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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

Embattled Pakistan leader returns

Friday, January 13th 2012, 4:50

President Asif Ali Zardari returns from a private trip to Dubai, amid a deepening political crisis with the military which has raised fears over Pakistan's stability.
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Q&A: Renewed instability in Pakistan

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 15:15

Tensions between the government, the judiciary and the army
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Ominous turf war in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 20:08

Pakistan's powerful military heaps pressure on civilian government
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Bangladesh war crime suspect held

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh arrests an Islamist leader on charges of masterminding war crimes during the 1971 liberation struggle against Pakistan, lawyers say.
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'Drone' kills three in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 4:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least three militants in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border, local intelligence officials say.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan bus stop

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 11:56
related places: Khyber

At least 30 people are killed after a bomb explosion at a bus terminal in the Khyber tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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US scholars' concerns for Haqqani

Monday, January 9th 2012, 14:07
related countries: United States United States

A group of prominent US scholars expresses concern to Hillary Clinton over the safety of Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani envoy to the US.
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Abducted Pakistan troops killed

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:15

At least 10 paramilitary troops abducted last month are found shot dead in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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Musharraf 'to return to Pakistan'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 22:19

Pakistan's former military leader Gen Pervez Musharraf says he plans to end his self-imposed exile and tells his supporters to prepare for elections.
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Pakistan Taliban free 17 hostages

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:24
related places: Taliban

The Taliban have freed 17 young men from north-west Pakistan who they seized four months ago, officials say.
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Kidnapped Pakistan police killed

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 10:49
related places: Taliban

At least 15 members of a tribal security force are found shot dead in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's school of hockey stars

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 8:49

Pakistan's hockey team is indebted to one school in the Punjab.
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Iranian guards held in Pakistan

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 9:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Pakistani police detain three Iranian border guards after they allegedly crossed the border killing one man and wounding another they had been pursuing, officials say.
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2011: New low for US-Pakistan relations

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 2:19
related countries: United States United States

From bad to worse in a disastrous year for US-Pakistani relations
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VIDEO: Family dispute tragedy in Pakistan

Friday, December 30th 2011, 17:33

14 people from the same family have been killed in a dispute over land in central Pakistan, most of them were burned alive in their own homes.
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Pakistan court probes 'memogate'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:57
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's Supreme Court sets up an inquiry into a controversial unsigned memo that asked for US help in curbing the powers of the military.
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Pakistan murder case doctor dead

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:34

A doctor who testified that Pakistani security forces had killed a group of unarmed foreigners is himself shot dead.
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Pakistan journalists 'threatened'

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 15:48

High-profile Pakistani journalists say they have received threatening messages after publicly questioning the military's role.
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VIDEO: 'Turbulent' year for US-Pakistan relations

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool looks back at a year when mistrust between Pakistan and the US reached an all-time high.
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Zardari criticises chief justice

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 18:58

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said the country's top judge has ignored the murder of his wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
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'No sack' for Pakistan army chief

Monday, December 26th 2011, 19:18

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani dismisses reports he is planning to sack the country's army and intelligence chiefs.
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VIDEO: Khan rally draws tens of thousands

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 21:36
related places: Karachi

Tens of thousands of people have turned out at a rally in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi for former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
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Mass turnout for Pakistan's Imran

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 16:34
related places: Karachi

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi for former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
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VIDEO: Huge rally for Pakistan's Khan

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 15:28
related places: Karachi, Khan

Tens of thousands of people have converged on Karachi to cement Imran Khan's status as a rising force in Pakistani politics.
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Six die in Pakistan suicide blast

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 5:09

A suicide car bomb attack kills six people, including five soldiers, and wounds at least 12 others in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan army rejects coup fears

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 13:08

Pakistan's army chief rejects accusations by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani that "conspirators" are planning to overthrow the civilian government.
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Pakistan rejects US strike report

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 5:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan rejects a US report into an air strike at the Afghan border which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, saying it is "short on facts".
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World Bank grants aid to Pakistan

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:43

The World Bank says it will give $5.5bn (£3.5bn) in development aid to Pakistan to help reduce poverty and promote economic growth.
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US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 20:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military admits bearing significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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VIDEO: US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 19:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military has admitted it bears significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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Pakistan PM fears coup conspiracy

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 17:36

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says there is a conspiracy to oust the civilian government, as he grapples with a damaging scandal.
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VIDEO: Pakistani women opt for full-face veil

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 16:39

Personal choice, fashion trends or Talibanisation - what is driving the popularity of the full-face veil in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province?
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Pakistan want home series in 2012

Monday, December 19th 2011, 15:37

The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping international cricket will return to the country in 2012.
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Pakistan's president returns home

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 21:19

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returns home from Dubai after receiving medical treatment, officials say.
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Pakistan's 'memogate' bodes ill for Zardari

Friday, December 16th 2011, 19:36

Why did Zardari leave Pakistan in a hurry?
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Pakistan leader leaves hospital

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:23

Pakistan's president is discharged from a Dubai hospital following cardiac treatment, his spokesman says, a few hours earlier than expected.
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VIDEO: Chained boys rescued from school

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 21:41
related places: Karachi

As many as 50 students have been rescued from a religious school in the Pakistani city of Karachi, where they were allegedly tortured.
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VIDEO: Police free chained students in Karachi

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:39
related places: Karachi

Pakistani police say they have rescued more than 60 students found in chains in the basement of an Islamic school in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Chained Pakistan students freed

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:13
related places: Karachi

About 50 students, some shackled in chains, are freed from a religious school in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, officials say.
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US freezes $700m in Pakistan aid

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

A US Congressional panel freezes $700m (£450m) in aid to Pakistan until it gives assurances that it is tackling the spread of homemade bombs in the region.
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Pakistan ponders Nato tax scheme

Monday, December 12th 2011, 15:25
related places: Nato

Pakistan is considering a move to demand millions of dollars in annual taxes on Nato trucks and fuel tankers, officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Ancient wood art revived in Pakistan

Monday, December 12th 2011, 11:25

Soukhteh Kari - or painting on wood using hot metals - is an ancient form of painting in Asia, which was once used to depict stories from the Koran.
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VIDEO: 'We do not trust each other'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 5:31
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani has said his country does not trust the United States, and the feeling is mutual.
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Pakistan to keep Nato convoy ban

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 15:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan's PM tells the BBC that Nato's vital supply convoys to Afghanistan could remain blocked for several weeks, in protest at a deadly US air strike.
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Pakistan Taliban 'in peace talks'

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 11:15
related places: Taliban

The Pakistan Taliban is involved in peace talks with the government, its deputy commander says - the first named Taliban commander to confirm negotiations.
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Pakistan leader says he is 'fine'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:19

Pakistan's ailing President, Asif Ali Zardari, says he is "fine" and will return home soon, according to one of the country's most senior journalists.
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Veena was topless but 'not nude'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 16:57
related countries: India India

Pakistani actress Veena Malik defends pictures in an Indian men's magazine, saying she was "topless" but not "nude" in the controversial shoot.
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VIDEO: Pakistan salt workers' harsh lives

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 15:41
related places: Karachi

Pakistan produces around 330,000 tons of salt per year, but workers at salt pans in the coastal city of Karachi say conditions are tough.
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US man 'took Pakistan spy money'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kashmiri

A Kashmiri-born American citizen pleads guilty to secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan's spy agency in violation of US federal laws.
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Sesame Street comes to Lahore

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 0:44
related places: Lahore

How Sesame Street will empower a new generation in Pakistan
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Pakistan's president in hospital

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:08

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is being treated in Dubai for a heart condition, his spokesman says, dismissing reports that he may resign.
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VIDEO: Shia Muslims 'killed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:07

Security is tight in Pakistan ahead of the Day of Ashura, which is the climax of a period of remembrance for Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
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A year of suffering for Pakistan's Shias

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 0:36

Why 2011 has brought so much suffering for Pakistan's Shias
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Support 'vital to Afghan future'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says international support after foreign forces withdraw in 2014 is crucial if Afghanistan is to remain stable, as he opens talks in Bonn.
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Pakistan actress sues over nudity

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:33

Pakistani actress Veena Malik sues the magazine FHM India over a nude photoshoot that she says was doctored.
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Pakistan seeks Australia uranium

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:25
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Pakistan says it should be allowed access to uranium from Australia, after a long-standing ban on exporting the substance to India was overturned.
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VIDEO: Afghan talks hit by Pakistan snub

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany
related places: Nato

Germany hosts an international conference to plan Afghanistan's future as Nato troops prepare to leave, but key player Pakistan is boycotting the talks.
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Pakistan nude 'ISI' photo furore

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 18:27

A row erupts over an image of Pakistani actress Veena Malik sporting the initials ISI on her arm, with FHM India saying it is not fake.
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Pakistan kidnappings on the rise

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 4:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of British Asians being kidnapped in Pakistan for ransom payments is increasing every year, official figures show.
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Al-Qaeda says it has US citizen

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 22:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

Al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri says they have a 70-year-old US citizen, Warren Weinstein, who was abducted in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Pakistan lobbied on Bonn boycott

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 11:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Bonn

The US leads calls for Pakistan to reconsider its boycott of next week's Bonn Conference on Afghanistan's future.
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VIDEO: Nato outpost attacked by insurgents

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

A Nato outpost in eastern Afghanistan has been attacked by insurgents - some from across the border in Pakistan.
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Pakistan to boycott Bonn talks

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 20:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan is to boycott next week's talks in Bonn on Afghanistan's future in protest at a Nato air strike which killed 24 of its soldiers, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'to boycott Bonn talks'

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan is to boycott talks on Afghanistan's future in protest at a Nato air strike which killed 24 of its soldiers at the weekend, officials say.
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Pakistan denies provoking attack

Monday, November 28th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan denies reports it opened fire first provoking the Nato air strike which killed 24 of its troops at a checkpoint on the Afghan border.
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Tennis 'peace pairing' breaks up

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:53
related countries: India India

The tennis doubles "peace pair" of India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi announce an end to their partnership.
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VIDEO: Funerals for Pakistan Nato-raid dead

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 16:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan has buried 24 of its troops who were killed in a Nato airstrike at a checkpoint on the Afghan border.
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Pakistan buries Nato-raid troops

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 11:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan buries 24 troops killed in a "tragic unintended" airstrike by Nato helicopters on the border with Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Pakistan shuts down Nato supply routes

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 9:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan has shut down Nato supply routes into Afghanistan after Nato helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts on Pakistani territory.
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Nato raid prompts Pakistan review

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 7:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nato

Pakistan orders a review of all co-operation with the US and Nato after the alliance struck an army checkpoint, killing at least 24 people.
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Nato admits Pakistan troop deaths

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:46
related places: Nato

It is "highly likely" Nato aircraft were behind an attack on a Pakistani border checkpoint that killed at least 24 soldiers, a Nato spokesman tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Troop deaths spark fury in Pakistan

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 18:20
related places: Nato

It is "highly likely" that Nato aircraft were behind a deadly overnight raid on a Pakistani border checkpoint, a Nato spokesman has told the BBC.
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