2015 in Pakistan

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Pakistan.

Incumbents

Federal government

Events

January

  • January 4 – War in North-West Pakistan
    • A United States airstrike kills 8 Uzbek people claimed to be linked with al-Qaeda.[1]
    • The Pakistan Air Force strikes Pakistani Taliban positions in Khyber Agency killing 31 militants.[1]
    • A bomb detonates at a volleyball match in Orakzai Agency killing four people and injuring eight.[2]
  • January 10
    • A suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Rawalpindi kills at least seven people.[3]
    • A traffic accident between an oil tanker and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, results in at least 57 dead and scores injured.[4]
  • January 25 – A massive blackout strikes Pakistan, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rush to restore power.[5]

February

  • February 13 – Pakistan announces the arrest of twelve Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in relation to their alleged involvement in last year's school massacre.[6]
  • February 13 – Police and gunmen exchange gunfire in Peshawar after an explosion is reported at a nearby Shia mosque.[7]
  • February 17 – A bomb in a Shi'ite mosque in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi kills at least two people and injures six.[8]

March

  • March 15 – A bombing of a church in Lahore kills at least eleven people with 48 more injured.[9]
  • March 23 – The Pakistan Army claims to have killed 80 Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan fighters in fighting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in recent days while the Taliban claims to have killed at least six soldiers.[10]

April

May

  • May 19 – Zimbabwe Cricket Team toured Pakistan to play International Cricket Series. It was the first tour by a Test-playing nation since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.
  • May 22 – First T20 Match was played between Pakistan And Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Tickets for both of the T20 matches sold out within two days, with 60,000 people attending the first game.

June

July

August

  • August 14 – People of Pakistan celebrated 69th independence day of their country on 14 August.

September

  • September 6 – People of Pakistan celebrated Defense day of their country on 06 Sep.

Arts

Cinema

Economy

Sport

Cricket

International

Domestic

Football

Deaths

Public holidays

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Airstrikes kill 39 militants in Pakistan". 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Bomb at volleyball match kills 4 in northwest Pakistan". 4 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Suicide blast kills seven in Pakistan". 10 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Death toll in horrific road mishap near Karachi reaches 57". 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan". Associated Press. 25 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Pakistan arrests Peshawar school massacre suspects".
  7. ^ "Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque in Peshawar".
  8. ^ "Bomb blast kills 2 at Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan's Rawalpindi".
  9. ^ "11 killed, 48 injured as blasts target Lahore Church". 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Pakistan says 80 militants killed in heavy clashes in country's lawless north-west".

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