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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.

16 children and one teacher 'burned to death' on Pakistan school bus

Young victims aged between six and 12

Tomorrow a new Pakistan is born

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

Supporters of Imran Khan at a rally in Karachi yesterday

Thousands gather to hear Imran Khan’s hospital bed election address

PTI supporters hope a late surge can lift former cricketer to win Saturday’s vote

Imran Khan is taken to hospital in Lahore

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India demands justice from Pakistan over death of convicted spy Sarabjit Singh in prison attack

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.

Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf was arrested by police and taken before a judge

Humiliation of Pervez Musharraf deepens as he is arrested and taken to court

Police arrested the former dictator overnight

Imran Khan's Islamabad home attacked

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

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.

Tahir ul Qadri (seated, centre) meets members of Pakistan’s coalition government in an armoured vehicle after four days of protest

Peace returns to Pakistan's capital as protest leader's demands are met

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.

Tahir ul Qadri addresses his supporters in Islamabad

Protest leader Tahir ul Qadri accused of inciting a revolution in Pakistan

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.

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

Shia Hazara community begin burying dead following one of the worst sectarian attacks in Pakistan's history

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.

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri stream towards the capital on Monday

Thousands join cleric to call for political reform in Islamabad

Tahir ul Qadri is calling for the political system to be cleaned up before the forthcoming election

Qazi Hussain Ahmed: Politician who opposed US policy in Afghanistan

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.

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