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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

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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Bhutto son condemns killer praise

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 5:55

The son of murdered Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto condemns those who praise the assassination of Punjab provincial governor Salman Taseer.
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Asif denies role in no-ball row

Monday, January 10th 2011, 19:20

Mohammad Asif, one of three Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing, insists he was not part of any plot to bowl deliberate no balls.
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Governor's children on 'frightening' Pakistan

Monday, January 10th 2011, 19:14

The bodyguard accused of last week's assassination of Pakistani governor Salman Taseer confesses in court to the killing and says he acted alone.
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Pope urges blasphemy law repeal

Monday, January 10th 2011, 18:56

Pope Benedict calls on Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws, saying they serve as a pretext for injustice and violence against religious minorities.
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Pakistan bodyguard admits killing

Monday, January 10th 2011, 13:13

The bodyguard accused of last week's assassination of Pakistani governor Salman Taseer confesses in court to the killing and says he acted alone.
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Karachi rally backs blasphemy law

Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:45
related places: Karachi

Up to 50,000 people march through the streets of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi against a proposed softening of the strict blasphemy laws.
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Tackling taboos

Monday, January 10th 2011, 1:57

Fury over Pakistan doctor's book on sex education for Muslims
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Straw abuse comments criticised

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 20:34

Ex-Home Secretary Jack Straw is accused of "stereotyping" after suggesting some men of Pakistani origin see white girls as easy targets for abuse.
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Sex abuse case prompts Straw plea

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former home secretary Jack Straw says he believes some Pakistani men in Britain see white girls as "easy meat" after two men were jailed for running a grooming gang.
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Pakistan leader rescues coalition

Friday, January 7th 2011, 16:59

Pakistan's prime minister yanks his government back from the brink as a key ally decides to rejoin the coalition, amid mounting turmoil in the country.
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India talks onions with Pakistan

Friday, January 7th 2011, 13:52
related countries: India India

India tries to persuade Pakistan to resume the export of onions overland as prices soar, putting pressure on the Indian government.
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Pakistan fuel U-turn 'a mistake'

Friday, January 7th 2011, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

The US and the IMF criticise the Pakistani government's decision to reverse a recent fuel price rise.
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New Zealand pair hold up Pakistan

Friday, January 7th 2011, 10:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Tim Southee and Kane Williamson lead a New Zealand fightback as they reach 260-7 on day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Hamilton.
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Deadly US drone pounds Waziristan

Friday, January 7th 2011, 9:22
related countries: United States United States

Four people die in a US drone strike in north-west Pakistan.
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Butt 'baffled by agent accuracy'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt tells the spot fixing inquiry he has no idea how his agent predicted when no-balls would be bowled against England.
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Pakistan reverses fuel price rise

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 17:06

Pakistan's government reverses a recent fuel price rise, in an apparent concession to the opposition after losing its majority in parliament.
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Pakistan trio face Doha tribunal

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 6:56
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Cricket's anti-corruption tribunal involving Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir opens in Doha.
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Pakistan cricket inquiry to begin

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 6:29
related countries: Qatar Qatar

An inquiry into alleged corruption by members of the Pakistani cricket team is due to begin in Qatar.
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Exposing the cracks

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 22:58

How the death of Salman Taseer reveals the two faces of Pakistan
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Pakistan tense as governor buried

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:41
related places: Islamabad

Thousands of Pakistanis attend the state funeral of assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer amid heightened tensions in Lahore.
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Top Pakistan governor shot dead

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 22:54
related places: Islamabad

The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salman Taseer, dies after being shot in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
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Government power crisis in Pakistan

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 18:43

Pakistan's government has lost its ruling majority because the Mutta-hi-da Quami Movement has decided to leave the coalition and go into opposition.
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Pakistan's leader in crisis talks

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 15:06

Pakistan's prime minister is meeting opposition leaders in a bid to prevent a possible no-confidence vote after a key partner left the ruling coalition.
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Pakistan PM loses vital partner

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 1:12

Pakistan's MQM party says it is leaving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's coalition, depriving the government of its parliamentary majority.
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Drones kill 15 in north Pakistan

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 people are killed in three new US drone strikes targeting militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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Pakistan strikes over blasphemy law

Friday, December 31st 2010, 18:34

A 24-hour strike organised by Sunni Muslim clerics has taken place across Pakistan to protest against possible changes to blasphemy laws.
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Five die in Waziristan drone raid

Friday, December 31st 2010, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

Five people die in a US drone attack in north-western Pakistan on the final day of a year that has seen a surge in the number of such attacks.
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Pakistan on blasphemy law strike

Friday, December 31st 2010, 12:01

A strike is held across Pakistan to protest against possible changes to blasphemy laws, under which a Christian woman has been sentenced to die.
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Pakistan faces US Mumbai lawsuit

Friday, December 31st 2010, 6:18
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani government says it will strongly contest a lawsuit filed against its intelligence agency by victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Pakistan seal consolation T20 win

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 10:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan secure a 103-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand, but lose the series 2-1.
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Taliban given new start for new year

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 19:11
related places: Taliban

Dozens of former Taliban are being released from detention in Pakistan to spend the new year with their families.
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