The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Pakistan.
|See also:||Other events of 2016|
List of years in Pakistan
- Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister, 5 June 2013 – 28 July 2017
- Mamnoon Hussain, President, 9 September 2013 – 9 September 2018
- Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Chief Justice, 10 September 2015 – 30 December 2016
- Mian Saqib Nisar, Chief Justice, 31 December 2016 – present
- Governor of Balochistan – Muhammad Khan Achakzai
- Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan – Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
- Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi (until 25 February); Iqbal Zafar Jhagra (starting 25 February)
- Governor of Punjab – Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
- Governor of Sindh – Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan (until 9 November); Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui (starting 11 November)
- The Pakistan and India governments provided one another with a full list of nuclear sites, military and civilian, in accordance with the 1988 Non-Nuclear Aggression Agreement
- A suicide bomb attacker killed 14 people and injured 20 more near a polio centre near the Pakistani city of Quetta on 13 January.
- Brahumdagh Bugti's asylum application was rejected in Switzerland on 17 January. He had been in Switzerland since he fled Afghanistan in 2010, surviving Al Qaeda, and allegedly Pakistani government, attempts on his life.
- Pervez Musharraf was acquitted on 18 January in the murder trial of Akbar Bugti, the Baloch tribal leader who died in a military operation in 2006.
- Gunmen attacked a university in Charsadda, Pakistan. At least 21 people were reportedly killed.
- 16 March – A bus bomb in Peshawar kills 15 people. and Pakistan played their first match of ICC WORLD T20 2016 against Bangladesh (Pakistan best Bangladesh)
- 25 MARCH-Pakistan Cricket Star SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI Played His last INTERNATIONAL Match(T20) for Pakistan against AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA Won match by 21 Runs)
- 27 March – 72 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Lahore.
- 20 April
- In Punjab, at least 33 people died after eating sweets, accidentally tainted with insecticide. The mass poisoning occurred in April.
- Musician Amjad Sabri is killed in a targeted shooting.
- 1 November – At least 14 people are killed and 59 burned when a gas cylinder explosion aboard an oil tanker causes a major fire at the ship breaking yard in Gadani in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. Dozens other workers remain missing as many injured are transferred to hospitals in nearby Karachi.
- 3 November – At least 22 people have been killed and 65 injured following a collision of the Bahauddin Zakaria Express with a stationary train at Juma Goth Train station, Karachi, Pakistan.
- 1 January 2016. "India, Pakistan exchange list of nuke installations, prisoners". Times of India.
- "15 killed in Quetta suicide attack". www.thenews.com.pk.
- "Switzerland rejects Brahamdagh Bugti's asylum plea". Daily Times. 17 January 2016. Archived from the original on 18 January 2016.
- Pakistan's Musharraf acquitted over Baloch rebel killing (BBC)
- "Pakistan attack: Gunmen kill 19 at Bacha Khan University". BBC News. January 20, 2016.
- Akbar, Dawn.com | Ali (2016-03-16). "15 killed as bomb rips through bus carrying govt employees in Peshawar". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- Raza, Dawn.com | Mohammad (2016-04-20). "Seven policemen guarding polio workers shot dead in Karachi". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Two killed in Mohmand agency blast". www.dawn.com. 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Death toll from poisoned sweets climbs to 33 in Punjab". Daily Times. May 2, 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- "Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi". The Express Tribune. June 22, 2016.
- "Rescue workers struggle to put out fire at Gadani shipbreaking yard". DAWN.COM. November 1, 2016.
- "At least 14 killed, 59 injured in Gadani shipbreaking yard fire". The Express Tribune. November 1, 2016.
- "At least 22 killed, 65 injured in Karachi train collision". www.geo.tv.
- "A pop star turned evangelical cleric was aboard the plane that crashed in Pakistan". The Independent. December 7, 2016. Archived from the original on 2022-05-01.