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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

Taliban say leader killed by drone

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 4:50

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: How Taliban Mehsud became most wanted

Friday, November 1st 2013, 23:07
related places: Taliban

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official tells the BBC.
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Pakistan-Taliban dialogue 'started'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:31

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif claims dialogue with the Taliban "has started" - but militants say there has been no direct approach from Islamabad.
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Making sense of drone death reports

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 16:03

Argument rages over Pakistan civilian casualty figures
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VIDEO: Pakistani widows rebuild their lives

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:46

Pakistani widows are learning to rebuild their lives financially and psychologically after bomb attacks leave their families in ruins.
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Pakistan lowers drone death toll

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says 67 civilians died in US drone strikes since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.
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Pakistani doctors angered by failure to halt abductions

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:16

Pakistani doctors angered by failure to halt kidnappings
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Karzai to meet Pakistan PM in UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is beginning a visit to Britain, during which he will hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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VIDEO: Karzai and Sharif to meet in London

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Sharif

In a bid to help foster peace efforts, President Hamid Karzai will meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London this week.
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Soldier killed in Kashmir firing

Monday, October 28th 2013, 7:56
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A soldier is killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in firing from Pakistan, the Indian army says.
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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Sixteen imprisoned rebels have been hanged in south-eastern Iran in retaliation for a deadly ambush on border guards, Iranian officials say.
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Du Plessis fined for ball tampering

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 8:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Faf du Plessis is fined 50% of his match fee for ball tampering in the second Test against Pakistan.
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S Africa penalised for ball tampering

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa are penalised five runs for ball tampering against Pakistan during the second Test in Dubai.
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Civilians injured in Kashmir firing

Friday, October 25th 2013, 10:45
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Eight civilians are injured as Pakistani troops fire guns and mortar shells at border posts in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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Pakistan 'endorsed US drone strikes'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

Secret US documents show senior Pakistani government officials have known of and endorsed CIA drone strikes for years, a US newspaper reports.
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Sharif urges Obama to end drone hits

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif tells President Obama drone strikes there must cease, while the leaders pledge to strengthen the nations' strained ties.
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Pakistan PM and Obama discuss drones

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:32

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif meets President Barack Obama to press for an end to drone strikes and the formation of a new relationship.
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India alleges fresh Kashmir firing

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:08
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India accuses Pakistani troops of firing at more than 50 locations along the disputed border in Kashmir as a soldier is killed on Tuesday night.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 19:05
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Washington

The US defends its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, as Pakistan's PM urges Washington to end the unmanned raids in his country.
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Rights groups condemn US drone raids

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:04
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

CIA drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for unlawful killings, some of which could amount to war crimes, human rights groups say.
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Pakistan train blast 'kills seven'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 9:10

At least seven people are killed after a bomb hit a passenger train in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Kerry hails US-Pakistan relations

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US ties with Pakistan "could not be more important", Secretary of State John Kerry says at the start of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's US visit.
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Pakistani singer Khanum dies aged 78

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:14
related places: Lahore

The funeral of Pakistani singer, Zubeida Khanum, who died aged 78 following a heart attack at her home in Lahore, takes place in the city.
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Pakistan end South Africa's run

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan end South Africa's 15-match unbeaten run with a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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Imran Khan condemns Pakistan murder

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 9:54

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader Imran Khan condemns the killing of provincial law minister Israrullah Gandapur in a bombing in the north-west.
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Pakistani minister killed in blast

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 17:03
related places: Adha

A provincial law minister and at least seven other people are killed in a suicide blast in north-west Pakistan on the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
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AUDIO: A day at work for a drone pilot

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

A US drone pilot on flying remote missions into Pakistan
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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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