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    1. May 30, 2016

      Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to undergo heart surgery in London

      Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, at a time when...

    2. The Exchange

      May 19, 2016

      Panama Papers and Beijing bases add to Sharif's burdens

      As though it were a giant spider, the Panama Papers leak has another victim caught in its web. Iceland’s Sigmundur...

    1. May 4, 2016

      Pakistan threatens to buy Russian or Chinese jets in spat with US

      Pakistan has threatened to buy advanced Russian or Chinese combat jets after Washington withdrew financing for a US...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Pakistan PM under pressure as problems pile up

      Hours before Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, addressed the nation after his children’s offshore assets were...

    3. April 5, 2016

      Pakistan looks to Iran to help ease gas crisis

      Pakistan’s crippling gas shortage has been a disaster for Ajab Gul and his once thriving naan bread operation. “My...

    4. March 29, 2016

      Pakistan detains hundreds in Punjab after bombing in Lahore

      Pakistan’s police and army detained thousands of suspected Islamist militants and are still holding more than 200 of...

    5. March 28, 2016

      Sharif accused of failure to build Pakistan consensus against militancy

      As rescue workers tried desperately to pull scores of dead and injured from the Lahore park targeted by a suicide...

    6. March 9, 2016

      Pakistan’s Sharif visits Saudi Arabia amid debate over military ties

      Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief have flown to Saudi Arabia ahead of a large-scale international military...

    7. February 29, 2016

      Execution of governor’s assassin sparks protests in Pakistan

      Protests broke out across Pakistan on Monday after the hanging of a policeman who assassinated an influential...

    8. January 13, 2016

      Suicide bomber kills 14 at Pakistan polio vaccination clinic

      A suicide bomber killed at least 14 policemen protecting a polio vaccination centre in Pakistan’s western city of...

    9. January 3, 2016

      Pakistani Islamist attack on Indian base kills 12

      At least 12 people were killed at the weekend when Pakistan-based Islamists attacked an Indian air force base, in what...

    10. January 1, 2016

      Army chief General Raheel Sharif grows in power in Pakistan

      The face of General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s army chief, stares out from banners in the city of Karachi that proclaim...

    11. December 30, 2015

      Pakistan launches crackdown on Isis

      Pakistan has arrested eight alleged members of Isis near Sialkot in Punjab province, in the latest move by a south...

    12. The Exchange

      November 12, 2015

      What is the Pakistan army's game plan?

      When Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif visits Washington for talks in a few days’ time, top US officials are...

    13. October 18, 2015

      Barack Obama’s painful Afghan journey

      President Barack Obama banned all references to the Vietnam war when discussing Afghanistan, according to the late...

    14. August 23, 2015

      Disdain over IMF’s rosy view of Pakistan

      Even by the easy-going standards of a club reluctant to offend its members, the International Monetary Fund was...

    15. The Exchange

      August 18, 2015

      The cost of Pakistan's war on terrorism

      Many Pakistanis are facing a crisis of conscience as the government pursues a war on terrorism, which is starting to...

    16. August 18, 2015

      Army support bolsters Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif

      Less than a year ago the Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif was on the ropes, pummelled by months of disruptive...

    17. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Afghan talks revive flickering hopes for peace

      Afghanistan’s Taliban rebels met representatives of President Ashraf Ghani’s government in their first official round...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Pakistani market rallies in wake of rate cut

      In the two weeks since Pakistan’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate from 8 per cent to a 42-year low of 7...

    20. May 23, 2015

      Pakistan central bank cuts key discount rate by 100 bps to 7%

      ISLAMABAD, May 23 — Pakistan’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 7 per cent from 8 per cent on Saturday,...

    21. April 10, 2015

      Pakistan turns down Saudi request for military role in Yemen

      Pakistan’s parliament has rebuffed a Saudi request for military participation in its offensive against Yemeni rebels,...

    22. March 15, 2015

      Taliban kill at least 14 in suicide bombings at Pakistan churches

      At least 14 people were killed and up to 80 wounded in the central Pakistan city of Lahore on Sunday, when two churches...

    23. March 11, 2015

      Raid on MQM raises tensions between Pakistan military and politicians

      A paramilitary force run by the Pakistan army raided the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement political party...

    24. March 4, 2015

      Saudis to press Pakistan for more troops

      Saudi Arabia is to press Pakistan to boost the number of its troops in the kingdom to help bolster Riyadh’s defences...

    25. February 2, 2015

      Pakistan’s Shia leaders urge followers to defend mosques after bombing

      Leaders of Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslims on Monday urged their followers to take immediate steps to defend their...

    26. December 24, 2014

      Pakistan PM calls for new anti-terror force

      Pakistan’s government on Wednesday proposed giving a more central role to the army in fighting militant groups as Nawaz...

    27. December 16, 2014

      School massacre may awaken silent majority

      Taliban kill more than 100 in Pakistan school Anyone who learns of the scores of schoolchildren murdered by Islamist...

    28. November 9, 2014

      Pakistan delays $800m OGDCL stake sale

      Pakistan has suspended a plan to sell shares in the country’s largest oil and gas group, dealing a blow to an ambitious...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

      Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for supporting female education was named...

    30. September 30, 2014

      Pakistan seeks $2bn from privatisations

      Pakistan expects to raise at least $2bn by March next year through the international sale of shares in Pakistani energy...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

      In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday...

    32. September 3, 2014

      Pakistan protesters fail to live up to ideals

      Rehman Ali, a 27-year-old factory worker from Lahore, has declared himself ready for death in the fight against...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      September 2, 2014

      Policing Pakistans Parliament

      B.K. Bangash/AP Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in...

    34. September 1, 2014

      Q&A: Pakistan protests

      Why the trouble now after last year’s successful election? The real origins of the two big demonstrations that began in...

    35. August 31, 2014

      Pakistan violence erupts in anti-Sharif protest

      Demonstrators armed with wooden clubs and wire-cutters tried to storm the official residence of Nawaz Sharif,...

    36. August 29, 2014

      Pakistan army chief summons Khan and Qadri

      General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s army chief, has summoned opposition leaders holding mass protests in the capital for...

    37. August 28, 2014

      Pakistani and Afghan elites cannot afford any more infighting

      Severe political crises in Pakistan and Afghanistan, both mired in wrangling over recent election results, have...

    38. August 27, 2014

      Sharif rejects resignation call as Pakistan crisis escalates

      Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s embattled prime minister, has rejected increasingly strident demands for him to resign made by...

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