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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

Cricket 'cheating' jury undecided

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:49

The jury in the corruption trial of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif is sent home for the day after failing to reach a unanimous verdict.
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Ajmal leads Pakistan to victory

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 16:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A superb five-wicket haul from Saeed Ajmal helps Pakistan to overcome a negative Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai.
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VIDEO: China-Pakistan ties celebrated

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 0:59
related countries: China China
related places: Islamabad

Celebrations marking 60 years of the strategic relationship between China and Pakistan have begun in Islamabad, where an exhibition of Chinese artworks is taking place.
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Pakistan bomber kills policemen

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:06

A suspected suicide bomber kills two policemen and injures seven others in northwest Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan denies Taliban support

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 19:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Pakistan army strongly denies claims made in a BBC documentary that it is secretly backing the Taliban in the war in Afghanistan.
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Clinton: Al-Qaeda is 'devastated'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Congress the US has made significant progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but warns that challenges remain.
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Taliban make rare public tribute

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 13:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan issue an unprecedented condolence statement on the death of a top right-wing Pakistani politician.
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Top militants 'dead' in Pakistan

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan kills two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say.
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Suicidal despair of Pakistani father

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:20

The suicidal despair of one Pakistani father
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VIDEO: Claim Pakistan 'supports Taliban'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 6:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

Allegations that Pakistan has actively been supporting Taliban insurgents, while acting as an ally of the US in public, have been made to a BBC investigation.
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Pakistan accused of double game

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 4:03
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's decade of deception of the US uncovered
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VIDEO: Desperate man sets himself ablaze

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 1:12
related places: Islamabad

An unemployed father of two from Sindh province has set himself on fire outside Pakistan's parliament building in Islamabad.
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Pakistani judge 'flees threats'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:37

A Pakistani judge flees the country after receiving death threats for sentencing a Muslim extremist to murder, his colleagues say.
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Bomb blast kills four in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 5:52

At least four people are killed when a powerful roadside bomb rips through a car in northwest Pakistan, police say.
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Satire with a bite in Pakistan

Monday, October 24th 2011, 23:04

How potato and egg curry inspired Pakistan's most daring satire
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Pakistan mourns former first lady

Monday, October 24th 2011, 15:18

Pakistan declares a public holiday and flags are flying at half-mast to mourn the death of former first lady Begum Nusrat Bhutto at 82.
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Pakistan former first lady dies

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:53

Pakistan's former first lady, Begum Nusrat Bhutto, dies in Dubai aged 82 after a long illness.
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Why Pakistan's media needs a code of conduct

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:04

Where should Pakistan's bloody media draw the line?
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Pakistan detains Indian air crew

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 14:00
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan forces an Indian military helicopter to land after it crossed into Pakistani territory, a spokesman in Islamabad says.
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Heroic Sangakkara denies Pakistan

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 16:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

A marathon double century from Kumar Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka a draw with Pakistan in the first Test match in Abu Dhabi.
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Pakistan and India win UN seats

Friday, October 21st 2011, 22:33
related countries: India India

Pakistan wins a UN Security Council seat alongside regional rival India, as a total of six new temporary members are elected.
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US presses Pakistan on militants

Friday, October 21st 2011, 10:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to take "strong steps" to deny Afghan insurgents sanctuary on its soil.
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Army chief warns US over Pakistan

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's army chief Ashfaq Kayani warns the US that it will have to think "10 times" before taking any unilateral action in North Waziristan.
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Taliban 'must disarm for talks'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 10:39
related places: Taliban

Pakistan will hold peace talks with the Taliban only if the militants lay down their weapons first, Interior Minister Rehman Malik says.
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Afridi announces Pakistan return

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:43

Shahid Afridi comes out of international retirement and will be available for selection for Pakistan's one-day team.
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Pakistani boy's 'Taliban escape'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 17:30
related places: Taliban

A boy who escaped from the Taliban after being kidnapped near the Pakistani tribal area of Bajaur last month gives details of his daring getaway.
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Pakistan soldiers die in ambush

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:14

At least nine soldiers are killed in a militant ambush in a volatile tribal district of north-west Pakistan, military officials say.
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VIDEO: Struggle to survive Pakistan floods

Monday, October 17th 2011, 14:21

The United Nations says more than five million people are struggling to survive without adequate food, water or shelter in Pakistan after the recent floods
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Sindh remains hostage to floods

Monday, October 17th 2011, 11:33

The Pakistani villagers still surrounded by stagnant water
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods aid dwindling

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 15:47

Aid agencies are warning that the sluggish international response to the flooding in southern Pakistan could cost more lives.
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No-balls were 'freak occurrence'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The correct prediction of when no-balls would be bowled by Pakistan players during a Test match against England last year was a "freak occurrence", a trial hears.
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'Top militant killed' in Pakistan

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:27
related countries: United States United States

A senior commander of the Haqqani militant network has been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal areas, a US official says.
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Deadly drone attacks in Pakistan

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

At least 10 suspected militants are killed in two apparent US drone strikes in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistani designs hit Karachi catwalk

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 16:35
related places: Karachi

Karachi hosts Pakistan's fourth fashion week in three years, as the country's clothing design industry grows.
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Pakistan PM in Balochistan pledge

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 12:46

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says that development and reconciliation are the only ways to stop militancy in Balochistan province.
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Australia cricket games 'rigged'

Monday, October 10th 2011, 17:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian and Pakistani cricket stars rigged their games, according to a cricket agent accused of taking bribes, a corruption trial hears.
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Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:22
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's Supreme Court says ruling coalition parties - especially the MQM - are involved in murdering civilians in the port city of Karachi.
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'CIA doctor' faces treason charge

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani inquiry into the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden urges treason charges against a doctor accused of working for the CIA.
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Players named in 'cricket scam'

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 14:33

A further three Pakistan cricketers are named in court as being allegedly involved in a betting scam as the trial of two players for match fixing continues.
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Cricket 'corruption' trial starts

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 16:20

The trial of two Pakistan cricketers accused of being involved in a betting scam shows the "rampant corruption at the heart of international cricket", prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Donkey-driven fan cools flood victims

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:22

Families displaced by floods in Pakistan's Balochistan province use indigenous donkey-driven fans to provide relief from soaring temperatures.
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Karzai olive branch to Pakistan

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 9:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Delhi

Afghan President Hamid Karzai seeks to reassure Pakistan about a strategic partnership agreement he signed with India in Delhi on Tuesday.
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Karzai agrees alliance with India

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

The leaders of Afghanistan and India agree a strategic partnership aimed at boosting security and cooperation, on a visit by President Karzai to Delhi.
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Pakistan Taliban play down talks

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

A senior Pakistan Taliban leader says talks with the government in Islamabad cannot succeed until after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
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Attack on Pakistan bus kills 13

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 13:42

Gunmen attack a bus carrying Shia Muslims in south-western Pakistan, killing 13 people and injuring six others, police say.
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Karzai: Pakistan in 'double game'

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 20:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Pakistan is playing a "double game" on militants but that talks with Islamabad must continue.
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Monday, October 3rd 2011, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why feared Afghan group is playing down Pakistan ties
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Bahrain jails 14 over same murder

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 12:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A special security court in Bahrain sentences 14 people to 25 years in jail each for the killing of a Pakistani man during unrest.
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War crimes charges in Bangladesh

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 11:22
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party is the first suspect charged by a tribunal investigating war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
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Pakistan-row CIA worker arrested

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

A CIA contractor whose murder acquittal in Pakistan sparked a furore is arrested near his US home after a fight over a parking space.
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VIDEO: Haqqani leader denies acting for Pakistan

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 3:44

The man believed to be the leader of the Haqqani Network has answered a series of questions put to him by the BBC's Pashto service.
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Ten years of meltdown in Pakistan

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 23:34

How the decade since 9/11 has destroyed Pakistan
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'Pakistani' killed Afghan envoy

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 17:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The killer of the Afghan government's negotiator with the Taliban, Burhanuddin Rabbani, was a Pakistani, an Afghan presidential statement says.
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VIDEO: Mumtaz Qadri sentenced to death

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 15:38

A Pakistani court has found guilty and sentenced to death the police bodyguard who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in January.
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Taseer killer sentenced to death

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 9:54

The bodyguard who murdered Punjab Governor Salman Taseer because of his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy laws is sentenced to death.
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Karzai gives up on Taliban talks

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 0:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the way to bring peace to his country, after the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, is to talk to Pakistan rather than the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Pakistan denies terrorist 'safe haven'

Friday, September 30th 2011, 22:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: America

Pakistan is refusing to bow to US pressure to step up its fight against militancy after America accused it of supporting the Haqqani network - one of the most dangerous insurgent groups in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan PM rejects US pressure

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's prime minister hits back in a row with the US, refusing to bow to pressure to step up the fight against militants active in Afghanistan.
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US to decide Haqqani group status

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:31
related countries: United States United States

The United States says it is close to deciding whether to label the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organisation.
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Pakistan bus crash kills children

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 11:49

At least 26 people, mostly children, die after a bus plunges into a ravine in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan mine collapse kills six

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 11:32

At least six miners are killed following a marble mine collapse in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police tell the BBC.
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Pakistan court website is hacked

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 8:17

The official website of Pakistan's Supreme Court has been hacked with derogatory remarks about the court and Pakistan's chief justice left by the hacker.
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Khan urges UK to cut Pakistan aid

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan, the former cricketer, urges the UK to its aid to his country, saying it fuels corruption.
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Friday, September 23rd 2011, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's foreign minister has warned that the US could lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of supporting militants.
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Pakistan warns US on Kabul charge

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar warns the US may lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of backing militants.
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Mullen mauling shows patience wearing thin with Pakistan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 23:25
related countries: United States United States

US patience is wearing thin with its ally Pakistan
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VIDEO: Pakistan's tobacco chewing habit

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 17:18
related places: Khyber

The chewing tobacco mixture naswar remains popular in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, despite gum cancer warnings.
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Abandoned in flood-hit Pakistan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:33

World still to come to rescue of Pakistan flood victims
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Pakistan 'supported' Kabul attack

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

The most senior US military officer accuses Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the Haqqani group in last week's Kabul US embassy attack.
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Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate committee votes to make aid to Pakistan conditional on action against groups such as the Haqqani network, as US disquiet grows at Pakistan's willingness to take on militants on its soil.
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Pakistan in flood aid 'struggle'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 11:03

Pakistan is struggling to reach those worst affected by floods, weeks after heavy monsoon rains devastated swathes of southern Sindh province, officials say.
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Pakistani man executed in China

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:06
related countries: China China

China has executed Zahid Husain Shah, a Pakistani man convicted of drug smuggling, despite last-ditch appeals for clemency, family says.
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