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News: Pakistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Pakistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Pakistan – overview

Pakistan: news

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

US military officials say elements in Pakistan's military intelligence service still have ties to the Taleban and al-Qaeda militants.
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Pakistan voices

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 9:31
related places: Islamabad

Islamabad people give their views on Obama's speech
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan mosque

Friday, March 27th 2009, 15:26
related places: Jamrud

A mosque collapses after a suicide bomb attack in north-western Pakistan, killing dozens of people and injuring many more.
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Bomb strikes mosque in Pakistan

Friday, March 27th 2009, 9:40
related places: Jamrud

A bomb explodes at a mosque in Jamrud in north-west Pakistan, with a number of people feared dead and injured.
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Deadly Pakistan restaurant blast

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 6:38

A suicide blast targeting a tribal leader in Pakistan's South Waziristan region kills at least 10 people, say officials.
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Drone attack reported in Pakistan

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 15:56
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack on vehicles in Pakistan kills suspected foreign militants, Pakistani sources say.
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Lahore attack 'to change cricket'

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 12:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's new captain says the attack in Pakistan has changed his players' approach to taking part in future tournaments.
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Taleban tap into Swat's emeralds

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 15:46
related places: Swat

The Taleban in Pakistan's strife-torn north-western district of Swat take over operations in its emerald mines.
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Pakistan judge celebrates return

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 7:03
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's chief justice celebrates his return to work in Islamabad after mass protests forced his reinstatement.
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Bomb attack on Islamabad police

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 17:13
related places: Islamabad

A suicide bomb attack on a police station in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, kills one policeman and injures another.
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Trial starts for Mumbai suspect

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 11:03
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The sole known surviving suspect from last year's Mumbai attacks appears at an Indian court on a video link at the start of his trial.
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Pakistan judge regains top post

Sunday, March 22nd 2009, 10:50

Pakistan's sacked chief justice resumes his office after months of opposition protest forced a government climbdown.
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US 'needs new Pakistan strategy'

Sunday, March 22nd 2009, 2:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years has failed, Pakistan's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Taleban head 'not in Balochistan'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 14:29
related countries: United States United States

The head of Balochistan province in Pakistan says Taleban chief Mullah Omar is not there, amid reports of possible US strikes.
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Pakistan rocket attack 'kills 10'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 12:12

Suspected Taleban militants fire three rockets at a security force base in north-western Pakistan, killing 10 people, officials say.
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Pakistan orders Sharif ban review

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 14:09
related places: Sharif

Pakistan's government asks the Supreme Court to review a ruling that bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and his brother from office.
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Pakistan rejects US strike report

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 13:43
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's foreign ministry dismisses a report suggesting the US is considering expanding military operations in Pakistan.
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Bangladesh sports tours on hold

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 12:39
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh indefinitely postpones all tours by foreign sports teams because of security concerns.
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Pakistan rape victim campaigner weds policeman

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 16:24

A Pakistani gang rape victim who won international acclaim as a campaigner for women's rights gets married.
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No new oath for Pakistani judge

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 14:58

Pakistan's sacked top judge will not have to swear a new oath when he returns to office, officials confirm.
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Blast strikes Pakistan bus depot

Monday, March 16th 2009, 19:54
related places: Rawalpindi

At least eight people are killed in an explosion at a bus depot on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, police say.
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Pakistan reinstates sacked judge

Monday, March 16th 2009, 15:07
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's government reinstates sacked top judge Iftikhar Chaudhry, prompting the opposition to call off protests.
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What next for Pakistan?

Monday, March 16th 2009, 9:10

Pakistan's government will reinstate a sacked Supreme Court chief justice. Will this quell recent unrest?
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US drone 'kills five in Pakistan'

Monday, March 16th 2009, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

A suspected missile fired by a US drone kills at least five people in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials say.
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Pakistan ex-PM ignores 'arrest'

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 18:19

Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif defies what he says was an "illegal" house arrest order to keep him in Lahore.
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Pakistani ex-PM Sharif 'detained'

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 8:59
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's main opposition party says its leader Nawaz Sharif has been put under house arrest, but the government denies this.
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Government 'seeks to ease crisis'

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 17:50

Pakistan's government says it will seek a review of a ruling that bars opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from elected office.
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Pakistan minister quits amid unrest

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 10:51

Pakistan's information minister resigns after a clampdown on Geo TV over reporting protests by lawyers and opposition groups.
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Pakistan protest crackdown widens

Friday, March 13th 2009, 16:31

Authorities in Pakistan's north-west ban rallies and a protest convoy is halted at Sindh as a crackdown on activists spreads.
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Drone 'kills 24 Pakistan Taleban'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kurram

Pakistani officials say missiles fired by an unmanned US drone have killed at least 24 militants in Kurram, on the Afghan border.
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Clashes mark protest in Pakistan

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:17

Police in Pakistan beat protesters in a bid to stop lawyers and opposition activists launching an anti-government march.
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Sharia law begins in Swat valley

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 12:26
related places: Swat

Sharia courts reopen in four administrative areas of the Swat valley in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Lahore attack fails to stump brave Afghan cricketers

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 15:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

While cricketers shun Pakistan following the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, the Afghan side arrives in the country.
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Pakistan arrests ahead of protest

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 13:10

A ban on rallies is imposed in two Pakistani provinces and dozens of activists held to prevent them protesting, the opposition says.
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Pakistan register Broad complaint

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 10:15
related places: Lahore

The Pakistan Cricket Board lodges an official complaint against referee Chris Broad over his Lahore attack comments.
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'Militants die' in Pakistan clash

Monday, March 9th 2009, 6:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani troops kill four militants in the Bajaur tribal district near the Afghan border, the army says.
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Car bomb kills eight in Pakistan

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 15:57

Eight people, mostly police and soldiers, are dead after reportedly being lured to a booby-trapped car in north-western Pakistan.
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The day guns stopped play

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 11:43

Mohammed Hanif reflects on the attack carried out on Pakistan's "religion above religion".
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Pakistan facing 'mortal threat'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Pakistan must unite to tackle a "mortal threat" from militants in the country.
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IPL tournament 'will go ahead'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Indian Premier League will go ahead as planned - despite the attack on Sri Lanka's team in Pakistan, says IPL commissioner.
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Road bomb kills Pakistani mayor

Friday, March 6th 2009, 6:16

The mayor of a town in the North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan dies when a roadside bomb explodes near his car.
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Lahore suspect sketches released

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 13:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police release sketches of four men suspected of involvement in the ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
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Sufi Shrine 'blown up by Taleban'

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 11:53

Suspected Taleban militants in NW Pakistan blow up the shrine of a 17th Century Sufi poet of the Pashtun language, police say.
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Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh off

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 11:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh is postponed because of security concerns in the wake of the Lahore attacks.
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Sri Lankans recover after attacks

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan cricketers are recovering after surgery on injuries suffered during the attacks in Pakistan.
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Pakistan criticised for 'lapses'

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Criticism mounts over apparent security lapses leading to Tuesday's attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Pakistan.
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CCTV 'shows Lahore gunmen escape'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 18:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistani TV broadcasts video showing what it says are gunmen from the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team escaping the scene.
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Swat 'dancing girls' must leave

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 16:30
related places: Swat

A deal is made to remove dancing girls from the main town in Pakistan's Swat valley, amid an official truce with the Taleban.
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Pakistan president in gunmen vow

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 16:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari vows to punish those who attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore "with iron hands".
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Broad angry at security failures

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 13:35
related places: Lahore

Cricket referee Chris Broad hits out at security in Pakistan after being caught up in Tuesday's terror attack in Lahore.
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Sri Lanka cricketers arrive home

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 8:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's cricket team arrives back in Colombo after leaving Pakistan following the attacks by gunmen.
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Zardari rules out Taleban truce

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 4:19

Pakistani President Asif Zardari says Pakistan has not and will not negotiate with the "extremist Taleban and terrorists".
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Hunt for Lahore cricket attackers

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 22:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police are hunting gunmen who attacked a convoy carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore, killing seven people.
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Pakistan cricket future in doubt

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 22:20

The future of international cricket in Pakistan is in doubt following Tuesday's attack, says the International Cricket Council.
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England lined up as neutral venue

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 14:19
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Lahore

Discussions begin over England hosting Australia's postponed Test tour of Pakistan this summer.
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Gunmen shoot Sri Lanka cricketers

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 14:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Gunmen attack Sri Lanka's cricket team in Pakistani city of Lahore, wounding several players and killing at least seven other people.
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What next for Pakistan?

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 12:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Several Sri Lankan cricketers are injured by gunmen in the Pakistani city of Lahore. What now for the country?
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Lahore Test scrapped after attack

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 10:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

The second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been called off following the attack on the bus carrying the tourists' team in Lahore.
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Pakistan attack on cricket convoy

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 4:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Gunmen fire on a convoy carrying Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers in the Pakistani city of Lahore, police say.
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Leader begins key visit to Swat

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 14:20
related places: Swat

The chief minister of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province makes his first visit to Swat since a key peace deal with militants.
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Missiles 'kill seven' in Pakistan

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 14:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by US unmanned aircraft kill seven people close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, reports say.
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Pakistan v Sri Lanka scorecard

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Lahore.
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Protests continue on Sharif ban

Friday, February 27th 2009, 10:12
related places: Sharif

Protests against a court decision to ban Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and his brother from elected office enter a third day.
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Key Afghan-Pakistani talks in US

Friday, February 27th 2009, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US agrees with Afghanistan and Pakistan to hold regular talks to tackle rising violence in their volatile border region.
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Pakistani protests turn violent

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 18:16

Supporters of Nawaz Sharif clash with police after the courts bar him and his brother from elected office in Pakistan.
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Fire hits bombed Islamabad hotel

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 13:41
related places: Islamabad

A fire hits the Marriott hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, months after it was wrecked in a lethal bombing.
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Election ban for Sharif brothers

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 15:04
related places: Sharif

Pakistan's Supreme Court upholds bans on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother, Shahbaz, from elected office.
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Taleban Swat truce 'indefinite'

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 14:25
related places: Swat

Taleban insurgents in the troubled north-western Swat valley of Pakistan say they have agreed an indefinite ceasefire.
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Pakistan Taleban offer Bajaur truce

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 18:00

A senior Taleban figure in Pakistan's Bajaur district announces a unilateral ceasefire with security forces.
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Taleban chief hails raids on Nato

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 17:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nato

A Taleban chief in north-west Pakistan tells the BBC of the group's success in targeting Nato and US supplies.
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'Seized' Pakistan official freed

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 6:35
related places: Swat

A senior government administrator in Pakistan's Swat valley has been released by his kidnappers, officials say.
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