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Islamabad

A row breaks out between India and Pakistan after Islamabad's suggestion that Delhi provide security to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
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Viewpoint: Pakistan's economic woes are being overlooked

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 2:17

Pakistan's troubles obscure its real problem - the economy
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Travel resumes on Kashmir border

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:47
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu, Kashmir

India and Pakistan resume travel services in disputed Kashmir, a sign that tensions are easing after a series of deadly clashes earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Pakistani wrestlers' fight to survive

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 15:11

The number of athletes and venues has declined in Pakistan over the decades.
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Pakistan 'holding 700 militants'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 13:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan for the first time admits holding about 700 suspected militants without trial in internment centres near the Afghan border.
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Discovery spurs Egypt polio drive

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 16:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

An emergency polio vaccination programme is to be carried out in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after samples of the virus, traced back to Pakistan, were found in sewage.
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Pakistan corruption death inquiry

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 15:31

The Pakistani Supreme Court sets up its own inquiry into the death of an official investigating a corruption case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.
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Pakistan 'not safe' for cricket

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 15:38

Players are being strongly advised to reject lucrative offers from Pakistan's new Twenty20 league because of security concerns.
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Calls for Pakistan death inquiry

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 15:53

Calls are made for an inquiry into the death of an official who was investigating a corruption case in Pakistan linked to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.
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Pakistan PM probe official dead

Friday, January 18th 2013, 17:52

One of the officials investigating a corruption case in Pakistan linked to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is found hanged.
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