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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

India PM Narendra Modi visits Kargil

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 11:55
related countries: India India
related places: Kargil, Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kargil in Indian-administered Kashmir, the first visit to the town by an Indian PM since the 1999 conflict with Pakistan.
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Ajmal reported over bowling action

Monday, August 11th 2014, 11:32

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is reported to the International Cricket Council over a suspected illegal bowling action.
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Will a Pakistani-Indian kiss be censored?

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 23:01
related countries: India India

Will Pakistan censor this actress's kiss with an Indian star?
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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Galle

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 12:55

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, with the final Test on Thursday.
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Deadly violence in Pakistan protest

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 20:19

At least six people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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VIDEO: Forgotten K2 climber left to freeze

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Sixty years ago, Amir Mehdi was betrayed by his Italian companions and denied glory at the summit of Pakistan's K2 mountain.
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Pakistan returns India soldier

Friday, August 8th 2014, 11:43
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.
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Pakistan says 30 militants killed

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 16:59

Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 30 militants in air strikes in the North Waziristan tribal region.
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Bathers drown off Karachi coast

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 8:22
related places: Karachi

At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Pakistan climbers scale K2 summit

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 11:56

The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time.
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Mirza hits back in nationality row

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 12:53
related countries: India India

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party legislator that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
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Pakistan teen cricketer's 'suicide' after sex-pest row

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 22:36

Pakistan family tell of teen cricketer's tragic death
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Pakistan set for India football tour

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 13:35
related countries: India India

Pakistan will go on a two-match tour of India in August.
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VIDEO: 'I survived attempted honour killing'

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:36

The murder of a young pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family earlier this year, pushed the issue of "honour killings" into the spotlight.
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VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria's leader

Monday, July 14th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram.
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Malala meets Nigeria's leader

Monday, July 14th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.
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VIDEO: Malala: Boko Haram 'misusing Islam'

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:25

The young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said that Boko Haram is 'misusing the name of Islam' by saying that girls should not have an education.
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Jayawardene to retire from Tests

Monday, July 14th 2014, 9:18

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene says he will retire from Test cricket after the series against Pakistan in August.
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VIDEO: Malala in Nigeria campaign visit

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 23:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has travelled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
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VIDEO: Militants flee North Waziristan assault

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 21:42
related places: Miranshah

Pakistan's military says its anti-militant offensive in a north-western tribal area has now taken control of 80% of the strategic town of Miranshah.
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Taliban 'fled' Pakistan offensive

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:09
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani army commander in North Waziristan says that senior Taliban militants managed to flee before an offensive began in mid-June.
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Rare access to Pakistan ghost town

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:14

Suicide vests and bomb factories in former Taliban hotbed
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VIDEO: Empty streets of Pakistan 'ghost town'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:27
related places: Miranshah, Taliban

Pakistan's military takes the media to see Miranshah, formerly a hotbed of Taliban activity, three weeks into its offensive against militants in the region.
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VIDEO: Health crisis hits Pakistani refugees

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 15:25

The displacement of more than 800,000 people from the tribal region of North Waziristan has led to a health crisis in the northwest of the country, officials say.
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Khan urges aid for Pakistan refugees

Monday, July 7th 2014, 6:14
related places: Taliban

The army should allow aid agencies into Pakistan's north-west to help those displaced by the military operation against the Taliban, politician Imran Khan has told the BBC.
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Charges over Lahore 'honour killing'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:58
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court in Lahore charges five men for the murder of a woman who was beaten to death for marrying without their consent.
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All hues or some shades in North Waziristan?

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:19

Exclusive footage from Pakistan shows battle is far from over
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VIDEO: Pakistan stepping up militant strikes

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:38

Pakistan's military is stepping up its operation in the North Waziristan tribal area and targeting militants who have been hiding there.
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Pakistan 'disrupts terror bases'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 12:35

Pakistan's army says it has severely disrupted militant bases in North Waziristan, despite reports that many militants left before troops moved in.
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Where have all Pakistan's militants gone?

Monday, June 30th 2014, 18:38
related places: Taliban

Pakistan sends troops in but where are the Taliban?
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Pakistan troops move against Taliban

Monday, June 30th 2014, 11:29
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani army launches a ground offensive against Taliban militants in the tribal region of North Waziristan after weeks of air strikes.
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VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

Monday, June 30th 2014, 4:51
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.
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Pakistan 'charity' head condemns US

Monday, June 30th 2014, 2:12
related countries: United States United States

Hafiz Saeed, the head of a self-declared charity in Pakistan accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, dismisses new US sanctions.
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VIDEO: Is Pakistan 'obsessed' with fair skin?

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:17

An advert promising to 'make the whole of Pakistan white' sparks debate in the country over what some are calling an 'obsession' with attaining fairer skin.
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Airlines halt flights to Peshawar

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 12:34
related places: Peshawar

Qatar Airways joins Emirates and Etihad in stopping its jets flying to the Pakistani city of Peshawar after a deadly attack on an airliner.
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Hunt for Peshawar jet attack gunmen

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 9:26
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani security forces hunt for gunmen who attacked a passenger jet as it came in to land killing one passenger on board.
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Shots fired as jet lands in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 20:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen open fire on a passenger plane arriving at Peshawar in Pakistan from Saudi Arabia, with one person killed and at least two injured.
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Clashes as Pakistan cleric returns

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:20
related places: Islamabad

Police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad disperse supporters of anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri as his homecoming flight is diverted to Lahore.
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VIDEO: Mass exodus amid Pakistani strikes

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 14:39

Some 350,000 people have left their homes since the launch of a major military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, according to officials.
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Pakistan offensive displaces 350,000

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 10:23

Some 350,000 people have been displaced since the start of an army offensive against militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan, officials say.
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Thousands flee Waziristan offensive

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 17:10
related places: Taliban

Tens of thousands flee North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan as military aircraft pound suspected Taliban targets ahead of an expected ground offensive.
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VIDEO: N Waziristan families look for refuge

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 23:28

After the Pakistani military launched offensives against Islamic militant hideouts in North Waziristan earlier this week, locals have been moving out of the region to find refuge in makeshift camps in a neighbouring province.
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ECB bans ex-Sussex man Arif for life

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 11:51

Former Sussex and Pakistan A seamer Naved Arif is banned for life by the ECB for a breach of its anti-corruption code.
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Twitter unblocks 'blasphemy' tweets

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:38

Twitter restores access to tweets that mock Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in Pakistan after previously agreeing to block them.
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Muralitharan to work with Australia

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 9:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Muttiah Muralitharan is hired by Australia as a spin bowling consultant for the Test series against Pakistan in October.
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Deadly clashes at cleric's Lahore HQ

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 18:17
related places: Lahore

At least eight people are killed in clashes between Pakistani police and supporters of a prominent Islamic scholar in the city of Lahore.
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Pakistan and Kabul discuss security

Monday, June 16th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss regional security amid air strikes against militants in Pakistan's north-west.
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Pakistan jets pound tribal valleys

Monday, June 16th 2014, 12:10

Pakistani fighter jets are reported to have carried out fresh air strikes against militants based in a thickly forested valley in Pakistan's north-west tribal areas.
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Pakistan in tribal area offensive

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 19:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army says it has launched a "comprehensive operation" against militants in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan raids 'kill militants'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 13:17

Pakistan says air raids in North Waziristan have killed scores of militants including a leader behind last week's attack on Karachi airport.
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Court backs Musharraf exit request

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 10:58

A Pakistani court backs ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, even though he is on trial for treason.
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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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