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Enemies of country's toughest policeman finally catch up with him

Suicide attack at Pakistan volleyball game kills dozens

Civilian death toll hits 88 in bomb attack in north-west town which has resisted the Taliban

Suicide bombing kills dozens in Pakistan

A suicide bombing targeting a Shiite Muslim procession in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi killed 30 people and wounded dozens more today, as Shiites across the country marked the key holy day of Ashoura.

The IoS Christmas Appeal: 'I still don't know why I was singled out'

ActionAid, with <i>IoS</i> support, helps all refugees in north-west Pakistan. Raymond Whitaker, in Mingora, explains why women often suffer most

Couture, Karachi-style

Forget the Taliban, think tailoring. Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich discover a silkier side to Pakistan

Doctor 'hugged patient after heart scan'

A hospital doctor hugged a female patient after a heart scan and then turned up on her doorstep saying he would "like to talk", a disciplinary hearing was told today.

Will a new initiative in Karachi that aims to set high moral standards cure Pakistan's ills?

"I believe that if you don't give people an education you're robbing them of their liberty," says Hussain Dawood. You might not expect such a sentiment from one of the driving forces behind a business school. But neither Dawood nor the Karachi School for Business and Leadership are ordinary.

Charity give-away ends in fatal stampede

At least 18 women and girls waiting to get free flour died when a crowd surge swelled into stampede in the Pakistan city of Karachi today.

Another Gulmohar Tree, By Aamer Hussein

The roots and branches of a family at war &ndash; and peace

Imran Khan barred from entering Karachi

Pakistani authorities stopped the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan travelling to Karachi yesterday for fear his trip could trigger violence in the commercial hub.

First person: 'I escaped from a hijacked plane'

Mike Thexton, 49

England emerge from darkness

Belated and bizarre victory could allow Strauss's men to turn the corner

Pakistan seeks way out of crisis

Pakistan's year-old civilian government sought a compromise to appease opposition leaders and a lawyers movement today as police detained hundreds of activists in a bid to stifle a nationwide protest.

Security tight as Pakistan protest begins

Hundreds of black-suited Pakistani lawyers and flag-waving opposition activists launched a cross-country protest today, as the year-old civilian coalition government scrambled for ways to avert a showdown.

Five women beaten and buried alive in Pakistan 'honour killing'

Pakistan ordered an inquiry yesterday into how five women were buried alive in an "honour killing". Three suspects were arrested as condemnation of the outrage spread across the country.

Major power cut hits Karachi

Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi suffered a major power cut today when the country's main power utility cut the supply because the city's power company had not paid its bills, an official said.

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