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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

Pakistan calls for trust with US

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan tells visiting envoy Richard Holbrooke the US must trust it and stresses its opposition to drone attacks.
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Flogging probe begins in Pakistan

Monday, April 6th 2009, 12:26
related places: Swat

Pakistan's chief justice orders a police committee to investigate the controversial flogging of a teenage girl.
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Sri Lanka honours cricket driver

Monday, April 6th 2009, 9:34
related places: Lahore

The Pakistani bus driver, praised for his role in the Lahore cricket attack, is honoured at a ceremony in Colombo.
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Pakistan mosque blast 'kills 20'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 9:34

At least 20 people are killed and dozens of others injured as a bomb explodes near a Shia mosque in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistani group frees US hostage

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

Militants in Pakistan free an American UN work they snatched in Balochistan province two months ago.
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Bomb hits Pakistan police base

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 20:28
related places: Islamabad

A suicide bomber kills eight paramilitary police in an attack on a security base in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, police say.
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Migrant bodies found in Pakistan

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 19:09

Pakistani police find 44 bodies inside a container in what appears to have been a failed attempt at human trafficking.
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The 'Talebanisation' of Pakistan

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 10:59

Jill McGivering finds out how the recent attacks by militants in Pakistan are affecting people's lives.
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'Deadly air strike' in Pakistan

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US missile strike in a remote area of north-west Pakistan has killed 13 people, local security officials say.
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Pakistan to probe girl's flogging

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 18:50

Pakistan's top judge orders local officials to bring to court a girl whose public flogging was caught on video.
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Culture dearth

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 5:42
related places: Lahore

Militancy hits the arts in Pakistani city of Lahore
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Many killed in 'US drone attack'

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least 14 people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, eyewitnesses say.
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Pakistan is 'centre of terrorism'

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 7:41
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describes Pakistan as the "epicentre of world terrorism".
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Key Afghan-Pakistan talks due

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey

The Afghan president meets his Pakistani counterpart in Turkey for talks on ways to combat Islamic militants.
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Centre-stage

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 15:13

Why the identity of Pakistani attackers was no surprise
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Sharif's brother back in office

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 11:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court restores Nawaz Sharif's brother, Shahbaz, as chief minister of Punjab province.
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Lahore 'was Pakistan Taleban op'

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 9:04
related places: Lahore

The Pakistani Taleban chief tells the BBC his group was behind Monday's attack on a police school in Lahore.
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Minister in Pakistan unity call

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 6:27
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's interior minister urges the country to unite against insurgents, as the Pakistani Taleban says it was behind Monday's bloody attack in Lahore.
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Lahore police academy retaken

Monday, March 30th 2009, 16:33

Pakistani security forces regain control of a police academy in Lahore after eight hours of clashes with gunmen.
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Siege at Pakistan police academy

Monday, March 30th 2009, 10:34
related places: Lahore

Troops are trying to retake a police academy near the Pakistani city of Lahore after gunmen seized it, with up to 40 people reported dead.
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Monday, March 30th 2009, 0:03
related countries: United States United States

US generals turn guns on Pakistani intelligence service
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US to consult Pakistan on strikes

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will consult Pakistan's leaders before targeting militants in that country.
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Pakistan army raid 'kills rebels'

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 18:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army says troops, backed by artillery and helicopter gunships, have killed 26 militants in a raid near the Afghan border.
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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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