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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

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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Pakistan outrage at 'Nato attack'

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 14:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Furious Pakistani officials say Nato helicopters killed 24 soldiers at a checkpoint on the Afghan border, and PM Yousuf Raza Gilani calls an emergency cabinet meeting.
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VIDEO: Shrine for toothache in Pakistan

Friday, November 25th 2011, 22:08
related places: Peshawar

In the Pakistani city of Peshawar many locals believe that the solution to their toothache can be found at a shrine.
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'Memo' row tests Pakistan cabinet

Friday, November 25th 2011, 20:24

Pakistan's "memogate" row has raised questions about the strength of the country's civilian government, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Pakistan girl praised for blog bravery

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 17:41
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, 13, recently short-listed for a peace prize, talks about her blog under de-facto Taliban rule in Pakistan.
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Afghan Rabbani probe in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

An Afghan team investigating the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani arrives on a fact-finding mission in the Pakistani city of Islamabad.
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Pakistan releases 'royal' falcons

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 0:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Karachi

Custom officials in the Pakistani city of Karachi release 52 falcons they say were unlawfully transported into the country from Qatar.
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Pakistan US envoy quits over memo

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 18:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigns over claims he sought Washington's help against his country's military.
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Pakistan 'obscene' text ban delay

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 11:09

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority puts off a ban on "obscene" text messages after a storm of protest from angry users.
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Pakistan troops killed in ambush

Monday, November 21st 2011, 18:14

At least 14 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers are killed as gunmen ambush them in the restive south-western province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Bangladesh war crimes trial opens

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi party leader goes on trial accused of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan.
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Pakistani derision at 'obscene text' ban

Friday, November 18th 2011, 23:56

Why Pakistanis are laughing at 'monkey crotch' and 'athlete's foot'
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Pakistan ambassador in memo row

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani ambassador to the US offers to resign after being accused of playing a role in seeking US help against his country's powerful army.
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Pakistan blocks 'obscene' texts

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:10

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority sends mobile phone operators a list of hundreds of "obscene" words to be banned from text messages.
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Seven killed in Karachi shoot-out

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 22:56
related places: Karachi

At least seven people are killed in a shoot-out between militants and policemen in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, officials say.
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Pakistan seizes 'royal' falcons

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 17:11
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Pakistani customs officials seize 74 hunting falcons they say were being unlawfully brought into the country by a member of the Qatari royal family.
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Six die in Pakistan drone strike

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 5:15
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least six suspected militants in north-west Pakistan, intelligence officials say.
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'New chapter' for S Asia rivals

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 7:25
related countries: India India, Maldives Maldives

Pakistan's prime minister and his Indian counterpart meet in the Maldives and pledge a "new chapter" between the two nations.
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Pakistan hit by flood cash crisis

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:42

Relief efforts for five million people affected by flooding in Sindh province of Pakistan are threatened because of a lack of funds, aid agencies say.
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India-Pakistan trust 'improving'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:21
related countries: India India, Maldives Maldives

India's foreign minister says trust with Pakistan is improving, ahead of a key regional summit in the Maldives.
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VIDEO: A mosque made out of salt rock

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 16:57

Pakistan, a country rich in natural resources - has the world's first mosque made out of salt rock.
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Pakistan secure series after draw

Monday, November 7th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Pakistan win the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka after the final match in Sharjah finishes in a draw.
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Pakistan charges in Bhutto murder

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 12:04
related places: Bhutto, Taliban

A court in Pakistan charges two police officers and five suspected Taliban militants over the 2007 assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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VIDEO: Flood child: From a tent to a home

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:21

After spending more than a year in a flood relief tent in Pakistan's Sindh province, flood victim Firdous Channa finally has a house.
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Pakistan 'shame' at fixing scam

Friday, November 4th 2011, 8:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Newspapers and commentators across Pakistan pour scorn on three cricketers jailed on Thursday for a spot-fixing scam.
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VIDEO: Cricketer's family 'shocked' by verdict

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 22:04

Three of Pakistan's most famous cricketers have been jailed by Southwark Crown Court for their part in a betting scam.
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Cricketers jailed for fixing scam

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 18:24

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammed Asif and Mohammad Amir have been jailed over a spot fixing plot.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden tweeter looks back on raid

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 17:42
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani Sohaib Ather reflects on his unexpected fame after he tweeted details of the US raid in which Osama Bin Laden was killed.
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Pakistan's murky cricket-fixing underworld

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 16:45

Pakistan's murky underworld of bookies and betters
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ICC says corruption not rampant

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 12:51

Cricket's anti-corruption chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan insists illegal betting is not endemic in the game, in the wake of three Pakistan players being jailed for spot-fixing.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 7:54

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to the verdicts in the Pakistan spot-fixing trial and build-up to Thursday's Europa League matches, plus more.
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New player linked to cricket scam

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 19:51

A further Pakistan cricketer was involved in arranging a spot-fixing plot, according to the lawyer acting for a sports agent who has admitted corruption.
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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:28
related countries: India India

Pakistan's cabinet unanimously approves the award of "most favoured nation" trading status to India, in a move seen as a further thawing of ties.
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