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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

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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Deadly blast at Pakistan bus stop

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 9:40
related places: Peshawar

At least 12 people are killed and 30 injured after a bomb hit a bus stop in the city of Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police officials say.
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Pakistan 'memogate' man testifies

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 16:25
related places: Islamabad

Mansoor Ijaz, the man at the centre of Pakistan's "memogate" scandal, begins giving video link testimony to a judicial commission in Islamabad.
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Cook hails 'brilliant' whitewash

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England one-day captain Alastair Cook enjoys his side's 'brilliant' effort against Pakistan and reveals he is staying on for the Twenty20 series.
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Pietersen seals series whitewash

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hits his second consecutive one-day international century as England complete a 4-0 series win over Pakistan in Dubai.
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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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