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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.

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Pakistan: news

Cricket: S Lanka beat Pakistan

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 17:56
related places: Karachi

Sri Lanka continue their unbeaten run in the Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 64 runs in Karachi.
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Pakistan army attacks militants

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 12:06
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's military launches an offensive against militants near the main north-western city of Peshawar, say officials.
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Pakistan Taleban 'execute spies'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:59

Militants in Pakistan carry out a "public execution" of two Afghans before thousands of cheering supporters.
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Ruling parties win Pakistan polls

Friday, June 27th 2008, 7:46

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) win five parliamentary by-elections.
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Rebels 'burn Pakistan ski hotel'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 13:53

Suspected insurgents attack a hotel in Pakistan's only ski resort, hours after the authorities unveil plans to combat militancy.
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Pakistanis vote in by-elections

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 9:22

Pakistan holds a number of by-elections, a day after voting in a seat where former PM Nawaz Sharif wants to stand was postponed.
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Pakistan Taleban kill 22 rivals

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 17:23

Authorities in north-west Pakistan say they have found the bodies of 22 tribesmen who were kidnapped by the Taleban.
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Court delays key Pakistani poll

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 9:56

Pakistan's supreme court delays a parliamentary by-election that former PM Nawaz Sharif was barred from contesting.
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Live score - India v Pakistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 9:19
related countries: India India

Scorecard from the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.
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Sharif barred from Pakistan poll

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 15:01

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif suffers a setback as a court bars him from running in a by-election to parliament this week.
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AQ Khan 'nuclear middleman' freed

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 12:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia says it has released an alleged middleman in the nuclear secrets ring run by disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan.
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Pipeline deal 'soon', says India

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 6:35
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

India will sign an agreement with Iran and Pakistan to build a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline "soon", says a senior minister.
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Mohammad Asif returns to Pakistan

Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:25

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Asif returns home after authorities in Dubai decide not to prosecute him for alleged drug offences.
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Pakistan troops killed in Kashmir

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 16:22
related places: Kashmir

Suspected militants kill four Pakistani soldiers in a clash on the Line of Control dividing disputed Kashmir.
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Mohammad Asif drug case 'dropped'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 14:17

The Dubai authorities will not prosecute Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif for alleged drugs offences, reports say.
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Historic Bangladesh papers 'lost'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 12:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladesh proclamations of independence - drafted on paper during the war against Pakistan in 1971 - go missing, officials say.
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'Historic' Pakistan defence move

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 17:16

The Pakistani finance minister reveals defence budget details for the first time in 40 years.
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Atom expert rejects weapon 'lies'

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 16:26
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan denies giving blueprints for advanced nuclear warheads to Swiss smugglers.
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Pakistan militants 'suspend' deal

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 12:46
related places: Swat

Militants from Pakistan's troubled northern Swat district break off contact with the government.
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Four die in Pakistan gun attack

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 7:22

Four Shia Muslims are killed in a gun attack in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan protests to Afghan envoy

Monday, June 16th 2008, 15:23

Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan is summoned after Kabul threatens to send troops across the border.
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Rally directs anger at Musharraf

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 2:51

Former PM Nawaz Sharif condemns Pakistan's president at an angry rally outside the national parliament.
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Mass rally for Pakistani judges

Friday, June 13th 2008, 21:43
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani lawyers and supporters swarm into Islamabad to demand the government reinstate judges sacked by President Musharraf.
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Pakistan backs US inquiry offer

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's foreign minister welcomes a joint probe into a US airstrike which Islamabad says killed 11 of its troops.
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Attack aftermath

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

US strike raises more questions for Pakistan
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US releases border strike footage

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

The US releases video footage which it says justifies an air strike in which Pakistan says 11 of its soldiers died.
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan condemns a US air strike which killed 11 of its soldiers along the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan reveals defence spending

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:46

Pakistan's new government publishes details of defence spending for the first time in 40 years.
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Pakistan condemns US air strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's military says an American air strike which left 11 of its soldiers dead was a "cowardly attack".
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Pakistan troops 'die in US raid'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least 10 Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in an apparent airstrike by US-led forces near the Afghan border.
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Pakistani lawyers in 'long march'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 15:45

Thousands of Pakistani lawyers start rallies and protests to demand the reinstatement of senior judges sacked last year.
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Present tense

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 7:13

Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan's prickly foreign relations
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Pakistan agents 'helping Taleban'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A leading US think-tank accuses members of Pakistan's intelligence service of aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Cricket: India and Pakistan to clash

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

India paceman Sree Santh will miss the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh because of a side strain.
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Four police shot dead in Pakistan

Monday, June 9th 2008, 9:26

At least four policemen are killed in an attack by suspected militants in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, police say.
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Musharraf says he will not resign

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 10:31

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denies rumours he will resign and go into exile amid pressure to step down.
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Pakistan seeks UN Bhutto inquiry

Friday, June 6th 2008, 23:58
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan asks the United Nations to investigate the disputed circumstances of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
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Pakistan defends militant talks

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister defends his country's decision to negotiate with militants during talks in Kabul.
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Pakistan police seize explosives

Friday, June 6th 2008, 9:15
related places: Rawalpindi

Police in Pakistan say they have seized huge quantities of explosives following an attack on the Danish embassy.
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Pakistan 'gives militants refuge'

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta criticises Pakistan for negotiating peace deals with pro-Taleban militants.
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'Al-Qaeda' claims Pakistan attack

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

An Internet posting purportedly by the al-Qaeda says it carried out the bomb attack near the Danish embassy in Pakistan.
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Musharraf treason demands grow

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 18:45
related places: Lahore

Pakistani ex-servicemen in Lahore give their backing to calls for President Musharraf to be tried for treason.
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Call for Musharraf treason trial

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 18:54

Pakistani political leader Nawaz Sharif demands the trial of President Pervez Musharraf for treason.
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Asif held for 'illegal substance'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 9:52

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Asif is detained at Dubai airport on suspicion of carrying illegal drugs.
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Danish embassy probe begins

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 9:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Investigators in Pakistan search for clues a day after a car bomb killed six people near the Danish embassy.
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Bomb hits Danish embassy

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 16:03
related places: Islamabad

At least six people die and 30 are hurt in a bomb attack near the Danish embassy in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.
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Teacher admits killing student

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 8:31

The teacher of a religious seminary in Pakistan confesses to torturing a seven-year-old student to death, police say.
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S Asia 'focus for al-Qaeda fight'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US security chief tells the BBC the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan are the new focus for the war on terror.
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Pakistani boy 'killed by teacher'

Friday, May 30th 2008, 8:28

A seven-year-old student of a religious seminary in Pakistan dies after he is punished by his teacher, police say.
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Khan: Pakistan claims 'are false'

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 16:20

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan says in a rare interview that allegations he passed on nuclear secrets are false.
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Pakistan army denies report

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 15:14

The Pakistani army dismisses a report that the army chief has tried to persuade President Musharraf to resign.
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US blacklists Pakistan militants

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 5:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The US imposes sanctions on four people it says are leaders of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba.
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Move to slash Musharraf's powers

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 16:26

The leader of Pakistan's main party proposes amending the constitution to reduce the powers of the president.
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Pakistan militant 'holds to deal'

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 9:53
related places: Peshawar

A top Taleban commander in Pakistan says his forces stand by a ceasefire agreement, despite recent bomb attacks.
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Karachi shares fall on rate rise

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 12:25

Pakistan's main stock index falls almost 5% after interest rates jumped to 12.5% from 10% to slow the inflation rate.
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Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:35

Gunmen kill a Pakistani journalist after he interviews a spokesman for local militants, officials say.
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Atom expert restrictions 'eased'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 11:34

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan makes a rare trip from home where he has been held since a nuclear leaks scandal.
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Pakistan in deal with militants

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 16:46

Pakistan agrees to pull troops out of a valley in the north-west under an accord with pro-Taleban militants.
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Rivals sign prisoner access deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 14:13
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

India and Pakistan sign a deal granting greater access to each other's prisoners after talks in Islamabad.
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India and Pakistan resume talks

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 9:44
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Kashmir

India and Pakistan hold their first peace talks since a new civilian government took power in Islamabad.
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Pakistan warning to food hoarders

Monday, May 19th 2008, 4:40

Authorities in Pakistan warn that anyone hoarding wheat will have their stocks confiscated.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistani town

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 20:21
related places: Mardan

At least 13 people are killed in a bomb attack in the north-western Pakistani town of Mardan, police say.
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Afghans free foreign contractors

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 9:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan security forces free two foreign workers kidnapped last month, while Pakistan's envoy describes his release.
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Pakistan Afghan ambassador freed

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 6:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's envoy to Afghanistan, abducted by suspected Taleban militants in February, is released.
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Pakistan 'protests' at US strike

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says it has protested over a missile attack in its tribal areas that was carried out by the US.
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US aid 'failing to reach target'

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Congress provides billions of dollars for Pakistan and Afghanistan but much of the money never gets there.
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Vietnam drugs haul 'largest ever'

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 15:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Police in Vietnam say they have found nearly nine tons of cannabis in a shipment of blue jeans from Pakistan.
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Pakistan battles power shortages

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 14:09

Pakistan is switching to daylight saving next month to help reduce the effects of power shortages.
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Missile 'strikes Pakistan house'

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 23:18

About 12 people die in a suspected missile strike on a house in north-west Pakistan, local residents say.
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Pakistan in Taleban prisoner swap

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 17:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army swaps prisoners with the Taleban and cuts troop numbers in a tribal area near Afghanistan.
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