Pakistani History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 300

  • 2002-03-21 In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
  • 2002-04-30 A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years
  • 2002-07-15 Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
  • 2003-06-05 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region
  • 2003-12-14 President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 2004-01-01 In a vote of confidence, Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College and is "deemed to be elected" as President according to Pakistan Constitution (Article 41(8))
  • 2004-07-02 ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.
  • 2006-07-10 Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board
  • 2007-05-12 Riots in Karachi, Pakistan are started by the arrival at Karachi's airport of independently minded Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and go on to kill 48 people
  • 2007-09-10 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • 2007-09-18 Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.

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2007-10-18 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 2007-11-03 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • 2007-12-27 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi
  • 2008-06-10 The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
  • 2008-08-18 President Of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf resigned due to pressure from opposition.
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2009-03-03 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
  • 2009-12-28 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.
  • 2010-01-01 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100

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2011-05-02 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2011-11-26 NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpoint in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
  • 2012-04-07 130 Pakistani Army soldiers are buried in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier
  • 2012-04-15 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
  • 2012-04-20 Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people
  • 2012-05-10 The Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker was kidnapped and killed
  • 2012-06-04 US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
  • 2012-06-04 Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2012-06-08 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • 2012-07-06 Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
  • 2012-07-18 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
  • 2012-08-02 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2012-08-24 Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
  • 2012-09-01 US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • 2012-09-03 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2012-09-04 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
  • 2012-09-12 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan

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2012-10-09 Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 2012-10-13 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan
  • 2012-11-01 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • 2012-11-22 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • 2012-12-17 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
  • 2012-12-18 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
  • 2012-12-22 8 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2012-12-29 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
  • 2012-12-30 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • 2013-01-06 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
  • 2013-01-10 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2013-02-01 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 2013-02-02 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan
  • 2013-02-08 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan

  • 2013-02-16 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
  • 2013-03-03 45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2013-03-16 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed in Rawalpindi after their bus falls down a ravine
  • 2013-03-21 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013-03-24 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
  • 2013-03-29 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
  • 2013-04-02 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013-04-13 8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013-04-17 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
  • 2013-04-27 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2013-04-28 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan
  • 2013-05-06 15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan
  • 2013-05-25 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan
  • 2013-06-05 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 2013-06-18 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan
  • 2013-06-21 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013-06-23 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • 2013-07-01 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • 2013-07-06 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 2013-07-26 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
  • 2013-07-29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • 2013-07-30 Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan
  • 2013-08-05 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • 2013-08-07 11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2013-08-08 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2013-08-09 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2013-08-11 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan
  • 2013-09-22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013-09-24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • 2013-09-27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014-01-09 Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan
  • 2014-02-06 The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
  • 2014-02-11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014-09-04 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • 2014-11-02 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2014-11-11 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • 2014-12-16 An Army Public School in Pakistan is attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants who kill 145 people
  • 2015-01-10 57 people are killed after an oil tanker collided with a passenger coach outside of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2015-05-22 Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009
  • 2015-06-20 Heat wave peaks in southern Pakistan, goes on to kill about 2,000 people from dehydration and heat stroke
  • 2015-10-26 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits northern Pakistan and Afghanistan killing over 300
  • 2016-03-27 Suicide bomb kills more than 70 people at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Taliban connected Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claim responsibility
  • 2016-05-21 Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, leader of the Afghan Taliban is reportably killed by a US drone in Pakistan
  • 2016-10-24 Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility
  • 2016-12-07 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • 2017-02-16 Suicide attack on shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sehwan, Pakistan kills 72, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2017-04-02 Attack on visitors to Muslim shrine by a custodian and others in Sargodha, Pakistan leaves 20 dead
  • 2017-06-18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • 2017-06-25 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 227 of 227

  • 1971-11-12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993)
  • 1971-11-16 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1972-08-05 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 1973-06-06 Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1973-11-10 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992)
  • 1974-04-12 Kabir Khan, Pakistani cricketer, born in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • 1974-08-11 Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
  • 1975-02-28 Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
  • 1975-03-28 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • 1976-06-26 Mpumelo Mbangwa, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996)
  • 1976-11-27 Saqlain Mushtaq, cricketer (Pakistan Test off-spinner 1995)
  • 1977-07-15 Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
  • 1977-08-08 Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1977-12-04 Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • 1978-08-26 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • 1980-03-01 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1980-05-18 Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model
  • 1980-06-05 Yasser Latif Hamdani, Pakistani constitutional lawyer
  • 1981-02-24 Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982-02-01 Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982-04-29 Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic
  • 1982-05-20 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982-12-20 Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
  • 1984-10-07 Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1988-09-21 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
  • 1992-04-13 Mohammad Amir, Pakistani cricket bowler (5-year ban for spot-fixing), born in Changa Bangial, Pakistan

Person of interestMalala Yousafzai

1997-07-12 Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient, born in Mingora, North-West Frontier Province

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths