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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

Pakistan v England fourth ODI as it happened

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 19:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen scores a second successive century as England beat Pakistan by four wickets to record a 4-0 series whitewash.
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VIDEO: New extremist alliance in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 2:47

A new movement of extremist groups in Pakistan is gathering support, calling for an end to the country's alliance with the West.
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Resurgence of Pakistan's religious right

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 1:49

The rise of a new extremist alliance in Pakistan
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Pakistan hardliners stage rally

Monday, February 20th 2012, 12:54
related places: Islamabad

Thousands of Pakistanis from religious and hardline groups take part in a rally in Islamabad, as the authorities bar key extremist leaders from attending.
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Bali man denies Bin Laden meeting

Monday, February 20th 2012, 10:56

Umar Patek, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombing, says he never met Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan although they were in the same town.
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England cruise to series victory

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 18:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hits 111 not out as England seal the one-day international series against Pakistan with a nine-wicket win in Dubai.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Openers Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen both reach 50 as England head towards victory over Pakistan in the third one-day international in Dubai.
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Blast at Pakistan town 'kills 26'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 20:29

A suicide bomb attack on a market in a Shia Muslim area of north-west Pakistan kills 26 people and injures at least 50 others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistanis flock to tattoo parlours

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:18

Getting a tattoo has become is becoming an increasingly popular trend among Pakistan's urban youth.
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Pakistani cricketer named in scam

Friday, February 17th 2012, 14:38

A former Pakistani international cricketer is named in court as the go-between who persuaded an Essex player to take part in a spot betting scam.
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Karzai in Pakistan Taliban talks

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 17:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding talks in Pakistan, which are expected to focus on efforts to bring the Taliban into the peace process.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan militants'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 14:27
related countries: United States United States

Two separate attacks by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kill at least 21 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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Cook century inspires England win

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 19:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A second successive Alastair Cook century helps England to a 20-run win over Pakistan and a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 15:07
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

A close finish is in prospect as Pakistan chase 251 to beat England in the second one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 10:26
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook makes a century as England close on 250-4 in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
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Missing Pakistanis in hospital

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 16:39

Seven men who went missing from a Pakistani jail nearly two years ago are being treated in a hospital on court orders, their relatives say.
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Pakistan frees US man in Peshawar

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police release a US citizen detained at the airport in the city of Peshawar after he was discovered with bullets in his luggage.
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England bounce back with ODI win

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:25
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook and Steven Finn help England recover from their Test series whitewash to beat Pakistan by 130 runs in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
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Senior Afghan Taliban leader dead

Monday, February 13th 2012, 13:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan announce that one of their most senior former leaders, Mullah Obaidullah, died in a Pakistani prison in 2010.
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India minister in Pakistan trip

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:56
related countries: India India

India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is due to begin a three-day visit to Pakistan to boost trade between the two rival neighbours.
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Pakistan PM charged with contempt

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:00

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is charged with contempt as he appears at the country's Supreme Court, amid heightened tensions between the government and judiciary.
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VIDEO: The misfortune of Pakistani PMs

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 0:07

Aleem Maqbool and students hold a history lesson in Pakistani politics full of intrigue, assassination and coups.
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Court rejects Pakistan PM appeal

Friday, February 10th 2012, 7:44

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the Supreme Court next week after it dismisses his appeal against contempt charges.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan wins carpet award

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Afghanistan wins an international carpet-weaving competition against Iran, India and Pakistan.
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Key militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

One of the most senior al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Badar Mansoor, is killed in a US drone strike, local officials say.
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Ajmal makes Worcs return for T20

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 8:43

Worcestershire re-sign Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for next season's Friends Life t20.
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Pakistan PM files contempt appeal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 7:54

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani files an appeal against appearing before the Supreme Court on contempt charges on 13 February.
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US drone 'kills 10' in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills 10 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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VIDEO: Woman found alive in Lahore rubble

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 18:08
related places: Lahore

Rescue workers in Pakistan have found a 65-year-old woman alive in the rubble of a Lahore factory, 31 hours after the building collapsed.
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PCB moves to clarify Ajmal claims

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:35

The ICC denies that Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has permission to straighten his arm more than other bowlers.
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England not closed shop - Flower

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:24

England team director Andy Flower warns his batsmen that selection is "not a closed shop" following the series whitewash by Pakistan.
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Teams scour Lahore collapse site

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:55
related places: Lahore

Rescuers who worked overnight on Monday are still frantically trying to remove debris from a factory that collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Bell dropped from one-day squad

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 5:31
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

England drop batsman Ian Bell from their one-day squad to face Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but call up uncapped spinner Danny Briggs.
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England under-prepared - Strauss

Monday, February 6th 2012, 23:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Andrew Strauss admits England were under-prepared following his side's 3-0 series defeat by Pakistan.
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Deaths in Lahore factory collapse

Monday, February 6th 2012, 23:07
related places: Lahore

An illegal medicine factory collapses in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 13 people and leaving many trapped, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan factory explosion

Monday, February 6th 2012, 15:48
related places: Lahore

Many people are feared trapped in the rubble of a three-storey factory in the Pakistani city of Lahore following a gas explosion.
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Pakistan seal England whitewash

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England slump to a 71-run defeat in the third Test in Dubai to suffer a series whitewash by Pakistan for the first time.
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Pakistan PM Gilani in Qatar talks

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Qatar Qatar

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani is travelling to Qatar where officials indicate he will discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan set England huge target

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England face a mammoth task to avoid a series whitewash after Azhar Ali's composed 157 keeps Pakistan in control of the third Test in Dubai.
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Younus and Azhar punish England

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 13:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Younus Khan hits an unbeaten century to move Pakistan closer to a series whitewash over England on the second day of the third Test.
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Anderson denies confidence crisis

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Anderson says there is no crisis of confidence in the England batting line-up, despite another stuttering display against Pakistan.
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England falter as wickets tumble

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's batsmen again fail to support their bowlers as 16 wickets fall on day one of the third Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
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Militants kill Pakistani soldiers

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 8:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kurram

Militants have killed at least seven Pakistani soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kurram tribal region near the Afghan border, officials say.
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No show by Pakistan's Mumbai team

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 4:49
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan fails to send a team of officials to India to investigate the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, Indian officials say.
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Top court to charge Pakistani PM

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:47

Pakistan's Supreme Court is to charge Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt for failing to reopen corruption cases against the president.
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Why 'vigil aunty' caused Pakistan media storm

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 2:53

Why a walk in the park cost this TV presenter her job
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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 18:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato, Taliban

Pakistan's foreign minister says her country has no hidden agenda in Afghanistan, as a leaked Nato report accuses Islamabad of links to the Taliban.
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VIDEO: 'Little Brazil' in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 15:10
related places: Karachi

The Karachi neighbourhood where playing football helps prevent boys from joining a life of crime.
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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 12:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad, Nato

Pakistan's foreign minister says her country has no hidden agenda in Afghanistan, in response to a leaked secret Nato report on Islamabad's links to the Afghan Taliban.
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Pakistan 'backs Afghan Taliban'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato, Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan are being directly assisted by Pakistani security services, according to a secret Nato report seen by the BBC.
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Pakistan jets pound 'militants'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 8:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

About 20 suspected insurgents have been killed in attacks by Pakistani jets near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Pakistan braces itself for 'game changer' elections

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 18:07

Pakistan braces itself for crucial elections
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Obama backs Pakistan drone raids

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends the use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas.
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Pakistan forces killed in ambush

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 10:10

At least eight soldiers are killed and 25 injured in a militant attack on a checkpoint in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistani militia leader killed

Monday, January 30th 2012, 13:58
related places: Peshawar

A leading pro-government tribal militia leader in the Pakistani city of Peshawar is killed in a bomb blast, officials tell the BBC.
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Husain Haqqani travel ban lifted

Monday, January 30th 2012, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's Supreme Court lifts a travel ban it placed on the country's ex-US envoy, while it probed his role in a scandal over a controversial memo.
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Flower not afraid to drop batsman

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Andy Flower is considering dropping a batsman for the third Test after their latest abject showing against spin.
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Grief over Pakistan heart deaths

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 9:37
related places: Lahore

Feelings run high in Lahore as heart pill deaths mount
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Boycott rues 'worst' England loss

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former batsman Geoffrey Boycott describes England's performance in the 72-run defeat by Pakistan as the worst he has seen.
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Pakistan humiliate abject England

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 12:37
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

England are bowled out for only 72 to crumble to a 72-run defeat in the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and lose the three-match series.
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US fears for Bin Laden 'informer'

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says he is concerned about a Pakistani doctor arrested for providing intelligence for the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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Musharraf delays Pakistan return

Friday, January 27th 2012, 19:13

Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharraf has decided to postpone his return to the country, one of his aides says.
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VIDEO: Faulty drugs given to many Pakistanis

Friday, January 27th 2012, 16:47

Lahore's Dr Akram has said many Pakistani hospitals are forced to buy the cheapest drugs - as the death toll from a batch of faulty drugs in the city rises.
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Panesar haul puts England on top

Friday, January 27th 2012, 13:21
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Monty Panesar claims three wickets as England take a firm grip on the second Test against Pakistan on day three in Abu Dhabi.
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Iran guards 'kill six Pakistanis'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Iran Iran

At least six Pakistanis were shot dead and two others wounded by Iranian security forces after they crossed the border, Pakistani officials say.
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Sportsday Live - Friday, 27 January

Friday, January 27th 2012, 7:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Sportsday Live featuring the latest from Andy Murray's semi-final at the Australian Open, the second Test between England and Pakistan, golf from Abu Dhabi and transfer news ahead of deadline day.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Friday, January 27th 2012, 5:29
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Monty Panesar takes three wickets as Pakistan battle in their second innings on the third day of the second Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday, 26 January

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 20:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

Sportsday Live featuring the latest from the Australian Open, the second Test between England and Pakistan, the golf from Abu Dhabi, transfer news ahead of deadline day and Olympics news.
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VIDEO: Pakistani's novel use for a rickshaw

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 17:40

A Pakistani man who lost his bookstore in the economic downturn now rides a rickshaw through the streets selling his books.
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Cook upbeat despite late wickets

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook believes England are in a strong position to push for a victory in the second Test again Pakistan.
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Pakistan heart drug deaths rise

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 14:57
related places: Lahore

At least 100 people have died in the Pakistani city of Lahore over the past three weeks because of faulty heart drugs, officials say.
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Pakistan fightback checks England

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 13:47
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Abu Dhabi

A late Pakistan revival undoes the good work of England's Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott on day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi.
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