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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

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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Pakistan leader in 'crisis talks'

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:57

The Pakistani president meets a senior member of the MQM party following its decision to withdraw two ministers from the federal cabinet.
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Pakistan MQM party quits cabinet

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 0:03

A key party in Pakistan's ruling coalition says its two ministers are quitting the federal cabinet, raising questions about the government of PM Gilani.
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Pakistan bombing halts food aid

Monday, December 27th 2010, 17:41

The UN World Food Programme temporarily suspends food distribution in a Pakistani tribal district where a suicide attack on Saturday killed 45 people.
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Rebuilding bridges after Pakistan floods

Monday, December 27th 2010, 16:01
related places: There

There are small signs life is getting back to normal after the summer's floods in Pakistan.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 18'

Monday, December 27th 2010, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone hit a vehicle in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 18 militants, officials say.
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Turkish workers in Afghan kidnap

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey

Gunmen snatch four Turkish road workers and their local driver in Afghanistan's Paktia province, close to the Pakistan border.
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Southee hat-trick in NZ victory

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 4:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tim Southee took a hat-trick as New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in the first Twenty20 international.
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Obama condemns Pakistan bombing

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama condemns an attack in Pakistan in which a female suicide bomber killed at least 43 people queuing to receive food aid.
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Pakistan food aid blast wreaks carnage

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 14:47

At least 43 people are killed by a female suicide bomber who targeted a crowd receiving food aid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Mumbai 'hunts for militants'

Friday, December 24th 2010, 13:11

Police are scouring Mumbai for four Pakistani alleged militants believed to have entered the city to carry out an attack, a top police official said.
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Pakistan rebels in border attacks

Friday, December 24th 2010, 9:40

Dozens of soldiers and militants die as some 150 Taliban rebels launch attacks on targets near Pakistan's frontier with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Deportation petition handed over

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 15:52

A petition is presented in support of a teenager from Pakistan now living in Carmarthenshire in a final bid to avoid deportation.
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Police held over Bhutto killing

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:48
related places: Bhutto

The authorities in Pakistan arrest two senior police officers accused of negligence in the 2007 killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan Nato oil convoy ambushed

Monday, December 20th 2010, 9:47
related places: Nato

Militants armed with rockets and assault rifles attack a Nato convoy in north-west Pakistan, torching two oil tankers.
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China PM hails Pakistan in speech

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:08
related countries: China China

Chinese Prime Minster Wen Jiabao praises Pakistan's efforts against international terrorism, in a speech to a joint session of parliament.
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Scores die in Khyber drone raids

Friday, December 17th 2010, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

Nearly 60 people die in a series of rare attacks by US drones in Pakistan's Khyber region, as the CIA withdraws its top spy from the country.
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China's Wen begins Pakistan trip

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:46
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao begins an official visit to Pakistan aimed at boosting trade and investment.
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Two Britons killed in drone attack

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have died in a suspected US drone raid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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US Afghan policy 'hits al-Qaeda'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Al-Qaeda's leadership in Pakistan is at its weakest since it fled Afghanistan in 2001, a US review of Afghan strategy says.
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Drone attack 'killed two Britons'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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Homeboy hope

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 1:09

Pakistani author H M Naqvi talks about his debut novel
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China PM begins India trade trip

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 16:15
related countries: China China, India India

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao leads one of the largest Chinese business delegations ever to visit India as he begins a three-day state visit to shore up a bilateral relationship dogged by disputes.
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Pakistan coalition suffers blow

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 14:36

An Islamic party in Pakistan says it is withdrawing from the coalition government after the sacking of a minister belonging to the party.
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US envoy Richard Holbrooke dies

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 10:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Veteran

Tributes flow in following the death of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, after emergency surgery.
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