Pakistani History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 362

  • 1995-02-04 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • 1995-09-26 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
  • 1995-09-29 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1996-03-09 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's Cricket World Cup Quater Final loss to India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-03-17 Cricket World Cup, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan: Aravinda de Silva scores 107 no and takes 3/42 as Sri Lanka beats Australia by 7 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya, Player of Series

  • 1996-04-02 Sri Lankan cricket batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits century in 48 balls (134 off 65), in 34 run win over Pakistan in Singapore; world ODI record
  • 1996-04-07 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pakistan, Singapore
  • 1996-04-07 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
  • 1996-04-19 South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
  • 1996-08-20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • 1996-09-16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996-10-04 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi breaks record for fastest hundred in one-day cricket history; in first ODI innings, Afridi savages Sri Lanka for 102 in KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi; reaches 100 in 37 balls
  • 1996-10-24 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 1996-11-24 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
  • 1996-12-21 Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning
  • 1997-01-16 Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG

  • 1997-01-20 Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
  • 1997-02-28 Earthquake in Pakistan kills 45
  • 1998-04-06 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
  • 1998-08-28 Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 1998-10-02 With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi
  • 1998-10-04 Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy overtakes countryman Rod Marsh's world record of 355 Test cricket dismissals during 1st Test win v Pakistan in Rawalpindi; catches Wasim Akram off Colin Miller to reach milestone
  • 1999-02-21 Lahore Declaration signed between India's Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan's Navaz Sharif on use of nuclear weapons
  • 1999-06-20 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Shane Warne takes 4/33 as Australia beats Pakistan by 8 wickets; Lance Klusener (RSA), Player of Series
  • 1999-07-26 Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting
  • 1999-10-12 Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup
  • 2000-02-07 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
  • 2002-01-23 Reporter Daniel Pearl kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, and subsequently murdered.
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2002-10-10 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 2003-02-22 Pakistani pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar bowls the fastest ball recorded in cricket history at 100.2 mph (161.3 km/h)
  • 2003-06-05 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region
  • 2003-11-26 India accepts Pakistan's offer of a ceasefire in Kashmir

  • 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
  • 2007-03-18 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious
  • 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.
  • 2007-10-03 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 2nd Test against Pakistan; match abandoned
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Historic DiscoveryPolio

2012-12-18 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
Learn More >>

Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 250 of 250

  • 1966-01-06 Shahid Saeed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1966-06-03 Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • 1967-03-10 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Pakistani poet, scholar and activist, born in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 1967-05-20 Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
  • 1967-06-06 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • 1967-11-04 Asif Mujtaba, cricketer (Pakistani lefty batsman)
  • 1967-12-12 Masood Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990), born in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1968-07-05 Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan
  • 1968-10-14 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • 1969-02-02 Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 1969-04-23 Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1969-12-10 Nadim Khan, Pakistani cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 1970-03-03 Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • 1970-06-28 Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1970-12-13 Basit Ali, Pakistani cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-), born in Karachi, Sindh
  • 1971-01-02 Aamer Nazir, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 20 wickets; 9 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971-03-01 Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971-11-12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993), born in Daska, Pakistan
  • 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-)
  • 1973-08-13 Kamila Shamsie, Pakistani British writer (Home Fire), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1973-11-10 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 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 Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996), born in Plumtree, Matabeleland
  • 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, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 36 wickets; 17 ODIs), born in Faisalabad, Punjab
  • 1978-02-21 Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani American comedian, actor and writer (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1978-08-26 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • 1980-03-01 Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (27 Tests, 5 x 100s; 398 ODIs, record 100 in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings; 99 T20I), born in Khyber, Pakistan
  • 1980-03-01 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (22 Tests, 99 wickets; 31 ODIs), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 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 cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests, top score 245; 285 ODIs; 110 T20I), born in Sialkot, Pakistan
  • 1982-04-29 Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic
  • 1982-05-20 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982-12-01 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • 1982-12-20 Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player, born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 1984-10-07 Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1988-09-21 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
  • 1991-02-27 Azeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 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
  • 2001-01-31 Ahed Tamimi, Pakistani activist who slapped Israeli officer, born in Nabi Salih, West Bank

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths