Omar Waraich: US pressure on Islamabad will only increase

The arrest in the US of Faisal Shahzad, an American of Pakistani descent, is likely to intensify pressure on Islamabad to crack down decisively on terror groups on its soil that continue to offer training for attacks in the West.

Sole surviving Mumbai gunman must hang, say prosecutors

Pakistan warned 'not to export terrorism' as court finds militant guilty of 86 charges

Leading article: Pakistan needs to finish the job

The victims of the massacre in Mumbai now have at least a small portion of justice. Ajmal Qasab, the sole surviving member of the Pakistani group that perpetrated the outrage in November 2008, was convicted of murder in a Mumbai court yesterday.

Leading article: A test of the rule of law in Pakistan

The verdict of the United Nations committee called in to investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007 paints a damning picture of the deficiencies of the Pakistani state.

Peter Tatchell: The people of Baluchistan have a right to self-determination

Ever since its annexation by Pakistan in 1948, Baluchistan has been subjected to a quadruple whammy of military occupation, political domination, economic exploitation and cultural hegemony. Just like Israel's settlement programme on the West Bank, Islamabad has a settler scheme to colonise Baluchistan. It is encouraging Punjabis to move to the region. The aim is to make the Baluch people a minority in their own homeland.

Omar Waraich: Blasts put Zardari's aim in grim context

As President Asif Ali Zardari pushed a package designed to promote political stability in Pakistan yesterday, there were two more brutal reminders of why that scarce commodity is urgently needed.

A street celebrates as a little boy, unaware of what the fuss is about, comes home

Back with his mother, Sahil Saeed will enjoy a tender readjustment to normal life

Robert Fisk: The mysterious case of the Grey Lady of Bagram

How does a neuroscientist and mother of three end up in jail as an al-Qa'ida agent?

Robert Fisk: Into the terrifying world of Pakistan's 'disappeared'

In the first of a series of reports from Pakistan, our correspondent meets the wife of one of 8,000 citizens who have gone 'missing' at the hands of the state

Kidnap timeline: How the ordeal unfolded

Five-year-old Sahil Saeed, from Oldham, was apparently kidnapped nearly two weeks ago while holidaying with his father in Pakistan. Here is a timeline of events surrounding the abduction:

Ten killed in Swat valley suicide attack

A suicide attacker set off a bomb at a security checkpoint in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 11 people and injuring at least 35, underscoring the relentless security threat in the country.

Mystery of the missing father of kidnapped boy

A simple abduction case has been enveloped by a web of intrigue.

Police dash 'kidnap boy Sahil Saeed found' hopes

Hopes that five-year-old British boy Sahil Saeed had been found were dashed today as the police chief leading the investigation in Pakistan confirmed the search is ongoing.

Militants mount deadly attack on Pakistan charity

Suspected Islamist militants yesterday stormed an office of World Vision, a US-based Christian aid agency in Pakistan, killing six Pakistani aid workers after singling them out and then blowing up the building.

I want my sweet son back, pleads kidnapped boy's mother

Armed gang demands £100,000 for return of five-year-old abducted in Pakistan
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