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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

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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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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