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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

VIDEO: Pakistani Hindus fear forced conversion

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 17:02

The Hindu community in Pakistan says their girls are being kidnapped, converted to Islam and forcibly married to Muslim men.
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Ajmal the key to series - Vaughan

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former captain Michael Vaughan suggests that unless England quickly learn how to play Pakistan spinner Saaed Ajmal they will lose the series.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 5:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan close on 42-0 to underline their dominance on day one of the Test series against England having dismissed Andrew Strauss's side for 192 thanks to Saeed Ajmal's career-best 7-55.
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Pakistan PM faces contempt charge

Monday, January 16th 2012, 17:43

Pakistan's Supreme Court issues a contempt order against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, raising fresh tensions between the government, courts and army.
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VIDEO: Pakistan PM faces contempt order

Monday, January 16th 2012, 15:03

Pakistan's Supreme Court has issued a contempt order against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, raising the prospect of his prosecution.
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VIDEO: Pink bus service for Pakistani women

Monday, January 16th 2012, 14:08
related places: Lahore

A bus service has been launched in Lahore for female commuters only.
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Pakistan braced for day of tests

Monday, January 16th 2012, 7:47

Pakistan's Supreme Court begins a corruption hearing which could pave the way to dimissing the government, on a day of crucial legal challenges.
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VIDEO: Pakistan Shias killed in bombing

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 23:26
related places: Khanpur

At least 18 people have died and at least 20 wounded in a bomb attack on a Shia Muslim religious procession in the central Pakistan city of Khanpur.
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Fatal blast hits Pakistan Shias

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 14:38

A bomb blast has killed at least 17 people at a Shia religious procession in central Pakistan, officials say.
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Embattled Pakistan PM lauds army

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 15:52

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says his government fully supports the armed forces, amid a deepening crisis with the country's military.
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Swann wants Panesar in Test side

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann is keen to be partnered by fellow England spinner Monty Panesar in next week's Test against Pakistan.
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England win final warm-up match

Friday, January 13th 2012, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graham Onions take three wickets as England beat the Pakistan Cricket Board XI by 100 runs ahead of the Pakistan Test series.
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Gilani seeks support in crisis

Friday, January 13th 2012, 14:45

Pakistan's PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says parliament must choose between "democracy and dictatorship", in a critical vote of confidence.
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Sportsday Live - Friday 13 January

Friday, January 13th 2012, 8:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportsday Live on the BBC Sport website featuring news on the England cricket team's preparations ahead of their Test series against Pakistan, tennis and the build-up to the Australian Open, and the latest transfer news plus more.
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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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