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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

Pakistani star released in Delhi

Monday, February 14th 2011, 16:01

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is released after being held at Delhi airport for allegedly carrying a large amount of undeclared cash.
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Qadri charged with Taseer murder

Monday, February 14th 2011, 14:40

A police bodyguard who confessed to the killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer is charged with murder in a Pakistani court.
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Twelve die in Pakistan bus fire

Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:15

At least 12 members of a wedding party are burnt to death when their bus catches fire in northern Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan seeks Musharraf's arrest

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 12:06

A Pakistani court issues an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2007 assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
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US man shot pair 'in cold blood'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 10:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police says a US citizen in custody over the deaths of two men in Lahore is guilty of murder, in a case fuelling tensions with Washington.
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S Asia rivals resume peace talks

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 14:23
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India and Pakistan agree to resume wide-ranging peace talks, which were suspended after Pakistan-based militants attacked Mumbai in 2008.
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'Schoolboy' bomber hits Pakistan

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:10

A suicide bomber dressed in school uniform attacks an army facility in Pakistan, killing at least 31 people and injuring 40 others, officials say.
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Butt handed World Cup pundit deal

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:58

Banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has been signed up to be an expert for a television channel during the Cricket World Cup.
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Junaid to replace injured Tanvir

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:30

Fast bowler Sohail Tanvir is ruled out of Pakistan's World Cup campaign, and will be replaced by Junaid Khan.
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Pakistan cabinet quits for revamp

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 14:31

Pakistan's cabinet quits as part of plans to reduce the number of ministers by more than a third and slash government spending amid an economic crisis.
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Pakistan strike grounds flights

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 17:18
related places: Pia

Pakistan's state-owned airline PIA cancels some flights as staff strike in protest at a planned route-sharing deal.
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Pakistan Board backs players' ban

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:51

The Pakistan Cricket Board have backed the ICC anti-corruption tribunal which has banned three Pakistan cricketers for spot fixing.
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Pakistan widow takes her own life

Monday, February 7th 2011, 6:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

The widow of a Pakistani man killed in Lahore by US official Raymond Davis dies a day after taking poison.
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India and Pakistan officials meet

Monday, February 7th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan, India India
related places: Thimphu

The top diplomats of India and Pakistan meet in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, in the first high-level meeting between the two countries since July.
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Long bans for Pakistan cricketers

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 15:12

An International Cricket Council tribunal finds Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir guilty of corruption, with the trio each receiving bans of at least five years.
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Pakistan cricketers face charges

Friday, February 4th 2011, 22:02

Three members of the Pakistan cricket team and an agent are to face corruption charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announces.
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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Friday, February 4th 2011, 15:18
related places: Mohmand

At least 20,000 people have fled fierce fighting between troops and militants in the Pakistani tribal region of Mohmand, officials and witnesses say.
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Afridi named as World Cup captain

Friday, February 4th 2011, 10:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Shahid Afridi will lead Pakistan in the cricket World Cup after captaining his country to a one-day series victory in New Zealand.
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Karachi police swoop on 'killers'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 18:15
related places: Karachi

Police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi arrest three men accused of carrying out targeted political killings.
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Pakistan blasphemy repeal dropped

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 14:11

A politician drops her attempt to amend Pakistan's blasphemy laws, accusing her party of appeasing extremists following the murder of one of its leaders.
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Shehzad seals Pakistan series win

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 10:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ahmed Shehzad's first one-day international century helps Pakistan to clinch their six-match ODI series with New Zealand.
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Pakistan extends US man's custody

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 5:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court extends the detention by another eight days of a US citizen arrested for killing two men in Lahore last week.
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Pakistan boy held for blasphemy

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 1:00

Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan to release a boy of 17 who has been charged under controversial blasphemy laws.
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7/7 man 'had calls from Pakistan'

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 18:26

The 7/7 ringleader received guidance in phone calls from Pakistan in the days before the bombings, the inquests have been told.
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Pakistan-Afghan clash kills one

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 10:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Pakistani soldier is killed and three others wounded in the most serious border clash with Afghan forces for three years.
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Nine killed in Peshawar explosion

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 8:14
related places: Peshawar

At least nine people are killed in a bomb attack near a police station in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Police die in Balochistan clash

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 5:34

Five policemen die in a clash with unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's southern province of Balochistan.
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Afghan war winnable - US general

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 4:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US can win the Afghan war even if Pakistan does not shut down militant havens on its side of the border, a top US commander says.
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Pakistan blocks US man's release

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court orders the authorities not to free a US citizen arrested for killing two men in Lahore last week and moves to stop him leaving the country.
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Pakistan flood alert 'not shared'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 4:22

A study suggests that the effects of last year's floods in Pakistan could have been less catastrophic if European weather forecasts had been shared with Pakistan.
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Minister reacts to Lahore deaths

Monday, January 31st 2011, 14:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

Pakistani Law Minister Babar Awan speaks out over the case of a US man who killed two men in Lahore last week.
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Policeman dies in Pakistan attack

Monday, January 31st 2011, 6:04

Police in north-west Pakistan say a senior police official has been killed in a suicide bomb attack.
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Abandoned and angry

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 20:05

Six months on, Pakistan flood victims still live in misery
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Key Pakistan tunnel hit by blasts

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 15:40

At least seven people are killed in twin truck bombings targeting a key road tunnel in the north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Hafeez hits ton in Pakistan win

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 10:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Mohammad Hafeez hits his maiden century to set up a 43-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international in Christchurch.
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Pakistan 'still in shock' after floods

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 9:31

Six months after the floods which devastated Pakistan, Aleem Maqbool revisits the village of Pakha Galwa to find a community still in shock.
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Ski Swat! Downhill in former Taliban stronghold

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:53
related places: Taliban

Pakistan hosts its first skiing tournament for three years in the Swat Valley - the area previously controlled by the Taliban.
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US man on Pakistan murder charges

Friday, January 28th 2011, 18:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

A US consular employee admits shooting dead two motorcyclists on a busy street in the Pakistani city of Lahore, but says it was self-defence.
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Hostages of the flood

Friday, January 28th 2011, 15:24

Pakistan's forgotten monsoon victims are still suffering
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Pakistan's forgotten flood victims

Friday, January 28th 2011, 13:00

The BBC's Orla Guerin meets Pakistan's forgotten flood victims who are still waiting for aid six months on.
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Pakistan ban for Slackistan film

Friday, January 28th 2011, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Islamabad

Slackistan, a British-made movie about young people living in Islamabad, is banned in Pakistan because of scenes showing swearing and drinking.
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US diplomat charged with murder

Friday, January 28th 2011, 0:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

Police in Pakistan have charged an unnamed US consular official with double murder after they say he shot and killed two motorcycle riders in the eastern city of Lahore.
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US official kills two Pakistanis

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 19:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American consular worker in the Pakistani city of Lahore has shot and killed two Pakistanis on a motorcycle, police say.
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Karachi attack suspects released

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 10:42
related places: Karachi

A court in the Pakistani city of Karachi orders the release of nine men arrested in connection with a deadly attack on a market last year.
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Pakistan floods crisis 'not over'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 15:00

Six months after Pakistan's worst monsoon floods in 80 years, Oxfam says the crisis is far from over and could even be about to get worse.
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'Suicide' body showed signs of torture

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 17:23

Police investigating a controversial alleged honour killing in Pakistan say it was not a case of suicide as claimed by the dead woman's family.
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Two blasts target Pakistani Shias

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:53
related places: Lahore

At least 11 people are dead after twin suicide blasts targeted Shia Muslim processions in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi, police say.
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Female eloper in 'honour killing'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 14:33

Police investigating an alleged honour killing in eastern Pakistan say it was not a case of suicide as claimed by the dead woman's family.
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Pakistan utility reinstates staff

Monday, January 24th 2011, 8:37

The power utility serving Karachi reinstates some 4,300 sacked workers after violent protests allegedly instigated by the government.
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Pakistan utility blames officials

Friday, January 21st 2011, 17:46

A power utility serving Pakistan's biggest city says the government "instigated" mob attacks on its offices on Thursday.
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Oil workers ambushed in Pakistan

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 17:42

Gunmen attack a convoy of oil company workers in north-western Pakistan, killing six people and kidnapping two others, local officials say.
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Pearl killers 'wrongly convicted'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:03
related countries: United States United States

The four men convicted of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002 did not carry out the beheading, according to an investigation.
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Pakistan earn draw to win series

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 8:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Pakistan draw the second Test with New Zealand to win the series 1-0 - their first Test series win since 2006 - while Daniel Vettori quits as the Kiwis' Test skipper.
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Earthquake hits south-west Pakistan

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 2:16
related countries: United States United States

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
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Strong earthquake hits Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, United States United States

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
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Accused UK man dies in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An elderly British man dies in hospital in north-western Pakistan after being detained by police for alleged arson.
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Pakistan poised for NZ series win

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 8:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan need 274 runs on the final day of the second test against New Zealand to wrap up a 2-0 series win
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Bus bombing kills 11 in Pakistan

Monday, January 17th 2011, 12:39

An explosion that killed at least 11 people on a bus in the militant haven of north-western Pakistan was caused by a bomb, police say.
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Kiwis recover to rein in Pakistan

Monday, January 17th 2011, 9:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq falls one short of his century as his side's second Test against New Zealand in Wellington is left delicately poised.
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Leaders honour diplomat Holbrooke

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

US and world leaders honours Richard Holbrooke, the veteran US diplomat who died last month at 69, during a ceremony in Washington.
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New Zealand v Pakistan scorecard

Friday, January 14th 2011, 21:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Scorecard from the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Wellington
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Blasphemy reformer death threats

Friday, January 14th 2011, 18:46

Pakistan's minorities minister and an MP tell the BBC they will defy death threats they have received for their calls to reform blasphemy laws.
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Gunman praised in Pakistan rally

Friday, January 14th 2011, 14:14

Supporters hail governor's assassin as hero during Pakistan demonstration.
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Karachi ethnic violence kills 12

Friday, January 14th 2011, 8:28
related places: Karachi

At least 12 people are killed in ethnic violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police say.
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Trigger happy

Friday, January 14th 2011, 0:10

What drove the killer of Pakistan governor Salman Taseer?
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Pakistan TV murder coverage fines

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 18:41

Two Pakistani television channels are fined for breeching regulations in their coverage of the killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.
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Bomber rams Pakistan police base

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 16:16

At least 17 people die as a suicide bomber rams a police station with an explosives-laden pick-up truck in north-west Pakistan.
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Pakistani Muslims jailed for blasphemy

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 15:25

A court in Pakistan sentences two Muslim men to life in jail for blasphemy, which normally carries a mandatory death sentence.
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'Militants' die in drone attack

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

At least three militants are killed in a US drone strike in north-west Pakistan, say local officials.
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'I worry for the future of Pakistan'

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 8:44

Shehrbano Taseer: "My father's stance has been misrepresented and misquoted."
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Decision delayed on Pakistan trio

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 16:52

An International Cricket Council decision on the three Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing is deferred until 5 February.
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Bhutto accused 'not a terrorist'

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 16:24

A freed al-Qaeda suspect linked to attacks on assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto is not a terrorist, says Punjab's top judicial official.
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