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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

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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Bomb attack kills Pakistan police

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 14:40
related places: Quetta

A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Four American drone deaths confirmed

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:10
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan leaves hospital after fall

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:58
related places: Lahore

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been discharged from hospital in Lahore, two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally.
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Imran Khan discharged from hospital

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 5:57

Pakistani politician Imran Khan is discharged from hospital two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally.
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Imran Khan walks again after fall

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:56

Pakistani politician Imran Khan walks a short distance in a brace, two weeks after damaging his spine in an election rally fall.
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PTI 'wins revote' in tense Karachi

Monday, May 20th 2013, 17:54
related places: Karachi

Imran Khan's party wins its first National Assembly seat in the Pakistani city of Karachi after a partial re-run of voting, unofficial results show.
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Musharraf given bail in Bhutto case

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:24
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, is granted bail in the case of the assassination of the former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.
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VIDEO: Murdered Pakistan politician buried

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:55
related places: Karachi

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
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Murdered Pakistan politician buried

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:38
related places: Karachi

Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
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Imran Khan blames rival for killing

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:50

Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan's PTI party, is blaming one of his political rivals for the killing of PTI official Zahra Shahid Hussain.
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Pakistani politician is shot dead

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 3:24
related places: Karachi

Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: Pakistani politician is shot dead

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 0:31
related places: Karachi

A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the city of Karachi.
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Why Afghans are wary of Sharif

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:11
related places: Sharif

Dawood Azami on why Afghans are wary of Pakistan's PM-elect
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Chinese man detained in Kashmir

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:49
related countries: China China
related places: Kashmir

A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
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Deadly bombs at Pakistan mosques

Friday, May 17th 2013, 13:50
related places: Malakand

Explosions near two mosques in a village in the Malakand region of north-west Pakistan leave at least 13 people dead.
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Protests at Kashmir leader's killing

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:15
related places: Kashmir

Crowds take to the streets in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to protest at the killing of pro-independence leader Sardar Arif Shahid.
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UK probes Pakistan politician speech

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police in London investigate complaints against the UK-based leader of Pakistan's MQM party to see if he has violated British law.
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Pakistan election: Voters' views

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:26

Optimism and allegations of rigging after Pakistan poll
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VIDEO: Inside home of Pakistan's 'new leader'

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:52

Unofficial results from Pakistan's general election suggest that the conservative leader Nawaz Sharif has won an unprecedented third term in power.
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Sharif set to be PM in Pakistan

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:07

Nawaz Sharif is on the verge of securing a majority in Pakistan's parliament and forming the next government after claiming election victory.
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Viewpoints: Elections in Pakistan

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

Viewpoints on what Pakistan's new government means for the US
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Sharif in Pakistan government talks

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 22:09

Nawaz Sharif holds talks with party colleagues on forming a government, as unofficial results suggest they won a clear poll victory.
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Sharif set for Pakistan poll win

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 10:41

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif celebrates victory in the country's elections, as unofficial results suggest a big lead for his party.
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VIDEO: Votes counted in Pakistan election

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:04

Votes are being counted in Pakistan, after a historic election that should lead to the country's first transition from one elected government to another.
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Karachi unrest mars Pakistan poll

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 14:59
related places: Karachi

Landmark elections in Pakistan see a high turnout, but officials say problems in Karachi mean voting there was not "free and fair".
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Pakistan votes in landmark election

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 13:00

Elections take place amid tight security in Pakistan, in the first-ever transition of democratic power, but voting in Karachi is not "free and fair".
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'determined to vote'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 17:49

Final preparations are under way for Pakistan's general election on Saturday after a campaign which has seen more than 100 people killed.
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Pakistan election campaigning ends

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:40

Campaigning ahead of Pakistan's general election on Saturday has ended, with candidates holding their final rallies.
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Killed Pakistan prisoner buried

Friday, May 10th 2013, 4:00
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A Pakistani prisoner killed by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir is buried in Pakistan, media reports say.
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Gunmen abduct Pakistan ex-PM's son

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:56

Pakistan's former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says gunmen have abducted his son, who has been campaigning ahead of the country's Saturday elections.
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Nawaz Sharif tiger 'alive and well'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:49

A tigress used to campaign in support of leading Pakistani election candidate Nawaz Sharif is alive and well, despite media reports of its death.
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VIDEO: On the road with Pakistani candidates

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 11:19

The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been on the campaign trail with Pakistan's main election rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
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Pakistan prisoner dies in India

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:01
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

A Pakistani prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir dies in hospital, doctors say.
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Sharif 'would end' Pakistan war role

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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VIDEO: Sharif 'would end' Pakistan war role

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 22:33
related places: Lahore

The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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Imran Khan 'recovering' in hospital

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:37
related places: Lahore

Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan is recuperating in hospital after falling off a makeshift lift at an election rally in Lahore, doctors say.
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Pakistani UN soldier killed in Congo

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Pakistani UN peacekeeper is killed in an ambush by unknown assailants in eastern DR Congo, which the UN chief describes as a "war crime".
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Imran Khan hurt in fall at rally

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:30

Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan is injured after falling off a makeshift lift that was taking him onto a stage at an election rally in Lahore.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan injured in stage fall

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:18
related places: Lahore

Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, has been injured after falling from an elevated platform at an election rally in Lahore.
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Pakistan bomb targets poll candidate

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 16:56

At least five people are killed and many wounded in the second bomb attack in two days targeting an Islamist party in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Family visit injured Pakistan inmate

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 4:27
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

The family of a Pakistani prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate in Indian-administered Kashmir is due to visit him in hospital, reports say.
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Afghan and Pakistani troops clash

Monday, May 6th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops clash for the second time in a week amid tensions over a dispute between the two countries over their shared border.
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Blast at election rally in Pakistan

Monday, May 6th 2013, 14:11

At least 15 people are reported to have died in a blast at an election rally of a religious party in north-west Pakistan.
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Bombs hit Pakistan party's office

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:14
related places: Karachi

Three people are killed and several wounded by twin bombs near the offices of a Pakistani secular political party in the city of Karachi.
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