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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

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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Children survive Pakistan attack

Monday, December 10th 2007, 10:45

A suicide bomber blows himself up near a military truck taking children to school in north-west Pakistan.
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Sharif's party 'to contest polls'

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 18:44

The party of Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif says it will contest general elections in January.
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Swat suicide bomber 'kills six'

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 9:35
related places: Swat

A suicide bomber kills six people at a police post in Pakistan's north-west Swat valley, officials say.
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Cricket: Batsmen hurt Pakistan

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 12:02
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh smashes 169 and Sourav Ganguly 125 not out as India reach 365-5 on day one of the third Test against Pakistan.
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Pakistan hunting Swat militants

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 11:14
related places: Swat

Pakistani troops pursue a pro-Taleban cleric's supporters after a major operation to clear the Swat valley.
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Gunmen kill Bhutto's supporters

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 8:21
related places: Bhutto

Gunmen in Pakistan kill three supporters of former PM Benazir Bhutto, in the run-up to January polls, police say.
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Pakistan army retakes Swat towns

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 13:44
related places: Swat

Troops in the Pakistani district of Swat retake strongholds of a leading pro-Taleban cleric, Maulana Fazlullah.
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Sharif barred from visiting judge

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 12:09

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is stopped by police from visiting former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.
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Cricket: Pakistan hold for draw

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 15:31
related countries: India India

The three-match series between India and Pakistan remains alive after the tourists held out for a draw in the second Test.
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Woman in Pakistan suicide attack

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 14:57

An army checkpoint in north-west Pakistan is struck in a rare attack by a woman suicide bomber.
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Pakistan rivals plan poll demands

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 0:12

Pakistan's two main opposition rivals agree to issue demands to be met if they are to contest January elections.
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Sharif facing Pakistan poll ban

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 16:30
related places: Lahore

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is barred from standing as an election candidate for a Lahore constituency.
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Cricket: Pakistan kept at bay

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 12:09
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

India remain in control of the second Test despite Pakistan's stubborn effort with the bat on day four in Calcutta.
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Fatal blast at Pakistan madrassa

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 12:01

A bomb at an Islamic religious school in south-west Pakistan kills at least six people, officials say.
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Pakistan opposition heads to meet

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 6:22

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto will meet fellow opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and discuss a possible election boycott.
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Cricket: India turn the screw

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 12:22
related countries: India India

India post their highest ever home total against Pakistan before taking an early wicket in the second Test.
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Bhutto unveils manifesto pledges

Friday, November 30th 2007, 13:47

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto launches her manifesto for January's elections.
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Cricket: India make strong start

Friday, November 30th 2007, 11:00
related countries: India India
related places: Gul

Wasim Jaffer hits an unbeaten 192 as India reach 352-3 on the opening day of the second Test.
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US hails Pakistan leader's pledge

Friday, November 30th 2007, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House welcomes a vow by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to lift emergency rule.
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Musharraf vows to end emergency

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 18:32

President Musharraf starts a new term as civilian leader, vowing to end Pakistan's emergency on 16 December.
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Pakistan clash 'kills civilians'

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 12:03

At least 11 civilians die after troops shell suspected militant positions in north-western Swat Valley, locals say.
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New term for civilian Musharraf

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 8:15

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is sworn in as a civilian ruler amid violent protests by lawyers.
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Open verdict in Woolmer inquest

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 23:15
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

A Jamaican inquest into the death of Bob Woolmer fails to determine what killed the Pakistan cricket coach.
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Musharraf gives up army uniform

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 15:14

Pakistan's President Musharraf hands over military command, meeting key opposition and international demands.
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Pakistan army 'retakes key peak'

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:09
related places: Swat

Pakistani troops say they have recaptured a strategic mountain peak in fighting in Swat district.
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Musharraf bids farewell to troops

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 9:07

President Musharraf says farewell to troops a day before he is due to resign as head of Pakistan's army.
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Musharraf to quit army 'in days'

Monday, November 26th 2007, 16:23

President Musharraf will resign as Pakistan's army chief on Wednesday, his spokesman tells the BBC.
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Pakistan rivals enter poll fray

Monday, November 26th 2007, 12:41

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif joins Benazir Bhutto in registering for Pakistan's January elections.
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India complete win over Pakistan

Monday, November 26th 2007, 5:02
related countries: India India

India knock off the 32 runs needed on the final morning to seal a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test.
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Ex-PM Sharif returns to Pakistan

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 22:46

Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns home to a jubilant welcome after seven years in exile.
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Pakistan troops in Swat offensive

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 15:13
related places: Swat

Pakistani troops begin a ground offensive against pro-Taleban militants in the former tourist resort of Swat Valley.
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