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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

US drone hits 'resume in Pakistan'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 5:46
related countries: United States United States

The US carries out its first drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal north-west for six months, killing at least 16 militants, reports say.
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Pakistan cannibal brothers jailed

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 14:47

Two brothers in Pakistan's Punjab province are each sentenced to 12 years in jail for digging up the body of a child and eating it.
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Uzbek gunmen 'hit Karachi airport'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 11:59
related places: Karachi, Taliban

Uzbek militants fighting with the Pakistani Taliban say they carried out Sunday's deadly assault on Karachi's international airport.
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Fresh attack near Karachi airport

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 13:11
related places: Karachi

Security forces at Pakistan's busiest airport in the city of Karachi came under attack, a day after militants stormed one of its terminals.
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Pakistan strikes 'kill 15 militants'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:29

The Pakistani military says it has killed at least 15 militants in air strikes in the north-west, after the Taliban launched a deadly raid on Karachi airport.
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Karachi airport reopens after raid

Monday, June 9th 2014, 20:04
related places: Karachi, Taliban

Pakistan's largest airport, in Karachi, has reopened after a lengthy assault claimed by Taliban militants which left at least 30 dead.
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Pakistan Taliban claim airport raid

Monday, June 9th 2014, 16:38
related places: Karachi

The Pakistan Taliban say they carried out an attack at Karachi airport, in which at least 28 people died, including 10 militants.
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Gunmen kill 13 at Karachi airport

Monday, June 9th 2014, 3:30
related places: Karachi

Heavily armed gunmen attack Pakistan's Karachi international airport, with 13 terminal staff and 10 militants killed.
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Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 22:23

At least 23 people are killed and a number injured in a gun and bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in south-western Pakistan, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Brazucas made in Pakistani factory

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:28

After a hiatus of ten years, a factory in north eastern Pakistan caught up with the advancement in technology and produced footballs for the upcoming world cup.
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Pakistan MQM leader bailed in London

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 0:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, is released after being questioned by police in London on suspicion of money laundering.
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Pakistan TV channel ordered off air

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:53

Pakistani regulators order one of the country's top TV channels off air after it is accused of maligning the powerful ISI intelligence agency.
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Pakistani woman 'shot by her family'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:38

An 18-year old Pakistani woman has survived being shot by her family after she married her neighbour, police say.
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Pakistani soldiers killed in attacks

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

Five people, two of them soldiers, are killed in a blast near Pakistan's capital Islamabad, while four soldiers die in a shooting near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan party leader held in London

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.
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Blast in Pakistan 'kills seven'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 7:01
related places: Kurram

At least seven people died and three were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kurram in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, officials say.
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Pakistani strike 'kills 16 militants'

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 15:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces say they have killed at least 16 militants after attacks on army checkpoints near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan police deny murder inaction

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:56
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police have denied they did nothing to stop an "honour killing" in front of a court in Lahore, as fresh twists emerge in the case.
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Pakistan PM orders action on stoning

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 14:02
related places: Lahore

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif describes the stoning to death of a woman by her family in front of a Lahore court as "totally unacceptable".
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'Police did nothing' to stop stoning

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 10:04
related places: Lahore

The husband of a Pakistani woman stoned to death by her own family outside a Lahore court tells the BBC police did nothing to stop the attack.
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VIDEO: 'Police silently watched stoning'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 22:06
related places: Lahore

The husband of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death by her family in the Pakistani city of Lahore has said police were watching the incident but did not intervene.
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Split emerges in Pakistan Taliban

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 13:00

A major faction of the Pakistani Taliban announce their split from the organisation, saying its tactics are "un-Islamic".
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VIDEO: Pakistan struggles with polio outbreak

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:44

Pakistan is facing international travel restrictions because of an uncontrolled outbreak of polio.
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VIDEO: Pakistan woman stoned to death

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 5:51

A Pakistani woman has been killed by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes.
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VIDEO: India presses Pakistan on militants

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 15:41
related countries: India India

India's new PM Narendra Modi urges his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects.
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Pakistan woman stoned outside court

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 14:46

A Pakistani woman is stoned to death by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes.
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India presses Pakistan on militants

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 12:30
related places: Sharif

India's new PM Narendra Modi urges his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects.
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Pair sought over politician's murder

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:09

Police investigating the murder of Pakistani politician Dr Imran Farooq name two men they would like to speak to in connection with his murder.
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Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian PM

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: India India

Narendra Modi is sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony attended by his counterpart from rival Pakistan.
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Media apology to ISI over Mir claim

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:38
related places: Jang

Pakistan's Jang media group apologises to the country's feared ISI intelligence agency for its coverage of the shooting of journalist Hamid Mir.
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Pakistan releases Indian fishermen

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:03
related countries: India India

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif orders the release of 151 detained Indian fishermen on the eve of his visit to India for Narendra Modi's inauguration.
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Pakistan PM to go to Modi ceremony

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 7:19
related countries: India India

Pakistan's prime minister is to attend the inauguration of his Indian counterpart on Monday - the first such move since independence in 1947.
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The battle for Pakistan’s Geo TV

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 16:13

What's behind the battle for Pakistan’s Geo TV?
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New India PM reaches out to Pakistan

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:34
related countries: India India
related places: Sharif

India invites Pakistan's leader Nawaz Sharif to Narendra Modi's inauguration as prime minister, but it is not clear if he will attend.
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Pakistan strikes 'kill 60 militants'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:25
related places: Taliban

Pakistan says it has killed 60 militants in North Waziristan in the deadliest air strikes in months, throwing talks with the Taliban into doubt.
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Divisions hit Pakistani TV regulator

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 1:29

Bitter divisions emerge within Pakistan's TV regulator over moves to take the country's largest and most influential television station off the air.
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Activist's abduction highlights Balochistan's plight

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 0:49

Missing activist from Pakistan spoke to BBC before abduction
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Pakistan drops case against FBI man

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

A court in Pakistan orders charges to be dropped against an American FBI agent who was arrested for carrying ammunition in his luggage.
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Malala portrait sells for $82,000

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 17:08

An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai is sold to raise funds for her charity.
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Blasphemy charge for Pakistan lawyers

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 12:26

Pakistani police charge 68 lawyers with blasphemy in what is thought to be the biggest ever case of its kind in the country.
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WHO rejects Pakistan CIA accusation

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 7:29

The World Health Organisation (WHO) rejects Pakistan's claim that the UN was involved in the CIA's fake vaccination programme to track down Osama Bin Laden in 2011.
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Bin Laden case lawyer steps down

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 13:39
related countries: United States United States

The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after death threats.
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A deadly descent into polio contagion

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 1:47

Conspiracy theories and murder let polio spread in Pakistan
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One dead as quakes strike Pakistan

Friday, May 9th 2014, 4:58

At least one person has been killed and dozens more injured after a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan, officials say.
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FBI agent granted bail in Pakistan

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 13:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan grants bail to an agent with the US FBI who was arrested for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight in Karachi.
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Nine Pakistan troops killed by bomb

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 11:00

At least nine Pakistani soldiers have been killed and several critically injured by a roadside bomb in North Waziristan, the authorities say.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy lawyer' murdered

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 21:46
related places: Multan

Gunmen in the Pakistani city of Multan shoot dead a lawyer defending a university lecturer accused of blasphemy, police and officials say.
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FBI agent arrested in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

An American FBI agent is arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Pakistan for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight.
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Waqar reinstated as Pakistan coach

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 16:02

Waqar Younis reinstated as Pakistan coach nearly three years after quitting for personal and health reasons.
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Polio jabs for Pakistani travellers

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 13:53

Pakistan is to immunise travellers against polio by setting up mandatory immunisation points at international airports and border crossings.
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Sharif urges time for Taliban talks

Monday, May 5th 2014, 14:40
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he is still hopeful for talks with the Taliban, despite the militants ending a ceasefire last month.
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VIDEO: Forgotten plight of Afghan refugees

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC's Kim Ghattas visits Afghan refugees in Pakistan and talks to the head of the UN's refugee agency, Antonio Gutteres.
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Hamid Mir speaks at judicial inquiry

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 8:37

Hamid Mir, the Pakistani journalist shot last month, makes his first appearance at a judicial commission set up to investigate his shooting.
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Power back as Pakistan PM pays bill

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:36

Power supplies to the Pakistani prime minister's office have been restored after they were cut off because of unpaid bills, officials say.
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Bomb 'kills five Pakistan Taliban'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least five Pakistan Taliban fighters have been killed in a bombing in the South Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border, local officials say.
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Afghans 'repel big attack on base'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan forces backed by Nato air power repel an assault by more than 300 militants on an army base close to the Pakistani border, officials say.
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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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