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News: Pakistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Pakistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Pakistan – overview

Pakistan: news

Flood aid slow to reach Pakistan

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 15:56

UN officials say the relief operation in Pakistan remains underfunded and is not reaching victims, as several countries pledge more aid to the rescue effort.
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ICC plans World XI Pakistan tour

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 15:06

The International Cricket Council hopes to send an invitational World XI to play fixtures in Pakistan by the end of 2011.
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Strauss support for Cook & Swann

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 14:06

England captain Andrew Strauss gives his support to under-pressure pair Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann ahead of Wednesday's third Test with Pakistan at The Oval.
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World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 4:10

The World Bank is to loan $900m (£574m) to Pakistan, as the country struggles to deal with the worst floods in its history.
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Water-borne disease hits Pakistan

Monday, August 16th 2010, 18:08

Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases in Pakistan following the country's floods says the United Nations.
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Pakistan flood children at risk

Monday, August 16th 2010, 16:31

Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases in Pakistan as a result of the country's devastating floods, the UN says.
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Ban shocked by Pakistan flooding

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 19:46

Ban Ki-moon describes as "heart-wrenching" the destruction he has witnessed on a fact-finding visit to flood-hit Pakistan.
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With UN chief on Pakistan mission

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 17:22

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described as "heart-wrenching" the destruction he witnessed on a visit to flood-devastated Pakistan.
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UN chief visits flood-hit Pakistan

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 13:47

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world to speed up aid to Pakistan to help the millions of people affected by the devastating floods.
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UN urges speedy aid for Pakistan

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 13:25

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges the world to speed up aid to Pakistan, as he visits the country devastated by floods which the government says have affected 20 million people.
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Unchanged England stick with Cook

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 9:00

England retain out-of-form opener Alastair Cook as they name an unchanged team for the third Test against Pakistan.
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Disease fear for flood-hit Pakistan

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 7:16

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is due to visit flood-stricken Pakistan.
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'Pakistan drone strike kills 12'

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 19:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A suspected US drone strike on Pakistan kills at least 12 militants in a tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Pakistan says 20m hit by floods

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 17:30

Pakistan's PM Yusuf Raza Gilani says 20 million people have been affected by flooding - a much higher figure than UN estimates.
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Pakistan ethnic violence kills 16

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 14:16

At least 16 people, including five security personnel, are killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan's troubled south-western province of Balochistan.
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Race for aid in flood-hit Pakistan

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:18

Flood levels in Pakistan are expected to surge even higher later, along parts of the swollen Indus river in Punjab and Sindh provinces.
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Fresh flood surge due in Pakistan

Friday, August 13th 2010, 13:03

Flood levels in Pakistan are expected to surge even higher later along parts of the swollen Indus river in Punjab and Sindh provinces.
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Pakistan's floods from the air

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 23:50

The southern part of Pakistan's most populous and economically important province is bearing the brunt of the huge volume of water that has passed down the Indus River in recent days.
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Zardari tries to ease flood anger

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 21:56

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari tries to ease public anger at his handling of the country's floods crisis by visiting affected areas for the first time.
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Pakistani PM visits flood zone

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 18:04

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has visited one of the worst affected areas hit by rising flood waters in the country.
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Monsoon devastation

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 16:44
related countries: China China

Satellite image shows intensity of monsoon from Pakistan to China
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Pakistani president in flood zone

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 15:47

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits a camp for flood victims, in his first tour of areas hit by the country's worst humanitarian crisis since it began two weeks ago.
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Crop devastation warning in Pakistan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 12:44

There are warnings in Pakistan that flooding has caused so much damage to crops that it could cost billions of dollars to replace them.
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How a tragedy unfolded in Pakistan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 8:50

It is two weeks since disastrous floods hit Pakistan which have claimed the lives of at least 1,600 people.
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Pakistan floods 'decimate crops'

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 8:47

Pakistan's floods have caused "huge losses" to its crops, the country's food minister has told the BBC.
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UN urges world to help Pakistan

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 21:45

The UN appeals for nearly half a billion dollars in aid for Pakistan, where floods have affected almost one in 10 people.
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Pakistan 'sees food price surge'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 13:34

Flooding in Pakistan has devastated crops and led to a surge in food prices in the country, the United Nations warns.
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Call for more Pakistan flood aid

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 13:11

Aid agencies say more foreign help is needed to prevent many more people dying in Pakistan's floods, as the UN launches a new appeal.
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The 'mega disaster' facing Pakistan

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 19:47

Aid agency Oxfam has warned that the international response to what it describes as a "mega disaster" in Pakistan has been slow.
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Zardari back in flooded Pakistan

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 11:52

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan returns to his flood-stricken country, after a foreign tour that has prompted widespread criticism.
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UN to launch appeal for Pakistan

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 6:15

The United Nations is to launch an appeal to help Pakistan tackle the country's worst flooding in 80 years.
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In pictures

Monday, August 9th 2010, 18:03

Floods wash away roads and homes in Pakistan's Swat Valley
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'A Pakistan village slowly drowning'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 17:43

Pakistani Marines have been working round the clock to rescue villagers trapped by the region's worst deluge in 80 years.
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Strauss pleased to maintain run

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Skipper Andrew Strauss is delighted as England beat Pakistan to take a 2-0 series lead with their sixth successive Test victory.
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Pakistan disaster 'worse than tsunami'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:58

The United Nations says the disaster in Pakistan, where nearly 14 million people have been affected by monsoon flooding, is on a bigger scale than the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
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England complete comfortable win

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

England beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
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Pakistan floods could swamp Sindh

Monday, August 9th 2010, 12:13

Waters exceed the danger level at a key flood barrier in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, threatening to deluge the whole area.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

England reach lunch on 71-1 needing a further 47 to win the second Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
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Honour killings son 'back in UK'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 8:59

The son of a couple murdered in Pakistan in a suspected "honour killing" is back in the UK, a friend of the victims says.
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Broad fined for throwing incident

Monday, August 9th 2010, 8:17

Stuart Broad is fined 50% of his match fee for throwing the ball at Pakistan batsman Zulqarnain Haider during the second Test.
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Fleeing a village destroyed by floods

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 20:25
related places: Khazana

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from a river across from the village of Khazana in north-west Pakistan, which was badly damaged in the initial rains, but almost totally washed away in the latest monsoon downpours.
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Couple murdered on Pakistan trip

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 19:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

A couple from Birmingham are murdered on a trip to Pakistan to settle a dispute about an arranged marriage.
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Pakistan hit by deadly landslips

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:14

Two Pakistani villages are inundated by landslides, as heavy rain continues to hamper efforts to help millions affected by flooding.
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Pakistan rally frustrates England

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal score remarkable fifties as Pakistan fight back brilliantly against England on day three of the second Test, raising hope of an unlikely victory.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 9:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Pakistan end day three of the second Test on 291-9 in their second innings, leading England by 112 runs at Edgbaston.
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Rain adds to Pakistan flood woes

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 7:36

More heavy rain in Pakistan is frustrating efforts to help millions affected by devastating flooding in much of the country.
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Zardari ends UK visit with rally

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 19:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari ends his UK visit with a rally in Birmingham, while his son appeals for flood relief donations.
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England on top despite Ajmal haul

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Saeed Ajmal takes 5-82 but Pakistan, still 160 runs behind England with nine second-innings wickets in hand, face a monumental task to save the second Test with three days remaining.
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Race against time in Pakistan floods

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 16:13

The BBC's Orla Guerin has spent the day with Pakistan's military on a rescue operation in Sindh, to find flood victims before it is too late.
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Pakistan on flooding 'red alert'

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 14:01

Pakistan issues a red alert as floods that have devastated northern areas sweep south into the agricultural heartland of Sindh province.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 9:33

Pakistan reach stumps on day two of the second Test on 19-1 in their second innings, still 160 runs behind England.
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Climate talks 'backslide' at Bonn

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 2:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bonn

Climate talks are backsliding from commitments made last year while deadly floods in Pakistan highlight the dangers of inactivity, says the top US negotiator.
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Flood victim: 'We lost everything'

Friday, August 6th 2010, 17:11

One man made homeless by the floods in Pakistan talks to Lyse Doucet about losing everything in the deluge.
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England dominate hapless Pakistan

Friday, August 6th 2010, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan's decision to bat first backfires spectacularly as they are bowled out for 72 by England on day one of the second Test.
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'No one is more fearful for Pakistan'

Friday, August 6th 2010, 16:19

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan tells Newsnight's Gavin Esler about the losses he has faced fighting terror.
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Cameron and Zardari to hold talks

Friday, August 6th 2010, 3:50

Prime Minister David Cameron and President Zardari of Pakistan will try to patch up their differences during formal talks at Chequers later.
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Al-Qaeda in Pakistan 'top threat'

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda in Pakistan remains the biggest threat to the US and its interests abroad, says an annual US government report on terrorism.
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Pakistan drop wicketkeeper Akmal

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 19:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is dropped for the second Test against England, while ex-skipper Mohammad Yousuf will not play.
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Homeless, hungry and fighting for food

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 18:35

At least 1,600 people have now died and more than four million people have been affected by the worst flooding in Pakistan's history, the UN says.
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UK broadcast appeal for Pakistan

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 18:06

The Disasters Emergency Committee launches a TV and radio campaign to raise money to help the victims of the flooding in Pakistan.
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Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 16:51

The worst flooding in Pakistan's history has affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead, says the UN.
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More deaths in Karachi violence

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 15:46
related places: Karachi

At least 17 more people die as violence continues for a third day in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.
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Among Pakistan's flood homeless

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 8:03

BBC News reporter Aleem Maqbool reports from flood-hit north west Pakistan where aid is not reaching those who need it
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Aboard a Pakistan flood relief flight

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 6:19

Orla Guerin has been given exclusive access to a Pakistani airforce relief mission, who are working around the clock to get aid to communities worst hit by the Pakistan flood
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President 'snuck away' after floods

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:37

Poor weather is hampering the Pakistani authorities' efforts to get aid to people displaced by the floods, with yet more heavy rain forecast.
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Rain brings Pakistan more misery

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 17:18

Poor weather forces more evacuations as Pakistan endures its worst floods in 80 years, with yet more heavy rain forecast.
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Key anti-Taliban policeman killed

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 15:31
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

A top Pakistani paramilitary commander is killed in an attack by a suicide bomber in the city of Peshawar, officials say.
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'The world they knew is gone'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 12:01

Some 1,400 people have died and aid agencies say three million people have been affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years.
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Karachi police arrest 'jihadists'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 11:33
related places: Karachi

Police in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi arrest suspected "jihadists" following the killing of a leading local politician.
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Pakistan army defends flood role

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 8:55

The Pakistani army says it has reached all the people stranded by floods, and rejects criticism of its response to the disaster.
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In a Pakistan town as more rain hits

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 10:39

Renewed rain has been hampering relief efforts after floods in Pakistan which have killed at least 1,500 people and left tens of thousands cut off.
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Scores die after Karachi MP shot

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 7:10
related places: Karachi

At least 35 people are dead in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in violence which erupted after an MP was shot dead at a funeral in a mosque.
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