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Pakistan top court halts executions

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 11:43

Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.
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VIDEO: Pakistani servants form a union

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 0:13

Domestic workers rarely have contracts or any legal protection in Pakistan, but that may be about to change.
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Bangladesh hangs Islamist politician

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

An Islamist politician convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan is hanged at a prison in Dhaka.
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Dam builders shot dead in Pakistan

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 10:58

At least 20 workers accused of working on an army-backed dam construction site in the Pakistani province of Balochistan are killed by gunmen.
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India protest at Pakistan bail move

Friday, April 10th 2015, 21:01
related countries: India India

India formally protests to Pakistan over its decision to release on bail the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
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Pakistan votes for Yemen neutrality

Friday, April 10th 2015, 15:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Pakistan parliament calls for neutrality in Yemen conflict, snubbing Saudi Arabia's request to join an anti-Houthi coalition.
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Pakistan bails Mumbai 'mastermind'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:38
related countries: India India

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is released on bail in Pakistan, drawing a protest from India.
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India-Pakistan goodwill over Yemen

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Yemen Yemen

India's prime minister expresses gratitude to Pakistan over Yemen rescue mission.
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Islamic State enters fray in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 13:37

Islamic State militants enter fray in Pakistan
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VIDEO: Pakistan Christians still persecuted

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 3:53
related places: Lahore

Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.
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Iran-Pakistan border guards killed

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen in a province near Pakistan, Iranian media say.
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Rebels advance in Yemen's second city

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 17:45
related countries: China China, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels make more gains in the southern city of Aden, despite 11 days of Saudi-led coalition air strikes.
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A supermodel in a Pakistani jail

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 12:17

How is Pakistani model Ayyan Ali being treated in detention?
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VIDEO: Pakistan evacuees on 'tense' Yemen

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: China China, Yemen Yemen
related places: Islamabad

A plane carrying 176 Pakistani passengers who were evacuated from Yemen on a Chinese Naval vessel has arrived in the capital Islamabad.
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US man 'tried to support' al-Qaeda

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:37
related countries: United States United States

The US Justice Department says it has charged an American citizen with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan.
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Pakistan army court death sentences

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 17:34
related places: Peshawar

Military courts in Pakistan sentence six suspected militants to death in their first verdicts since being announced after the Peshawar school massacre.
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Ray of light in a drought-hit desert

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 2:21

A ray of light in Pakistan's drought-hit Thar desert
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VIDEO: Taste testing desert's solar plant water

Monday, March 30th 2015, 22:25

A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.
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Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.
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Pakistan takes aim at Sim cards in anti-terror drive

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 21:42
related places: Sim

Will Sim card crackdown thwart Pakistan's militants?
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Pakistan holds national day parade

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:52

Pakistan holds its first Republic Day parade in seven years, in what is being seen as a symbolic show of strength in the face of militant attacks.
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Riaz and Watson punished for clash

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 10:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan's Wahab Riaz and Australia's Shane Watson are fined for their confrontation in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
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Clarke praises Watson's defiance

Friday, March 20th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke praises Shane Watson's batting after their World Cup quarter-final win over Pakistan.
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Australia hold nerve to reach semis

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:09
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Australia withstand a pulsating spell from Pakistan's Wahab Riaz to set up a meeting with India in the World Cup semi-finals.
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VIDEO: Bus tours of Karachi under armed guard

Friday, March 20th 2015, 0:09
related places: Karachi

One man has decided to show that there is more to the violent Pakistan city of Karachi than crime and terror and started its first ever guided bus tour.
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VIDEO: Survivor on Pakistan school shooting

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani teenager who was flown to the UK for surgery after being shot by the Taliban, has been speaking to the BBC.
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Pakistani man's execution 'halted'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:28

A Pakistani man convicted as a minor and due to be hanged on Thursday has been given a stay of execution, a charity fighting his case says.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' killed

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 21:22
related places: Peshawar

A former lawyer of the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is shot dead in the north-western city of Peshawar.
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Pakistan Christians bury blast dead

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:43
related places: Lahore

Pakistani Christians in Lahore hold funerals for victims of two Taliban suicide bomb attacks, amid heavy security in the city.
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Pakistan carries out mass hangings

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 7:54

Pakistan hangs 12 convicts, the largest number of executions on the same day since the government overturned a temporary ban on hangings.
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Pakistan Christians protest at blasts

Monday, March 16th 2015, 16:11

Protests in Lahore by members of Pakistan's Christian minority turn violent, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistan churches

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 14:43
related places: Lahore

Twin bomb blasts kill at least 14 people and leave dozens hurt at churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore, local officials say.
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Ireland out as Pakistan go through

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 11:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win.
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VIDEO: Lahore blasts target Christian churches

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 9:39
related places: Lahore

Twin bomb blasts have targeted a Christian neighbourhood in the Pakistani city of Lahore killing at least 10 people.
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India in plea over Mumbai suspect

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:36
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian officials call on Pakistan not to release the man suspected of masterminding the Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 165 people were killed.
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'Ireland face most important game'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's final World Cup Pool B match with Pakistan on Sunday is the biggest in their history, says batsman Ed Joyce.
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Pakistan troops raid MQM head office

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 11:35
related places: Karachi

Security forces raid the Karachi headquarters of one of Pakistan's major political parties, sparking protests by supporters.
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Pakistan ends executions freeze

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 16:52
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan resumes executions for all capital offences, after earlier lifting a moratorium on the death penalty for terror offences only.
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Court upholds Qadri death sentence

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:33

A Pakistani court upholds the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri for shooting dead a provincial governor who backed reform to blasphemy laws.
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VIDEO: Pakistan Bieber fan duo find fame

Monday, March 9th 2015, 5:31

When two sisters in a poor neighbourhood in Pakistan learned a Justin Bieber song they had no idea what doors it would open, the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports.
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Bieber song earns Pakistan girls fame

Monday, March 9th 2015, 1:50

How a Justin Bieber song changed lives in Pakistan
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Schools named after Peshawar victims

Friday, March 6th 2015, 13:05
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
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VIDEO: Surveillance footage of Abid Naseer

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
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UK bomb plot suspect found guilty

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'holds the key to talks'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's defence minister has told the BBC that his country will do whatever it can to bring the Afghan-Taliban to talks with Afghanistan's government.
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Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 22:03

Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
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Kashmir leader's remarks spark row

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:39
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India's government distances itself from remarks by the Kashmir chief minister, who said Pakistan and militants deserved credit for peaceful state elections.
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Mumbai attacks suspect's luxury jail time

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 0:38

The luxury lifestyle of Pakistan's most notorious prisoner
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Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape

Friday, February 27th 2015, 12:44

Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.
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Angry fans await Pakistan selector

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 22:34

Pakistan chief selector Moin Khan returns home to a hostile reception after leaving the World Cup for visiting a casino.
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How a rape was filmed and shared in Pakistan

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:50

The woman whose gang rape was filmed and shared
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'Harassment' drives Afghan refugees from Pakistan

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan refugees 'driven out' after Pakistan school attack
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US terror trial sees Bin Laden files

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 0:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: New York

Documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound are presented at the New York trial of a Pakistani man accused of bomb plots in the US and UK.
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Lahore Literary Festival: Book lovers defy the bombers

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:44

Pakistan book festival defies the bombers
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Pakistan school attack suspect held

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:43
related places: Peshawar

The Pakistani military arrests a man suspected of planning December's attack on a school in Peshawar, which killed at least 150 people.
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Boy 'played dead' in Taliban massacre

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 12:00
related places: Taliban

A boy seriously injured in the Pakistani school massacre 'played dead' to survive while a gunman searched the room and stepped on him.
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VIDEO: School attack survivor 'played dead'

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ahmad Nawaz, Peshawar, Taliban

The family of Ahmad Nawaz, a Pakistani teenager injured in a Taliban attack on his Peshawar school, talk to the BBC as he prepares for major surgery in UK.
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Windies win as Pakistan slump to 1-4

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:44

Pakistan make the worst start to an innings in World Cup history as West Indies secure an emphatic 150-run victory.
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Naseer 'led Manchester terror cell'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 18:55

A US prosecutor says a Pakistani man extradited from the UK was part of an al-Qaeda conspiracy to plan attacks in Manchester and New York.
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Pakistan polio workers found dead

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 16:45

Four members of a polio vaccination team, kidnapped on Friday, have been found shot dead in south-west Pakistan.
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Lahore suicide attack near police HQ

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 9:11
related places: Lahore

At least four people are killed in an explosion near police headquarters in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Holders India crush rivals Pakistan

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 11:34
related countries: India India

Virat Kohli's hundred helps India open the defence of their World Cup crown with a 76-run win over arch rivals Pakistan.
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Afridi plays down curfew breach fine

Friday, February 13th 2015, 18:49
related countries: India India

Shahid Afridi and seven Pakistan team-mates are fined for breaching a curfew before the World Cup clash with India.
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Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:48
related places: Peshawar

Taliban militants attack a Shia mosque in northern Pakistan, killing 20 people and injuring dozens, the second major attack on Shias in recent weeks.
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Pakistan still hunts school plotters

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 18:23
related places: Peshawar

The Pakistani army reveals that 27 militants were involved in December's school massacre in Peshawar, six of whom are still being hunted.
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Pakistani wins Australia visa tussle

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian judges order ministers to grant a visa to a Pakistani refugee after a long-running legal battle.
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England lose final warm-up match

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England lose their last World Cup warm-up game by four wickets as Pakistan prevail in a tense finish in Sydney.
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Who made it into greatest ODI XI?

Monday, February 9th 2015, 22:53
related countries: India India

There are four Australians, three West Indians, two South Africans, one Indian & one Pakistani in the greatest ODI XI.
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Pakistan trains Afghan army cadets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six Afghan army cadets report for training in Pakistan, another sign of increased cooperation between the two neighbours.
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Pakistani star's song for unity after school attack

Friday, February 6th 2015, 7:42
related places: Taliban

A star-studded video takes a stand against the Taliban
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VIDEO: Musical tribute to Peshawar victims

Friday, February 6th 2015, 0:11
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's most popular singer-actor, Ali Zafar, is releasing a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Bomb explodes at Pakistan college

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:09
related places: Peshawar

A bomb has exploded outside a college in the Pakistan city of Peshawar, the third such incident in recent days, weeks after a school massacre.
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VIDEO: Blasphemy woman's family 'live in fear'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 2:45

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the family of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi about their lives in hiding, after she was given a death sentence for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistan man wins stay of execution

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 12:12

A Pakistani man facing a death sentence on Tuesday is granted a last minute stay of execution.
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Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 14:11

Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
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