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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

Nine anti-Taliban fighters killed

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 8:29
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Militants shoot dead nine anti-Taliban militiamen in a gun and grenade attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistan cinema

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 12:41
related places: Peshawar

At least 10 people are killed when a series of blasts hit a cinema in Peshawar, north-west Pakistan, the second such attack in a fortnight.
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VIDEO: 'More females smoking' in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:13
related places: But

In Pakistan's conservative society, women smokers are often frowned upon. But anti-smoking campaigners say the number of female smokers is on the rise
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Punjab gas hit as pipelines bombed

Monday, February 10th 2014, 7:55

The gas supply to Pakistan's most populous province is mostly cut off after militants in the south-west blow up three pipelines, officials say.
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Eight shot dead in Pakistani city

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 21:41
related places: Karachi

Gunmen on motorbikes shoot dead eight people, including an eight-year-old girl, in an attack in the restive southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Pakistan enters talks with Taliban

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 18:12
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's government holds its first formal talks with a Taliban-nominated team, setting out five conditions, including an end to hostilities.
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VIDEO: 'People call me the father of a martyr'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:15
related places: Taliban

Nine people were killed in bombings in Pakistan, just hours after the government decided not to show up for negotiations with the Taliban.
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Taliban criticise peace talks delay

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 20:18
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani Taliban negotiators condemn the failure of government representatives to meet them in Islamabad, as peace efforts get off to a chaotic start.
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Pakistan Taliban peace talks delay

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:18
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Pakistani government representatives fail to turn up to meet Taliban negotiators in Islamabad as preliminary peace efforts get off to a chaotic start.
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Ex-UKIP spokesman led kidnap gang

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 7:35

A man who acted as UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman has served a seven-year jail sentence over a kidnapping in Pakistan, BBC Newsnight reveals.
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Khan declines Taliban talks role

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:29
related places: Taliban

Pakistani politician Imran Khan will not be part of a team representing the Taliban in peace talks with the government, his party confirms.
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Umar Akmal arrested after warden row

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 13:21
related places: Lahore

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal is arrested in Lahore after being accused of assaulting a police warden.
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New Musharraf arrest warrant issued

Friday, January 31st 2014, 13:22

A Pakistani court issues an arrest warrant for ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf, rejecting his plea to go abroad for medical treatment.
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VIDEO: Pakistan festival 'damaging ruins'

Friday, January 31st 2014, 12:50

Conservationists in Pakistan have asked Unesco to stop part of a cultural event being held on a World Heritage site, after fears that it could damage the ruins.
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Protests over Pakistan festival plan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 12:44

Activists in Pakistan protest over plans for a festival on the world heritage site at Mohenjo Daro as officials say they will press ahead regardless.
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Pakistan 'honour killers' convicted

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:32
related places: Kohistan

A court in the northern Pakistan region of Kohistan convicts six people - sentencing one to death - for the murder of three brothers in "honour killings".
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Pakistan festival 'damaging ruins'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 19:03

Conservationists in Pakistan urge Unesco to stop the opening ceremony of a festival from being held on the World Heritage ruins of Mohenjo Daro.
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VIDEO: UK Pakistan murder suspects named

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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UK seeks pair over politician murder

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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Sharif seeks talks despite attacks

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:21
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he still wants to hold peace talks with the Taliban, despite a wave of deadly attacks in recent months.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's schools without teachers

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:02

Fewer than a third of children in Pakistan are learning the basics in reading and maths, with schools often having empty buildings and no teachers.
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Bhutto's son urges war on militants

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 12:12

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, urges Pakistan to take military action against militants, in an exclusive BBC interview.
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Concern as Malala book launch halted

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:12
related places: Malala

An event in north-west Pakistan to launch activist Malala Yousafzai's memoir was cancelled after pressure from local officials, organisers say.
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VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 2:38

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Uniform he was proud of, torn to shreds

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:47

Pakistan's parliament has been meeting to discuss a response to a string of militant attacks that have already killed over a hundred people since the new year.
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Amnesty plea over blasphemy case

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
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Pakistan in the grip of chaos

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 1:47
related places: Taliban

Ahmed Rashid on 'flawed thinking' in Pakistan over the Taliban
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Blasphemy death sentence for Briton

Friday, January 24th 2014, 21:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindii sentences a 70-year-old British man to death after convicting him of blasphemy.
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Pakistan protests over Shia bus bomb

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 9:05

Thousands of people protest in cities and towns across Pakistan against the killing of Shia pilgrims in a bus bomb on Tuesday.
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Pakistanis killed guarding cyclist

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 17:12
related countries: Spain Spain

Gunmen shoot dead six guards escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan's restive Balochistan, a day after a bomb there kills 28 Shia pilgrims.
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Bomb kills Pakistan polio guards

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:15

A bomb targeting a polio security team in north-west Pakistan has killed six policemen and a boy, police say.
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Pakistan jets bomb Taliban positions

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:13
related places: Taliban

Pakistani military aircraft bomb suspected Taliban positions in North Waziristan, following a wave of attacks against security forces.
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Pakistan bomb kills Shia pilgrims

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran

A bomb strikes a bus in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, killing at least 22 Shia pilgrims returning from a trip to Iran, officials say.
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Pakistan polio workers shot dead

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 7:50
related places: Karachi

Three polio workers are shot dead in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, a day after officials began new efforts to vaccinate millions of children.
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VIDEO: Fishermen jailed for straying at sea

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:09
related countries: India India

Hundreds of fishermen from India and Pakistan are in jails after accidentally crossing sea borders.
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Pakistan race to 302 for victory

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Pakistan chase down 302 in two sessions to win the third Test against Sri Lanka and draw the series 1-1.
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Bomber strikes near Pakistan army HQ

Monday, January 20th 2014, 14:52
related places: Rawalpindi

A suicide bomber kills at least 13 people in an attack near Pakistan's army HQ in the city of Rawalpindi, the military say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan film industry 'comes of age'

Monday, January 20th 2014, 0:14

Western-style multi-screen cinemas help Pakistan's own film industry
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Deadly blast hits convoy in Pakistan

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 7:05

At least 20 soldiers are killed and 24 injured in a bomb attack on an army convoy in north-western Pakistan, which the Taliban say they carried out.
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Blast derails train in Pakistan

Friday, January 17th 2014, 10:53
related places: Karachi, Peshawar

A bomb blast derails an express train in central Pakistan killing at least three people and injuring 15, officials say.
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Keeping tabs on Pakistan's election pledges

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 0:50

'Truth tracker' website goes after Pakistan's politicians
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 16:31

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommends a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school.
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The Pakistani servant girl tortured to death

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 1:19

The short and brutal life of a servant girl in Pakistan
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VIDEO: Pakistan labour laws 'ignore children'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 20:16

Human rights groups in Pakistan say the country's labour laws ignore the abuse of children working on the streets or in the homes of middle-class families.
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Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:10

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommends a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school.
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Funeral for top Pakistan policeman

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:14
related places: Taliban

The funeral for a top Pakistani policeman killed in a bomb blast on Thursday takes place in the port city of Karachi amid tight security.
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Top Pakistan police officer killed

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:38
related places: Taliban

Top Karachi policeman Chaudhry Aslam, known in Pakistan for his campaign against the Taliban, is killed in a bomb blast.
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Pakistan boy tackled suicide bomber

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:08
related places: Hangu

Tributes pour in for a Pakistani teenager killed when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the north-western Hangu area.
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Musharraf ordered to attend court

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 9:45

A Pakistani court rules that ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf must attend his next court hearing, despite his lawyers' arguments that he is in poor health.
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VIDEO: Toy gun sales soar in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 23:41

Shops across Pakistan have seen a rapid increase in the sale of toy guns of various shapes and sizes in recent months.
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The Pakistani woman who survived 'honour' killing

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:26

Rukhsana survived an 'honour attack' but saw her husband die
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'Nine killed' in Pakistan explosion

Monday, January 6th 2014, 12:26
related places: Khyber

At least nine people, including three children are killed in a blast at a house in Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal area, reports say.
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In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

Monday, January 6th 2014, 3:25
related countries: India India

Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
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Musharraf in hospital ahead of trial

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 12:26

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is taken to hospital with reported chest pains as he makes his way to court for his treason trial.
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VIDEO: Hindu temple restored in Pakistan

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 0:22
related places: Chakwal

The government of Pakistan restores the historic Hindu temple Katasraj in Chakwal region of Punjab province.
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Musharraf not in court for trial

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 8:23
related places: Islamabad

The treason trial of Pervez Musharraf opens in Islamabad, but Pakistan's former military ruler fails to show after lawyers cite security concerns.
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Bangladesh Islamist charged over war

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A leading member of Bangladesh's main Islamist party is charged in connection with war crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Women's struggle to work in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 0:36

Qualified female driver Aliya Bibi speaks to the BBC about her struggle to find work in Pakistan's male-dominated workforce.
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Roaring trade of Pakistan's street dentists

Friday, December 27th 2013, 0:36

The roaring trade of Pakistan's street dentists
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VIDEO: 'We had so many hopes for him'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 17:39
related places: Peshawar

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from Peshawar on how the bereaved are coping in Pakistan over Christmas after a year which saw the bloodiest attack ever, on the Christian community.
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VIDEO: Asia's Christmas Day celebrations

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Christmas Day is being celebrated by people in countries across Asia, including Pakistan, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
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Jailed British Ahmadi in Pakistan blasphemy appeal

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Ahmadi jailed in Pakistan for his beliefs
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Security fears delay Musharraf trial

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:40

The treason trial of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is postponed after explosives are found on his route to court.
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Kashmir rivals talk to ease tension

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 9:30
related places: Kashmir

Top India and Pakistani military officials meet for the first time in 14 years to discuss ways to ensure peace on the de facto border in Kashmir.
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Defiant Musharraf breaks silence

Friday, December 20th 2013, 9:10

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf speaks publicly for the first time since he was put under house arrest earlier this year.
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'Heavy fighting' in north Pakistan

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:40

Heavy fighting involving artillery and helicopter gunships is taking place in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, the army says.
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VIDEO: Polio vaccine stopped by militants

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:14

The World Health Organisation says it's also vital to protect children in Pakistan, as armed groups there are killing health workers to stop Polio vaccination programmes
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Pakistan singer's ex-husband to hang

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:36

The former husband of popular Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed is sentenced to death for her murder last year.
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Shia cleric shot dead n in Lahore

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:24
related places: Lahore

A prominent Shia cleric has been shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore, sparking an outcry from members of the city's Shia community.
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Pakistan polio attacks - three dead

Friday, December 13th 2013, 12:08

Gunmen shoot dead two policemen providing security to a polio team in Pakistan, while a polio worker is killed in a separate attack.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' flees

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama Bin Laden has fled the country, a colleague and relatives say.
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US defence chief meets Pakistan PM

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel holds talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
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