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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.

World news related to Pakistan – overview

Pakistan: news

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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Last case against Zardari dropped

Friday, March 14th 2008, 15:04

A Pakistani court quashes the last corruption case against Asif Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan protests at US shelling

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan criticises US forces in Afghanistan for cross-border shelling that it says killed two women and two children.
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Pakistan buries victims of blasts

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:22
related places: Lahore

Funerals are held in Pakistan for the victims of two bomb attacks in the eastern city of Lahore.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistani city

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 15:00
related places: Lahore

At least 24 people die in two bomb attacks - one at a key police building - in Pakistan's city of Lahore, officials say.
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Cricket: Australia postpone tour

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 9:44

Australia call off their tour of Pakistan until further notice because of security fears.
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Pakistani parties to share power

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 13:14

The leaders of the two parties that won Pakistan's elections sign an agreement on a coalition government.
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Boost for Musharraf opponents

Friday, March 7th 2008, 11:27

Eleven independent Pakistani MPs join the main parties that could form a coalition government.
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Karachi power cuts hit millions

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 11:04
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's state electricity company cuts off power to the main city, Karachi, because of unpaid bills.
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Cricket: Pakistan await verdict

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 16:47

Cricket Australia will decide in the next few days whether to go ahead with a tour of Pakistan later this month.
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Court drops cases against Zardari

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 12:52

A Pakistani court drops five corruption cases against Asif Ali Zardari, widower of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto.
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'Lost' Indian prisoner comes home

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 18:27
related countries: India India

An Indian man freed from a Pakistani jail after spending 35 years on death row is re-united with his family.
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US military chief meets Musharraf

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 13:43
related countries: United States United States

America's top soldier, Adm Mike Mullen, makes his second visit to Pakistan in less than a month to discuss terrorism.
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Bombing at Pakistan navy school

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 13:17
related places: Lahore

At least four people are killed in a suicide attack at a naval college in Lahore, Pakistani officials say.
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Indian freed after 35 years' jail

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 15:35
related countries: India India

The Pakistani government release an Indian man who had been in prison on death row for 35 years.
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Suicide bomb kills 40 in Pakistan

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 12:51

At least 40 people are killed in a suicide attack on a gathering of elders in north-west Pakistan, reports say.
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Police charge key Bhutto suspect

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 12:31
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani police charge Taleban leader Baitullah Mehsud over Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
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Suicide bomb at Pakistan funeral

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 1:15

At least 38 people are killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan at a funeral for a policeman killed earlier in the day.
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Deadly missile strike in Pakistan

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 10:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 12 people, including suspected militants, die in a missile attack in Pakistan, officials say.
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US cautions Pakistan on Taleban

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

The US says any new government in Pakistan should be wary of holding talks with pro-Taleban militants.
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Pakistan arrests Bhutto 'suspect'

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 17:05
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani forces arrest an Islamic militant over an attempt to kill former PM Benazir Bhutto, officials say.
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Pakistan lifts the ban on YouTube

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:43

Pakistan's telecoms regulator lifts the restrictions it imposed on video-sharing website YouTube.
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Pakistan army's top medic killed

Monday, February 25th 2008, 14:03
related places: Rawalpindi, There

The Pakistan army's top surgeon is killed by a suicide attack in the city of Rawalpindi, the army says.
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Pakistan blocks YouTube website

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 15:23

Pakistan blocks access to the popular YouTube website because of content deemed offensive to Islam.
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Pakistan troops die in gun battle

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 12:05

At least three security personnel are killed in clashes at a checkpoint in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Bomb hits Pakistan wedding party

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 15:29

A roadside bomb in north-west Pakistan kills 13 members of a wedding party and wounds several others.
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Bhutto party meeting to pick PM

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 14:57

The party of Pakistan's late former PM, Benazir Bhutto, meets to pick the next PM after its win in Monday's polls.
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Pakistan parties agree coalition

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 21:47

Pakistan's two main opposition parties agree to form a coalition government after a strong election showing.
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Pakistan victors mull coalition

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 14:44

The leaders of the two parties that won most seats in Pakistan's elections hold coalition talks.
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Pakistan's new balance of power

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 13:19

The BBC's Mark Urban reports on the diverging priorities of Pakistan's winning political parties.
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Deposed judge in Pakistan appeal

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 11:31
related places: Islamabad

The sacked chief justice of Pakistan addresses supporters despite being under house arrest in Islamabad.
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Bhutto widower 'rejects PM role'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 17:21

Benazir Bhutto's widower rules himself out as prime minister despite his party's success in Pakistan's election.
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Musharraf rules out resignation

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 13:05

Pakistan's President Musharraf says he has no plans to resign as opponents seek an alliance against him.
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Bhutto party in coalition offer

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 19:19

The party of Pakistan's late former PM Benazir Bhutto offers to partner a key rival in a governing coalition.
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Musharraf's foes triumph at polls

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 14:55

The main party backing President Pervez Musharraf admits defeat in Pakistan's elections.
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Opposition confident in Pakistan

Monday, February 18th 2008, 22:43

Opposition supporters in Pakistan are claiming an election triumph - but results will not be clear for hours.
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Call for calm after Pakistan bomb

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 23:36

The leader of Pakistan's main opposition party urges calm after a bomb kills 37 at a rally ahead of polls on Monday.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan meeting

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 18:48

A bomb kills 37 as supporters of murdered Pakistan ex-PM Benazir Bhutto's party meet two days before elections.
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New poll-rigging row in Pakistan

Friday, February 15th 2008, 20:05

Pakistan's attorney general denies saying there will be massive rigging in Monday's election.
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India-Pakistan flights to double

Friday, February 15th 2008, 16:46
related countries: India India

Pakistan and India agree to double the number of weekly passenger flights between the two countries.
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Fifth man arrested in Bhutto case

Friday, February 15th 2008, 15:42
related places: Bhutto

A fifth man is arrested in connection with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani police say.
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Bhutto widower warns on election

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 17:18

The widower of slain former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto says his party will protest if Monday's elections are rigged.
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Pakistani diplomat still missing

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 7:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says there is still no news on its ambassador to Afghanistan who is believed to have been kidnapped.
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Bhutto suspects 'confess to role'

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 19:56

Two Pakistani men held over the murder of Benazir Bhutto confess to helping her attacker, police say.
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Aussie tour of Pakistan in doubt

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 12:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are unlikely to tour Pakistan in March because of security fears.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 6:43

Pakistan says it has successfully fired a short-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Pakistan nuclear staff go missing

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 10:17

Two Pakistani nuclear experts have been abducted in the country's restive north-west, police say.
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Pakistani ambassador missing

Monday, February 11th 2008, 19:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan goes missing near the border and is feared kidnapped.
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Man in jail for 35 years 'found'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 19:08
related countries: India India

The Pakistani human rights minister says that he has traced an Indian who has been in prison for 35 years.
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Top Afghan militant 'captured'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A leading Afghan Taleban fighter is captured after a shootout in south-west Pakistan, police say.
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Blast at Pakistan election rally

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 18:56

At least 18 people die in a blast at an opposition election rally in Pakistan's North West Frontier, reports say.
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US says Mullah Omar 'in Pakistan'

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 4:20
related countries: United States United States

Taleban leader Mullah Omar and al-Qaeda commanders are living in Pakistan, says a senior US official.
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UK police say blast killed Bhutto

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhutto

British detectives say ex-Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a bomb blast, not gunfire.
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Pakistani militants 'call truce'

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:24

A leading militant group in the Pakistani region of South Waziristan announces a truce, officials say.
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Bhutto mourners vow poll revenge

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:58

Supporters of Pakistan's slain former PM Benazir Bhutto end a mourning period with vows to win this month's polls.
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General killed in Pakistan crash

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 13:37

A senior Pakistani army officer is among eight people killed in a helicopter crash in South Waziristan, the army says.
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Pakistan captain in 'love scam'

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 11:12
related countries: India India

Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Malik threatens to sue an Indian family for alleging he married their daughter.
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Bhutto's political will released

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 20:52

The Pakistan People's Party releases the political will of Benazir Bhutto, backing her husband to be party leader.
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Suicide blast hits Pakistan bus

Monday, February 4th 2008, 6:35
related places: Rawalpindi

At least six people die after a suicide bomber attacks a military bus in Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
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Cricket: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 13:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Mohammad Yousuf hits an unbeaten century to steer Pakistan to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international.
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Ex-judge lambasts Musharraf

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 13:41

The deposed chief justice of Pakistan says President Musharraf is an "extremist general" for sacking him.
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'Leading Pakistani militant' held

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 10:24
related places: Karachi

Pakistani police say they have captured a leading militant, Qasim Toori, in a shoot-out in the city of Karachi.
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Pakistan attack kills 'militants'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 8:11

At least 12 suspected militants are killed in a missile attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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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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