Return of death penalty in Pakistan condemned

Sharif government says end to five-year-old moratorium will help tackle rising crime

Pakistan's new Prime Minister plans to prosecute the man who ousted him from power in a military coup in 1999 for treason

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he will try Pervez Musharraf for treason

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister has said he plans to prosecute the man who ousted him from power in a military coup in 1999 for treason – a crime that carries a maximum penalty of death by hanging.

Nine tourists killed as gunmen storm mountain base camp in Pakistan

Police confirmed that at least nine tourists had been killed and said that the area had been sealed off

Nawaz Sharif's challenges include rolling electricity blackouts and militant attacks

Nawaz Sharif makes history as he is sworn in as Pakistan's PM for third time

He promises to tackle the power cuts that have crippled industry - and repeats demand for end to US drone strikes

New Chinese premier Li Keqiang to make first foreign visits to Pakistan and India

The new Chinese premier Li Keqiang will visit India and Pakistan on his first foreign trip since assuming office, Beijing’s foreign ministry announced.

Omar Waraich: Nawaz Sharif’s election victory inspires new hope for Pakistan

It was one of history’s astonishing turns. In 1999, Nawaz Sharif was overthrown in a military coup. He was thrown behind bars, along with his brother and other ministers.

Head of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif waves to supporters after his party victory in general election

Nawaz Sharif celebrates victory in Pakistan election

Mr Sharif sees off challenge of both the incumbent Pakistan Peoples Party and that of Imran Khan

Pakistan's youth favour Sharia law and military rule over democratic governance

More young people in Pakistan believe the country should be run according to Sharia law or else by the military than favour democratic governance, according to a new survey.

Editorial: Mr Musharraf takes a gamble

The former military ruler has decided to return to Pakistan and fight an election

A Muslim demonstrator burns a cross in Badami Bagh on Saturday

Neighbours' row ends in a holy war against Christians of Pakistan

Muslim mob goes on arson rampage in Lahore after alleged blasphemy

Prince Harry at the controls of an Apache helicopter

Afghan President Hamid Karzai defends Prince Harry over Taliban killing comments

Afghan President Hamid Karzai diplomatically defended Prince Harry today over his comments that he killed Taliban fighters while serving in Afghanistan, saying: "Young men do make mistakes talking."

Prime Minister to meet with Afghan and Pakistani leaders

David Cameron will meet the Afghan and Pakistani presidents tonight in the latest round of talks aimed at preventing a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan when British troops leave next year.

Are Pakistan's military and courts gearing up for another assault on a fledgling democracy?

There are worries that the democratic process will be replaced with an unelected cabinet

The former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, raised concerns about figures within the security establishment in a book published after her death

Pakistani Interior Minister 'to reveal Benazir Bhutto killers in book'

Controversial politician claims he will release more details of assassination of former leader

Shot 15-year-old girl Malala Yousafzai thanks well-wishers

A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan has thanked people around the world for their inspiring and humbling support.

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