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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

Funeral for top Pakistan policeman

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:14
related places: Taliban

The funeral for a top Pakistani policeman killed in a bomb blast on Thursday takes place in the port city of Karachi amid tight security.
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Top Pakistan police officer killed

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:38
related places: Taliban

Top Karachi policeman Chaudhry Aslam, known in Pakistan for his campaign against the Taliban, is killed in a bomb blast.
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Pakistan boy tackled suicide bomber

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:08
related places: Hangu

Tributes pour in for a Pakistani teenager killed when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the north-western Hangu area.
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Musharraf ordered to attend court

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 9:45

A Pakistani court rules that ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf must attend his next court hearing, despite his lawyers' arguments that he is in poor health.
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VIDEO: Toy gun sales soar in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 23:41

Shops across Pakistan have seen a rapid increase in the sale of toy guns of various shapes and sizes in recent months.
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The Pakistani woman who survived 'honour' killing

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:26

Rukhsana survived an 'honour attack' but saw her husband die
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'Nine killed' in Pakistan explosion

Monday, January 6th 2014, 12:26
related places: Khyber

At least nine people, including three children are killed in a blast at a house in Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal area, reports say.
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In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

Monday, January 6th 2014, 3:25
related countries: India India

Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
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Musharraf in hospital ahead of trial

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 12:26

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is taken to hospital with reported chest pains as he makes his way to court for his treason trial.
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VIDEO: Hindu temple restored in Pakistan

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 0:22
related places: Chakwal

The government of Pakistan restores the historic Hindu temple Katasraj in Chakwal region of Punjab province.
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Musharraf not in court for trial

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 8:23
related places: Islamabad

The treason trial of Pervez Musharraf opens in Islamabad, but Pakistan's former military ruler fails to show after lawyers cite security concerns.
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Bangladesh Islamist charged over war

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A leading member of Bangladesh's main Islamist party is charged in connection with war crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Women's struggle to work in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 0:36

Qualified female driver Aliya Bibi speaks to the BBC about her struggle to find work in Pakistan's male-dominated workforce.
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Roaring trade of Pakistan's street dentists

Friday, December 27th 2013, 0:36

The roaring trade of Pakistan's street dentists
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VIDEO: 'We had so many hopes for him'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 17:39
related places: Peshawar

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from Peshawar on how the bereaved are coping in Pakistan over Christmas after a year which saw the bloodiest attack ever, on the Christian community.
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VIDEO: Asia's Christmas Day celebrations

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Christmas Day is being celebrated by people in countries across Asia, including Pakistan, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
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Jailed British Ahmadi in Pakistan blasphemy appeal

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Ahmadi jailed in Pakistan for his beliefs
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Security fears delay Musharraf trial

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:40

The treason trial of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is postponed after explosives are found on his route to court.
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Kashmir rivals talk to ease tension

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 9:30
related places: Kashmir

Top India and Pakistani military officials meet for the first time in 14 years to discuss ways to ensure peace on the de facto border in Kashmir.
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Defiant Musharraf breaks silence

Friday, December 20th 2013, 9:10

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf speaks publicly for the first time since he was put under house arrest earlier this year.
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'Heavy fighting' in north Pakistan

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:40

Heavy fighting involving artillery and helicopter gunships is taking place in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, the army says.
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VIDEO: Polio vaccine stopped by militants

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:14

The World Health Organisation says it's also vital to protect children in Pakistan, as armed groups there are killing health workers to stop Polio vaccination programmes
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Pakistan singer's ex-husband to hang

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:36

The former husband of popular Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed is sentenced to death for her murder last year.
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Shia cleric shot dead n in Lahore

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:24
related places: Lahore

A prominent Shia cleric has been shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore, sparking an outcry from members of the city's Shia community.
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Pakistan polio attacks - three dead

Friday, December 13th 2013, 12:08

Gunmen shoot dead two policemen providing security to a polio team in Pakistan, while a polio worker is killed in a separate attack.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' flees

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama Bin Laden has fled the country, a colleague and relatives say.
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US defence chief meets Pakistan PM

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel holds talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
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Missing Pakistanis appear in court

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 23:58
related places: Islamabad

Fourteen prisoners alleged to have been held in secret and without charge by the Pakistani army appear before the Supreme Court in Islamabad.
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Jailed Bin Laden doctor refuses to stay silent

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 1:16

Bin Laden doctor refuses to stay silent in Pakistani jail
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First Pakistan Idol show broadcast

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:32

The first episode of the music talent show Pakistan Idol is broadcast, to the delight of thousands of music lovers.
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US halts shipments from Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military halts its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes.
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Pakistan newspaper office 'attacked'

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:34
related places: Karachi

The office of the Pakistani media group Express News comes under attack in Karachi, with at least three people injured, the group says.
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Sharif vow on Afghan Taliban talks

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promises help to facilitate talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during a visit to Kabul.
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VIDEO: World eyes Pakistan's new army chief

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:14
related places: Rawalpindi

General Ashfaq Kayani has handed over the reins as Pakistan's army chief to General Raheel Sharif in a ceremony in the city of Rawalpindi.
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Pakistan Taliban in cricket appeal

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:10

The Pakistani Taliban urge the country's media to stop praising Sachin Tendulkar and back their own under-fire cricket captain instead.
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Pakistan names new army commander

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:30

Pakistan appoints Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as its new army head in a move which could define Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's third term in office.
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Profile: Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's 'strategic' army head

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 14:37

New Pakistani army head 'challenged conventions'
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Pakistan polio workers are 'freed'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 12:48

A group of at least seven polio workers kidnapped last week in Pakistan while carrying out a children's vaccination campaign have been freed, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan protests block Nato supplies

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Protests against US drone strikes in Pakistan have begun targeting a border crossing near Peshawar - a key supply route for Nato troops in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan protesters block Nato route

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in Pakistan block the main supply route for provisions destined for Nato troops in Afghanistan over the contentious issue of drone strikes.
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VIDEO: Nato trucks blocked in Pakistan

Monday, November 25th 2013, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in north-west Pakistan have been stopping vehicles on the main Nato supply route into Afghanistan, in an effort to stop provisions reaching troops.
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Alarm over Pakistan's 'conciliatory' Taliban approach

Monday, November 25th 2013, 7:11
related places: Taliban

Concern over a 'conciliatory' approach to the Pakistan Taliban
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Pakistan talks to free polio workers

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 22:33
related places: Khyber

Tribesmen in Pakistan's north-western Khyber region are reportedly negotiating with suspected militants to free kidnapped polio workers.
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Deadly bomb blasts hit Karachi

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 22:02
related places: Karachi

At least seven people are reported to have been killed in two bomb explosions in a predominantly Shia area of Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.
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Bin Laden doctor faces murder charge

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

The Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden is charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Pakistan march for the missing

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 10:44

Protestors in Pakistan demand to know the fate of their loved ones who have gone missing in the recent years.
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Pakistan 'drone attack kills five'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least five people at an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Malala Yousafzai gets Sakharov prize

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:12
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, receives the EU's Sakharov human rights prize in Strasbourg.
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Musharraf 'must face treason trial'

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 15:48

Pakistan's government asks the Supreme Court to try the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on treason charges for subverting the constitution.
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Pakistani city put under curfew

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 20:48
related places: Rawalpindi

A curfew is in force in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, where eight people died in sectarian clashes on Friday.
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Who shot Nasiruddin Haqqani?

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 17:18

Mystery of the murdered militant - and the cover-up
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Senior Haqqani leader shot dead

Monday, November 11th 2013, 18:43

A senior leader of Pakistan's Haqqani militant group, Nasiruddin Haqqani, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen near the capital Islamabad.
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Pakistanis react with dismay to new Taliban chief

Friday, November 8th 2013, 9:23
related places: Taliban

Ilyas Khan on new Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah
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Pakistan Taliban chief rejects talks

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 22:35

The new head of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, rules out peace talks with the government, vowing revenge for his predecessor's killing.
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VIDEO: New Taliban leader 'notoriously brutal'

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 19:07

The BBC has learned that the new leader of the Pakistan Taliban is a notoriously brutal commander whose fighters tried to kill the schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai.
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Pakistan Taliban name new leader

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:34

Pakistan's Taliban name Mullah Fazlullah, whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, as their new leader, after a drone killed Hakimullah Mehsud.
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'No quick fixes' for Pakistan Taliban violence

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 11:56
related places: Taliban

Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan's flawed thinking on the Taliban
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Musharraf freed from house arrest

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 7:29

Pakistan frees former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from house arrest, days after he won bail in the last legal case against him, prison officials say.
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Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 21:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Mark Urban investigates reports of a Saudi nuclear arms plan
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Imran Khan presses for Nato blockade

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Taliban

Pakistani politician Imran Khan threatens to block Nato supply lines to Afghanistan in protest at the killing by a US drone of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan calls for Nato block

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 13:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nato

Leading politician Imran Khan has warned that Nato supply routes running through Pakistan will be blocked unless the US stops its drone attacks.
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Clandestine manoeuvrings to select new Taliban head

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 3:25
related places: Taliban

Pakistan Taliban manoeuvres to select new leader
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Forced marriage girl pregnant at 14

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 10:48

A 14-year-old girl became pregnant after being taken to Pakistan by her father and forced to marry a man, a judge says.
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Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:22

Pakistan's former leader sheds legal challenges
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Musharraf step closer to release

Monday, November 4th 2013, 11:18

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf wins bail in the last legal case against him, bringing him a step closer to release from house arrest.
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Pakistan cabinet to discuss US ties

Monday, November 4th 2013, 10:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's cabinet is set to discuss ties with the US and review security in the aftermath of the killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.
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Pakistan Taliban consider new leader

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 11:26
related places: Taliban

The Pakistan Taliban continue talks on who should be their next leader after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone strike on Friday.
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VIDEO: 'I can't afford to bring family'

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:45

Dubai is known for its wealth but about one in six of its population lives on less than $20 a day. One Pakistani immigrant tells the BBC his story.
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US deflects Pakistan anger on Mehsud

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

The US calls Pakistan-Taliban talks an "internal matter", after Islamabad said the drone killing of a top militant had ruined its peace process.
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Mehsud killing 'death of peace plan'

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 17:40

Pakistan's interior minister says the death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has destroyed the country's nascent peace process.
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Taliban death puts Pakistan on alert

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 9:39
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's security forces are put on high alert following the US drone strike believed to have killed Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
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Taliban say leader killed by drone

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 4:50

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official tells the BBC.
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