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Lahore protest blast: 11 killed at Pakistan city rally

Monday, February 13th 2017, 15:24
related places: Lahore

A suspected suicide bomber targets a pharmacists' rally in the Pakistani city, killing at least 11.
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Pakistan capital bans Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13th 2017, 14:09

Celebrations must not be held in government offices or public spaces, Islamabad High Court rules.
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Afghanistan and Pakistan avalanches kill more than 100

Monday, February 6th 2017, 6:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Entire villages are reportedly buried following heavy snow in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Pakistan thanks India for returning boy to mother

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 19:33
related countries: India India

Pakistan thanks India for returning the five-year-old after he was taken by his father in March.
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Unpleasant truths

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:55

Pakistan needs to face unpleasant truths if it's to tackle extremism, writes Ahmed Rashid.
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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Hafiz Saeed case: Pakistan detains Mumbai attacks suspect

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 11:59

Hafiz Saeed is accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people.
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Missing Pakistani activist Salman Haider returns home

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 21:55

The poet and lecturer was one of five military critics who disappeared in January.
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'Haven't told Dad'

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 2:21

Zain Hussain, eight, was helping his family at a market in Pakistan when the bomb went off.
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Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 5:37
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alert raised after patients from UK, Canada and Australia develop complications following kidney transplants.
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Pakistan singer Atif Aslam stops show to rescue harassed girl

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 11:35

Outpouring of praise online for Pakistan singer Atif Aslam for pausing his show to help a harassed girl.
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Pakistani child maid 'tortured in judge's house'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 17:41

A girl, 10, who worked as a maid for a Pakistani judge shows signs of having been tortured, experts say.
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Pakistan 'launches first cruise missile from submarine'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 17:36

Pakistan's military announces successful test-firing of its first submarine-launched cruise missile.
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Pakistan test launches submarine cruise missile

Monday, January 9th 2017, 17:05
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Pakistan's military says it has test launched a submarine cruise missile from the Indian Ocean.
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'One Pound Fish' man Shahid Nazir on life after going viral

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 23:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shabnam Mahmood catches up with Shahid Nazir, who earned international fame with his song 'One Pound Fish' before having to leave East London for Pakistan over visa issues.
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Son of murdered Pakistani governor may face charges over 'offensive' video

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 17:48

Son of Pakistani governor killed for criticising blasphemy laws faces charge over "offensive" video.
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Pakistan to hang 'butcher of Swat' Muslim Khan

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 16:59

A top Pakistani Taliban leader is sentenced to death as military courts near the end of their term.
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The Afghan families being repatriated by Pakistan

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 9:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC follows a family being repatriated to Afghanistan from Pakistan
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Balochistan war: Pakistan accused over 1,000 dumped bodies

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 18:33

Pakistan security forces are accused of killing hundreds of activists in restive Balochistan.
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Wedding riddle

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 16:36

The mysterious last movements of Sarakat Bibi, who it's feared was killed for "honour" in Pakistan.
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Toxic liquor kills at least 32 in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 12:32

Thirty-two people die and dozens are injured after drinking toxic alcohol in Pakistan at Christmas.
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Water wars?

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 0:05
related countries: India India

India wants to use more water from rivers it shares with Pakistan as tensions deteriorate.
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Pakistan Senate proposes scrapping 5,000 rupee note

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 10:49

Pakistan's Senate recommends scrapping the country's 5,000 rupee (£38.50) banknote, despite government opposition.
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Pakistan International Airlines goat slaughter mocked

Monday, December 19th 2016, 15:43

Pakistan's national airline is mocked after a goat was sacrificed before one of its flights.
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Kashmir tension: Pakistan ends ban on Bollywood films

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 21:41
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan ends an Indian film ban imposed in September amid worsening relations over Kashmir.
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Meet Sandhurst's first Pakistani instructor

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 20:50

An officer from Pakistan has returned to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst to help train its cadets fight militants.
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Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 9:09

Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem, airline chairman says.
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Pakistan International Airways crash leaves no survivors

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 21:45

All 48 people on board a Pakistan Airlines plane were killed when it crashed in the north.
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Qandeel Baloch: Brother indicted for murder

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:04

The brother of slain Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch is charged with murder.
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That 'tremendous' call between Trump and Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 7:57

Pakistan says Trump piled extravagant praise on "amazing" Pakistan, but his team has a sober take.
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Pakistan court delays deportation of Turkish teachers

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 19:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than 100 Turkish teachers ordered to leave Pakistan are granted a stay by a local court.
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Twin tasks

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 16:49

Pakistan's new army chief General Bajwa has two big tasks ahead of him, writes Ahmed Rashid.
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Pakistan: Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa named new army chief

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 15:33

Pakistan appoints Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as army chief, one of the country's most powerful roles.
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Defying her family in Pakistan

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:56

Not all acts of defiance are obvious. For Naema, simply having a job, driving a car, wearing make-up and being single have caused her to come under attack from her conservative family.
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The general

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 0:45

Pakistan's popular army chief is set to retire - how has the country changed under his watch?
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Hasan Sadpara dies: Pakistan mourns loss of 'hero' climber to blood cancer

Monday, November 21st 2016, 18:28

Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif says the country 'has lost its hero' as Hasan Sadpara dies.
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Kashmir 'freedom anthem' released to controversy

Monday, November 21st 2016, 8:04
related places: Kashmir

A controversial "freedom anthem" for Kashmir is released in Pakistan, causing controversy.
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Pakistan expels Turkish teachers at 'Gulen-linked' schools

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 16:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than 100 Turkish teachers are ordered to leave Pakistan as President Erdogan begins a visit.
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Kashmir clash: Pakistan says India killed seven troops

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:18
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan says seven soldiers were killed by shelling in Kashmir as tensions with India rise.
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Pakistan Shah Noorani shrine bomb kills 52

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 20:05

A bomb blast at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani region of Balochistan kills 52 people.
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Pakistan Shah Noorani shrine hit by deadly blast

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 18:54

Dozens are killed and wounded in an explosion at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan.
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Afghan 'green-eyed girl': Pakistan deports Sharbat Gula

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan woman made famous by a National Geographic front cover in 1985 has been deported from Pakistan after she was found with fake ID papers.
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Sushma Swaraj scripts happy end to India-Pakistan love story

Monday, November 7th 2016, 12:16
related countries: India India

A cross-border love story has a happy ending after India's Foreign Minister gets the bride her visa.
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Pakistan accuses India of running Islamabad 'spy ring'

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 15:41
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan uncovers "a network of spies" working from India's mission in Islamabad as ties worsen.
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At least 17 die in Karachi train crash in Pakistan

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 5:44
related places: Karachi

Two trains collide in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, killing at least 17 people.
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Rape survivor takes to Pakistan catwalk to inspire women

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 15:29

Rape survivor and women's rights campaigner Mukhtar Mai takes part in Pakistan fashion week.
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'Afghan Girl': National Geographic star denied bail

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

National Geographic's iconic Afghan refugee is denied bail in Pakistan over ID card fraud charges.
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Gadani ship-breaking yard blast kills at least 11 in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 13:27

A large explosion at a ship-breaking yard in Pakistan's southwest kills at least 11 people.
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‘Hands off our children’ – fighting abuse in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 0:05

In the Pakistani town of Husain Khan Wala, 'Ali' was one of hundreds of children who was subject to abuse that was filmed on mobile phones. When he was older, he decided to fight back.
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Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns police college victims

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 17:47
related places: Quetta

Funerals are held for 61 people killed in an assault on a police college in Quetta, as two militant groups claim the attack.
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Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 11:40
related places: Quetta

Dozens of people are killed after militants mount an attack on a police training college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.
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Pakistan court says schizophrenia 'not mental disorder'

Friday, October 21st 2016, 13:44

The Supreme Court in Pakistan says schizophrenia is not a mental illness, paving the way for the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic man for murder.
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Murdered for her selfies

Friday, October 21st 2016, 0:27

Murdered social media star Qandeel Baloch posted images of herself that few Pakistani women would dare to – but did her traditional village background catch up with her? The second of three episodes.
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Pakistani 'chai wala' turns model after finding fame

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 15:13
related places: Islamabad

Arshad Khan, 18, is winning legions of swooning fans after a photographer snapped him working as a tea seller in Islamabad.
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Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court adjourns death row appeal

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 7:39

Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourns a hearing on a blasphemy case against a Christian woman on death row after a judge refused to hear her appeal.
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Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida 'barred from leaving country'

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 10:41

A top Pakistani journalist says he is barred from leaving the country, after he reported a row between military and government officials.
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'Honour killings': Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 17:24

Pakistan's government closes a loophole allowing those behind so-called honour killings to go free if they are forgiven by the victim's family.
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UN court throws out Marshall Islands' nuclear weapons case

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 11:23
related countries: Marshall Islands Marshall Islands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The International Court of Justice says it does not have jurisdiction to rule in court cases brought by the Marshall Islands against the UK, India and Pakistan.
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Fleeing villagers

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 5:54
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan have mixed feelings about being asked to evacuate after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir, reports BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare from Punjab.
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Kashmir tension: Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 0:00
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.
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Kashmir attack: Villagers evacuate after India 'surgical strikes'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 5:11
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir.
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Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 0:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India's army carries out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.
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Saints and stigma

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 7:15

Secrecy and silence surrounds the issue of mental health in Pakistan. Those with money can afford treatment but families in rural areas often fall back on ancient superstitions, reports BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz.
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Grim odyssey

Monday, September 26th 2016, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Austria Austria, Italy Italy
related places: Udine

Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Pakistan PM Sharif accuses India of an arms build-up

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 23:15
related countries: India India

The Pakistani prime minister accuses India of an arms build-up in a speech to the UN and says his country will take "whatever measures are necessary".
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Kashmir attack: Pakistan hits back at India accusations

Monday, September 19th 2016, 10:32
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan strongly condemns allegations that it masterminded a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers.
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US to pay '$1.2m' to Italian family of drone strike victim

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:04
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The US agrees to pay compensation to the family of an Italian aid worker killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, with reports suggesting a figure of €1.1m.
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Pakistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills 23 - officials

Friday, September 16th 2016, 14:55

A suicide bombing kills at least 23 people at a mosque in north-western Pakistan, in an attack reportedly claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction.
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Flashmob fury

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:02

A Pakistani advert featuring female dancers performing in a street market has upset both feminists and religious conservatives.
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Samia Shahid: Uncle arrested in 'honour killing' case

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The uncle of a British woman who died in Pakistan in a suspected so-called "honour killing" is arrested on suspicion of falsifying medical documents.
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Pakistan blast at court leaves several dead in Mardan

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 11:07
related places: Mardan

A suicide bomber attacks a court in northern Pakistan, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 50, officials say.
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Back to the tents?

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 23:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan has told all three million Afghan refugees within its borders to leave - causing chaos on its borders, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports.
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Costume drama

Friday, August 19th 2016, 23:18

The BBC's Pakistan correspondent asks why some object to seeing women in burkinis on the beach.
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Why you should care about violence in Kashmir

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 11:13
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

There's trouble on the streets of the region that is claimed by both India and Pakistan.
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Ex-husband of UK woman admits 'honour killing'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 8:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

The ex-husband of a Bradford woman has confessed to her murder, a police source in Pakistan tells the BBC.
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Pakistan helicopter crew freed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 8:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The crew of a Pakistani helicopter forced to land in an Afghan district where the Taliban are active are freed and transferred to Pakistan.
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IS leader in Afghanistan killed, US believes

Friday, August 12th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in a US drone strike last month, the US now believes.
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