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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

Deadly Pakistan air crash probed

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 13:11
related places: Islamabad

Air crash investigators comb the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing all 127 people on board.
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Airliner crashes near Islamabad

Friday, April 20th 2012, 19:40
related places: Islamabad

A plane carrying 127 people crashes in a residential area near Islamabad international airport - with no reports of survivors.
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VIDEO: Acid attacks increase in Pakistan

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 22:10

Campaigners in Pakistan say cases of acid attacks are increasing in most areas, even though tougher penalties were introduced last year.
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Pakistani women's lives destroyed by acid attacks

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 21:25

The Pakistani women destroyed by brutal acid attacks
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VIDEO: Pakistan searches for avalanche victims

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 19:01

Pakistan has promised it will not stop until it recovers all the bodies of those killed when an avalanche swept through a military base in the Himalayas.
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Bangladesh postpone Pakistan tour

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Pakistan officials are "surprised" and "disappointed" by a court decision to postpone Bangladesh's planned tour of their country.
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VIDEO: Kashmir avalanche search continues

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 2:56
related places: Kashmir

The search for 140 people, 129 of them Pakistani soldiers, buried by an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir is continuing.
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Pakistan urges glacier pull-out

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 21:15
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief says his and India's troops should leave a contested glacier in Kashmir, where a recent avalanche killed scores of troops.
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Bin Laden widows face deportation

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:03

Pakistan is preparing to deport three widows of former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and their children 'as early as possible', officials say.
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Pakistan jail raid frees hundreds

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:22

Almost 400 prisoners escape from a jail in north-west Pakistan after it comes under attack from heavily armed militants, officials say.
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Internationals return to Pakistan

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Lahore

Pakistan will host its first international matches since 2009 when Bangladesh play two matches in Lahore at the end of April.
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Models have fun as Pakistan fashion grows up

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 17:51

Models have fun as Pakistan fashion grows up
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Rivals open new border trade post

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:41
related countries: India India

Trade between India and Pakistan is expected to rise substantially with the opening of a new checkpost at the Wagah border crossing, amid a series of peace moves.
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Pakistan shifts stance towards US

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 20:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

The Pakistani parliament issues new guidelines that may allow Islamabad to repair ties with the US.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's president meets Indian PM

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 19:39
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has been meeting the Indian prime minister in Delhi.
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Pakistani and Indian leaders meet

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 14:31
related countries: India India

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan holds "friendly" talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a rare visit to India.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's Zardari visits India

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 11:49
related countries: India India

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has met the Indian prime minister in the first visit by a Pakistani head of state to India in seven years.
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Kashmir avalanche search resumes

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 8:21
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's military resumes a search for 135 people, including 124 soldiers, buried by an avalanche in the disputed Kashmir region.
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Kashmir avalanche toll 'may rise'

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 4:18
related places: Kashmir

Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region, a Pakistan army spokesman says.
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Zardari visit signals slow progress in India-Pakistan ties

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:33
related countries: India India

Despite deep rivalry, India and Pakistan inch closer together
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US welcomes Zardari Indian trip

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:32
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The US welcomes Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India on Sunday, calling it "very constructive".
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Pakistan suicide bomb kills four

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:26
related places: Karachi

A suicide blast in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi kills at least four people and wounds more than a dozen others, police say.
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VIDEO: Saeed mocks bounty at news briefing

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

Despite a huge bounty on his head, the man who the US blames for masterminding the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, has appeared in public in Pakistan.
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Pakistan militant mocks US bounty

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba describes a $10m (£6.2m) US bounty on his head as "ridiculous and misguided".
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VIDEO: US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 22:38
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The US has offered a $10m (£6.2m) bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.
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US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The US offers a $10m bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba - blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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VIDEO: Jail term for Bin Laden's family

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 22:50

Osama Bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters have been charged and sentenced for living in Pakistan illegally, their lawyer has confirmed.
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Jail term for Bin Laden's family

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 15:24

Osama Bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters are charged and sentenced for living illegally in Pakistan, their lawyer confirms.
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Militants hit Pakistan checkpoint

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least four Pakistani soldiers are killed after militants attacked an army checkpoint close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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Zardari to meet Singh for lunch

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 4:33
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over lunch in the Indian capital, Delhi, on 8 April, his office announces.
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Pakistan's Zardari to visit India

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 16:00
related countries: India India

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to travel to India later this month, as tensions continue to ease between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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Seven die in Pakistan shootings

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:27

At least seven people have been killed in shootings in Pakistan's Balochistan province, officials say.
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England halted by Jayawardene ton

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Mahela Jayawardene strikes an unbeaten 168 as Sri Lanka reach 289-8 after day one of the first Test with England in Galle.
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Pakistan's quiet erosion of internet freedom

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:19

The quiet erosion of internet freedom in Pakistan
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Karachi kidnappings fund Taliban

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 16:23
related places: Karachi

Abductions in Karachi are good business for Taliban
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Bomber 'kills five' in Pakistan

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 14:31

At least five people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan.
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Pakistan edge to Asia Cup glory

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:50
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Pakistan win a thrilling Asia Cup final against Bangladesh in Dhaka by two runs, to deny the hosts a first major trophy.
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Bangladesh joy over cricket final

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 14:43
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Excitement builds across Bangladesh ahead of cricket's Asia Cup final against Pakistan, in what is being described as the country's biggest ever game.
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Dravid's hope for Amir comeback

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 17:28
related places: Amir

Former India batsman Rahul Dravid hopes Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir can return after his ban is completed.
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Pakistani MPs seek Nato apology

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nato

A Pakistani parliamentary commission demands an unconditional apology from the US for a Nato air attack that killed 24 of the country's soldiers.
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Taliban Swiss hostages are free

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss couple held hostage by the Pakistani Taliban are free after an eight-month ordeal, the army says.
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Imran Khan makes Rushdie protest

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 4:47
related countries: India India

Pakistani politician Imran Khan says he will not participate in a conference in India because author Sir Salman Rushdie is due to speak there.
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UN soldiers jailed for Haiti rape

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:23
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Two UN peacekeepers from Pakistan are sentenced to a year in prison and sacked from the army for raping a 14-year-old boy in Haiti.
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Drone 'kills five' in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:18
related countries: United States United States

At least five suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:49
related countries: India India

The ICC denies claims it is investigating match-fixing during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.
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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 19:59
related countries: United States United States

Human rights lawyers are to launch an action against the foreign secretary over the alleged use of intelligence in aiding US drone attacks in Pakistan.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan funeral

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 11:32

A suicide bomber attacks a funeral in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 14 people and wounding 30.
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VIDEO: In search of Osama Bin Laden's widows

Friday, March 9th 2012, 23:03
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants are threatening to carry out fresh attacks if the three widows of Osama Bin Laden are not released by Pakistani authorities.
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Pakistan bans main Islamist group

Friday, March 9th 2012, 20:20

The Pakistani government bans the country's largest Islamist extremist group, Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat, reports the BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan.
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VIDEO: Struggle of Muslim female presenters

Friday, March 9th 2012, 17:10

Female television presenters in Pakistan are coming under scrutiny from clerics and Islamic scholars who accuse them of misrepresenting Islam.
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Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:53

Pakistan appoints Zaheerul Islam as the new head of intelligence to replace the retiring chief of its powerful spy agency, after a tumultuous year.
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US drone strike 'kills militants'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:54
related countries: United States United States

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills at least eight suspected militants, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistanis enjoy snow festival

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:17
related places: Malam Jabba, Taliban

The Malam Jabba ski resort in Pakistan's Swat Valley, destroyed by the Taliban in 2009, has reopened and is now attracting tourists to its week-long snow festival.
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Pakistan charges Bin Laden widows

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 16:58

Pakistan brings charges against Osama Bin Laden's three widows for illegally entering the country, officials say.
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Zardari cases 'must be reopened'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the government to ask the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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BBC TV news restored in Pakistan

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:32

BBC World News television is back on air in Pakistan, following a row over a documentary questioning the country's commitment to tackling militancy.
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Four killed in Afghan bomb blast

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four people are killed and 10 injured in a bomb blast at a police post close to the Afghan border with Pakistan, Afghan officials say.
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Taliban removes deputy commander

Monday, March 5th 2012, 10:31

The head of the Pakistani Taliban has removed his deputy commander, the militant group confirms to the BBC, the latest sign of a growing power struggle.
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How Pakistani city of Mirpur became 'Little England'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 0:04
related places: Mirpur

Semi-detached houses and cornflakes in corner of Pakistan
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Lawyer named in bomb trial dies

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A lawyer, who two men are accused of trying to murder, as well as Celtic manager Neil Lennon, dies in Pakistan.
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Zardari party leads Pakistan poll

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 21:55

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's beleaguered ruling political party makes gains in the Senate elections, unofficial results indicate.
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Bomber kills 'Pakistan militants'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:41

A suspected Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 members of a rival militant group, officials say, as violence claims at least 50 lives in Pakistan's Khyber region.
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Dhaka Gladiators triumph in BPL

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Dhaka Gladiators' Pakistani stars help them win the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League T20 series, beating Barisal Burners by eight wickets.
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Pakistan makes India trade move

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 14:14
related countries: India India

Pakistan will phase out restrictions on most imports from India by December 2012, the government announces.
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Shias shot dead on Pakistan bus

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 17:25
related places: Kohistan

Gunmen kill at least 18 Shia bus passengers in northern Pakistan, while a Chinese woman and a Pakistani man are shot dead in Peshawar.
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Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 13:47

Mid-ranking Pakistani army officials may have known that Osama Bin Laden had a safe house in Pakistan, leaked material appears to indicate.
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England hold nerve to win series

Monday, February 27th 2012, 20:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England claim a dramatic five-run victory over Pakistan in the third Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi to take the series 2-1.
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Osama Bin Laden site demolished

Monday, February 27th 2012, 5:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan demolishes the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden in the north-western city of Abbottabad in May last year.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's compound demolished

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 4:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan is demolishing the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden, in the city of Abbottabad, residents and police say.
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Bairstow helps England to T20 win

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 19:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 60 and a fine bowling performance propels England to a 38-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's self-appointed traffic cop

Friday, February 24th 2012, 18:20
related places: Karachi

A Pakistani woman struggling to make ends meet is directing traffic on one of Karachi's busiest roads alongside regular traffic police.
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Pakistan calls on Taliban to talk

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Pakistan's prime minister urges the Afghan Taliban to hold direct peace talks with the Afghan government, in the first such statement from Islamabad.
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Pakistan police station attacked

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:37

Gunmen attack a police station in north-western Pakistan, killing at least three policemen and injuring seven others, officials say.
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