1979 in Pakistan
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- 4 April – Deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is executed in Rawalpindi.
- 21 November – After false radio reports from the Ayatollah Khomeini that the Americans have occupied the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set afire, killing 4. (See: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
- 10 December – Abdus Salam wins the only Nobel prize for the country.
- 30 June – Faisal Shahzad, bomber
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