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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: Families mourn after Karachi fire

Friday, September 14th 2012, 18:42
related places: Karachi

Some 264 people lost their lives this week in a blaze in a garment factory in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
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Bail for Karachi factory owners

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:43
related places: Karachi

Three factory owners facing murder charges after 264 people died in a fire at their garment factory in the Pakistani city of Karachi are granted bail.
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Karachi mourns after factory fire

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 18:14
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani city of Karachi is in mourning following a blaze which killed 264 people at a garment factory, whose owners police are now seeking.
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VIDEO: Karachi factory fire death toll soars

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:05
related places: Karachi

Nearly 300 people have died in a huge fire at a clothing factory in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.
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Karachi factory fire toll soars

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:37
related places: Karachi

At least 289 people are known to have died in one of Pakistan's worst fires, at a garment factory in the southern city of Karachi, officials say.
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VIDEO: Karachi factory fire toll soars

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:04
related places: Karachi

More than 190 people are now known to have died in a fire at a garment factory in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, police have told the BBC.
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VIDEO: 'Blasphemy girl' family tell of threats

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:30

The family of a young Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy has said that their Muslim neighbours threatened to burn them alive inside their home.
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Pakistan family 'fear for lives'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 20:42

The family of a young Pakistani Christian girl who is accused of blasphemy tell the BBC their Muslim neighbours threatened to burn them alive inside their home.
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Pakistan factory fires kill 32

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 18:11
related places: Lahore

At least 32 people die in two separate blazes at factories in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi.
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Bin Laden raid doctor speaks out

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 13:27
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani doctor involved in the US search for Osama Bin Laden is quoted as telling Fox News he was unaware the al-Qaeda leader was their target.
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VIDEO: Art as therapy for Pakistan policeman

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:16

A police officer in Pakistan is painting scenes of crimes against women to draw attention to the social injustices perpetrated against females in his country - and as a form of therapy for himself.
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Searching for missing Pakistani soldiers in Indian jails

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 1:31
related countries: India India

Pakistani soldiers 'killed' in 1965 may be languishing in Indian jails
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Deadly bomb hits Pakistan market

Monday, September 10th 2012, 11:48

At least 10 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a market in a restive area of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistani Hindus arrive in India

Monday, September 10th 2012, 8:42
related countries: India India

A group of 171 Pakistani Hindus, who arrived in India on Sunday on pilgrim visas, say they will not return.
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Pakistan, India strike visa deal

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:14
related countries: India India

Pakistan and India agree a visa deal which will ease travel between the two countries, part of a broad attempt to improve bilateral relations.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy girl' bailed

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:41

A Christian Pakistani girl who was accused by an imam of burning pages of the Koran has been released from jail on bail, an official says.
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US to blacklist Haqqani network

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she intends to list the Pakistan-based militant Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'blasphemy girl' bailed

Friday, September 7th 2012, 18:39

A Christian girl who has been detained on blasphemy charges for three weeks in Pakistan has been granted bail.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy girl' bailed

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:51

A Christian girl, who has been detained on blasphemy charges for three weeks in Pakistan, is granted bail.
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Top Pakistan policeman shot dead

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:43
related places: Quetta

A top Pakistani police officer investigating sectarian killings in Balochistan province is shot dead by gunmen in the city of Quetta, police say.
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Pakistan expels aid agency staff

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 13:06

Save the Children's foreign staff are told to leave Pakistan amid claims, denied by the charity, that the CIA used it as cover in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
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Pakistanis 'disturbed' by blasphemy case

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 0:38

People in Pakistan react to latest use of blasphemy laws
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Peshawar suicide bomber kills two

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

Police say a bomber killed two people and himself when he hit a US consulate vehicle in Peshawar, Pakistan, but the US says no Americans died.
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VIDEO: Pakistan blasphemy case imam held

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 14:27

A Pakistani imam has been remanded in custody, accused by his deputy of planting pages of the Koran among burnt pages in the bag of a Christian girl held for blasphemy.
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Pakistan blasphemy case imam held

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 12:34

An imam is remanded in Pakistan, accused of planting pages of the Koran in the bag of a Christian girl held on blasphemy charges.
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Deadly blast hits Peshawar market

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:19
related places: Peshawar

At least 11 people die when a car bomb rips through a busy market on the outskirts of the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Life of blasphemy case girl 'in danger'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 13:15

A Pakistani court has ordered a Christian girl, accused of blasphemy, to be held in prison for another fortnight. Police said they wanted more time to investigate the allegations against the girl who is said to have profound learning difficulties.
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India seeks speedy Pakistan trial

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:00
related countries: India India

India tells Pakistan that a speedy trial of people held in Pakistan in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks would help build improve relations.
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S Asia rival leaders due to meet

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 5:10
related countries: India India, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) meeting in Tehran.
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Militants kill Pakistan soldiers

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 12:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a Pakistani army post near the Afghan border killing at least eight soldiers, security officials say.
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Pakistan blasphemy girl 'is 14'

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 12:58

Doctors in Pakistan have established that a Christian girl jailed on blasphemy charges is aged about 14, her lawyer says.
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Pakistan blasphemy girl examined

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:36

A Pakistani Christian girl accused of desecrating the Koran is examined by doctors to determine her age and mental capacity for a court hearing.
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Pakistan PM wins court case time

Monday, August 27th 2012, 12:01

The Supreme Court in Pakistan gives PM Raja Pervez Ashraf three more weeks to resolve a deadlock over re-opening corruption cases against President Zardari.
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Drone raid 'kills Haqqani leader'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 15:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

A senior figure in a Pakistan-based militant network, Badruddin Haqqani, is killed in a US drone strike, one of his relatives tells the BBC.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 16'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

A US drone kills at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, a day after the government protested against such strikes.
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Sleepy flier missed Paris landing

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: France France
related places: Lahore, Paris

A Frenchwoman who flew from Pakistan to France, slept through her arrival at Paris and then flew to Lahore, finally arrives back in the French capital.
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VIDEO: Pakistani girl held for blasphemy

Monday, August 20th 2012, 21:51

A Christian Pakistani girl thought to be aged between 11 and 13 is being held by police, suspected of breaking the country's strict blasphemy laws.
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Pakistan in blasphemy case probe

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:35

Pakistan's president orders a report into the arrest of a young Christian girl, reportedly with mental impairments, accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.
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Pakistan seeks proof of messages

Monday, August 20th 2012, 4:07
related countries: India India

Pakistan asks India to provide evidence that threatening messages sent by mobile phone and over the internet that triggered an exodus of migrant workers mostly came from Pakistan.
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Disabled girl in blasphemy arrest

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 21:10

Pakistani police arrest an 11-year-old mentally impaired Christian girl for blasphemy, after she was accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.
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Nato kills senior Afghan Taliban

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kunar, Nato

A top Taliban commander and his deputy are among dozens of insurgents killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance says.
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India blames Pakistan for exodus

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 22:22
related countries: India India

India says rumours and text messages that triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the country's south originated in Pakistan.
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Pakistan suicide blast kills five

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 8:16

Five Pakistani security personnel are killed in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in the volatile southwest, officials say.
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VIDEO: Truck art inspires fashion range

Friday, August 17th 2012, 1:13

The bright expressive colours used by long-distance truck drivers across Pakistan have inspired a new fashion range.
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Shias killed in Pakistan attack

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 14:17

As many as 25 Shia Muslims are forced out of a bus and killed in a sectarian attack in northern Pakistan, officials tell the BBC.
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Gunmen attack Pakistan air base

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 9:42

Armed militants attack a Pakistani military air base triggering a fierce firefight in which a soldier and eight attackers are killed.
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Probe into Afghan border shelling

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that he and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have agreed a joint military probe into cross-border shelling.
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Pakistan's army steps up radio wars

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:47

Pakistan's army fights fire with music
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Pakistan army chief in unity call

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:47

Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani calls for national unity "in the battle against terrorism" in an Independence Day speech,.
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'Heavy fighting' on Afghan border

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 9:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kunar, There

There is heavy fighting between Afghan and Pakistani forces in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan, officials say.
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Wife pleads for abducted American

Monday, August 13th 2012, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

The wife of an American aid expert abducted in Pakistan pleads for his safe return, on the first anniversary of his capture.
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VIDEO: Is Islamabad only for rich Pakistanis?

Monday, August 13th 2012, 16:13
related places: Islamabad

Although Pakistan's capital Islamabad is a specially planned city built in the 1960s, some say that housing for its poorer workers was completely overlooked - forcing many to set up their own makeshift housing.
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Court summons new Pakistan PM

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 8:58

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders PM Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear in court over his failure to reopen corruption cases against the president.
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VIDEO: Pakistan runner is country's 'last hope'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's final hopes for London 2012 lie on the shoulders of 20-year-old 800 metre competitor Rabia Ashiq from Lahore.
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Indian passport for Kashmiri man

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:57
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir, Kashmiri

Indian officials say a man who crossed into the country illegally from Pakistani-administered Kashmir in 1995 can apply for an Indian passport.
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VIDEO: 'Police paraded us naked in public'

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 13:46

Several Pakistani police have been suspended after accusations they paraded a couple naked in public.
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Pakistan police parade naked pair

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 21:07

Pakistani police are suspended after allegedly forcing a man and a woman to parade naked in public as a punishment for extra-marital sex.
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Pakistan contempt law scrapped

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:19

Pakistan's Supreme Court strikes down a new law which exempted top officials from contempt charges, paving the way for possible legal action against the prime minister.
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Pakistan army jails top officers

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 14:43

A Pakistani military court convicts Brig Ali Khan and four other senior officers of links with a banned group, believed to be Hizb ut-Tahrir.
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VIDEO: Pakistanis released by Somali pirates

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia

After 21 months being held captive by Somali pirates, seven Pakistani crew members from the hijacked ship the MV Albedo are released and reunited with their families.
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Mutilated Pakistani woman rebuilds her life

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:15

Mutilated Pakistani woman 'back from the dead'
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India allows Pakistan investment

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 3:56
related countries: India India

India has announced that it will allow investment from Pakistan in what is seen as a boost for bilateral economic ties.
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Missing man returns 23 years on

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:43
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi man missing for 23 years and given up for dead by his family is welcomed home after being freed from a Pakistani jail.
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Bomb 'kills seven' in Pakistan

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 7:33

A bomb kills at least seven people in the north-western Pakistani tribal region of Bajaur, reports say.
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Pakistan PM court case adjourned

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 7:39

Pakistan's Supreme Court gives PM Raja Pervez Ashraf another two weeks to pursue corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 10'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

A US drone kills at least 10 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say.
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Runaway couple given protection

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A judge in Pakistan orders police to protect a young Afghan couple who married in secret and are now fighting deportation.
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VIDEO: Pakistanis light up broken bulbs

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:17

Electricians in Pakistan have found a way to repair fused energy-saving light bulbs in a bid to save customers money - and help deal with the country's energy crisis.
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UK and Pakistan PMs meet in Kabul

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 4:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Karzai is holding meetings with the prime ministers of Britain and Pakistan, hoping to secure support for efforts to bring peace.
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Eight dead in Pakistan mine blast

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 6:43

At least eight people are killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in a Shia Muslim area of north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Polio doctor attacked in Pakistan

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 11:33
related places: Karachi

Gunmen injure a UN doctor administering polio vaccines in Karachi, on the second day of a vaccination drive in Pakistan.
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Pakistan polio drive hit by ban

Monday, July 16th 2012, 11:57
related places: Taliban

About 250,000 children in Pakistan's tribal areas will not receive a polio vaccine in the first immunisation campaign since a Taliban ban, officials say.
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