Events from the year 2006 in Pakistan.
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List of years in Pakistan
The Indian cricket team began its tour of Pakistan.
Events from the year 2005 in Pakistan.2005–06 Women's Asia Cup
The Women's Asia Cup in Pakistan in 2005–06 is the Asian Cricket Council Women's One Day International cricket tournament. The three teams which took part in the tournament were India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was held between 28 December 2005 and 4 January 2006, in Pakistan. The matches were played at the National Stadium, Karachi and Karachi Gymkhana Ground. India won the final against Sri Lanka by 97 runs.2006 Pakistan landmine blast
The 2006 Pakistan landmine blast occurred on March 10, 2006, in the Pakistani city of Dera Bugti in Balochistan province. 26 people were killed and seven were injured when their car, on the way to a wedding, hit at least one anti-tank landmine. Raziq Bugti, a spokesman for the Baluchistan provincial government, said the mine was planted by rebels working for the tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti and that most of the victims were "women and children. Seven people were injured... there could have been more than one land mine but we have not confirmed that at this stage".2006 Pakistani Senate election
Senate elections were held in Pakistan on 6-10 March 2006. Half of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for election with the winning candidates serving six-year terms.2006 dengue outbreak in Pakistan
The 2006 dengue outbreak in Pakistan was at the time the worst on record. There were 1931 lab-confirmed cases, and 41 confirmed deaths, according to the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Other sources report a death toll of 52.Since 2006, studies indicate that dengue fever is on the rise in Pakistan. It is noted throughout the year, peaking at post-monsoon season. Many factors have been cited, including a surge in the principal mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti. and Aedes albopictus However, in 2006, an additional factor may have been the lack of patient management standards, since dengue was a relatively new public health challenge for the country.Chenagai airstrike
The Chenagai airstrike took place on October 30, 2006, around 5:00 am local time. Missiles were fired at a madrassa in Chenagai village in Bajaur region of Pakistan. An eyewitness has stated that the madrassa was filled with local students who had resumed studies after the Eid ul-Fitr holiday. 82 people died in the attack. The United States was accused of the attacks. The U.S. government denied involvement in the attack. Long War Journal blamed U.S. for the air strike as only U.S. was able to conduct precision night strikes in the region. Later on it was found that United States was indeed responsible for the airstrike.Damadola airstrike
On 13 January 2006 the Central Intelligence Agency fired missiles into the Pakistani village of Damadola (Urdu: ڈمہ ڈولا) in the Bajaur (Urdu: باجوڑ ) tribal area, about seven kilometres (4.5 miles) from the Afghan border, killing at least 18 people. Originally the Bajaur tribal area government claimed that at least four foreign members of al-Qaeda were among the dead. United States and Pakistani officials later admitted that no al-Qaeda leaders perished in the strike and that only local villagers were killed. The attack purportedly targeted Ayman al-Zawahiri, second-in-command of al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, who was thought to be in the village.Hum Masala
Hum Masala (Urdu: مصالحہ, formerly known as Masala TV) is a 24-hour Urdu language food television food channel launched on 22 November 2006 in Pakistan as part of the Hum Network Limited. In the United Kingdom, it soon will start airing some dramas too.Index of Pakistan-related articles
This is a list of topics related to Pakistan. Names of people are alphabetized by first name.Krishna Mandir, Lahore
Krishna Mandir Kali Das is a Hindu temple (mandir) dedicated to the Hindu deity Krishna located in Ravi Road, opposite Timber Market (Lahore), Lahore, Pakistan. In 2006, the temple became a centre of controversy due to media reports on its demolition which later turned out incorrect.Lava Temple
Lava Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Lava, the son of Rama. It is in Lahore Fort, Lahore, Pakistan. The city itself is named after him.List of Pakistani films of 2006
This is a list of films produced in Pakistan in 2006 (see 2006 in film) and in the Urdu language.Pakistan International Airlines Flight 688
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight 688 (PK688, PIA688) was operated by Pakistan's flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines as a domestic passenger flight from Multan to Lahore and Islamabad. At 12:05 pm on 10 July 2006, the Fokker F27 deployed on the route crashed into a field when one of its two engines failed shortly after takeoff from Multan International Airport. All 41 passengers and four crewmembers on board were killed. It was the deadliest plane crash in Pakistan until 2010 when an Airbus A321 flew into Margalla Hills in Islamabad while on approach to Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
The final report of Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority revealed that one of the Fokker F27's 48-year-old engines developed a problem shortly after take-off and, due to engine mismanagement by the pilots, the crash ensued.Pakistan women's national cricket team
The Pakistan women's national cricket team represents Pakistan in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship (the highest level of international women's cricket), the team is organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Pakistan made its One Day International (ODI) debut in early 1997, against New Zealand, and later in the year played in the 1997 World Cup in India. The team's inaugural Test match came against Sri Lanka in April 1998. In its early years, Pakistan was one of the least competitive of the top-level women's teams, and after its inaugural appearance in 1997, did not qualify for another World Cup until the 2009 event in Australia. However, the team has played in all four editions of the Women's World Twenty20 to date, and also participated in the Women's Asia Cup and the Asian Games cricket tournament.Terrorist incidents in Pakistan in 2006
In 2006, 30 terrorist attacks, including 10 of a sectarian nature, took place, leaving 100 people dead and 230 others injured.Valmiki Mandir
Valmiki Temple (Urdu: والمیکی مندر) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Valmiki in Lahore, Pakistan. The temple is managed and maintained by the Pakistan Hindu Council and Evacuee Trust Property Board. The Krishna Temple and the Valmiki Temple are the only two functional Hindu temples in Lahore.Violence in Pakistan 2006–09
This is a list of violent incidents in Pakistan from 2006 to 2009. Violence increased in 2006, in part because the US/NATO strategy from 2005 of attacking the Taliban in their stronghold in South Afghanistan (including Helmand), lead to incidents on the Pakistani side of the border.Women's Protection Bill
The Women's Protection Bill (Urdu: تحفظِ نسواں بل) which was passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on 15 November 2006 is an attempt to amend the heavily criticised 1979 Hudood Ordinance laws which govern the punishment for rape and adultery in Pakistan. Critics of the Hudood Ordinance alleged that it made it exceptionally difficult and dangerous to prove an allegation of rape, and thousands of women had been imprisoned as a result of the bill. The bill returned a number of offences from the Zina Ordinance to the Pakistan Penal Code, where they had been before 1979, and created an entirely new set of procedures governing the prosecution of the offences of adultery and fornication, whipping and amputation were removed as punishments. The law meant women would not be jailed if they were unable to prove rape, and allows rape to be proved on grounds other than witnesses, such as forensics and DNA evidence.The Bill remains controversial amongst many liberals and moderates in Pakistan who argue it does not go far enough as stoning to death is still theoretically on a punishment, though not implemented by the courts, the liberals argue it should be removed entirely. However, some religious parties have called the bill Un-Islamic and by extension unconstitutional, however the Supreme Court of Pakistan has not overturned the Bill on the grounds that it violates the Islamic provisions in Pakistan's constitution, hence stands to the present day. Pakistan's largest province, Punjab passed another women's bill which instituted further reforms this is pending before the courts on grounds of unconstitutionality.Yak polo
Yak polo (or sarlagan polo) is a Mongolian variant of the sport polo. It is played on yaks instead of on horseback.
Originally invented in the early 2000s as a tourist attraction, the sport is as of 2006 reported to have attracted a modest following in Mongolia. The Mongolian Association of Sarlagan Polo claims that the sport is booming, with four games a week being played in the summer of 2006.
In Pakistan, Yak polo is played in the Himalayas and Hindukush at Boroghil in District Chitral. The event is held in July every year and is sponsored by the Sarhad Tourism Corporation, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
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