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News: Pakistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Pakistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Pakistan – overview

Pakistan: news

Dying art

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 0:44
related places: Swat

Dancing girls in Pakistan's Swat valley fall on hard times
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Musharraf vows return to Pakistan

Friday, September 9th 2011, 21:35

Former Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf tells the BBC he will risk arrest to return to Pakistan and make a bid for a leadership role.
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VIDEO: Thousands homeless in Pakistan floods

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:11

Pakistan has appealed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for international humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands of flood victims in the south of the country.
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Bomb threats target Pakistan jets

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Pakistan International Airlines jets, bound for the UK and Malaysia, are forced to make emergency landings due to bomb threats, officials say.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan troops

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 9:43
related places: Quetta

At least 20 people die in a double suicide attack on the residence of a senior military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
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Senior al-Qaeda leader 'arrested'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 17:18

Pakistan's army says it has arrested a senior al-Qaeda leader who was personally ordered by Osama Bin Laden to attack targets in the West.
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Pakistan schools to teach Chinese

Monday, September 5th 2011, 11:14
related countries: China China

The government of the Pakistani province of Sindh announces plans to make learning Chinese compulsory in schools from 2013.
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Pakistan kidnap 'to punish tribe'

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 18:49

The Pakistani Taliban say 25 boys they abducted were kidnapped as a punishment for pro-government tribesmen who have been fighting the militants.
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Militants 'kidnap Pakistani boys'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kidnap about 30 Pakistani boys who mistakenly crossed the Afghan border on Thursday, local officials say.
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Border deaths prompt Kashmir row

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 11:19
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan blames India for the deaths of three of its soldiers in firing across the Line of Control in Kashmir, a charge India denies.
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Bomb attack kills 11 in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 9:25
related places: Quetta

A suspected suicide car bomber has killed at least 11 people in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, hospital officials say.
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Karachi killings inquiry begins

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:33
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's Supreme Court opens an inquiry into the political and ethnic violence which has left hundreds dead this year in the nation's financial capital, Karachi.
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Top al-Qaeda man killed, says US

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 19:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rahman

Al-Qaeda's suspected operations chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a senior US official says.
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VIDEO: Killed Lahore leader's son seized

Friday, August 26th 2011, 21:38

The son of Pakistan Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who was killed in January for opposing the blasphemy law, is abducted, police say.
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Kashmir cleric killer a 'traitor'

Friday, August 26th 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir, Lashkar

The Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) says a rebel from another militant outfit was behind the killing of a prominent cleric in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Killed Lahore leader's son seized

Friday, August 26th 2011, 8:17

The son of Pakistan Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who was killed in January for opposing the blasphemy law, is abducted, police say.
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Nine dead in Pakistan hotel blast

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 17:32
related places: Nowshera

At least nine people are killed and 12 injured in a bomb blast at a hotel in the north-western Pakistani city of Risalpur, police say.
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Confusion over US-Pakistan rescue

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

Confusion surrounds the reported release of a US citizen in Pakistan after a senior policeman retracts an earlier statement saying he had been freed.
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Protest strike shuts down Karachi

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 12:42
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani city of Karachi is at a standstill after a "day of mourning" strike is called by a political party to protest against an ongoing wave of violence.
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VIDEO: Drums for Ramadan in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 11:11
related places: Rawalpindi

In some parts of Pakistan - such as Rawalpindi - drums are used to wake up those who are fasting.
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Husband 'arranged wife's murder'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani-American who told police his wife had been gunned down by men calling them terrorists is accused with another women of plotting the murder.
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VIDEO: Pakistan blast kills dozens

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:43

At least 40 people are reported to have died in a suspected suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistan.
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Dozens killed at Pakistani mosque

Friday, August 19th 2011, 13:18
related places: Khyber

At least 40 people are killed in an explosion at a mosque in north-western Pakistan's Khyber tribal region, reports say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan rains cause severe flooding

Friday, August 19th 2011, 1:15

Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in southern Pakistan with nearly one million people affected by the rising waters.
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VIDEO: Karachi violence: At least 39 dead

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 17:07
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people have been killed in political and gang violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi in the past two days.
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Violence escalates across Karachi

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 15:05
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people are killed in two days of political and gang violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, as bloodshed continues following the killing of a former MP.
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VIDEO: Pakistan attacks leave 13 dead

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 23:39
related places: Karachi

At least 13 people, including a former parliamentarian, have been killed in ongoing politically-motivated violence in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi.
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Pakistan ex-MP killed in shooting

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 19:42
related places: Karachi

At least 13 people, including a former parliamentarian, are killed in politically-motivated violence in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi.
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China denies seeing US helicopter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:40
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: May

China denies a report that Pakistan gave it access to the wreckage of a US "stealth" helicopter used in the covert raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in May.
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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US drone attack kills four militants in north-western Pakistan, local intelligence officials said.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:37
related countries: China China, United States United States

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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Lethal blast in southern Pakistan

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 13:29

A blast at a roadside restaurant in south-west Pakistan kills at least 11 people and injures 10, with others feared trapped in rubble.
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VIDEO: US man abducted by gang in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 20:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American consultant has been abducted in the Pakistan city of Lahore by a gang of armed men, say police.
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Seven guilty of Pakistan attack

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 13:18

A Pakistani military court convicts seven people over an attack on army headquarters in 2009, sentencing one retired soldier to death.
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American man abducted in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American man has been abducted by a group of gunmen from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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VIDEO: Verdict in videoed Pakistan death case

Friday, August 12th 2011, 20:27
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a soldier to death for the murder of an unarmed teenager in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Pakistan shooting soldier to die

Friday, August 12th 2011, 9:49

A member of Pakistan's paramilitary force is sentenced to death for killing an unarmed man in Karachi in an incident caught on videotape.
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Indonesia nets Bali bombs suspect

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali, Jakarta

Umar Patek, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings, arrives in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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VIDEO: Bali bombing suspect extradited

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

One of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings has arrived in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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Pakistan twin blasts kill seven

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:29
related places: Peshawar

At least seven people are killed in twin bombings in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Pakistan pilot 'apology' accepted

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

The daughter of a dead Indian pilot thanks a Pakistani fighter pilot for apologising after shooting down her father's craft four decades ago.
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Pakistan pilot's 1965 'remorse'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:06
related countries: India India

A Pakistani fighter pilot who shot down an Indian civilian aircraft more than 40 years ago writes to the family of the dead Indian pilot to express remorse.
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Bangladesh war tribunal adjourned

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A special tribunal in Bangladesh which is looking into atrocities carried out during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 is adjourned.
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India fort attack sentence upheld

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 8:30
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Ashfaq Arif, a Pakistani man convicted of attacking Delhi's Red Fort in 2000.
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Drone attack kills 21 in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 5:19
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack on a vehicle and a compound kills 21 militants in north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.
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Hidden epidemic

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 1:13

Pakistan's HIV threat still widely unacknowledged
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Five killed in Karachi fighting

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:41
related places: Karachi

Five people die and two are injured in overnight violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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VIDEO: Sharing future hopes after Pakistan floods

Monday, August 8th 2011, 14:24

NGOs have opened social centres in rural Pakistan to help women and children affected by floods in 2010.
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Karachi building fall kills nine

Friday, August 5th 2011, 6:15
related places: Karachi

Rescuers pull out nine bodies from the debris of a six-storey building that collapsed in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Pakistan navy officers face trial

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 17:06
related places: Karachi

Three Pakistani naval officers are to face a court martial on charges of negligence after a militant attack on a naval air base in Karachi in May.
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Karachi burning

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:45

What's behind the soaring violence in Pakistan's commercial capital?
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Karachi fighting claims 34 lives

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 21:24
related places: Karachi

At least 34 people have been killed since Monday in the latest bout of ethnically fuelled violence in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, officials say.
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China blames militants for attack

Monday, August 1st 2011, 13:25
related countries: China China

China has blamed Muslim separatists trained in Pakistan for killing six civilians in Kashgar on Sunday.
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Quetta bomb explosion kills two

Monday, August 1st 2011, 9:17
related places: Quetta

A bomb planted in a garbage dump explodes in the Pakistani city of Quetta - the capital of Balochistan province - killing two people, officials say.
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Mullen concern over Afghan border

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 23:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The top US military officer says that, despite Osama Bin Laden's death, the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan is still the epicentre of terrorism.
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VIDEO: 'My daughters swept away in the floods'

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 18:14

It is now a year since Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in its history, with millions of people affected by torrents of water tearing down the length of the country.
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Flood memories

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 9:34

How last year's Pakistan deluges have changed lives
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VIDEO: Shia Muslims killed in Pakistan attack

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 13:31
related places: Quetta

Gunmen have killed 11 Shia Muslims after opening fire on a van in the city of Quetta in south-west Pakistan, in a suspected sectarian attack, police say.
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Pakistan gunmen kill Shia Muslims

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 11:26
related places: Quetta

Eleven people are shot dead in the Pakistani city of Quetta in an apparently sectarian attack in south-western Pakistan.
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Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:44

The court wrangles left behind by the Pakistan flood
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Living in fear

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:53

Millions dread return of Pakistan's deadly floods
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods: One year on

Friday, July 29th 2011, 4:13

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool looks at the impact of the floods that hit Pakistan one year ago
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VIDEO: Challenges from Pakistan floods

Friday, July 29th 2011, 1:04

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool speaks to the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Pakistan, Mengesha Kebede, a year after deadly floods hit the country.
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Balochistan activists 'tortured'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:11

Hundreds of political activists are being held and tortured by security forces in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch says.
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In pictures

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 0:09

One year after Pakistan floods, families struggle to rebuild
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S Asia relations 'on right track'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan say relations between the countries are "on the right track".
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Pakistan 'not prepared for flood'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 14:32

Pakistan is still not prepared to cope with flooding and other natural disasters a year after the worst floods in its history, says aid agency Oxfam.
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Nato 'kills 35 Pakistan Taliban'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 13:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

At least 35 Taliban militants from Pakistan are killed and several wounded by Nato-led forces inside Afghanistan, officials say.
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'Bloodbath' hits Pakistani city

Monday, July 25th 2011, 14:51
related places: Karachi

At least 27 people are killed in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in violence since Saturday, police and hospital sources say.
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VIDEO: Petraeus on US Pakistan relations

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Nato

Mark Urban asks US General David Petraeus - who acted as Nato's US commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq - about the state of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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VIDEO: Take five

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 23:45

How a Pakistani orchestra is reinventing jazz classics
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