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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 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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Rivals row over Kashmir ceasefire

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 16:11
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India says Pakistani troops fired across Kashmir's Line of Control in a what would be a rare breach of a ceasefire.
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Government in turmoil in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 13:06

Ministers from one of Pakistan's main parties, the PML-N, resign, just months after elections.
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Pakistan government set to split

Monday, May 12th 2008, 16:16

One of the main Pakistan parties, the PML-N, says it is pulling out of the government, three months after elections.
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Taleban killed in Afghan incursion

Monday, May 12th 2008, 11:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani militants take back the bodies of at least nine comrades killed in Afghanistan, witnesses say.
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Pakistan coalition crisis talks

Monday, May 12th 2008, 10:34

The party of former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is meeting to decide whether to remain in government.
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No agreement on Pakistan judges

Monday, May 12th 2008, 1:34

Pakistan's main coalition parties fail to strike a deal on restoring judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistani militants agree truce

Friday, May 9th 2008, 22:44

Militants who seized control of a popular tourist destination in north Pakistan last year sign a truce.
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Pakistan opposes US military aide

Friday, May 9th 2008, 11:32
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan asks the US not to appoint a military envoy who used to run the prison at Guantanamo.
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More pressure on Pakistan truce

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 13:33

A Pakistani soldier is killed in the north-west of the country, casting more doubt on a militants' ceasefire.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 6:14

Pakistan carries out a second successful test of a cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
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New by-election date in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 18:02

Pakistan's Election Commission announces that delayed by-elections will now be held on 26 June.
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Pakistan girls' school burnt down

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 15:04

Militants in north-west Pakistan destroy a girls' school in the second attack of its kind since Sunday.
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Australia v Pakistan live score

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:05
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia take on Pakistan in Melbourne in the second Test of a three-match series.
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Attacks test Pakistan ceasefire

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 10:42

Two bloody attacks in north-west Pakistan test fragile peace moves by the new government.
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Anger in Pakistan at poll delays

Monday, May 5th 2008, 17:12

The main parties in Pakistan's new government condemn the postponement of by-elections for two months.
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Pakistan to get BBC on FM again

Monday, May 5th 2008, 14:46

The BBC is set to resume live FM news bulletins to Pakistan on Tuesday through local partner stations.
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Date for Pakistan judges' return

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 20:49

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif says top judges sacked by President Musharraf last year will be reinstated on 12 May.
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'Deal reached' on Pakistan judges

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 14:39

One of Pakistan's ruling coalition leaders says a deal has been reached over how to deal with sacked judges.
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Blast 'targets' pro-Taleban group

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:49

At least one person dies and many are hurt in a blast at a pro-Taleban group's office in Pakistan, officials say.
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Progress on Pakistan judges deal

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 18:03

The leaders of Pakistan's new ruling coalition make progress in crucial talks about sacked judges, aides say.
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Tennis: Shoaib loses ban appeal

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 10:59

Shoaib Akhtar loses his appeal against a five-year ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board but can still play overseas.
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'Top Kashmiri militant' is killed

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:02
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have killed a senior member of the banned pro-Pakistan militant group.
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Hanging of Indian 'spy' deferred

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 6:48
related countries: India India

Pakistan defers the hanging of an Indian man convicted for spying and carrying out bomb attacks.
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Top Pakistan militant halts talks

Monday, April 28th 2008, 15:16

Top Taleban commander Baitullah Mehsud halts talks with Pakistan's government, his spokesman says.
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Iran, Pakistan 'in pipeline deal'

Monday, April 28th 2008, 11:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Pakistan says it has cleared the way with Iran to finalise an agreement on a $7.5bn gas pipeline to India.
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Car bomb kills three in Pakistan

Friday, April 25th 2008, 5:15

A car bomb in Pakistan ends a lull in attacks since a new government took over in March.
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Pakistan fury at Nato border raid

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 15:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan lodges a "strong protest" with Nato and the Afghan military after a soldier is killed in a border skirmish.
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Top Pakistan militant calls truce

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 10:04

The Pakistan Taleban rebel accused of ordering Benazir Bhutto's assassination orders his men to stop attacks.
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Mission to save Pakistan convict

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 12:24
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore

Relatives of an Indian man on death row in Pakistan arrive in Lahore city in a last-ditch attempt to save him.
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EU urges against al-Qaeda talks

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 10:37

The European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana urges Pakistan not to hold talks with al-Qaeda.
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Pakistan Taleban praise release

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 14:10

A spokesman for Taleban fighters in Pakistan welcomes the release of a well-known militant leader.
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Top Pakistani militant released

Monday, April 21st 2008, 21:17

A leading Pakistani militant, Maulana Sufi Mohammad, is released following a peace deal, the government says.
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UK backs Pakistan over militants

Monday, April 21st 2008, 14:04

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband cautiously backs Pakistan's efforts to negotiate with Islamist militants.
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Australia set new Pakistan dates

Monday, April 21st 2008, 5:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia reveal they will play in Pakistan twice in the next two years after cancelling their original tour.
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India adventure ends for boys

Friday, April 18th 2008, 10:34
related countries: India India

Two Pakistani boys are reunited with their family days after they strayed into Indian territory after running away from school.
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US 'lacks Pakistan terror policy'

Friday, April 18th 2008, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US report says that Islamist militants are still operating freely along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan.
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UN warning on Afghan refugees

Friday, April 18th 2008, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The United Nations says that Pakistan should revise plans to return 2.4m refugees to Afghanistan.
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Heavy security for torch in Delhi

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 17:38
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The Olympic torch relay completes the latest leg of its world tour in Delhi, as 15,000 police secure the city centre.
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Olympic torch relay in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 15:47
related places: Islamabad

Ceremonies to mark the arrival of the Olympic torch in Pakistan have been taking place amid tight security.
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Violence against Pakistani women

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 16:14

A Pakistani human rights group says violence against women more than doubled to over 4,000 cases during 2007.
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Musharraf makes Chinese oil plea

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 7:29
related countries: China China

Pakistan's President Musharraf urges China to build an oil pipeline that will connect both countries to the Gulf.
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Pakistan MPs urge Bhutto probe

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 5:34
related places: Bhutto

The Pakistani parliament votes to request a UN investigation into the assassination of the former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan drops media restrictions

Friday, April 11th 2008, 10:55

Pakistan's new government moves to withdraw media restrictions imposed by President Musharraf.
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Pakistani pilgrims visit Kashmir

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 19:10
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu, Kashmir

A group of 52 Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan visits a famous Indian shrine in Jammu and Kashmir state.
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Cricket: Pakistan hammer B'desh

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 18:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Lahore

Mohammad Yousuf hits his 15th one-day international century as Pakistan crush Bangladesh by 152 runs in Lahore.
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Two die at Pakistan nuclear plant

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 14:58

A gas leak in Pakistan kills two people at a heavy water plant run by the country's atomic energy agency, officials say.
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India opens up to Pakistan film

Friday, April 4th 2008, 10:37
related countries: India India

India allows a Pakistani film a wide commercial release for the first time in over four decades.
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Fatal bird flu cases in Pakistan

Friday, April 4th 2008, 9:17

The first cases of people dying from bird flu in Pakistan are confirmed by the World Health Organisation.
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Taleban 'stoned couple to death'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 17:53

A couple are stoned to death for adultery by the Taleban in the tribal area of Pakistan, reports say.
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Shoaib set to fight ban in court

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:23

Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar will go to the courts if required to lift a five-year ban preventing him from playing domestic and international cricket.
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Zardari case: Pakistan pulls out

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Pakistani government withdraws from a money laundering case in Switzerland against Asif Ali Zardari.
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Pakistani PM vows to fight terror

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 15:17

Pakistan's new prime minister tells MPs his government's top priority will be the fight against terrorism.
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Pakistani secret agents shot dead

Friday, March 28th 2008, 11:26
related places: Karachi

Two Pakistani secret agents involved in tracking al-Qaeda suspects are shot dead in Karachi, police say.
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Many killed in Pakistan clashes

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 15:22

Clashes blamed on tribal tensions in north-west Pakistan leave more than 40 people dead.
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Pakistan downplays US envoy trip

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 17:32
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's foreign office denies suggestions that the timing of a visit by top US diplomats is unusual.
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New Pakistan PM Gillani sworn in

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:49
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf swears in Yusuf Raza Gillani as PM, heading a coalition opposed to him.
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Dozens of Pakistani judges freed

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 6:04

Dozens of Pakistani judges held under emergency rule are freed following orders from the new prime minister.
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Pakistan PM vows to free judges

Monday, March 24th 2008, 21:56

New Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gillani says he will order the release of all judges detained under emergency rule.
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Gillani elected new Pakistan PM

Monday, March 24th 2008, 13:32

Pakistan's parliament votes to elect Yusuf Raza Gillani as the country's new prime minister.
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Musharraf vows to back coalition

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 9:47

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf pledges full support to the incoming coalition government of his opponents.
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PPP names choice for Pakistani PM

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 17:54

Benazir Bhutto's party puts forward the candidate it expects to become PM after last month's poll win.
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War trials calls in Bangladesh

Friday, March 21st 2008, 13:39
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Veterans of Bangladesh's 1971 war call for countrymen who collaborated with Pakistan to face war crimes trials.
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Pakistani 'raped at Jinnah site'

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 19:13
related places: Karachi

A woman is raped in the complex containing the mausoleum of Pakistan's founder in Karachi, police say.
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Indian 'spy' gets month reprieve

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 11:06
related countries: India India

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf grants a one-month stay of execution to a convicted Indian spy.
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Woman elected Pakistani speaker

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 10:50

Pakistan's parliament elects its first female speaker, a veteran MP from the party that won recent elections.
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Cricket: ICC to act over Hair

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 9:39

The International Cricket Council will act to prevent reinstated umpire Darrell Hair from standing in matches involving Pakistan.
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Woman named Pakistani speaker

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 9:41

The main political party in Pakistan nominates a woman to be the next speaker of parliament.
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Swat bomb attack targets police

Monday, March 17th 2008, 15:24
related places: Swat

Four policemen have been killed in a suicide attack in the district of Swat in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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New parliament opens in Pakistan

Monday, March 17th 2008, 9:40

Pakistan's new parliament meets a month after President Musharraf suffered a huge election blow.
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Indian spy convict 'faces death'

Monday, March 17th 2008, 6:49
related countries: India India

Pakistan's President Musharraf signs the death warrant of an Indian convicted of spying, reports say.
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Pakistan border strike 'kills 16'

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 12:44

At least 16 people have been killed in a missile strike near Pakistan's northern border, state television says.
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Pakistan restaurant hit by blast

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 18:34
related places: Islamabad

A bomb blast at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Pakistan's capital kills at least one person.
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