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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 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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VIDEO: How Taliban Mehsud became most wanted

Friday, November 1st 2013, 23:07
related places: Taliban

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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Pakistan-Taliban dialogue 'started'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:31

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif claims dialogue with the Taliban "has started" - but militants say there has been no direct approach from Islamabad.
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Making sense of drone death reports

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:03

Argument rages over Pakistan civilian casualty figures
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VIDEO: Pakistani widows rebuild their lives

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:46

Pakistani widows are learning to rebuild their lives financially and psychologically after bomb attacks leave their families in ruins.
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Pakistan lowers drone death toll

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says 67 civilians died in US drone strikes since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.
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Pakistani doctors angered by failure to halt abductions

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:16

Pakistani doctors angered by failure to halt kidnappings
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Karzai to meet Pakistan PM in UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is beginning a visit to Britain, during which he will hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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VIDEO: Karzai and Sharif to meet in London

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Sharif

In a bid to help foster peace efforts, President Hamid Karzai will meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London this week.
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Soldier killed in Kashmir firing

Monday, October 28th 2013, 7:56
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A soldier is killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in firing from Pakistan, the Indian army says.
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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Sixteen imprisoned rebels have been hanged in south-eastern Iran in retaliation for a deadly ambush on border guards, Iranian officials say.
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Du Plessis fined for ball tampering

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 8:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Faf du Plessis is fined 50% of his match fee for ball tampering in the second Test against Pakistan.
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S Africa penalised for ball tampering

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa are penalised five runs for ball tampering against Pakistan during the second Test in Dubai.
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Civilians injured in Kashmir firing

Friday, October 25th 2013, 10:45
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Eight civilians are injured as Pakistani troops fire guns and mortar shells at border posts in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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Pakistan 'endorsed US drone strikes'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

Secret US documents show senior Pakistani government officials have known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes for years, a US newspaper reports.
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Sharif urges Obama to end drone hits

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif tells President Obama drone strikes there must cease, while the leaders pledge to strengthen the nations' strained ties.
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Pakistan PM and Obama discuss drones

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:32

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif meets President Barack Obama to press for an end to drone strikes and the formation of a new relationship.
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India alleges fresh Kashmir firing

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:08
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India accuses Pakistani troops of firing at more than 50 locations along the disputed border in Kashmir as a soldier is killed on Tuesday night.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 19:05
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The US defends its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, as Pakistan's PM urges Washington to end the unmanned raids in his country.
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Rights groups condemn US drone raids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:04
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

CIA drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for unlawful killings, some of which could amount to war crimes, human rights groups say.
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Pakistan train blast 'kills seven'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 9:10

At least seven people are killed after a bomb hit a passenger train in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Kerry hails US-Pakistan relations

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US ties with Pakistan "could not be more important", Secretary of State John Kerry says at the start of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit.
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Pakistani singer Khanum dies aged 78

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:14
related places: Lahore

The funeral of Pakistani singer, Zubeida Khanum, who died aged 78 following a heart attack at her home in Lahore, takes place in the city.
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Pakistan end South Africa's run

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan end South Africa's 15-match unbeaten run with a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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Imran Khan condemns Pakistan murder

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 9:54

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader Imran Khan condemns the killing of provincial law minister Israrullah Gandapur in a bombing in the north-west.
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Pakistani minister killed in blast

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 17:03
related places: Adha

A provincial law minister and at least seven other people are killed in a suicide blast in north-west Pakistan on the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
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AUDIO: A day at work for a drone pilot

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

A US drone pilot on flying remote missions into Pakistan
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US seizes Pakistan Taliban commander

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms it has captured a senior Pakistani commander, in a raid reportedly in eastern Afghanistan.
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Malala meets Obamas at White House

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet Pakistani schoolgirl human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office.
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VIDEO: Karachi residents bombproof cars

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:21
related places: Karachi

Karachi's wealthiest residents are choosing to bombproof their cars and employ security guards as violent crime levels soar in the Pakistani city.
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Nobel Peace Prize to be announced

Friday, October 11th 2013, 8:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announce shortly, amid reports it will go to the chemical weapons watchdog OPCW.
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Musharraf held over Red Mosque case

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 19:29

Pakistan arrests ex-President Musharraf over the 2007 Red Mosque killings, a day after granting him bail in another case.
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Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 10:23
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban wins the EU's Sakharov human rights prize.
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Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud tells the BBC he is open to talks but says he will continue to target the US and its allies.
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VIDEO: Rare interview with Taliban chief

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:56
related places: Taliban

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has spoken exclusively to the BBC's Ahmed Wali Mujeeb as debate rages in Pakistan about whether the government should enter into talks with the Taliban.
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