January 1: A missile strike by a US drone leaves 4 people dead in S. Waziristan.
Pakistan and India exchange details of nuclear facilities.
A report by Dawn says the FBI has visited Faridkot to investigate the Mumbai terror case.
Riots break out in Faisalabad as power and gas outages continue all over the country.

January 2: A missile strike by a US drone leaves 4 people dead in South Waziristan.

January 4: A suicide bomber kills 7 people in Dera Ismail Khan.

January 5: The Indian government hands over a dossier to Pakistan regarding information about the Mumbai attacks.

January 6: PML-N says it will introduce a bill on January 12th in the NA to repeal the 17th Amendment.

January 7: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman and National Security Advisor Gen (retd.) Mahmood Durrani admit Ajmal Kasab is a Pakistani national. Following the disclosure, PM Gilani sacks Durrani, saying Durrani did not keep him in the loop regarding the Kasab nationality case.

January 9: Five small bombs explode outside two theatres in Lahore.

January 11: The ISPR says it has killed 40 militants and repulsed an attack by 600 foreign fighters in the Mohmand Agency

January 16: Taliban militants blow up Wali Khan’s resthouse in Swat.

January 17: Reports emerge that Osama Bin Laden’s son has left Iran and is now hiding in Pakistan.

January 18: Sherry Rehman says all girls’ schools will be opened in Swat by March 1

January 19: The Taliban blows up six girls’ schools in Swat.

January 21: The new US administration will increase non-military aid to Pakistan, but hold Islamabad accountable for security along the border region with Afghanistan, according to a US foreign policy document released soon after President Barack Obama assumes office.

January 23: 10 people are killed in North Waziristan and 8 in South Waziristan after US drone strikes. The strikes are the first by the new US administration.

January 25: Swat Taliban  release a list of 43 people – including former and incumbent ministers – who they declare ‘wanted’ and liable to punishment under the Taliban sharia.

January 26: Six people were killed and 26 injured when a remote-controlled bomb, apparently targeting a Sunni leader, exploded in Dera Ismail Khan’s Circular Road area.

Shia Hazara leader Hussain Ali Yousafi is shot dead in Quetta by the banned Sunni organization Laskhar-e-Jhangvi.

January 27: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says drone attacks by US predator planes will continue in Pakistan.

January 28: Javed Miandad resigns as Director General of the Pakistan Cricket Board

January 31: Eight militants are killed and a girls’ school is blown up in Swat.

February 1: The Swat Media Centre claims that 16 militants have been killed and five arrested in Charbagh and Kabal areas.

PML N leader Nawaz Sharif’s aide Sher Azam Khan is killed in Haripur by unidentified gunmen.

Federal Minister for Narcotics Control and ANP leader Nawabzada Muhammad Khan Hoti resigns from the cabinet.

February 2: John Solecki, head of the UNHCR Quetta is kidnapped in Quetta, his driver is killed in the ambush.

Pakistan bars its cricketers from travelling to India to play in the IPL tournament

February 3: The NATO supply line to Afghanistan via Pakistan is disrupted after militants blow up a bridge on the Peshawar-Torkham road

Over 70 militants are killed in Swat over two days as the military operation against Swat militants continues.

February 4: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announces a commission to investigate Benazir Bhutto’s murder, the Chilean ambassador is to head the commission

30 policemen, held hostage by militants in Swat are set free after they promise to quit the police force.

10 trucks are torched on the Peshawar-Torkham road after delivering NATO supplies to Afghanistan.

February 5: 30 people are killed in Dera Ghazi Khan after a bomb blast during the Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain

February 6: The Islamabad High Court sets Dr. A.Q Khan free, the decision is met with concern from the United States.

February 7: Militants kill 8 security officials and destroy a checkpost in Mianwali, Punjab.

The Taliban claims it has beheaded a Polish geologist who had been kidnapped in September after talks for his release with the government failed.

February 9: The FIA hands over a report regarding an investigation into the Mumbai attacks to the Defence Committee. The DCC says the evidence given by India is insufficient.

February 10: President Barack Obama says the US will not allow safe havens for terrorists to exist in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

February 11: PM Gilani sacks Sharifuddin Pirzada, Ahsanullah Khan and Hameed Asghar Kidwai from their positions as ambassadors at large

ANP MPA Alam Zeb Khan is killed and eight people are injured in a remote-controlled blast in Peshawar

February 12: Rehman Malik admits 26/11 attacks were partially planned in Pakistan and that 6 people have been arrested in the case.

February 13: US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says US Predators are flown from a base within Pakistan, Pakistan denies the claim.

February 14: A US drone strike in South Waziristan leaves at least 28 people dead, some of whom are said to be foreigners.

February 15: The Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi and NWFP government agree to impose Shariah rule in Malakand. The Taliban announces a 10-day ceasefire in Swat.

February 16: A US drone strike on a suspected Afghan Taliban camp leaves 30 people dead in Khurram Agency.

February 17: The PPP issues a show-cause notice to Aitzaz Ahsan, asking him to explain his statements against the party.

February 18: TSNM leader leads a peace march to Matta, Swat.

Musa Khel, a journalist working in the Swat Valley is shot dead and decapitated by unknown assailants.

February 20: PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif says his party will take part in the long march to be held by the lawyers.

February 21: Nawaz Sharif alleges President Zardari is waging a campaign against him and his brother Shahbaz Sharif to get them disqualified from holding office.

February 22: NWFP CM Amir Haider Khan Hoti directs officials to distribute 30,000 rifles among ‘patriotic people’ and ‘peace loving groups’ to guard their villages and help the police tackle terrorism.

February 24: Maulana Fazlullah declares an indefinite ceasefire in the Swat Valley.

February 25: The Supreme Court rules against the Sharif brothers, saying they are ineligible to hold office due to conviction in a previous case. Governor rule is imposed in Punjab for two months. Protests against the court decision are held all over the country.

Nawaz Sharif says President Zardari offered Shahbaz Sharif to get the case decided in their favor if they helped him increase the tenure for CJ Abdul Hameed Dogar. The PPP denies the allegation.

February 26: Members of the Punjab Assembly hold a session on the building’s steps after the building is locked by the police, and pass a resolution denouncing the court decision and imposition of governor rule.

February 28: The PPP asks President Zardari to nominate a candidate as the next CM of Punjab.

March 1: 8 people are killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan.

March 2: Five people are killed and twelve injured in a suicide blast at a girls’ madrassah in Pishin, Balochistan

March 3: Terror strikes Lahore, as armed gunmen fire rockets at and shoot at the buses carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team as they were enroute to Qaddafi Stadium. 6 police personnel and one civilian are killed. Two Sri Lankan cricketers are injured in the attack.

The test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is cancelled as the Sri Lankan team is flown back to Sri Lanka.

The President withdraws the mobile courts ordinance.

March 4: The PPP emerges as the largest party in the Senate after elections.

March 5: The LTTE denies any role in the 3/3 attack in Lahore.

March 7: A judicial inquiry is launched into the 3/3 attack.

Eight people, including five policemen, two FC personnel, and a civilian are killed in a remote-controlled car bombing in Mashugagr village, NWFP

Two people are killed and seven are injured in a bomb blast in Darra Adam Khel

Five people are killed and eight injured in a bomb blast in Tirah, Khyber Agency.

March 8: The Pakistani government decides to block the capital to deter lawyers from entering the city for the long march.

Farooq H. Naik is nominated as PPP’s candidate for the Leader of the Senate. Reports emerge that Raza Rabbani submits his resignation.

March 9: Rehman Malik says Nawaz Sharif could be charged with sedition for his statements regarding the present government and judicial crisis.

March 1o: Political workers and lawyers are arrested all over the country as the government begins a crackdown against participants of the long march.

March 11: A suicide bomber targets NWFP minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour. Bilour survives the attack as six people are killed in Peshawar.

March 12: PM Gilani orders foolproof security for the Sharif brothers as Rehman Malik claims there might be a terrorist attack during the long march.

Farooq Naek is elected as the Chairman of the Senate and Jan Mohammad Jamali as the Deputy Chairman of the Senate.

March 13: Reports emerge that a political deal is being worked out to resolve the crisis in Punjab, as COAS Kiyani meets the PM and President.

March 14: Sherry Rehman resigns as Minister for Information and Broadcasting following a clampdown on Geo TV.

Geo TV’s transmission is blocked in various parts of the country.

Rasheed A. Rizvi and Munir A. Malik are offloaded from a plane that was to take them to Islamabad.

Aitzaz Ahsan is placed under house arrest.

Police beseige Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Lahore, place Nawaz Sharif under house arrest for three days.

March 15: Police teargas and baton charge protesters in Lahore. Lawyers are not allowed to leave the LHC premises and are also teargassed. The Deputy Attorney General and DIG Investigations Police tender their resignation as protest.

Nawaz Sharif defies his house arrest and leads a convoy to Islamabad with Aitzaz Ahsan, who also defies house arrest orders. Thousands of political workers greet the convoy.

COAS General Kiyani holds meetings with PM Gilani and President Zardari.

Unofficial reports come in that the government has decided to restore the deposed judges.

March 16: PM Gilani addresses the nation, announces all deposed judges are reinstated and Iftikhar Chaudhry will take oath as the new CJ after Abdul Hameed Dogar’s tenure ends on March 21st. The announcement is met with jubilation, as celebrations break out all over the country.

A suicide blast at a bus stand in Rawalpindi kills nine people and injures at least 10.

16 trucks and 14 trolleys carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan are torched at a goods terminal on Peshawar’s Ring Road.

March 17: The Presidency issues the official notification regarding the restoration of the deposed judges, says the judges will not have to take a fresh oath.

March 23: A suicide blast outside the Special Branch office of the police force kills 1 police official.

March 24: Iftikhar Chaudhry resumes duties as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Justice (Retd) Hamid Mirza takes oath as the new Chief Election Commissioner.
March 25: A U.S. drone strike kills at least 8 people, many of whom are suspected to be foreign fighters in South Waziristan.

March 26: 7 people are killed and over 20 injured in a suicide blast in Jandola, South Waziristan

March 27: At least 50 people are killed and over a 100 injured in a suicide blast in a mosque in Jamroad, Khyber Agency

U.S. President Obama unveils new Af-Pak strategy, announces legislation giving $1.5 billion in aid for development work in Pakistan will soon be passed.

March 28: President Zardari addresses joint sitting of the Parliament, says he will lift Governor Rule in Punjab and that the PPP will support the PML N’s candidate, but sit in the opposition.

March 29: President Zardari signs summary to lift Governor Rule in Punjab

March 30: At least 8 people are killed and over a 100 injured in a gunbattle after terrorists lay seige to a police training academy in Lahore. Three attackers blow themselves up inside the compound and four are arrested.

March 31: Baitullah Mehsud claims responsibility for the Lahore seige.

The SC imposes a stay order on the disqualification notice of Shahbaz Sharif, and restores the government to the February 24 position.

April 3: A video of a 17-year old girl being flogged by extremists in Swat is broadcast on all major national networks. Human rights activists, politicians and religious scholars condemn the incident. The government orders a high level inquiry into the incident. CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry takes suo moto notice of the issue and summons the concerned officials to the court.

Taliban storm a NATO supplies container terminal in Peshawar and torch nine vehicles and several offices.

April 4: 52 people are found dead and over a 100, some unconscious, are found in a container headed from Afghanistan towards Iran in Quetta. The victims were being smuggled illegally to Iran.

Eight FC personnel are killed and seven are injured after a suicide bomber blows himself up at a FC checkpost in Islamabad.

13 people are killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan.

UNHCR Pakistan Chief John Solecki is released by militants.

April 5: 26 people are killed and over 40 injured as a suicide bomber strikes at an Imambargah in Charsadda.

April 6: US Admiral Mike Mullen says the Taliban top leadership is hiding in Quetta, Baluchistan

April 8: A US drone strike kills three people near Wana.

PPP activists attack the Shanaakht Festival being held in Arts Council, Karachi and vandalize the premises, to protest against a picture displaying the late Benazir Bhutto with the late General Ziaul Haq.

April 9: Sufi Mohammad announces he is wrapping up his peace camp and leaving Swat in protest against the delay in implementing the Nizam-e-Adal regulation.

April 10: National Assembly approves the formation of a body to discuss the implementation of the Charter of Democracy

April 12: Justice Khwaja Sharif is appointed as the new CJ of the Lahore High Court, as four more judges are included in the Supreme Court.

April 13: Nizam-e-Adal Regulation 2009 is passed by the National Assembly. The MQM opposes the regulation and stages a walkout from the NA. President Zardari signs the ordinance, making it part of the Constitution of Pakistan.

April 14: The US and Afghan governments voice their disapproval of the Nizam-e-Adal regulation.

April 15: Daylight Savings Time begins in Pakistan, as clocks are turned forward by one hour

18 people are killed in a suicide blast at a police checkpost in Charsadda.

NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani signs the Nizam-e-Adal Regulation formally enforcing Shariah rule in Swat and five other northern districts.

April 16: PML-N says it will not rejoin the federal cabinet.

Maulana Abdul Aziz, leader of the Lal Masjid is released from jail.

April 17: Friends of Pakistan pledge $5 billion in aid for Pakistan at a donor conference in Japan.

Maulana Abdul Aziz addresses Friday prayer congregation, vows to continue ‘peaceful struggle’ and approves Shariah law implementation in Swat.

April 18: 27 people are killed and over 50 injured in a suicide attack in Hangu

Four people are killed in a bomb blast in Khyber Agency.

April 19: 3 people are killed in a drone attack on a Taliban hideout in South Waziristan.

April 21:Reports emerge that the Taliban is entering into Buner.

Legendary ghazal singer Iqbal Bano passes away in Lahore.

April 22: US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says the Pakistani government is abdicating to the Taliban.

Rehman Malik says India and Afghanistan are involved in unrest in Baluchistan. Baluch Senators reject the allegation.

April 23: Taliban members enter into Shangla.

8 FC platoons are deployed to Buner. The FC convoy is attacked by the Taliban, killing 2 police personnel.

April 24: Taliban withdraws from Buner after Sufi Mohammad intervenes. Reports from the area suggest that some Taliban members are still present in Buner despite the withdrawal agreement.

April 25: 12 children are killed in a bomb blast in Lower Dir.

The Pakistan Army begins an operation in Dir.

Fazl Karim Khattak replaces Syed Muhammad Javed as Malakand division commissioner

April 26: The ISPR says 26 Taliban members and one soldier have been killed in the Dir operation.

April 27: TSNM  suspends talks with the government, says operation in Dir must end.

26 people are killed in the Dir operation.

2 people are killed in a bomb blast in Lakki Marwat, NWFP

April 28: Military operation begins in Buner, the ISPR says the Taliban deceived the government. Buner citizens begin vacating the area.

April 29: Atleast 23 people are killed in Karachi and vehicles are torched after riots break out in the city.

Six people are killed and two injured in a drone strike in South Waziristan.

May 1: The ISPR says 60 Taliban members have been killed in the operation in Buner.

May 3: Taliban destroy girls’ high school, grid station, attempt to blow up bridge in Swat.

TSNM rejects Darul Qaza appellate court set up by the NWFP government.

May 4: The ISPR says the Taliban are using the citizens of Swat as human shields as Taliban resumes patrolling in the Swat valley.

May 5: Seven people are killed and at least 48 are injured in a suicide blast in Bara Qadeem, near Peshawar.

Taliban takes control of Saidu Sharif in the Malakand Division.

May 6: Reports emerge that people have started leaving the Malakand district as fighting between the Taliban and the Pakistan Army continues.

May 7: PM Gilani addresses the nation, formally announces that the military has launched a full-scale operation against militants in the Malakand Division.

Thousands of people begin leaving the Swat Valley as a result of the fighting.

Sufi Mohammad’s son is killed during the military operation in Lower Dir.

May 8: The ISPR says 40 Taliban members have been killed in the Swat Valley, whereas seven soldiers are also killed in the fighting.

May 9: Four missiles fired by a US drone leave at least 10 dead in South Waziristan.

May 10: The ISPR says 200 Taliban members have been killed in the last 24 hours.

Number of IDPs continues to increase as people flee the Swat Valley, with the UN saying this was the largest migration in Pakistan’s history.

May 11: The UN says at least 360,000 people have been displaced as a result of the military operation and are living in various camps in the province.

10 people are killed in a suicide blast at a security check post in Darra Adam Khel.

May 12:
National Assembly approves the military operation in the country.

May 13: The UNHCR says nearly 670,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting.

May 15: The number of IDPs increases after the curfew is relaxed in the Swat Valley as people flee the region.

May 16:
The ISPR says 47 Taliban members have been killed in the fighting.

A drone strike kills at least 25 people in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

11 people are killed and over 30 injured in two blasts in Peshawar.

May 18: NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain says at least 1.5 million IDPs have been registered in various camps, as the number of IDPs swells to over 2 million.

May 19: An Army Major and three soldiers are killed, and forces kill 16 Taliban in fighting in the Malakand Division.

May 21:
Nine people are killed in a suicide blast in Tank.

International donors pledge $224.62 million for the relief and rehabilitation of IDPs

May 22: 10 people are killed in a powerful explosion outside a cinema in Peshawar.

May 23: Security forces enter Mingora as 17 Taliban members are killed in street battles with the Army.

May 24: 16 buses are torched and three people are killed after riots break out in Karachi following a strike call by regional parties against the entry of IDPs in Sindh.

May 26: MQM pulls out of strike call given by JSQM and other regional parties in Sindh.

Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira says 2700000 people have been displaced as a result of the military operation.

May 27: At least 25 people are killed and over 300 injured in a gun battle between terrorists and security personnel and a truck bomb detonated by suicide bombers at the Police 15 HQ, near the CCPO and ISI offices in Lahore.

May 28: Six people are killed and over 70 injured in a two bomb blasts and gun battle in Qissa Khwani Bazar, Peshawar.

May 29: ISPR says it has cleared the Peochar Vally in Swat of militants.

May 30: ISPR says Mingora has been cleared of militants.

June 1: Taliban kidnap over 500 students and teachers in Bannu.

June 2:
LHC orders the government to release Jamat ud Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed.

71 students are freed from the Taliban in Bannu.

June 5: Swat Taliban attack an army convoy carrying TNSM men, TNSM leaders Maulana Alam and Amir Izzat are killed in the crossfire.

June 7: Clashes between political parties in Karachi leave at least 13 people dead.

Taliban blow up a school in Darra Adam Khel

June 8: 12 more people killed in target killings between political parties in Karachi.

June 9: At least 11 people are killed and 60 injured when a truck bomb hits the PC Hotel in Peshawar.

June 11: Two people are killed and at least 13 people, including 8 policemen are injured in a suicide blast in Latifabad, Peshawar.

June 12:
Religious scholar Mufti Naeemi is killed along with six others in a suicide blast in Lahore’s Jamia Naeemia.

Four people are killed and over a 100 injured in a bomb blast in a mosque in Nowshera.

June 13: State Minister for Finance Hina Rabbani Khar presents 2009-2010 budget.

June 14: Government announces orders for an operation against TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud.

At least 9 people are killed and over 30 injured in a bomb blast in Dera Ismail Khan.

June 16:
Pakistan Army prepares for the first stage of operation against TTP in Waziristan.

June 17: Power breakdown in Karachi leaves the entire city plunged in darkness.

June 18:
Power supply restored to most parts of Karachi.

US drone strikes kill at least 12 militants in South Waziristan.

June 20: ISPR says 32 Taliban members have been killed in South Waziristan whereas 5 army personnel have also been killed in the operation.

June 21: Pakistan wins the T20 World Cup final, celebrations take place around the country.

June 22: GoP announces the withdrawal of the tax imposed on SMS services.

June 23: Militant leader Qari Zainuddin is killed by his guard, Zainuddin had previously announced his opposition to TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud.

President Zardari says India is no longer a threat to Pakistan.

US drone strikes kill at least 50 people in South Waziristan.

June 26: A 2-member bench of the Lahore High Court acquits Nawaz Sharif in the helicopter reference case.

2 soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb blast in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

June 28: ISPR says it has killed 22 Taliban members in the Waziristan operation.

June 29: At least 9 people are killed in a bomb blast in Buner.

June 30: GoP increases petrol prices.

Seven people are killed in a bomb blast in Torkham.

Four people are killed in the first suicide blast in Kalat.

July 2: Two people are killed in a bomb blast in Peshawar.

Over 30 people are killed as a suicide bomber targets a bus bearing Khan Research Laboratories’ personnel in Rawalpindi.

July 3: At least 10 people are killed in a drone strike in South Waziristan.

July 6: Supreme Court stops the government from increasing electricity tariffs.

July 7: Government reduces petrol prices after a Supreme Court order suspends the carbon surcharge tax imposed on petroleum products.

12 people are killed in a drone strike in South Waziristan.

July 8: At least 48 Taliban members are killed in 3 Us drone strikes targeting TTP hideouts and a Taliban convoy in South Waziristan.

July 9: President Zardari promulgates Petroleum Development Levy Ordinance, abolishes carbon surcharge tax.

PM Gilani says IDPs will begin returning to their homes on July 13th.

July 13: IDPs begin returning home, many IDPs allege they were not given free transportation or rations by the government.

July 17: Nawaz Sharif acquited by the Supreme Court in the Oct 12 1999 plane hijacking case.

July 18: At least 20 people are killed in Karachi in monsoon rains. Water and electricity supply in most parts of the city is suspended.

July 19: Riots erupt in Karachi against prolonged electricity breakdown after a record 225mm of rainfall is recorded in the city.

July 26: TNSM leader Sufi Mohammad is arrested in Peshawar along with three accomplices.

July 31: A 14-member Supreme Court bench declares the actions taken by General (r) Musharraf on November 3, 2007 as illegal.

August 1: Seven Christians are burnt alive in Gojra, Punjab and dozens injured after riots break out on the allegation that a Christian girl committed blasphemy against the Holy Quran. An enraged mob burns down the church in the area. Rangers personnel are deployed to maintain law and order.

August 2: Sufi Mohammad is charged under treason and sedition charges.

August 6: Qazi Faiz Essa appointed as new BHC CJ.

SC Judges Khokhar and Buttar resign from the Supreme Court.

US Drone strike targets Baitullah Mehsud’s home in Waziristan.

August 7: Reports emerge that TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in a drone strike. TTP denies the report, whereas US and Pakistan authorities say they are trying to confirm the reports of Mehsud’s death.

August 8:
Former Foreign Secretary Niak Naik is found dead in his Islamabad residence.

August 11: Taliban burn down seven primary schools in Buner.

Officials say over 750,000 IDPs have returned home.

August 15: Four people are killed in a suicide bomb blast in Swat.

August 17: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan leader Ali Sher Haideri is killed in Karachi, leading to riots by SSP supporters.

Militant leader Qari Saifullah is arrested in Islamabad.

August 18: Pakistan Steel Mills chairman is sacked by PM Gilani on corruption charges.

August 21: 8 people are killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan.

August 22: Hakeemullah Mehsud is officially appointed as the new leader of the TTP.

Two people are killed in a bomb blast in Peshawar.

August 23: Three people are killed in a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar.

August 27: 20 soldiers are killed in a bomb blast in Torkham.

A drone strike kills 10 people in South Waziristan.

September 2: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi is injured in an assassination attempt on his life in Islamabad, his driver is killed and guard injured in the attack.

LHC suspends order removing restrictions on Abdul Qadeer Khan following a government petition citing security concerns.

September 3: LHC asks the government to ensure the sale of sugar at Rs.40 per kilogram.

September 7: A US drone strike in North Waziristan kills at least five people.

September 8: A Predator drone strike kills 10 people in North Waziristan.

September 9: GoP announces its National Education Policy 2009.

September 11: A church is burnt in Sialkot over an alleged case of blasphemy by a Christian boy.

Swat Taliban spokesperson Muslim Khan arrested along with four other Swat Taliban leaders.

September 14: President Zardari says former President Musharraf left the country under a deal.

At least 18 women are killed in Karachi in a stampede for free rations.

Drone strike kills 4 people in North Waziristan.

September 19: At least 30 people are killed and over 50 injured in a suicide blast in a market in Kohat.

Hangu District Nazim Haji Khan Afzal is killed and three people are injured in a bomb blast in a mosque in Hangu.

September  21: Interior Minister Rehman Malik announces that the Saudi government has agreed to release 5 of the accused held in the Umra drug smuggling case, and will soon be sent back to Pakistan.

September 24: The US Senate passes the Kerry Lugar Bill.

A US drone strike kills at least 10 people in North Waziristan.

September 26: 11 people are killed in a bomb blast near the CMH Hospital in Peshawar.

Six people are killed in a bomb blast in Bannu.

September 29: Nine people are killed in drone strikes in North and South Waziristan.

September 30: Six people are killed in a drone strike near Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

October 5: Five people are killed and six injured after a suicide bombing in the WFP offices in Islamabad.

October 7: The Pakistan Army expresses its reservations on the conditions in the Kerry Lugar Bill in the Corps Commanders Conference.

BHC orders the registration of an FIR against former President Pervez Musharraf, former PM Shaukat Aziz, former Balochistan CM Jam Yousuf and others in the murder case of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

October 9: At least 50 people are killed in a bomb blast in the Khyber Bazar in Peshawar.

October 10: Terrorists strike the GHQ in Rawalpindi.  Five terrorists are killed, along with at least 4 army personnel, whereas four militants enter the GHQ, taking dozens of people hostage.

October 11: The Pakistan Army launches operation against terrorists inside GHQ, and frees the hostages whereby capturing at least one terrorist alive. The final death toll in the GHQ operation is of 19 people includes 8 militants.

October 15: Terrorists attack the FIA building, Manawan Police Academy and the Elite Forces HQ in Lahore. At least 20 people are killed and over 40 are injured in the attack.

11 people are killed and over 20 injured in a car bombing in Kohat.

1 child is killed and at least 12 injured in a car bombing in Peshawar.

President Obama signs the Kerry Lugar Bill into law.

October 16: Three near-simultaneous terrorist attacks in Saddar, Peshawar leave at least
15 people dead.

The National Reconciliation Ordinance is tabled in the NA and Senate. PML-N and PML-Q say they will oppose the law.

October 17: Pakistan Army launches a ground offensive against militants in South Waziristan.

October 20: At least six people are killed and over 20 injured as two suicide bombers attack the International Islamic University in Islamabad.

October 22: A Pakistan Army brigadier and his driver are killed when gunmen attack his vehicle in Islamabad.

October 23: At least eight people are killed and 17 injured in a suicide blast in Kamra.

October 24: A motorway police officer is killed after a suicide bomber blows himself up near the Lillah Interchange on the Motorway.

October 28: A car bomb near Meena Bazar leaves at least a 100 dead and over a 150 injured in Peshawar.

November 1: A girls’ primary school is blown up in Bara

November 2: The Government of Pakistan announces it will not table the NRO in Parliament.

November 3: At least 17 people are killed and scores injured as a train collides with a cargo train in Juma Goth, Karachi.

November 9:Three people are killed and five injured in a suicide bombing at the Faqirabad checkpost in Peshawar.

November 10: At least 32 people are killed and over a 100 injured in a suicide bombing in Charsadda, NWFP.

November 11: Elections are held in Gilgit Baltistan for first provincial assembly.

November 13: At least 13 people are killed and 60 people are injured in a suicide bombing outside the ISI regional HQ in Peshawar.

November 14: At least 12 people are killed and 35 are injured when a suicide bomber rams his car into a police checkpost in Peshawar.

November 16: At least four policemen are killed and over 40 injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Badabher police station.

November 19: At least 20 people are killed and 50 are injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Judicial Complex in Peshawar

November 20: Former caretaker PM Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi passes away in London.

November 21: State Minister for Law Afzal Sindhu unveils list of over 8000 NRO beneficiaries.

November 23: Punjab CM Advisor Saeed Mehdi resigns after his name appears in the NRO beneficiaries list.

November 24: The GoP unveils the Baluchistan package.

November 28: Ordinances promulgated during the Musharraf government including the NRO lapse.

December 1: ANP MPA Shamsher Ali Khan is killed and at least 13 other people are injured in a suicide bomb blast in Swat.

December 4: At least 36 people are killed after terrorists attack the Parade Lines Mosque in Rawalpindi. The dead and injured are primarily army officials and their family members.

December 7: 9 people are killed in a suicide bombing outside the session court in Peshawar

One person is killed in a bomb blast in Quetta.

At least 40 people are killed and over a 130 injured in two bomb blasts in Moon Market, Lahore.

Supreme Court begins hearing petitions on the NRO, asks for list of beneficiaries.

December 8: At least 12 people are killed and 35 injured in a suicide bombing near the ISI regional HQ in Multan.

December 11: All four provinces reach to an agreement on the 7th National Finance Commission Award.

December 14: Federation lawyer Kamal Azfar says GHQ and CIA are responsible for destabilising Pakistan during the NRO hearing in the SC; Azfar later asks court to strike remarks from the record.

December 15: NAB presents details of Asif Zardari’s and Benazir Bhutto’s Swiss accounts in the Supreme Court during the NRO case.

At least 24 people are killed and 60 wounded in a bomb blast in a market in Dera Ghazi Khan.

PM Gilani changes portfolios of three ministers. Education Minister Hazar Khan Bijarani becomes Minister for Industries and Production, Mian Manzoor Wattoo is appointed as Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and Investment Minister Waqar Ahmed Khan is the new Minister for Privatisation.

December 16: The Supreme Court declares the National Reconciliation Ordinance to be null and void, says all pertinent cases are back to their pre-NRO position.

December 17: The National Accountability Bureau asks the Interior Ministry to put names of all NRO beneficiaries save the President on the Exit Control List. NAB also freezes all assets of NRO beneficiaries.

Supreme Court issues a contempt of court notice to Interior Minister Sen. Rehman Malik, asks him to appear before the court on Dec 24.

Immigration officials bar Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar from leaving the country.

At least 15 people are killed in drone strikes in North Waziristan.

December 18: 12 people are killed and at least 28 injured in a bomb blast in Lower Dir.

NAB says Ahmed Mukhtar’s name was not on the ECL list.

The Ehtesab Court issues an arrest warrant for Interior Minister Rehman Malik

8 people are killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan.

PM Gilani suspends Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman and three immigration officials for preventing Ahmed Mukhtar from leaving the country.

December 22: Three people are killed and at least 18 injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Peshawar Press Club.

December 24: Four people are killed and 22 injured in a suicide bombing near a police checkpost in Peshawar.

One girl is killed and two injured in a suicide bombing outside an imambargah on Kurri Road, Rawalpindi.

December 25: Two policemen are shot dead by terrorists in Peshawar.

December 26: Six people are killed in a drone strike in North Waziristan.

26 people are injured in a bomb blast near a Muharram procession in Karachi.

December 27: Six people are killed in a bomb blast in Khurram Agency.

At least 30 people are injured in a bomb blast at a Muharram procession near Qasba Mor, Karachi.

At least 7 people are killed and at least 65 injured in a suicide bombing at a Muharram procession in Muzaffarabad.

December 28: At least 33 people are killed and 80 injured in a suicide bombing at a Muharram procession in Karachi.

Riots break out in Karachi as shops in Saddar are set ablaze by protestors.

December 29: Fire still raging in parts of Saddar. Death toll from Muharram procession bomb blast rises to 40, with over a 100 injured.

Disclaimer: Information for the timeline has been culled from electronic and print media reports.

10 comments
  1. March 16 – PM Pakistan announces the restoration of the Judiciary.. including the Chief Justice:)

    Nice effort….Keep it up!

  2. kali said:

    excellent :)

  3. tauqeerchughtai said:

    ہما تم نے کمال کا کام کیا ہے
    میں گوگل وغیرہ میں اہم واقعات دیکھ رہا تھا لیکن نہیں ملے
    شاباش ہما

  4. Nab said:

    Ummm. March *10.

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