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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

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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Official in Pakistan 'kidnapped'

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 15:21
related places: Swat

An administrator is abducted in Pakistan's troubled Swat valley, officials say, but the Taleban describe the man as a "guest".
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Sri Lanka pair break Test record

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 13:40

Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera break Peter May and Colin Cowdrey's Test fourth-wicket record with a stand of 437 against Pakistan.
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Taleban consider Swat ceasefire

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 0:46
related places: Swat

Taleban insurgents in Pakistan's Swat valley say they will announce within days whether a ceasefire is to be permanent.
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Pakistan seeks lasting Swat truce

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 19:59
related places: Swat

Taleban rebels in Pakistan's restive Swat valley agree to a "permanent ceasefire", a senior government official says.
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Pakistan funeral bomb 'kills 25'

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:15

At least 25 people are killed in a bomb explosion at a funeral procession in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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US concerned over Pakistan deal

Friday, February 20th 2009, 6:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Swat

The US expresses concern over a deal Pakistani authorities reached with pro-Taleban militants in the north-western Swat valley.
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Anger at Swat journalist killing

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 12:05
related places: Swat

Hundreds of Pakistani journalists protest at the killing of a reporter who was covering a deal to bring Sharia law to the Swat region.
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Pakistan 'may share Mumbai probe'

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 8:01
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan says it is considering an Indian request to send a team to share information on the probe into the Mumbai attacks.
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Rally backs Sharia deal in Swat

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 13:13
related places: Swat

Hundreds march in Swat, north Pakistan, to back a deal that will bring Sharia law in exchange for an end to Taleban insurgency.
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Pakistan leaders mark first year

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 9:33

Pakistan's government completes one year in power but is still plagued by the Taleban militancy and economic concerns.
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Zardari details Swat peace terms

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 16:54
related places: Swat

Pakistan's president is to delay signing an order implementing Sharia law in Swat until the Taleban lay down arms.
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Pakistan car bomb 'kills three'

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 12:41
related places: Peshawar

At least three people are killed by a car bomb outside the home of an official near Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Holbrooke holds key India talks

Monday, February 16th 2009, 14:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India, United States United States

New US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, holds talks with Indian leaders on the last leg of a regional tour.
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