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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

Pakistan 'failing' at-risk reporters

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 6:23

Pakistan's authorities have "almost completely failed" to protect journalists, says human rights group Amnesty International in a new report.
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Why spy posters are all over Islamabad

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 23:42
related places: Islamabad

Why spy posters are all over Islamabad
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Karachi school blast kills pupils

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:07
related places: Karachi

At least three children are killed in a grenade explosion at a religious school in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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Reprieve for India Red Fort attacker

Monday, April 28th 2014, 8:13
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court puts on hold the death sentence of a Pakistani man convicted of attacking the Red Fort, because he has spent so long on death row.
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VIDEO: Family blame intelligence agency for attack

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 8:17
related places: Karachi

Gunmen have recently shot and wounded one of Pakistan's best known television presenters in the city of Karachi.
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Blasphemy accused speaks of ordeal

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British pensioner jailed for "posing as a Muslim" in Pakistan has been speaking for the first time since he returned to the UK.
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Hamid Mir issues defiant statement

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:42

The Pakistani journalist shot last week issues his first statement, once again blaming the country's intelligence agency for the attack.
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Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:46

Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
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Pakistan TV station in shooting row

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 13:55

Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says.
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VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 0:53

The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.
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My Day: Pakistani station master

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 23:54

Keeping the trains on time in a little corner of Pakistan
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VIDEO: Inquiry urged over TV host shooting

Monday, April 21st 2014, 13:33

Pakistan's largest private news channel, Geo TV, has called for a robust investigation into the assassination attempt on one of its leading talk show hosts, Hamid Mir.
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VIDEO: Pakistan anchor attack to be probed

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 22:58

A special commission is to investigate an attack against a prominent television anchor in Pakistan, the government has announced.
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VIDEO: Pakistan protest over shot journalist

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 15:05

Media workers across Pakistan have held angry protests after a leading journalist was shot and wounded on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Prominent Pakistan journalist shot

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:36
related places: Karachi

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.
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Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 15:32
related places: Karachi

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

Friday, April 18th 2014, 22:11
related places: Islamabad

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
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Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

Friday, April 18th 2014, 10:37

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
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VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 6:13
related places: Kashmir

As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 16:02

The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
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VIDEO: The risks to journalists in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 10:01

Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, ranking tenth in an Impunity Index. Syria has joined the list of countries where the murder of a journalist is most likely to go unpunished.
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Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Greece Greece

Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.
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Pakistan 'cannibal' re-arrested

Monday, April 14th 2014, 12:56

A man who previously admitted to cannibalism is arrested again, this time on suspicion of cannibalising a young child, Pakistani police say.
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India and Pakistan’s glacial fight

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 18:39
related countries: India India

The 30-year mountain conflict between India and Pakistan
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VIDEO: Baby's murder charge dropped

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 13:14

A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family.
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Pakistan baby case withdrawn

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 7:16

A Pakistani court withdraws the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder along with 12 family members.
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Deadly bombing hits Pakistan market

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 12:29
related places: Islamabad

A powerful bomb blast strikes a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing at least 20 people, police and medics say.
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Deadly blast on train in Pakistan

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 15:15

A bomb attack on a passenger train by a separatist group leaves several dead and dozens injured in Baluchistan.
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Pakistan couple get death sentence

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:13

A Pakistani Christian couple are sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
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VIDEO: Baby accused of 'planning murder'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 11:21

A young boy, said to be only nine months old, has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.
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Kidnapped Iranians freed in Pakistan

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Four Iranian soldiers seized by a Sunni militant group and taken to Pakistan are freed after a request from Iranian clerics, but a fifth is reportedly killed.
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Ex-Pakistan leader convoy 'targeted'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:22

A bomb strikes the convoy route of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in what police call an assassination attempt.
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Windies beat Pakistan to reach semis

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Mirpur

Defending champions West Indies beat Pakistan by 84 runs to set up a World Twenty20 semi-final with Sri Lanka.
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VIDEO: Musharraf charged in treason case

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:09

A court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the first army chief to face such a prosecution.
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Musharraf charged in treason case

Monday, March 31st 2014, 12:54

A court in Pakistan charges former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the country's first army chief to face such a prosecution.
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Shehzad ton gives Pakistan victory

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ahmed Shehzad's unbeaten century helps Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs and eliminate Australia from the World Twenty20.
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Brown: Child marriage 'unacceptable'

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 14:50

Former prime minister Gordon Brown tells the BBC "child marriage-free zones" are to be set up in Pakistan as part of efforts to get more children into school.
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Death penalty for Pakistan Christian

Friday, March 28th 2014, 7:28
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani Christian man is sentenced to death for blasphemy, in a case which sparked fierce rioting in Lahore last March.
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Pakistan holds Taliban peace talks

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 15:17
related places: Taliban

A first day of peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Taliban. aimed at ending years of violence, has come to a close.
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VIDEO: OK! magazine launches in Pakistan

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK-based international celebrity magazine, OK!, has launched a new edition in Pakistan - an apparently unlikely location for an upmarket, global, publication.
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Pakistan beat Australia in thriller

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 13:58
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan, aided by Umar Akmal's scintillating 94, beat Australia by 16 runs in their World Twenty20 Group Two match in Mirpur.
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India thrash Pakistan in World T20

Friday, March 21st 2014, 17:06
related places: Mirpur

India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the first match of the Super 10 phase at the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's new women-only bus service

Friday, March 21st 2014, 0:01
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Authorities in Pakistan launch a female-only minibus service between the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in an attempt to reduce the physical and verbal harassment of women who travel on public transport.
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India & Pakistan begin World T20 bids

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Rivals India and Pakistan begin the Super 10 phase of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh on Friday.
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Indian author Khushwant Singh dies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:09
related countries: India India

Indian novelist and journalist Khushwant Singh, who wrote Train to Pakistan, has died aged 99, his family says.
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VIDEO: Hunger in Pakistan after dry winter

Monday, March 17th 2014, 11:48

Pakistan's government confirms that more than a million people are suffering after a dry winter in the country's southern province of Sindh.
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Bin Laden doctor's sentence reduced

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A court in Pakistan cuts by 10 years the prison sentence handed down to a doctor alleged to have helped the US locate Osama Bin Laden.
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Pakistan self-immolation teen dies

Friday, March 14th 2014, 18:15

A Pakistani teenager has died a day after setting herself on fire after police dropped charges against those accused of attempting to rape her.
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Peshawar bomb disposal teams suffer heavy toll

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 21:59

On the front line with Pakistan bomb squad
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VIDEO: Dry winter kills children in Pakistan

Monday, March 10th 2014, 10:55
related places: Mithi

More than 100 children have died in Mithi and Tharparkar, two desert areas of Pakistan, following a very dry winter.
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Sri Lanka seal Asia Cup final win

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dhaka

Sri Lanka beat holders Pakistan by five wickets with 22 balls remaining at the Asia Cup final in Mirpur:
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India drops student sedition charge

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 22:13
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmiri

Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh drop sedition charges against a group of Kashmiri students for apparently cheering the country's arch rival Pakistan in a cricket match.
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Pakistan troops killed during truce

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:37

At least six Pakistani soldiers are killed in a bombing in the north-west, as violence continues despite an apparent ceasefire with militants.
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Fizza Malik: Face of Pakistan's latest tragedy

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:34

The lawyer whose work had only just begun
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Can Taliban ceasefire prevent bloodshed?

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:59

The many factors that can undermine a ceasefire in Pakistan
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Deadly attack on Pakistan court

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 15:22
related places: Islamabad

At least 11 people are killed and 24 wounded in a gun and bomb attack in Islamabad, one of the deadliest attack in the capital for years.
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VIDEO: Deadly attack on Pakistan court

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 10:00
related places: Islamabad

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack at a court in Islamabad, in one of the deadliest assaults on the Pakistan capital for years.
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Pakistan's 'invisible' President Mamnoon Hussain

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 1:20

In search of Pakistan's reclusive president
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Pakistan to halt Taliban air strikes

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:14
related places: Taliban

Pakistan says it will stop air strikes against the Taliban, after the militants announced a month-long ceasefire.
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Pakistan Taliban announce month truce

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 15:32

The Pakistani Taliban announce a month-long ceasefire aimed at reviving peace talks with the government which broke down last month.
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Deadly attack on Pakistan polio team

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:55

A bomb attack on a polio vaccination team in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 11 people, officials say.
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Pakistan air strikes in tribal areas

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 15:17

Pakistan's military launch air strikes against suspected militant hideouts in the north-west, killing at least 30 people, officials say.
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Bomber targets Iran Pakistan mission

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Peshawar

Two Pakistani security guards have been killed in a suspected suicide bombing outside the Iranian consulate in the city of Peshawar, police say.
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Top Pakistan Taliban man 'shot dead'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 13:24

A top Pakistani Taliban commander, Asmatullah Shaheen, has been shot dead in the militant stronghold of North Waziristan, sources say.
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Afghan troops die in Taliban attack

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kunar, Taliban

Taliban fighters kill 21 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
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The untold story of Pakistan's other war

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 0:05

The untold story of Pakistan's other war
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Pakistan bombs militant hideouts

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 11:27

Pakistani fighter jets launch air strikes on a suspected militant area in the north-west, killing at least 15 people, local officials say.
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Musharraf in court for first time

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:07

Ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf has appeared in a Pakistani court for the first time on charges of treason.
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Iran 'may send forces to Pakistan'

Monday, February 17th 2014, 22:22

Iran warns it may send forces into Pakistan if it does not take action to free five border guards seized in Sistan Baluchistan earlier this month.
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Pakistan condemns killing by Taliban

Monday, February 17th 2014, 12:04
related places: Taliban

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the reported killing of 23 soldiers by a Taliban faction and warns of the impact on peace talks.
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Pakistani drone activist reappears

Friday, February 14th 2014, 18:18

Anti-drone campaigner Kareem Khan, abducted days before he was due to testify before European MPs, reappears in Pakistan.
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Pakistan police killed by bomb blast

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:55
related places: Karachi

At least 11 policemen have been killed and more than 40 injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.
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