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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

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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Afghan footballers defeat Pakistan

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international to be held in Kabul in a decade.
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VIDEO: Football fever at Afghan match

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's footballers have triumphed over Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match, the first international game played in Kabul in a decade.
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Musharraf charged over Bhutto murder

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 9:38
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is indicted over his failure to prevent the death of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan PM urges militants to talk

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:18

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif calls for dialogue with militants to end unrest, but warns that he is ready to use "full force" if the offer is rejected.
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VIDEO: Pakistan villages submerged by floods

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 2:18

Hundreds of villages in Pakistan have been flooded after torrential rain.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy' cleric freed

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 15:57

A Pakistani court dismisses charges against a Muslim cleric who had been accused of framing a Christian girl falsely charged with blasphemy.
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Pakistan stand-off: 'Lessons learnt'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 17:25

Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan says that his government has "learned lessons" from Thursday's stand-off between police and a gunman.
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VIDEO: At home with Naughty Boy

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Pakistani music producer Naughty Boy charts his unconventional rise to the top - with a little help from his mum and dad.
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Arrest ends Islamabad stand-off

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 18:42
related places: Islamabad

A stand-off in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, ends as a gunman is tackled by a politician and is then arrested after being shot by police.
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PM rounds on 'anti-India activity'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:32
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says ties with Pakistan cannot improve until it "stops using their territory for anti-India activity", in a speech marking Independence Day
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Asif apologises for spot-fixing role

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 15:23

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif says sorry for his role in a 2010 spot-fixing scandal and admits his guilt for the first time.
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VIDEO: Pakistani man risks life for moustache

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 17:26

A Pakistani businessman has been threatened by extremists - all because of his eye-catching moustache. Charles Haviland finds out why he refuses to shave it off.
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Kashmir 'violations' fuel tensions

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 5:11
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

With fresh reports of firing on Tuesday, India and Pakistan continue to trade accusations over violations of the ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir.
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Pakistan city hit by second attack

Friday, August 9th 2013, 14:21
related places: Quetta

At least nine people are killed as gunmen open fire outside a mosque in Quetta, the second attack in the Pakistani city in as many days.
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US withdraws diplomats from Lahore

Friday, August 9th 2013, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

The US orders non-essential personnel to leave its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, warning of a "credible threat".
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Pakistan calls for Kashmir ceasefire

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:38
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif says that it is imperative to restore a ceasefire on the Kashmir border following violence earlier this week.
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VIDEO: Jeeni released from bonded labour

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:30

In southern Pakistan, a 10-year-old girl and her family have been released from bonded labour following their inclusion in a BBC feature.
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At least 28 killed in Quetta bombing

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:56
related places: Quetta

A suicide bomber targets a funeral for a policeman in south-western Pakistan killing at least 28 people including a senior police officer.
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Karachi football blast kills 11

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 6:24
related places: Karachi

A bomb explosion by a football field in the Pakistani city of Karachi kills at least 11 people, including several children.
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Pakistan gunmen 'kill 13' on bus

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:09

Gunmen kill at least 13 bus passengers in the southwest Pakistani province of Balochistan, according to local officials.
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VIDEO: Flood death toll rises in South Asia

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Torrential monsoons across eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan have killed at least 100 people, and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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VIDEO: South Asia flood death toll rises

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Torrential monsoon rains across eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan have killed at least 100 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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Dozens die in S Asia monsoon floods

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 16:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A storm system brings torrential rain to eastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan, causing floods which have killed at least 80 people.
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Macabre meeting with Pakistan cannibal

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 23:49

Macabre Pakistan body eater is tracked down
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US pledges end to Pakistan drones

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 6:52
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry concludes a visit to Pakistan by pledging to end controversial drone strikes against militants "very, very soon".
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Babies given away on Pakistan show

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:24

Pakistani TV programme gives away infants
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VIDEO: The TV show giving away babies

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:35

One of Pakistan's leading TV shows has awarded two abandoned babies to childless couples - all with viewers watching the drama unfold.
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US and Pakistan to resume key talks

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to resume high-level talks over security issues with Pakistan after a meeting with new PM Nawaz Sharif.
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Taliban jailbreakers 'rearrested'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:40

At least 47 out of 252 Taliban militants who escaped from a prison on Tuesday in north-west Pakistan have been rearrested, police say.
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Anderson best in the world - Wasim

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 5:56

England's James Anderson is the best bowler of his generation, says legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram.
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Sarwar 'to be Punjab governor'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 19:53

Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar is to be appointed governor of Punjab, the largest state in Pakistan.
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Taliban jailbreak frees hundreds

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 13:11
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants free 248 prisoners in an armed assault on a prison in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Burka Avenger' hero divides Pakistan

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 12:47

A new superhero, who is set to make her debut on Pakistani television, has been causing quite a stir.
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VIDEO: Taliban jailbreak frees hundreds

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 12:22
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants have freed 248 prisoners in an assault on a prison in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan elects Hussain as president

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 11:39

Pakistan's parliament and provincial assemblies elect Mamnoon Hussain as president to succeed Asif Ali Zardari, unofficial results show.
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Toxic alcohol kills 18 in Pakistan

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 9:41

At least 18 people have died and dozens more fallen ill after drinking contaminated alcohol in central Pakistan, officials say.
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Deadly bombings in Pakistan market

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 9:57
related places: Parachinar

At least 57 people have been killed by bombs at a market in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar, reports say.
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VIDEO: Dozens die in Pakistan market blasts

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 2:14

At least 39 people were killed when two bombs exploded in a market in northern Pakistan, according to reports.
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PPP to boycott presidential vote

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:30

Pakistan's main opposition party says it will boycott next week's presidential elections because it has not been given enough time to campaign.
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'Burka Avenger' fights for Pakistani schools

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:14

Cartoon superhero 'kicks ass' for girls' schools
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Pakistan's historic all-woman jirga

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 15:39

Pakistani women use patriarchal system in quest for justice
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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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