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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

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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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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