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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

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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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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