A motorized glider circled the stadium, dropping shiny shards of confetti. Male dancers from the fearsome Mehsud tribe whipped their long black hair to-and-fro in a celebratory frenzy. Boy Scouts released a balloon-bedecked "Wrestling for Peace" banner into the sky.
It's a well-known fact in Pakistan that Osama bin Laden died in 2006 and the US commando raid on his compound last May was merely a "drama" orchestrated by President Barack Obama to help win his re-election.
A car bomb tore through a crowded bazaar outside an office for anti-Taliban tribal elders today in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 17 people, officials said.
Schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley have closed in protest as anger erupted across the country over the Taliban's attack on a 14-year-old activist famed for promoting girls' education.
Osama bin Laden was the last of a trio of charismatic Arab leaders who emerged in the second half of the 20th century to challenge the dominion of Western values and influence in the Arab world. If Gamal Abdul Nasser in Egypt, Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Osama bin Laden in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan all enjoyed a measure of success, they ultimately brought catastrophe on their supporters.
Eight of the women who sought refuge in Hina Jilani's Lahore shelter died later at the hands of their families. In the second part of our investigation, the lawyer explains how authorities covered up
Workers frantically piled sandbags and stones and tried to repair leaking levees as surging water threatened two more cities in the southern province of Sindh yesterday.
President tells Omar Waraich that Islamists will try to take advantage of country's plight
In North West Frontier Province the army is fighting the Taliban – and both want the locals on their side
American drones overhead, Taliban troops on the offensive, and the horrifying rise of child kidnapping – Pakistan is in pieces, writes Robert Fisk, in a devastating portrait of a country thwarted by violence and corruption
Militants launch assault on US consulate after suicide bomb kills 45 at political rally
The Taliban attacked a US consulate in Pakistan with car bombs and grenades today killing three people, hours after 41 others died in a suicide attack on a political rally.
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Bomb devastates Peshawar just hours after Hillary Clinton flies in to Pakistan
Amnesty International accuses troops of harassing families fleeing fighting
A suicide bomber killed seven people near a major air force complex in north-west Pakistan today while an explosion killed 17 on a bus heading to a wedding elsewhere in the region.