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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

US seizes Pakistan Taliban commander

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms it has captured a senior Pakistani commander, in a raid reportedly in eastern Afghanistan.
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Malala meets Obamas at White House

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet Pakistani schoolgirl human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office.
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VIDEO: Karachi residents bombproof cars

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:21
related places: Karachi

Karachi's wealthiest residents are choosing to bombproof their cars and employ security guards as violent crime levels soar in the Pakistani city.
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Nobel Peace Prize to be announced

Friday, October 11th 2013, 8:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announce shortly, amid reports it will go to the chemical weapons watchdog OPCW.
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Musharraf held over Red Mosque case

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 19:29

Pakistan arrests ex-President Musharraf over the 2007 Red Mosque killings, a day after granting him bail in another case.
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Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 10:23
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban wins the EU's Sakharov human rights prize.
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Pakistan Taliban 'open to talks'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud tells the BBC he is open to talks but says he will continue to target the US and its allies.
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VIDEO: Rare interview with Taliban chief

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 17:56
related places: Taliban

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has spoken exclusively to the BBC's Ahmed Wali Mujeeb as debate rages in Pakistan about whether the government should enter into talks with the Taliban.
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Pakistan bomb targets polio campaign

Monday, October 7th 2013, 15:12
related places: Peshawar

Two people, one a police officer, are killed by a bomb which went off near anti-polio campaigners in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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VIDEO: 'Then he fired straight at her'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:52

Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai and her friends recall the day she was shot on her school bus.
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Fury over Sindh messaging ban plan

Friday, October 4th 2013, 11:19

Internet freedom activists in Pakistan express anger over proposals by Sindh province to ban messaging apps including Skype for three months.
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Pakistan 'militant chief attacked'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:00

At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack on a militant commander in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, officials say.
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India troops 'fight Pakistan rebels'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 8:47
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India's army says its troops have been fighting Pakistan-backed armed militants in Indian-administered Kashmir for more than a week.
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Bomb kills troops in quake area

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 13:30

An improvised roadside bomb in the earthquake-hit Pakistani province of Balochistan has killed two soldiers working to help survivors, the army says.
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Pakistan grandfather mourns 15 relatives killed by bomb

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 23:44

Pakistani grandfather loses 15 family members in bomb blast
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VIDEO: Ethnic tensions after Balochistan quake

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 21:26

As the death toll from the earthquake in Pakistan rises, the continuing relief work has exposed ethnic fractures in the province of Balochistan.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh MP sentenced to death

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 21:06
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

An MP for Bangladesh's main opposition party has been sentenced to death by a war crimes court for charges including murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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Baloch quake highlights ethnic split

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:51

Quake highlights Pakistan's ethnic upheavals
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Peshawar market blast toll rises

Monday, September 30th 2013, 12:57
related places: Peshawar

The death toll from a bomb blast that ripped through a historic market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 42, hospital officials say.
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Leaders agree need for Kashmir calm

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 19:36
related countries: India India

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan hold their first meeting and pledge to work together to halt an upsurge of violence in Kashmir, officials say.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan market

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 9:21
related places: Peshawar

A bomb blast rips through a market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, leaving at least 33 dead, officials say, a week after a deadly church attack there.
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VIDEO: Pakistani quake area struck again

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 22:09

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck south-west Pakistan, in a region where at least 400 people died in a quake earlier this week.
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Pakistani quake area struck again

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 12:58

A major earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan province, four days after more than 400 people died in a tremor there.
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VIDEO: Visiting the world's newest island

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 11:15

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has visited an island that was created off the coast of Pakistan by an earthquake on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: 'Why isn't anyone coming to help?'

Friday, September 27th 2013, 15:47

Villages in Pakistan have been forced to dig for survivors with their own hands after being left stranded by an earthquake which has killed at least 400 people and injured many more.
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Pakistan quake appeal to militants

Friday, September 27th 2013, 11:07

Officials in Pakistan appeal to separatist militant groups to halt attacks in the south-western province affected by the deadly earthquake.
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At least 17 die in Pakistan bus bomb

Friday, September 27th 2013, 9:36
related places: Peshawar

At least 17 people are killed in a bus bombing near the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Relief scarce in Pakistan quake zone

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 10:43

Rescue teams are struggling to reach remote areas worst hit by a powerful earthquake which has killed at least 348 people in south-western Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 6:35
related places: Awaran

A powerful earthquake killed at least 328 people in Pakistan's remote area of Awaran.
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VIDEO: Earthquake creates island off coast

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 17:13

An earthquake, which killed more than 200 people in Pakistan, has created a new island off the country's coast.
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New Pakistan quake island emits gas

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:00

Shock of seeing Pakistan's island emerge from the sea
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Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

At least 328 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes south-western Pakistan, causing a new island to emerge.
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How it went wrong for Nawaz Sharif

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 0:53

How it all went wrong for Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif
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VIDEO: Pakistan Taliban talks criticised

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 2:14
related places: Peshawar

The suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar has led many to question the Pakistani government's policy of trying to start a dialogue with militants.
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VIDEO: Pakistani Christians condemn church bombing

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 20:34

Pakistan's Christians protest against the suicide bombing of an Anglican church which killed over 80 people.
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Angry protests after Pakistan blasts

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 16:32

Protests and vigils take place across Pakistan as Christians demand better protection after suicide blasts killed at least 80 people at a church.
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Afghan Taliban kill 11 policemen

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar, Taliban

Taliban militants kill at least 11 policemen in an attack on a checkpoint at Shorabak in Kandahar province, along the Pakistan border.
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Who are Pakistan's Christians?

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 13:32

Profile of Pakistan's Christian community
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Peshawar buries dead after blasts

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 9:35
related places: Peshawar

Burials take place amid anger and fear in Pakistan, after a double suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar killed at least 80 people.
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VIDEO: Pakistan church blast kills dozens

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 18:15
related places: Peshawar

A twin-suicide bombing outside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, has killed at least 75 people in one of the worst attacks on Christians in the country.
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Pakistan church blast kills dozens

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 15:54
related places: Peshawar

A bomb blast outside a church in Peshawar kills at least 75 people and wounds many, in the latest attack against Pakistan's Christian community.
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Pakistan frees top Taliban leader

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 11:47
related places: Taliban

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founder of the Afghan Taliban, is released from prison in Pakistan in a move welcomed by Afghanistan.
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Date set for Taliban chief release

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Senior Afghan Taliban figure Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, officials say.
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Six die near Pakistan-Afghan border

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed in Pakistan in shooting close to the border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Pakistan battles growing alcohol addiction

Monday, September 16th 2013, 0:09

The growing problem of alcoholism in 'dry' Pakistan
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Pakistan officers 'killed by Taliban'

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Two senior Pakistani military officers and a soldier are killed by Taliban militants near the border with Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Husband drowned our toddler'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:04

Aleem Maqbool reports on a case of infanticide in Pakistan in which a man admits to drowning his 18-month old daughter but now says he regrets what he did.
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The search for Jinnah's vision of Pakistan

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 10:54

The missing speech of Pakistan's founding father
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Pakistan 'to free Taliban leader'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan is to release a top Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in a bid to help the Afghan peace process, reports say.
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Pakistan swears in new president

Monday, September 9th 2013, 16:59
related places: Taliban

Pakistan swears in Mamnoon Hussain as its new president, as political parties back the government's efforts to negotiate with Taliban militants.
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Pakistan 'frees Taliban prisoners'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 9:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan announces the release of seven Taliban prisoners in what it says is an attempt to advance the Afghan peace process.
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US drone 'kills Haqqani commander'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

A senior commander of the powerful Haqqani militant network is killed in a US drone strike in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Arrest over Pakistan climber murders

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 15:02

Pakistani officials say they have arrested the suspected mastermind of an attack which killed 10 foreign climbers and their local guide in the Himalayas earlier this year.
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Activist seeks 'murder plot' inquiry

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:31

Prominent Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir calls for an inquiry into reports of a plot to assassinate her.
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IMF approves $6.7bn Pakistan loan

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 18:52

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $6.7bn (£4.3bn) loan for Pakistan amid a continuing economic crisis in the country.
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Taliban bombers attack US base

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a US base in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a lengthy gun battle in which three insurgents were killed.
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New charges laid against Musharraf

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:40

New murder charges are laid against Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf, officials say - the latest in a series of setbacks for the former military ruler.
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Bin Laden doctor to be retried

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 15:03

Officials in Pakistan overturn the jail sentence and order a retrial of a doctor who helped the CIA in their search for Osama Bin Laden.
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Pakistan talks offer divides Taliban factions

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 14:52
related places: Taliban, There

There are signs that an offer of talks by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is causing rifts in the Pakistani Taliban.
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Inside gay Pakistan

Monday, August 26th 2013, 23:40

Is Pakistan a great place to be a gay man?
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Karzai calls for Pakistan peace role

Monday, August 26th 2013, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Pakistan "to facilitate peace talks" between his country and the Taliban during a brief visit to Islamabad.
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VIDEO: Saving the flood victims of Pakistan

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 18:25
related places: Multan

Nearly one million people have been affected by floods in Pakistan - the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani has visited the flood-affected areas near the city of Multan in Southern Punjab
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US terror blacklisting angers Pakistan madrassa staff

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 0:08
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani madrassa staff reject US terror blacklisting
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VIDEO: Family pleads for US hostage return

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 22:25
related countries: United States United States

The family of an American aid worker abducted in Pakistan has pleaded for his safe return, more than two years after his capture.
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Baloch journalist killed in Karachi

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:17
related places: Karachi

The mutilated body of journalist Haji Abdul Razzak has been identified by his family, a day after it was found in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: Inside school accused of 'terror training'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 17:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US Treasury has imposed economic sanctions on a Pakistani Islamic school it describes as a "terrorist training centre" which provides support to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Flood misery in eastern Pakistan

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 6:25

Heavy flooding has affected nearly a million people in the east of Pakistan, with more rains expected on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods: Villages evacuated

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 22:13

Hundreds of villages in Pakistan have been flooded, with homes evacuated and roads washed away, after torrential rain across the country.
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Pakistan officer 'killed' in Kashmir

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:59
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan says one of its officers has been killed by Indian shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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Bomb chemicals found in Pakistan raid

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 22:54

Security forces in Pakistan say they have seized 100 tonnes of bomb-making materials and arrested 10 people in a raid in the south-west of the country.
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US blacklists Pakistan madrassa

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:44
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury imposes economic sanctions on a Pakistani Islamic school it describes as a "terrorist training centre".
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VIDEO: Afghans celebrate football victory

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, There

There have been joyous scenes in Kabul after Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international game played in the capital for a decade.
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