It is very easy to get swept away with dreams for a ‘Naya Pakistan’, yet the result of the elections could not be more important for both Pakistan and the wider world
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Thursday 09 May 2013
PTI supporters hope a late surge can lift former cricketer to win Saturday’s vote
'His spine is intact': Full recovery expected but fall takes cricketer turned politician Imran Khan off Pakistan election trail
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Contrary to initial reports politician has not fractured his skull
Friday 03 May 2013
The body of an Indian man convicted more than 20 years ago in Pakistan on terrorism and spying charges, is being flown back to India after he died following an attack in a jail in Lahore. The incident has the potential to fuel the opinions of hardliners on both side of the border.
Friday 19 April 2013
Police arrested the former dictator overnight
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The house of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has come under attack – apparently from disgruntled members of his own party.
Stop drone attacks on Pakistan, Britain's UN counter-terrorism representative Ben Emmerson tells America
Friday 15 March 2013
The British UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson has echoed calls from Pakistan for the Americans to stop drone attacks in the country.
Thursday 17 January 2013
A late-night deal reached between Pakistan’s government and the religious cleric Tahir ul Qadri has quelled four days of anti-government protests which drew tens of thousands of supporters and paralysed the capital.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Tahir ul Qadri, the religious cleric whose supporters have besieged Pakistan’s capital with demands of political reforms, today called for the government, parliament and the Election Commission to be dissolved.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
There are worries that the democratic process will be replaced with an unelected cabinet
Shia Hazara community begin burying dead following one of the worst sectarian attacks in Pakistan's history
Monday 14 January 2013
Thousands of Shia Muslims began burying their dead in a mass grave in Pakistan today, ending a three-day protest over one of the worst sectarian attacks in the country’s history.
Monday 14 January 2013
Tahir ul Qadri is calling for the political system to be cleaned up before the forthcoming election
Wednesday 09 January 2013
The politician and religious leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who died in Islamabad on 6 January at the age of 74 following a heart attack, was an advocate of Islamic democracy who transformed the right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party into a populist outfit. He was a strong critic of the US's counter-terrorism policies, and was widely known for his opposition to the involvement of the US and its allies in Afghanistan.
Sunday 09 December 2012
A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed three suspected militants near the Afghanistan border, according to intelligence officials.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Instinctive braking and muttered epithets: That is the universal response to the telltale flash of light indicating a driver has been caught on camera cruising over the speed limit.
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