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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

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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VIDEO: Malala will 'rise again' says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, has said his daughter is recovering well in the UK.
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Malala 'will rise again' - father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

The father of the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is optimistic about her future as he visits her in a UK hospital.
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VIDEO: Girl activist safe in UK, says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, visits his daughter for the first time at a UK hospital.
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Malala Yousafzai family visits UK

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Relatives of the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman arrive in the UK where she is recovering in hospital.
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VIDEO: The rise of collaborative sacrifice

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:59

Pakistani Muslims opt for collaborative sacrifice for Eid offerings.
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Pakistan bulletproof cricket plan

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 15:27

Cricket authorities in Pakistan are to provide bulletproof buses for foreign teams to try to persuade them to end a boycott prompted by militant attacks.
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UK accused over US drone strikes

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A High Court hearing into the alleged use of British intelligence in US drone attacks in Pakistan hears such co-operation could be "assisting murder".
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VIDEO: 'Largest human flag' in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:21

Some 24,000 people have become world record holders in Pakistan after taking part in an attempt to make the world's largest human national flag.
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The other children of Pakistan's war

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:38

The children caught up in Pakistan's battle against militancy
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Pakistan breaks human flag record

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 23:08
related places: Lahore

Some 24,000 young people in the Pakistani city of Lahore break a world record to form the largest human flag.
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Karachi to host key cricket games

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Pakistan is hosting its highest profile international cricket matches since militants attack the Sri Lankan team coach in 2009.
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Shot Pakistan teenager 'standing'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 12:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban stands up for the first time since the shooting, UK doctors treating her say.
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VIDEO: Shot Pakistan girl 'has been standing'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:52
related places: Taliban

Doctors treating the 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, have said she is making good progress.
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VIDEO: Journalist 'threatened over Malala'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 15:55
related places: Taliban

The Taliban are continuing to issue threats against the media in Pakistan over critical coverage of the shooting of Malala Yousufzai.
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Top politician's son-in-law held

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:30
related places: Lahore

The son-in-law of an influential Pakistani politician is remanded in custody for his alleged role in an assault of a guard at a top Lahore bakery.
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Taliban media threat raises fears

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 17:18
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's media express alarm at Taliban threats to target journalists in response to critical coverage of the shooting of teenager Malala Yousufzai.
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Pakistan polio worker shot dead

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:06
related places: Quetta

Gunmen kill a member of a polio vaccination team in the western Pakistani city of Quetta.
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VIDEO: Security presence for shot girl

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

As UK doctors in England prepare to conduct reconstructive surgery on Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban, her security has become an issue.
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Shot Pakistan teenager 'strong'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:38
related places: Taliban

Doctors treating Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, say they are broadly optimistic about her treatment.
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Four Shias shot dead in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:24
related places: Quetta

Gunmen on motorbikes shoot dead four people from the minority Shia Hazara community in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police say.
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Medics hopeful for Pakistani girl

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 2:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Doctors say Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was flown to Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban, could make a good recovery.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 18:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has arrived in the UK for specialist medical treatment.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, Swat, Taliban

The Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham has made a statement after fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Swat, arrived there for treatment.
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Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, arrives in the UK for medical treatment.
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Girl shot by Taliban flown to UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week, is flown to the UK for medical treatment.
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Militants attack Pakistan police

Monday, October 15th 2012, 7:28

Dozens of militants armed with guns and rockets attack a police checkpoint in north-west Pakistan, killing at least five policemen.
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Pakistan market bomb 'kills 15'

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 10:36

At least 15 people are killed in a market bombing apparently aimed at an anti-Taliban group in north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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VIDEO: BBC visits Pakistan shooting scene

Friday, October 12th 2012, 18:15
related places: Taliban

People in Pakistan have been observing a day of prayer for the recovery of a 14-year-old girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen.
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Day of prayer for Pakistani girl

Friday, October 12th 2012, 14:36
related places: Taliban

People in Pakistan observe a day of prayer for the recovery of a 14-year-old girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen.
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Pakistan girl switches hospitals

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 16:11
related places: Taliban

A 14-year-old Pakistani activist in critical condition is moved to a new hospital, two days after she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen.
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'US drone' kills 10 in Pakistan

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

Ten suspected militants are killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, Pakistani officials say.
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