Pakistan

Global fears grow as Pakistan expands nuclear capabilities

Tim Craig The acceleration of Pakistan's nuclear and missile programs is renewing international concern about the vulnerability of those weapons in a country home to multiple Islamist extremist groups.

At least nine dead in Pakistan mosque collapse caused by monsoonal rains

At least nine worshippers were killed when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday and an unknown number are still buried under rubble, officials said.

Floods in India, Pakistan claim hundreds of lives

A tractor evacuating Kashmiri flood victims to higher ground travels through a flooded street in Srinagar.

Abu Arqam Naqash and Adnan Abidi The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticising Indian and Pakistani...

Four killed as India and Pakistan exchange fire on border

The resumption of hostilities were sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government recently called off the first formal talks with Pakistan in two years.

Adi Narayan Four civilians were killed after Indian and Pakistani forces fired on each other along the border of the disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan Prime Minister asks army to help resolve crisis

Salman Masood The Pakistani army has stepped into the country's two-week-old political crisis, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif requesting the army chief, General Raheel Sharif, help defuse a standoff that has...

Protesters try to storm Pakistan PM's home

Pakistani riot police prepare for anti-government protests which have escalated since they began on August 15.

Police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad have fired tear gas on anti-government protesters attempting to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence in a bid to force his resignation.

One dead, 400 injured in Pakistan as protester marches on PM's home

A supporter of Sufi cleric Tahir ul-Qadri prays while wearing a gas mask, for protection from tear gas released by the police.

One person has died and more than 400 have been wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as demonstrators call for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif clings to power amid accusations of Imran Khan colluding with army

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces Pakistan's worst political crisis in more than a decade.

Shaiq Hussain and Tim Craig Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the...

Pakistan protests delay visit of China's Xi Jinping

China's president has cancelled his visit to Pakistan due to ongoing conflict in Islamabad between the government and protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Monsoon rains kills hundreds in Pakistan and India

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 6 AFP - More than 200 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in...

Three killed in Facebook blasphemy rampage in Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman slings his weapon as he stands guard outside the smoke-charred house of an Ahmadi Muslim resident following an attack by an angry mob.

Waqar Gillani A woman and two of her young granddaughters were burned to death Sunday night in the eastern city of Gujranwala after a member of their Ahmadi minority sect was accused of posting a blasphemous...

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Demonstrations against blasphemy charges in Lahore.

A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.

Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan greets supporters as he leads the protest march from Lahore to Islamabad.

Syed Raza Hassan Clashes broke out on Friday as tens of thousands of Pakistani protesters from two anti-government movements converged on the capital, presenting the 15-month-old civilian government with its biggest...

Pakistan protests keep pressure on PM Nawaz Sharif to step down

Freedom: Imran Khan applauds supporters during an anti-government rally in Islamabad.

Katharine Houreld and Syed Raza Hassan The leaders of two Pakistani protest movements vowed on Saturday to keep their protests alive until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns, after thousands entered the country's capital in the biggest...

More than 50 suspected militants killed in Pakistan strikes

A group of suspected Pakistani Taliban flee from North Waziristan on Saturday.

Pakistani fighter jets have launched air strikes against militant hideouts in the country's troubled north-west, killing more than 50 insurgents, the military says.

Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination attempt

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass.

Pakistan court drops case against baby

Nine month old Pakistan toddler Mohammad Musa is held by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin for the court heading in Lahore on April 12. The court threw out charges of attempted murder against the baby.

A Pakistani court has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case provoking widespread ridicule.

Bin Laden library causes storm in Pakistan

Islamabad: A decision by an Islamic seminary for women to name its library after former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has caused a controversy in Pakistan's capital.

Pakistan man admits he ate baby stolen from graveyard, after previous cannibalism conviction

Pakistani villager Mohammad Arif, arrested on suspicion of cannibalism.

Mohammad Arif says he cooked and ate child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard, three years after being jailed for the same offence.

Gunmen fire on plane landing at Pakistan airport

A Pakistan International Airlines A310

Jibran Ahmad Gunmen fired on a Pakistan International Airlines plane as it was landing in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, killing a woman on board and injuring three crew members in the...