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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 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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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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