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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

Attack targets 'Pakistan spy agency'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:39

Attackers storm the offices of Pakistan's intelligence agency in Sindh province, detonating bombs and injuring more than 30 people, police say.
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Ramadan shopping ban for lone women

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 14:51

Islamic clerics in north-west Pakistan bar women from shopping alone, saying the practice 'spreads vulgarity' during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Politician sought over poisoning

Friday, July 19th 2013, 14:26

Pakistani police are seeking the arrest of a politician in connection with the fatal poisoning of 22 people from a rival branch of his family.
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Taliban 'shock' over Malala attack

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:20
related places: Malala, Taliban

A Pakistani Taliban leader sends a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, expressing shock that the teenage campaigner was shot by Taliban gunmen last year.
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Bangladeshi Islamist to be executed

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A leading Islamist politician in Bangladesh is sentenced to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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Pakistan grapples with rising tide of extremist violence

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 1:06

Pakistan grapples with rising tide of extremist violence
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Fanatics fear education, Malala says

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:02
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban tells the UN that books and pens frighten extremists, as she urges policy-makers to ensure education for all.
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Pakistan Taliban 'base in Syria'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 12:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani Taliban have visited Syria to set up a base and to assess "the needs of the jihad", a Taliban official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Malala to make UN birthday address

Friday, July 12th 2013, 6:30
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban is to address the United Nations on Friday - on her 16th birthday.
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Pakistan's fight for education right

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 11:58

Battling for education rights in Pakistan
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Bomb kills Zardari security chief

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:47
related places: Karachi

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's personal security chief and two others are killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack in Karachi.
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Pakistan 'incompetent' on Bin Laden

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 6:56

A leaked Pakistan government report into the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011 accuses intelligence services of incompetence and negligence.
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Bomb blast in Lahore kills four

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 9:19
related places: Lahore

At least four people die and at least 30 are hurt when a bomb explodes in a busy food street in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, officials say.
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Pakistan agrees $5.3bn IMF loan

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 15:22

Pakistan's newly elected government agrees a $5.3bn three-year loan with the International Monetary Fund.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 17'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

At least 17 people have been killed in a suspected US drone strike in north-west Pakistan, officials say, in the deadliest such attack this year.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The head of the Afghan army tells BBC HARDtalk fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency.
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Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 1:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped in weeks if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's school for child workers

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 23:08
related places: Islamabad

Nel Hedayat visits a school which has been set up in a park in Islamabad in the evenings to provide a free education to poor children, many of whom have spent the day working to provide money for their families.
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Fast-tracked Fawad boosts Australia

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 13:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed will be available from the start of the Ashes after receiving Australian citizenship.
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VIDEO: Malala's friend Shazia moves to UK

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 5:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Shazia Ramzan, who was with Malala Yousafzai when she was shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' rights to education, has come to the UK to go to school.
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Quetta mourns after deadly attack

Monday, July 1st 2013, 15:06
related places: Quetta

Funerals have taken place as the city of Quetta mourns a deadly attack on a Shia district, a day after at least 56 people in Pakistan were killed.
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In pictures: Life in Baltistan

Monday, July 1st 2013, 2:12

Life in the remote Pakistani region of Baltistan
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Bombs kill dozens in Pakistan

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 19:55
related places: Peshawar

At least 45 people die in bomb attacks in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Peshawar as the prime minister vows new action against terrorism.
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UK and Pakistan to 'stand together'

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 13:57

David Cameron promises to "stand together" with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism following talks with newly elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif.
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Pakistani 'blasphemy' girl in Canada

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 16:14
related countries: Canada Canada

Fourteen-year-old Rimsha, a Christian Pakistani girl imprisoned for several weeks after being falsely accused of blasphemy, has reportedly started a new life in Canada.
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Butt admits his part in spot-fixing

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Banned ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt admits his part in a spot-fixing scandal against England for the first time.
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Pakistan criticises BBC job cuts

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:19

The Pakistani government criticises a decision by the BBC Urdu Service to terminate the jobs of nine senior reporters across the country.
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Three die in Pakistan 'honour' case

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 15:33

Three women in north Pakistan are shot dead by a male relative who appears to have believed they brought shame on their family, police say.
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Family devastated by Taliban murder of Pakistani porter

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 17:24
related places: Taliban

Family of Pakistan porter devastated by his Taliban killing
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Musharraf 'to face treason trial'

Monday, June 24th 2013, 16:52

Pakistan's new government says it plans to put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason.
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Taliban faction 'to kill foreigners'

Monday, June 24th 2013, 16:02
related places: Taliban

Ten climbers shot dead at a mountain base camp in northern Pakistan were killed by a branch of the Taliban set up to target foreigners, the militants say.
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Arrest over politician's death

Monday, June 24th 2013, 14:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 52-year-old man is arrested in connection with the murder of Pakistan politician Dr Imran Farooq who was killed in London.
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VIDEO: Riding Pakistan's 'rollercoaster'

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 23:59

The BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet visits Pakistan and asks if there is any hope for those who dare to stand up against the forces of darkness.
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Tourists killed in Pakistan attack

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 14:41
related places: Kashmir

Gunmen reported to be from the Taliban kill 10 people, including at least nine foreign tourists, at a mountain base camp in northern Pakistan.
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Suicide attack on Peshawar mosque

Friday, June 21st 2013, 11:19
related places: Peshawar

A suicide bomb attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 14 people, police and officials say.
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India firing 'killed Kashmir girl'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 15:24
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A nine-year-old girl is killed in unprovoked mortar shelling by Indian troops, officials in Pakistani-administered Kashmir say.
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Ahmed named in Australia A squad

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:41
related countries: Australia Australia, South Africa South Africa

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was tipped to be in Australia's Ashes squad, is named on the A tour to South Africa.
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Pakistan funeral bomb kills 28

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 20:49

At least 28 people, including a newly-elected lawmaker, are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Quetta university shut after attacks

Monday, June 17th 2013, 11:11
related places: Quetta

The women's university at the centre of Saturday's deadly twin attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta is shut down until further notice.
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Mourning for murdered polio workers

Monday, June 17th 2013, 7:32
related places: Swabi

Mourning is taking place in Pakistan's Swabi district after two polio workers were shot dead by suspected militants on Sunday.
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Pakistani city in shock after attack

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 6:38
related places: Quetta

Mourning is declared in the Pakistani city of Quetta after 25 people are killed by gunmen attacking female students and a hospital treating them.
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VIDEO: Militants claim deadly Quetta attack

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 19:27
related places: Quetta

Gunmen have attacked a hospital in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, hours after an explosion on a bus killed 14 female university students.
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Gunmen storm Pakistan hospital

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 18:52
related places: Quetta

At least 28 people are killed as gunmen storm a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, hours after a blast on a bus carrying female students.
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India cruise to win over Pakistan

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 18:49

India maintain their 100% Champions Trophy record with an eight-wicket win over Pakistan at Edgbaston.
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Pakistan blast kills female students

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 13:40
related places: Quetta

A bomb at a university in Quetta, Pakistan, kills at least 11 female students and is followed by a deadly attack on the hospital treating the wounded.
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Suspect held over Zulfiqar murder

Friday, June 14th 2013, 14:35

Police in Pakistan say they have arrested a man suspected of involvement in last month's murder of top prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali.
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Asif spot-fixing appeal rejected

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Judges at the Court of Appeal in London reject Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif's bid to overturn his spot-fixing conviction.
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Harassment row hits Pakistan cricket

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 17:43

The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating a sexual harassment row involving women members of a regional cricket club, officials say.
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S Africa win puts Pakistan on brink

Monday, June 10th 2013, 19:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa ease to a 67-run win at Edgbaston that pushes Pakistan to the brink of Champions Trophy elimination.
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West Indies' Ramdin gets two-game ban

Monday, June 10th 2013, 15:09

West Indies' wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin receives a two-match ban for claiming a dropped catch against Pakistan.
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Drone strike kills seven in Pakistan

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:16
related countries: United States United States

Seven people in Pakistan have been killed in the first drone strike since PM Nawaz Sharif took office demanding an end to US targeting of militants.
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Ramdin charged over catch claim

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 9:05

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin is charged for claiming a dropped catch against Pakistan on Friday.
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West Indies narrowly beat Pakistan

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:44

West Indies beat Pakistan by two wickets with 56 balls remaining in Group B of the Champions Trophy at The Oval.
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Soldier killed in 'Pakistan firing'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 16:09
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India accuses the Pakistani army of shooting dead an officer in the disputed territory of Kashmir, in an alleged exchange of fire denied by Pakistan.
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Pakistan cabinet members sworn in

Friday, June 7th 2013, 14:21

Twenty-five members of the cabinet of new Pakistani Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif are sworn in by President Asif Ali Zardari at the presidential palace.
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VIDEO: Sharif calls for end to drone strikes

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for an end to US drone strikes in his first address since being re-elected to the post
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Sharif urges end to drone strikes

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls for an end to US drone strikes in his country as he is sworn in for a historic third term.
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Nawaz Sharif approved as Pakistan PM

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 9:21

Pakistan's parliament approves Nawaz Sharif as prime minister after his surprise landslide victory in general elections last month.
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Child victims of Pakistan's 'begging mafia'

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 0:41

The children kidnapped and exploited at Pakistan's shrines
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Sharif condemns US drone strike

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, condemns a suspected US drone strike which killed the Taliban's second-in-command.
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VIDEO: Pakistan hit by measles epidemic

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:12

Parts of Pakistan are suffering from their worst outbreak of measles in living memory.
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Fighting Pakistan's measles epidemic

Friday, May 31st 2013, 0:02

The battle against Pakistan's measles epidemic
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Drone 'kills Pakistan Taliban chief'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command has been killed in a suspected US drone strike, a senior militant source tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Illegal medical waste 'made into straws'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:09
related places: Lahore

Medical waste from a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, is being illegally sold to plants which recycle it into a range of plastic products such as drinking straws.
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Shia lawyer shot dead in Karachi

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:47
related places: Karachi

Gunmen in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi shoot dead a Shia lawyer and two of his sons in a sectarian attack, police say.
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'Facebook boy' rescued after kidnap

Monday, May 27th 2013, 11:15
related places: Karachi

A 13-year-old boy in the Pakistani city of Karachi is rescued after he was kidnapped by criminals who lured him into a friendship on Facebook, police say.
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UK plane alert suspects still held

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 3:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police secure a further extension to question two men after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
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Pakistan bus fire kills 16 children

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 11:07

At least 16 children and a teacher are killed in a fire on their school bus in the eastern Pakistan city of Gujrat, police say.
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Can Nawaz Sharif walk the military tightrope?

Friday, May 24th 2013, 23:19

Will Nawaz Sharif walk the military tightrope in Pakistan?
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Two held after plane alert over UK

Friday, May 24th 2013, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
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UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow

Friday, May 24th 2013, 13:11
related countries: United States United States

The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
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Rauf withdrawn from Champions Trophy

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 14:47
related countries: India India

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn from the Champions Trophy following media reports of an Indian police investigation.
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