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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

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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Cricket: India close in on win

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 11:09
related countries: India India

India close day four of the first Test at 171-3 needing 32 more runs to beat Pakistan.
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Cricket: Delhi set for tense finale

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 11:34
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Pakistan move 167 runs ahead at 212-5 after three days of the first Test with India in Delhi.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan blasts

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 10:47
related places: Rawalpindi

Two suicide blasts in the northern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi kill at least 30 people, officials say.
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Cricket: India close in on Pakistan

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 11:12
related countries: India India

VVS Laxman and Mahendra Dhoni take India to 228-6 in reply to Pakistan's 231 in the Delhi Test
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Pakistan suspension 'unjustified'

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 10:08

Pakistan says its suspension from the Commonwealth because of emergency rule is "unreasonable".
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Court upholds Musharraf election

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 17:09

Pakistan's Supreme Court dismisses the final legal challenge to President Musharraf's re-election.
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Cricket: Pakistan recover

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 11:19
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India are held up by a rearguard action from Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq after taking control on day one of the first Test in Delhi.
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Top Baloch rebel leader 'killed'

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 17:24
related places: Top

A leading rebel from Pakistan's Balochistan province, Mir Balaach Marri, has been killed, his family says.
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Imran Khan freed from prison

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 16:54

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan is freed after being detained since last week under anti-terror laws.
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Pakistan top judge still detained

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 15:22

Pakistan's ousted chief justice remains under arrest, despite pledges to free judges held under emergency rule.
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Pakistan army 'kills 40 rebels'

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 8:39

Pakistan's army says it has killed at least 40 pro-Taleban militants in two days of raids in the north-west.
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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 17:11
related places: Swat

Thousands of people flee fighting between government troops and pro-Taleban militants in Pakistan's northern Swat district.
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Journalists arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 12:27

More than 100 journalists protesting against media restrictions are arrested in Pakistan, eyewitnesses say.
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'Thousands freed' in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 11:37

Gen Musharraf's government says it has freed some 3,400 people jailed under Pakistan's emergency.
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Pakistan confirms early poll date

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 8:32

Pakistan is to hold general elections on 8 January 2008, the chief election commissioner confirms.
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Pakistan clashes 'leave 80 dead'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 13:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 80 people are killed in sectarian clashes in a tribal area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, officials say.
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Challenges to Musharraf rejected

Monday, November 19th 2007, 12:35

Pakistan's reshaped top court rejects the main challenges to Pervez Musharraf's re-election as president.
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Court hears Musharraf challenges

Monday, November 19th 2007, 8:13

Pakistan's revamped top court hears challenges to President Musharraf's re-election and emergency rule.
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US tells Musharraf to step back

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 19:43
related countries: United States United States

A senior US envoy urges Pakistani President Musharraf to lift emergency rule and free opponents.
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Cricket: Pakistan salvage pride

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 17:20
related countries: India India

Shoaib Malik stars with bat and ball to help his side to victory over India as Pakistan salvage some pride from their series defeat.
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Khan protest at Pakistan mission

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 15:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Jemima Khan, the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, protests outside the Pakistani High Commission in London
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Live - India v Pakistan

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 14:45
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh passes his half-century to keep India's hopes of passing Pakistan's 306-6 alive in Jaipur.
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US seeks to end Pakistan crisis

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

A senior US envoy meets President Pervez Musharraf to discuss Pakistan's deepening political crisis.
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Musharraf defends emergency rule

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 8:46

Pakistan's President Musharraf says his country is safe as long as the military stays in charge.
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US seeks end to Pakistan crisis

Friday, November 16th 2007, 19:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

America's John Negroponte goes to Pakistan to boost "moderate forces" and speaks to ex-PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Bhutto defiant after house arrest

Friday, November 16th 2007, 12:48

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto renews her calls for President Musharraf to end emergency rule.
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Bhutto released from house arrest

Friday, November 16th 2007, 10:31

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is released from house arrest, as a new interim PM is sworn in.
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Musharraf unveils new interim PM

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 19:57

President Musharraf names a caretaker government, with Pakistan's current Senate chairman appointed as PM.
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Cricket: India clinch series

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 16:59
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar's brilliant 97 helps India beat Pakistan by six wickets to take a winning 3-1 lead in their one-day series.
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Musharraf 'will quit army soon'

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 13:58

Pakistan's attorney general says he expects President Musharraf to resign as army head before 1 December.
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