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Big drop in Pakistan polio cases

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 21:00

Polio cases in Pakistan have dropped by 70% this year as troops advance against militants opposed to vaccination programmes, officials tell the BBC.
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Pakistanis respond after 'spy pigeon' detained in India

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 13:23
related countries: India India

Pakistani memes troll India after a pigeon was suspected of being a spy.
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Pakistan hosts match despite attack

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket international against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.
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Gunmen kill 19 in Pakistan bus raids

Friday, May 29th 2015, 20:42
related places: Karachi

Gunmen in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 19 passengers after taking over two Karachi-bound buses, officials say.
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Pakistan plane hijackers hanged

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:11
related countries: India India

Three Pakistani insurgents are hanged by the authorities, 17 years after they hijacked a passenger plane and tried to fly it to India.
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Pakistan rocked by 'fake degree' scandal

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 23:14

Why a 'fake diploma' scandal is shaking Pakistan
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Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 11:43

Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.
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VIDEO: Children fight persecution in Pakistan

Monday, May 25th 2015, 22:56
related places: Karachi

Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.
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High security as Pakistan win T20

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:56

More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.
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In pictures: Pakistan readies for return of international cricket

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 15:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Lahore

Images from Pakistan as it prepares for its first international cricket match in six years when it plays Zimbabwe in Lahore on Friday.
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Pakistan charges 106 over kiln deaths

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 14:57

Pakistan charges 106 people with murder after a Christian couple is beaten and burnt to death following allegations of blasphemy.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 4:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
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Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 19:13
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence officials release documents recovered during the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan.
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Pakistan hate cleric gets five years

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 13:17

Pakistan jails a Muslim prayer leader for inciting religious hatred in what are seen as rare efforts to curb sectarian violence.
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Pakistan raids on 'fake degree' firm

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 16:26

Police in Pakistan raid the offices of a software company accused by the New York Times of selling fake degrees, detaining more than 20 people.
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Zimbabwe team arrive in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 16:21

Zimbabwe's national cricket team is in Pakistan, the first Test-playing nation to visit the country since a deadly 2009 militant attack.
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VIDEO: The girl fighting to stop child marriage

Monday, May 18th 2015, 0:21

Fourteen-year old Hadiqa Bashir has taken on the challenge of trying to change hearts and minds in the fight against child marriage in Pakistan.
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ICC will not send umpires to Pakistan

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The International Cricket Council will not send umpires to Pakistan for their limited-overs series against Zimbabwe due to security concerns.
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Zimbabwe's Pakistan tour 'back on'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Pakistan cricket officials says Zimbabwe are to go ahead with their planned tour of Pakistan this month.
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Arrests over Pakistan bus attack

Friday, May 15th 2015, 14:39

Pakistani police arrest more than 100 people over Wednesday's attack on a bus carrying Ismaili Shia Muslims that killed at least 45 people.
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VIDEO: Karachi massacre: Shia bus dead buried

Friday, May 15th 2015, 0:31
related places: Karachi

A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.
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Karachi Ismaili Shia bus dead buried

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 10:56
related places: Karachi

A mass funeral takes place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for Ismaili Shia Muslims killed in an attack on a bus that left 45 dead.
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Karachi Ismailis massacred on bus

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 17:17
related places: Karachi

Gunmen attack a bus in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least 45 Ismaili Shia Muslims.
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Pakistan hangs MQM worker for murder

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 19:19

Pakistan hangs a former MQM worker for murder, after delaying his execution because he implicated his party leader in the killing.
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Questions swirl around Bin Laden report

Monday, May 11th 2015, 17:58
related countries: United States United States

Was Osama Bin Laden killed in joint US-Pakistani operation?
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Pakistan claim Bangladesh series win

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan crush Bangladesh by 328 runs to win the second Test in Mirpur and claim the series 1-0.
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Pakistan air crash kills ambassadors

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Norway Norway, Philippines Philippines

A Pakistan military helicopter crashes in the north, killing seven people including the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors, the army says.
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'One dead' in Pakistan school attack

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:46

One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.
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Pakistan jails 10 for Malala attack

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 17:36
related places: Malala

A court in Pakistan has jailed 10 men for life for involvement in the 2012 gun attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai.
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AUDIO: Shot Pakistani activist 'knew of risks'

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 15:00
related places: Karachi

Sabeen Mehmud, the Pakistani human rights activist who was shot dead in Karachi, told the BBC she felt "you have to take some risks" in her line of work.
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Pakistan PM condemns activist killing

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 6:53

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.
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Pakistani activist killed in Karachi

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:55
related places: Karachi

A leading Pakistani activist is shot dead, and her mother left seriously injured, after leaving a seminar on torture in Karachi.
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Pakistan: Deaths show US drone risk

Friday, April 24th 2015, 13:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

Pakistan says the deaths of two Western hostages in a US drone strike demonstrates the dangers of using such tactics.
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US admits hostages killed in raid

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
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Bangladesh seal Pakistan whitewash

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh thrash Pakistan by eight wickets to complete a 3-0 one-day international series whitewash.
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Is China-Pakistan 'silk road' a game-changer?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: China China

China's $46bn mega plan for Pakistan
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Pakistan 'to host' Zimbabwe tour

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 11:41
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Pakistan are set to host top-level cricket for the first time since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus.
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China unveils Pakistan superhighway

Monday, April 20th 2015, 15:40
related countries: China China

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.
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VIDEO: Pakistan: China's new super highway?

Monday, April 20th 2015, 1:00

As China's President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani looks at plans for a massive "economic corridor" linking the two countries.
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Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:06
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.
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Pakistan top court halts executions

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 11:43

Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.
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VIDEO: Pakistani servants form a union

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 0:13

Domestic workers rarely have contracts or any legal protection in Pakistan, but that may be about to change.
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Bangladesh hangs Islamist politician

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

An Islamist politician convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan is hanged at a prison in Dhaka.
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Dam builders shot dead in Pakistan

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 10:58

At least 20 workers accused of working on an army-backed dam construction site in the Pakistani province of Balochistan are killed by gunmen.
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India protest at Pakistan bail move

Friday, April 10th 2015, 21:01
related countries: India India

India formally protests to Pakistan over its decision to release on bail the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
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Pakistan votes for Yemen neutrality

Friday, April 10th 2015, 15:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Pakistan parliament calls for neutrality in Yemen conflict, snubbing Saudi Arabia's request to join an anti-Houthi coalition.
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Pakistan bails Mumbai 'mastermind'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:38
related countries: India India

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is released on bail in Pakistan, drawing a protest from India.
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India-Pakistan goodwill over Yemen

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Yemen Yemen

India's prime minister expresses gratitude to Pakistan over Yemen rescue mission.
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Islamic State enters fray in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 13:37

Islamic State militants enter fray in Pakistan
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VIDEO: Pakistan Christians still persecuted

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 3:53
related places: Lahore

Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.
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Iran-Pakistan border guards killed

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen in a province near Pakistan, Iranian media say.
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Rebels advance in Yemen's second city

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 17:45
related countries: China China, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels make more gains in the southern city of Aden, despite 11 days of Saudi-led coalition air strikes.
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A supermodel in a Pakistani jail

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 12:17

How is Pakistani model Ayyan Ali being treated in detention?
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VIDEO: Pakistan evacuees on 'tense' Yemen

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: China China, Yemen Yemen
related places: Islamabad

A plane carrying 176 Pakistani passengers who were evacuated from Yemen on a Chinese Naval vessel has arrived in the capital Islamabad.
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US man 'tried to support' al-Qaeda

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 19:37
related countries: United States United States

The US Justice Department says it has charged an American citizen with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan.
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Pakistan army court death sentences

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 17:34
related places: Peshawar

Military courts in Pakistan sentence six suspected militants to death in their first verdicts since being announced after the Peshawar school massacre.
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Ray of light in a drought-hit desert

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 2:21

A ray of light in Pakistan's drought-hit Thar desert
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VIDEO: Taste testing desert's solar plant water

Monday, March 30th 2015, 22:25

A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.
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Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.
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Pakistan takes aim at Sim cards in anti-terror drive

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 21:42
related places: Sim

Will Sim card crackdown thwart Pakistan's militants?
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Pakistan holds national day parade

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:52

Pakistan holds its first Republic Day parade in seven years, in what is being seen as a symbolic show of strength in the face of militant attacks.
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Riaz and Watson punished for clash

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 10:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan's Wahab Riaz and Australia's Shane Watson are fined for their confrontation in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
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Clarke praises Watson's defiance

Friday, March 20th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke praises Shane Watson's batting after their World Cup quarter-final win over Pakistan.
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Australia hold nerve to reach semis

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:09
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Australia withstand a pulsating spell from Pakistan's Wahab Riaz to set up a meeting with India in the World Cup semi-finals.
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VIDEO: Bus tours of Karachi under armed guard

Friday, March 20th 2015, 0:09
related places: Karachi

One man has decided to show that there is more to the violent Pakistan city of Karachi than crime and terror and started its first ever guided bus tour.
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VIDEO: Survivor on Pakistan school shooting

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani teenager who was flown to the UK for surgery after being shot by the Taliban, has been speaking to the BBC.
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Pakistani man's execution 'halted'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 20:28

A Pakistani man convicted as a minor and due to be hanged on Thursday has been given a stay of execution, a charity fighting his case says.
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Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' killed

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 21:22
related places: Peshawar

A former lawyer of the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is shot dead in the north-western city of Peshawar.
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Pakistan Christians bury blast dead

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:43
related places: Lahore

Pakistani Christians in Lahore hold funerals for victims of two Taliban suicide bomb attacks, amid heavy security in the city.
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Pakistan carries out mass hangings

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 7:54

Pakistan hangs 12 convicts, the largest number of executions on the same day since the government overturned a temporary ban on hangings.
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Pakistan Christians protest at blasts

Monday, March 16th 2015, 16:11

Protests in Lahore by members of Pakistan's Christian minority turn violent, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistan churches

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 14:43
related places: Lahore

Twin bomb blasts kill at least 14 people and leave dozens hurt at churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore, local officials say.
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Ireland out as Pakistan go through

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 11:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win.
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VIDEO: Lahore blasts target Christian churches

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 9:39
related places: Lahore

Twin bomb blasts have targeted a Christian neighbourhood in the Pakistani city of Lahore killing at least 10 people.
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India in plea over Mumbai suspect

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:36
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian officials call on Pakistan not to release the man suspected of masterminding the Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 165 people were killed.
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'Ireland face most important game'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's final World Cup Pool B match with Pakistan on Sunday is the biggest in their history, says batsman Ed Joyce.
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