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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

VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

Friday, October 24th 2014, 1:27

The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
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Deadly attacks hit Quetta city

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 17:43
related places: Quetta

The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 13 people are killed in a spate of attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
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Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:47
related places: Islamabad

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
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Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 11:16

The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
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Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:48
related places: Khan

Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.
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Pakistani Hindus want Diwali holiday

Monday, October 20th 2014, 15:46

Members of Pakistan's Hindu community are calling on the government to make the festival of Diwali a national holiday.
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Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 8:34

One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.
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Pakistan's 'drunk mullah'

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 0:07

Pakistani scholar accused of being drunk during TV appearance
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Asia Bibi death sentence upheld

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 12:33

A Pakistani court upholds the death penalty against a Christian women convicted of blasphemy in 2010.
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Cellar slave girl to receive £100,000

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 19:03

A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is awarded £100,000 in compensation.
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At least seven die at Pakistan rally

Friday, October 10th 2014, 21:59
related places: Multan

Seven die in a stampede at a rally addressed by Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan in Multan, with around 40 others injured.
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Laureate Malala urges child rights

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:43
related countries: India India

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai urges children to demand their rights after winning the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.
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VIDEO: Malala told of Nobel award in lesson

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:06
related countries: India India

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she is honoured to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.
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Malala shares Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10th 2014, 15:56

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi win the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Sharif visits former Taliban bastion

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 17:30
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a rare trip to the tribal area of North Waziristan to tell soldiers they are winning the "war against terrorism".
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Rivals trade warnings over Kashmir

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 15:58
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan have traded warnings over a surge in violence in Kashmir which has killed at least 19 people.
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VIDEO: Villagers flee after Kashmir shelling

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:16
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir, There

There has been more shelling along the border between Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir in the biggest escalation in violence in years.
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Hundreds flee after Kashmir clashes

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 12:43
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Hundreds of villagers flee their homes in Indian-administered Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire in some of the worst violence in the region in a decade.
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Kashmir firing enters second day

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 7:57
related countries: India India
related places: At, Kashmir

At least four Indian civilians are wounded as India and Pakistan continue to exchange fire in the disputed Kashmir region a day after nine civilians were killed.
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US drone 'kills eight' in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:36
related countries: United States United States

A US drone strike kills at least eight people in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say, the fourth such attack in a fortnight.
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Civilians killed in Kashmir firing

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:02
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan accuse each other of unprovoked firing along the disputed border in Kashmir in which at least nine civilians were killed.
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Pakistan Taliban vow support for IS

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 23:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The Pakistani Taliban express support for Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, calling on Islamists worldwide to "forget rivalries".
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Twitter 'misplaces' Taliban official

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 13:49
related places: Taliban

A senior spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, denies he is in Pakistan after his tweets were geo-tagged there.
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Polio hits record high in Pakistan

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 10:08

Health officials in Pakistan say attacks on immunisation teams have led to the country's highest number of polio cases for 15 years.
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India beat Pakistan to hockey gold

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:36
related countries: India India

India win their first Asian Games hockey gold in 16 years after beating rivals Pakistan on penalties in Incheon.
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Pain of Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 17:03

Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis on their fears for the future
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Pakistan plane video man sacked

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 12:57

A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.
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VIDEO: 'I cried so much when I married at 13'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 7:06

The BBC's Shumaila Jaffery reports from a remote village in Pakistan to speak to one woman who was told she had to marry her cousin at the age of 13.
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Fears for life of blasphemy Scot

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of a Scottish grandfather wounded by a prison guard in Pakistan say they fear further attempts on his life.
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Top Karachi policeman escapes blast

Friday, September 26th 2014, 7:24
related places: Karachi

At least two people are killed in a powerful blast apparently targeting top anti-terrorism police officer Farooq Awan in Pakistan's Karachi, officials say.
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Blasphemy Scot shot in Pakistan jail

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:28

A 70-year-old man from Edinburgh who was jailed in Pakistan on blasphemy charges is shot and wounded by a prison guard.
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VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 10:18
related places: Islamabad

Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.
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Peshawar bomb attack 'kills three'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:31
related places: Peshawar

At least three people are killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar as violence returns after several months of relative calm.
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Why Pakistan's militants can still strike at will

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:43

Pakistan's militants on back foot but still lethal
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Murdered Pakistan hardliner buried

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:56
related places: Rawalpindi

Hardline Sunni prayer leader Mufti Amanullah is buried in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi a day after he was shot dead.
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Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 9:48

Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.
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VIDEO: Passengers rise up against Pakistan's 'VIP culture'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:25

Pakistan air travellers's fury at delay over VIP
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VIDEO: Why bagpipe makers want No vote

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.
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Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 15:11

Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.
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Injured Clarke out of Pakistan ODIs

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 11:28

Australia will be without captain Michael Clarke for their three one-day internationals against Pakistan in the UAE.
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Pakistan name Afridi as T20 captain

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 10:15

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is reappointed as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain - three years after he was sacked from the role.
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VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 1:06

Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Wedding tragedy as groom dies in floods

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:16
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Flooding in Pakistan has claimed the life of a groom who was travelling to his wedding reception on a boat.
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VIDEO: Floods misery continues in Kashmir

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 2:57
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Hundreds of thousands of people have been trapped by flooding in Kashmir and other areas of northern India and Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Malala attack suspects arrested

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:20

Ten people suspected of planning and carrying out the attack on the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai have been arrested.
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Malala suspects held - Pakistan army

Friday, September 12th 2014, 16:00

The militants suspected of the gun attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012 are arrested, Pakistan's army says.
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Alert as Pakistan flood river peaks

Friday, September 12th 2014, 11:14
related places: Multan

Pakistan's Multan city and surrounding areas in Punjab province are on high alert as the Chenab river continues to surge south at extremely high levels.
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Pakistanis flee flood dyke breach

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 18:33
related countries: India India

Pakistani authorities breach a strategic dyke in flood-affected Punjab to ease pressure on flood defences downstream and protect urban areas.
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VIDEO: Anger at Pakistan floods response

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 16:21

Pakistani authorities face growing anger over their response to the country's worst flooding since 2010.
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24 dead in Pakistan mosque collapse

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 7:07
related places: Lahore

At least 24 people are now known to have been killed after the roof of a mosque collapsed in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.
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Ten dead in Lahore mosque collapse

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 14:51
related places: Lahore

At least 10 people are killed and seven injured when the roof of a mosque collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.
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Ajmal banned over bowling action

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:45

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is suspended after the International Cricket Council deems his bowling action to be illegal.
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Pakistan navy repels militant attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 11:45
related places: Karachi

The Pakistan navy says it fought off an attack on its Karachi dockyard in which two militants and a sailor were killed.
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India and Pakistan flood toll rises

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 5:20
related countries: India India

The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has passed 375 as authorities struggle to rescue hundreds of thousands of stranded people.
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VIDEO: Rescue teams search flood-hit Pakistan

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:55

Andrew North joins rescue workers in Pakistan who are still searching for people trapped after a week of damaging floods.
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Iran arrests 'fighters bound for IS'

Monday, September 8th 2014, 18:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iran says it has arrested Afghan and Pakistani citizens who were trying to join Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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Battle to rescue flood marooned

Monday, September 8th 2014, 16:40
related countries: India India

Rescue teams battle to retrieve hundreds of thousands of people stranded by damaging floods in India and Pakistan.
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Pakistan Qadri protesters 'paid'

Monday, September 8th 2014, 15:36

Protesters in Pakistan tell the BBC they were paid to join anti-government demonstrations but are now being denied permission to return home.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Punjab submerged

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:10
related countries: India India

Rescue teams are battling to retrieve hundreds of thousands of people stranded by damaging floods in India and Pakistan.
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China's Pakistan visit 'postponed'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 9:57
related countries: China China
related places: Islamabad

The Chinese president's state visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistani officials say.
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India Pakistan flood toll passes 200

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 7:19
related countries: India India

More than 200 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy rain across large swathes of India and Pakistan, reports say.
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The surreal world of Pakistan's 'political circus'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 19:08

Pakistan's 'umpires', shipping containers and tired protesters
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VIDEO: Inside Islamabad protest camp

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:50
related places: Islamabad

The BBC's Andrew North tours the site in central Islamabad that has been occupied by supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri
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Religious talk lands Shehzad in trouble

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad could be disciplined for religious comments made to Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan.
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Deadly floods in India and Pakistan

Friday, September 5th 2014, 7:06
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Dozens are killed after flooding caused by incessant rain across Indian- and Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan: BBC interview

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:13
related places: Islamabad

Imran Khan, who heads the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, has spoken to the BBC about the protests in Islamabad.
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Pakistan army 'kills 910 militants'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 10:43

Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 910 suspected militants since launching an offensive in the tribal area of North Waziristan.
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VIDEO: Pakistan risks 'Mubarak dictatorship'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 3:30
related places: Mubarak

Pakistan's parliament in an emergency session over the country's political crisis, as anti-corruption protests continue.
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Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 13:55

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation.
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Pakistan's leader cornered by protests

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 6:37

Why the military holds the key to Pakistan's protests
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Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital

Monday, September 1st 2014, 18:47
related places: Islamabad

Security forces and protesters continue their clashes in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:22
related places: Islamabad

The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.
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Troops return Pakistan TV to air

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:54

Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
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Pakistan army 'concerned' by clashes

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 18:20

Violence between protesters and police should stop, Pakistan's army says, as it backs democracy after Islamabad clashes saw three people die.
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