The China National Nuclear Corporation and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission sign a US$4.8 billion deal to construct the fifth unit at the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant, Pakistan's seventh nuclear power plant, in Punjab.
A train catches fire in Liaquatpur Tehsil, Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. The blaze, apparently sparked by gas stoves used by passengers illegally cooking on board, kills at least 74 people.
Ashiqullah Mehsud, a senior commander in the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, is shot and killed by unknown assailants, speculated to be from the Mehsud splinter group, in the village of Urmuz in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan.
Energy company BP announces it is to sell billions worth of assets in Canada, Egypt, Pakistan, United States and Vietnam to part-fund the clean-up cost of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.