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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

Pakistan hostage drama ends

Monday, January 28th 2008, 15:59

Armed men hold children and teachers hostage in a school near the Pakistani district of North Waziristan.
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Pakistan poll 'must be credible'

Monday, January 28th 2008, 15:27

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells Pakistan's President Musharraf "credible elections" are "essential".
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Pakistan 'seizes back key tunnel'

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 15:36

Pakistani forces say they have recaptured an important road tunnel seized by pro-Taleban militants.
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Pakistan nuclear sites on alert

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 15:36

Pakistan raises the state of alert around its nuclear sites amid concerns they could be targeted by militants.
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Musharraf issues warning to West

Friday, January 25th 2008, 18:42

President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan's success in fighting terror is critical and failure could affect the West.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Friday, January 25th 2008, 8:27

Pakistan says it has successfully fired a medium-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Scores killed in Pakistan clashes

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:00

Security forces kill 40 militants and capture 30 in Pakistan's South Waziristan region, the military says.
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S Waziristan clashes 'continue'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 13:36

Taleban militants and security forces in Pakistan's South Waziristan region continue to clash, officials say.
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Pakistan weapons 'in safe hands'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:49

President Pervez Musharraf says there is a no chance of al-Qaeda gaining Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan fighting

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 15:43

Dozens of Taleban fighters die in clashes with Pakistani forces, the military says - but militants dismiss the claim.
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Militants attack Pakistani fort

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 5:05

Militants attack a Pakistani security force fort in the troubled South Waziristan region, killing five soldiers.
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EU in Pakistan election warning

Monday, January 21st 2008, 16:31

The EU says the extent of its future engagement with Pakistan depends on the fairness of February's poll.
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Cricket: Pakistan crush Zimbabwe

Monday, January 21st 2008, 14:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Debutant Nasir Jamshed smashes a rapid 61 as Pakistan crush Zimbabwe by 104 runs in the opening one-day match in Karachi.
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Suspect 'confesses' Bhutto plot

Sunday, January 20th 2008, 10:06
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan police say a 15-year-old confessed to being trained to kill Benazir Bhutto, but investigators are cautious.
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Pakistan foils 'Ashura attacks'

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 14:11

Police in Pakistan arrest five men accused of plotting terror attacks on Shia Muslims during a religious festival.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday, January 18th 2008, 14:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces in South Waziristan say they have killed 90 militants in two separate battles close to the Afghan border.
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CIA boss names Bhutto 'killers'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:19
related places: Bhutto

The CIA accuses a Pakistani militant and al-Qaeda of organising Benazir Bhutto's killing.
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Pakistan child abuse 'growing'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 10:39

Children in Pakistan are increasingly exposed to abuse, kidnapping and violence, a new report says.
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Bomber hits Pakistan mosque

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 18:03
related places: Peshawar

A suicide attack at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar kills 10 people, say officials.
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Army 'flees second Pakistan fort'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 13:36

Troops in north-west Pakistan abandon another fort a day after one was overrun by militants, witnesses say.
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Militants overrun Pakistan fort

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 5:31

Hundreds of militants overrun an army fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops, officials say.
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Pakistan singer drops Osama role

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 17:07

Pakistani singer Ali Haider turns down the lead role in a Bollywood film called Osama after receiving threats.
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Three get life for Musharraf bomb

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 14:36

Three militants are sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting to kill Pakistani President Musharraf in 2002.
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Karachi 'bomb blast kills eight'

Monday, January 14th 2008, 17:41
related places: Karachi

At least eight people are killed in a bomb explosion in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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Pakistan army guards scarce grain

Monday, January 14th 2008, 15:21

Pakistan sends troops to guard wheat supplies around the country amid fears of a massive shortfall.
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Pakistani troops killed in clash

Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kill at least seven Pakistani soldiers in a tribal area near the Afghan border, the military says.
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Musharraf rejects UN Bhutto probe

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 5:23
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rules out a UN inquiry into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan suicide blast 'kills 22'

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 13:33
related places: Lahore

A suicide bomber in the Pakistani city of Lahore kills at least 22 people, mostly police officers, and wounds more.
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Deadly blizzards bring Asia chaos

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Heavy snow causes scores of deaths and disruption in parts of Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan.
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Pakistan rejects UN nuclear fears

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 16:39

Pakistan hits out at UN concerns that its nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of Islamist militants.
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South Asia hit by food shortages

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 14:22

People across South Asia struggle to cope with severe shortages of affordable wheat and rice.
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Bhutto's son seeks media privacy

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 13:08

Bilawal Bhutto, son of murdered Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto, urges the media to respect his privacy.
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Pakistan tribal elders shot dead

Monday, January 7th 2008, 8:06

Gunmen in Pakistan kill eight pro-government tribal leaders in South Waziristan region, officials say.
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Musharraf queries how Bhutto died

Monday, January 7th 2008, 0:14
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan's President Musharraf says Benazir Bhutto may have been shot dead, contradicting official accounts.
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Cricket: Zimbabwe confirm tour

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 15:34
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe cricket chiefs say they will tour Pakistan despite fears over the security situation.
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Key Pakistan governor resigns

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 7:00

The governor of Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province resigns, amid continuing violence.
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UK detectives arrive in Pakistan

Friday, January 4th 2008, 9:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British investigators are in Pakistan to assist in the inquiry into the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Bhutto inquiry 'unsatisfactory'

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 19:30

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he is not "fully satisfied" with the inquiry into Benazir Bhutto's killing.
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Bhutto supporters 'facing arrest'

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 15:36

Thousands of Benazir Bhutto supporters face riot charges after unrest in Pakistan, her party says.
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Oil price at record $100 a barrel

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 22:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil hits $100 a barrel in New York as the weak dollar and violence in Nigeria, Algeria and Pakistan boost prices.
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UK to assist Bhutto investigation

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says a British team will help investigate the death of Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan sets new election date

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 13:45

Elections originally scheduled for 8 January in Pakistan will now take place on 18 February, polling officials say.
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Pakistan early poll 'impossible'

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 15:59

Pakistan's election body says a 8 January poll "looks impossible" but the decision will be made on Wednesday.
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Pakistan delays election decision

Monday, December 31st 2007, 15:41

Pakistan's election body delays ruling on whether to go ahead with January elections, after Benazir Bhutto's death.
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Pakistan 'likely' to delay vote

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 14:00

Pakistan's election is "likely" to be delayed for some weeks after Benazir Bhutto's death, a ruling party official says.
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Bhutto party discusses successor

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 10:54

The party of Benazir Bhutto is meeting to discuss her successor and whether to contest Pakistan's election.
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Musharraf cracks down on rioters

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 14:57

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf orders firm action to crack down on unrest after Benazir Bhutto's death.
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Bhutto's cause of death disputed

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 12:50
related places: Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto's supporters call the Pakistani government's account of her death "dangerous nonsense".
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Bhutto buried amid mass mourning

Friday, December 28th 2007, 16:08

Thousands mourn murdered opposition leader Benazir Bhutto as she is buried at her ancestral home in Pakistan.
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Benazir Bhutto killed in attack

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 22:28

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is killed in a suicide attack at an election rally.
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Bhutto 'wounded in suicide blast'

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 13:22

A suspected suicide attack in Pakistan leaves several dead and former PM Benazir Bhutto reportedly injured.
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Four dead in Pakistan poll rally

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 12:21

At least four people are killed ahead of an election rally for former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Karzai, Musharraf 'to co-operate'

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to co-operate in the fight against Islamic militants.
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US aid 'diverted' in Pakistan

Monday, December 24th 2007, 18:03
related countries: United States United States

US military aid to Pakistan has often failed to reach frontline units fighting Islamist militants, a report says.
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Six dead in Pakistan attack

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 18:24

At least nine people die in a suicide bomb attack on a military convoy in north-west Pakistan, security forces say.
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'Four held' over Pakistan bombing

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 14:41
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police arrest four people in connection with a bombing that killed at least 50 people, local media say.
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Pakistan suicide blast 'kills 50'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 19:06

At least 50 people die in a suicide attack on a mosque in north-west Pakistan, but a top politician survives.
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Pakistan lowers train death toll

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 11:33

Pakistani officials lower the death toll in the massive train derailment in the south of the country on Wednesday.
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Top Pakistani artist 'murdered'

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 14:00

One of Pakistan's top artists, Gulgee, is found dead at his home in what police say is part of a triple murder.
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Pakistan train crash kills dozens

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 10:23

A crowded train derails in southern Pakistan, killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 120.
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Pakistan escape policemen charged

Monday, December 17th 2007, 16:02

Police in Pakistan say two police guards have been charged with helping Briton Rashid Rauf escape custody.
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Nine soldiers killed in Pakistan

Monday, December 17th 2007, 9:53

Nine soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, the military says.
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Emergency rule 'saved Pakistan'

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 19:21

President Pervez Musharraf says his emergency rule had saved Pakistan from chaos, and elections would be "fair".
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Emergency rule 'ended' in Pakistan

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 12:54

President Pervez Musharraf lifts a state of emergency and restores the constitution, reports say.
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Five dead at Pakistan army base

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 7:12

A bomber kills five at an army base in north-west Pakistan, hours before a state of emergency is to be lifted.
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Musharraf takes nuclear control

Friday, December 14th 2007, 16:35

President Musharraf takes control of Pakistan's nuclear weapons away from the prime minister.
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Suicide bombs rock Pakistani city

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 14:35
related places: Quetta

At least eight people including five soldiers die in two suicide bombs in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.
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Cricket: India draw to win series

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 11:47
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

India draw the third and final Test with Pakistan in Bangalore to claim a first home series win for 29 years against their fiercest rivals.
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Pakistan media curbs criticised

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 11:04

Journalists in Pakistan accuse the state media watchdog of trying to censor coverage ahead of January elections.
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Pakistan tests new cruise missile

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 6:52

Pakistan says it has tested a Hatf-VII cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
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Call to release Pakistan judges

Monday, December 10th 2007, 17:17

One of Pakistan's most senior judges criticises the international response to the state of emergency.
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Cricket: Defiant Pakistan dig deep

Monday, December 10th 2007, 11:24
related countries: India India

Pakistan renew their hopes of saving the third Test against India after a dogged effort with the bat on day three.
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