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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 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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India 'not to rush' Kashmir talks

Friday, January 18th 2013, 3:49
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India's foreign minister says he will "not rush" into talks with his Pakistani counterpart to defuse military tensions in Kashmir.
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VIDEO: Pakistan cleric protest deal agreed

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 22:34
related places: Islamabad

The Pakistani government has reached a deal with cleric Tahirul Qadri to end a mass protest by his supporters near parliament in Islamabad, according to representatives from the two side .
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Pakistan deal on cleric protest

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 19:44
related places: Islamabad

The Pakistani government reaches a deal with cleric Tahirul Qadri to end his mass protest, agreeing to dissolve the National Assembly before its term ends.
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Pakistani politician shot dead

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 15:42
related places: Karachi

Unrest spreads across the Pakistani city of Karachi after a provincial lawmaker is among four people shot dead in an apparent sectarian attack.
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Pakistan 'bodies protest' dispersed

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 9:28

Police in north-west Pakistan use tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who were displaying the bodies of alleged victims of extra-judicial killings.
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Pakistan in Kashmir talks offer

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 4:19
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister calls for talks with her Indian counterpart to defuse military tensions in Kashmir.
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Pakistan seeks end to protest

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 21:53

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik says the government is considering action to end the protest by charismatic cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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Pakistan 'dead bodies' protest

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:27

Hundreds of protesters in north-west Pakistan display bodies outside government offices - victims, they say, of extra-judicial killings.
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'De-escalation' agreed in Kashmir

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:18
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to "de-escalate" military tensions in Kashmir after a spate of deadly shootings in the disputed territory, officials say.
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India 'kills Pakistan soldier'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 7:45
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's military accuses the Indian army of killing one of its soldiers with "unprovoked firing" across the Line of Control in Kashmir.
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VIDEO: Protesters urge Pakistan leaders to go

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 7:32
related places: Islamabad

Crowds of Pakistani protesters have braved bitter cold conditions overnight in the capital, Islamabad, to demand the immediate resignation of the government they see as corrupt and inept.
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VIDEO: Court orders arrest of Pakistan PM

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of PM Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over corruption allegations, raising fears of a political crisis just months ahead of an election.
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Pakistan court orders PM arrest

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 16:03

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the arrest of PM Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over corruption allegations, raising fears of a political crisis just months ahead of an election.
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India PM issues Pakistan warning

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says it "cannot be business as usual" with Pakistan after deadly exchanges along the disputed Kashmir border.
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India to begin Pakistan visa deal

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 11:20
related countries: India India

India begins issuing visas on arrival to Pakistani senior citizens under a landmark deal aimed at easing travel between the two countries.
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Clashes at Pakistan protest march

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 9:10
related places: Islamabad

Police in Islamabad fire warning shots in the air and use tear gas against anti-corruption protesters on a march led by a populist cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Pakistan protest march

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:40
related places: Islamabad

Police in Islamabad have reportedly used tear gas against anti-corruption protesters on a march led by cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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Pakistani march reaches Islamabad

Monday, January 14th 2013, 22:50
related places: Islamabad

An influential Pakistani preacher and thousands of his supporters reach Islamabad on Monday as part of a "long march" against corruption.
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VIDEO: Pakistan march reaches Islamabad

Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:44
related places: Islamabad

An influential religious scholar and some 20,000 of his supporters have reached Islamabad at the end of a "long march" demanding electoral reforms and a clean-up in Pakistani politics.
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Quetta Shias agree to bury dead

Monday, January 14th 2013, 12:37
related places: Quetta

Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta end their protest and begin burying dozens killed in bombings last week, after provincial leaders are sacked.
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India warning over Kashmir unrest

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India's army chief tells his commanders to respond "aggressively" to any firing by Pakistan in disputed Kashmir after recent deadly clashes.
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Minister fired over Quetta blasts

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 22:52
related places: Quetta

The chief minister of the Pakistani province of Balochistan is dismissed over deadly attacks targeting Shia Muslims in the provincial capital Quetta.
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Bomb rips through Pakistan convoy

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 11:53

A roadside bomb kills at least 14 Pakistani soldiers and wounds 20 in the troubled north-western province of North Waziristan.
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Bid to end Pakistan bodies vigil

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 8:48
related places: Quetta

The prime minister of Pakistan visits Quetta, where Shia Muslims demanding better security are refusing to bury loved ones killed by bombers.
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Pakistan's latest political 'drone'

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 18:45
related places: Islamabad

Unease over role of man urging 'long march' on Islamabad
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VIDEO: Shia refuse to bury Pakistan dead

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 17:39
related places: Quetta

Pakistan's minority Shia community has protested angrily over what it says is a lack of protection in the city of Quetta, a day after almost 100 people died there in a series of blasts.
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Crisis talks after Quetta blasts

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 15:33
related places: Quetta

Pakistani officials hold crisis talks with Shia protesters in the city of Quetta, who are demanding more protection after deadly bomb blasts.
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Formidable power of Pakistan's anti-Shia militants

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 1:23

Why militants can pursue their anti-Shia agenda in Pakistan
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Shia refuse to bury Pakistan dead

Friday, January 11th 2013, 16:56
related places: Quetta

Minority Pakistani Shia say they will not bury the dead from Thursday's sectarian bombings in the city of Quetta until protection is improved.
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Pakistan blast victims mourned

Friday, January 11th 2013, 13:23
related places: Quetta

As the Pakistani province of Balochistan announces three days of mourning after 95 people were killed in bomb blasts, details emerge about some of the victims.
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Anger builds over Kashmir deaths

Friday, January 11th 2013, 12:02
related places: Kashmir

As anger builds over clashes in Kashmir, Pakistan summons India's envoy to protest against Thursday's killing of one of its soldiers.
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Pakistan explosions kill scores

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 22:00
related places: Quetta

Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta kill 81 people, police say, after 11 died in an earlier market bombing.
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Blast hits north-west Pakistan

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:14

An explosion at a religious gathering in Pakistan's Swat Valley kills at least 21 and wounds dozens, police and hospital officials say.
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Fourth death in Kashmir clashes

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:48
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A Pakistani soldier is killed by Indian troops near the dividing line in the disputed territory of Kashmir, Pakistan's military says.
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India 'provoked Kashmir clash'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 11:30
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Two Indian newspapers suggest the army may have provoked recent deadly clashes with Pakistan in Kashmir, as both sides try to defuse tensions.
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India moves to cool Kashmir row

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:17
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India rebukes Pakistan over the alleged killing of two soldiers in the disputed territory of Kashmir but warns against escalation.
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India soldier 'beheaded' in Kashmir

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 13:21
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India says one of two of its soldiers allegedly killed in Kashmir was beheaded by the Pakistani army, but Pakistan rejects the accounts.
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Indian troops shot dead in Kashmir

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 15:55
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India accuses Pakistani troops of killing two of its soldiers in disputed Kashmir in the region's second fatal shooting incident in three days.
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US drone 'kills seven' in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 9:12
related countries: United States United States

US drones kill at least seven militants in a Pakistani tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Bowlers give India thrilling win

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 15:21
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India secure a thrilling 10-run victory against Pakistan to restore morale ahead of the one-day series against England.
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US drone 'kills eight' in Pakistan

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least eight suspected militants in a Pakistan north-western tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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India and Pakistan in border clash

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 9:28
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops clash near the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir, with Pakistan saying one of its soldiers has been killed.
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Shot girl Malala leaves hospital

Friday, January 4th 2013, 19:40
related places: Malala, Taliban

The Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot in the head by the Taliban is discharged from a Birmingham hospital as an inpatient.
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VIDEO: Bodies found in wedding video case

Friday, January 4th 2013, 18:40

Police in Pakistan say they have recovered bodies, after a video showing women watching men dance at a wedding was aired on Pakistani TV.
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New Pakistan militant chief named

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bahawal Khan

Bahawal Khan is to replace senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir, who was killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan.
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Pakistan militant leader killed

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:03
related countries: United States United States

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir is killed by a US drone strike in the tribal area of north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.
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Jamshed ton hands Pakistan series

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:01
related countries: India India

Nasir Jamshed's second consecutive century helps Pakistan beat India by 85 runs and clinch the one-day series.
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VIDEO: Funerals held for Pakistan aid workers

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:52
related places: Swabi

Funerals have taken place in the Swabi area of north-west Pakistan for seven charity workers, six of them women, who were gunned down on Tuesday.
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Pakistani charity workers mourned

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 14:05
related places: Swabi

Funerals take place in the Swabi area of north-west Pakistan for seven charity workers, six of them women, who were gunned down on Tuesday.
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Explosion 'hits Pakistani city'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 15:22
related places: Karachi

A big explosion hits a crowded area in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, killing one person and injuring several others, local media report.
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Pakistan charity workers killed

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 13:23

Seven charity workers, six of them women, are killed by gunmen in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan 'frees Taliban figure'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 17:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan frees the former justice minister of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Turabi, as part of moves to encourage a peace process, officials say.
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Bangladesh cancel Pakistan tour

Monday, December 31st 2012, 17:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladesh cricket team call off their tour of Pakistan in January because of security concerns.
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VIDEO: Bagpipe business thrives in Pakistan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 12:04

The bagpipe business is thriving in Pakistan, with the instrument proving popular to play as well as being a successful export.
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Pakistan briefly lifts YouTube block

Monday, December 31st 2012, 10:59

Pakistan lifts then re-imposes a blanket ban on video site YouTube as filters prove ineffective at keeping out blasphemous clips.
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Jamshed ton secures Pakistan win

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 13:25
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Nasir Jamshed hits an unbeaten 101 as Pakistan beat India by six wickets in the first one-day international in Chennai.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped Pakistan troops killed

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 9:30
related places: Peshawar

Militants in north-west Pakistan have killed at least 20 of the paramilitaries they seized from a checkpoint near Peshawar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan car bomb kills pilgrims

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 9:16

At least 19 Shia Muslim pilgrims have been killed by a bomb attack on a bus convoy in southwest Pakistan, local officials say.
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Bomb kills Pakistan Shia pilgrims

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 8:18

A bomb targeting buses carrying Shia Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan kills at least 19 people, local officials say.
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Kidnapped Pakistan troops killed

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 22:06

Militants in north-west Pakistan have killed at least 20 of the paramilitaries they seized from checkpoints near Peshawar, officials say.
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Mum 'overwhelmed' as girl returns

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 5:55

The mother of a six-year-old girl abducted and taken to Pakistan by her father three years ago says she is "overwhelmed' at being reunited with her.
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Abducted girl and mother reunited

Friday, December 28th 2012, 21:55
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 reunited with her mother after arriving back in the UK.
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Pakistan 'to unblock YouTube'

Friday, December 28th 2012, 19:15

Pakistani officials say they will restore access to YouTube, months after it was blocked amid a scandal over an anti-Islam film.
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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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