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  1. 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 after...

  2. 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 corruption...

  1. 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 Islamabad,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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, Pakistan’s...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 obscured the...

  6. 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...

  7. August 22, 2014

    Imran Khan, Pakistan’s playboy turned politician

    The predominantly young and ever more numerous inhabitants of Pakistan always seem to be searching for a hero to save them –...

  8. August 22, 2014

    Imran Khan leads party in quitting Pakistan’s parliament

    Thirty-four members of Pakistan’s parliament led by cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan resigned on Friday adding to...

  9. August 21, 2014

    Coup is no solution for Pakistan

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, has his back against the wall. A year after his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party...

  10. August 20, 2014

    Protesters in Pakistan enter Islamabad’s ‘red zone’

    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters massed outside Pakistan’s parliament in Islamabad on Wednesday, restating...

  11. August 17, 2014

    Pakistan protests raise military coup fears

    As thousands of followers of Imran Khan, the star cricketer turned politician, continue to camp out in rain-drenched...

  12. August 15, 2014

    Imran Khan’s convoy shot at amid Pakistan violence

    Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket star turned politician, on Friday vowed to intensify his protests against prime minister...

  13. August 14, 2014

    Pakistan moves to avert anti-government protests

    The government in Pakistan attempted to seal off the capital Islamabad on Thursday to prevent mass protests by its opponents...

  14. July 31, 2014

    Nawaz Sharif under pressure in Pakistan

    The unusual decision to deploy the army in the Pakistani capital Islamabad is just the latest step in a two-month-old...

  15. The A-List

    July 3, 2014

    Pakistan's offensive against militants is right - but it needs to explain what it is doing

    For the first time since 2009. a major offensive against Islamic militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas has been launched with...

  16. June 22, 2014

    Thousands flee as Pakistan attacks Sunni extremists

    One-third of a million civilians have fled Pakistan’s North Waziristan region along the Afghan border as Pakistani armed...

  17. June 15, 2014

    Pakistani air strikes kill dozens of militants

    Pakistani air force jets bombed up to eight suspected Taliban hide-outs near the Afghan border early on Sunday, killing at...

  18. June 15, 2014

    Pakistan attacks militants on Afghanistan border

    As many as 100 militants have been killed in airstrikes in the northwestern tribal regions of Pakistan bordering...

  19. June 11, 2014

    Taliban attacks highlight power of Pakistan’s military

    Within minutes of the Taliban’s weekend assault on the Karachi international airport at the weekend – the first of two...

  20. The A-List

    June 10, 2014

    Pakistan must unleash the military on the militants

    The horrifying suicide attack on Karachi airport by Pakistani Taliban will place the government on a direct collision course...

  21. June 9, 2014

    Karachi attack is latest setback to Pakistan-Taliban peace hopes

    Pakistani officials moved swiftly on Monday to claim victory over Taliban militants as army commandos combed the areas...

  22. June 3, 2014

    Exiled Karachi political boss Altaf Hussain arrested in London

    British police on Tuesday arrested Altaf Hussain, a powerful Pakistani politician who lives in exile in London, sparking...

  23. The A-List

    June 1, 2014

    Pakistan’s polio disgrace

    For a country of 200m, with a modern economy, an elected democratic government, nuclear weapons and one of the largest...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    May 29, 2014

    Freed fisherman arrive in India

    Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Indian fishermen released by Pakistan pose for a photograph as they make victory signs on arriving at...

  25. May 27, 2014

    Sharif takes gamble on Modi meeting

    Even before his swearing-in as prime minister on Monday Narendra Modi had scored his first foreign policy victory: 151...

  26. May 25, 2014

    India hits reset in south Asia

    Even before he becomes India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi seems to be on his way to achieving a foreign policy victory in...

  27. May 24, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif to attend inauguration of Indian PM Modi

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s newly elected prime minister...

  28. May 22, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif ponders India invitation

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is considering a surprise invitation from Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking...

  29. April 9, 2014

    Pakistan market attack leaves 23 dead

    At least 23 people were killed and up to 40 injured on Wednesday in a powerful bomb blast at the main fruit and vegetable...

  30. March 31, 2014

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf charged with treason

    Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was indicted for high treason and denied permission to leave the...

  31. March 18, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif urged to open second front against Taliban

    Usman Khan is a victim of the Taliban. The seven year old was not caught in one of the militant Islamist group’s deadly bomb...

  32. The A-List

    March 5, 2014

    The Saudis and Pakistan’s strategic shift on Syria

    At the behest of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has made a strategic shift from its so far neutral position on Syria’s civil war –...

  33. February 17, 2014

    Peace talks on hold after Taliban executes Pakistani soldiers

    Peace talks between Pakistan’s government and Taliban militants broke down on Monday after 23 army soldiers in Taliban...

  34. February 13, 2014

    Pakistan attacks cast doubt on Taliban talks

    Eleven policeman were killed and more than 30 injured in an attack on a Karachi bus on Thursday blamed on Taliban...

  35. February 4, 2014

    Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed

    Exploratory peace talks between Pakistan’s government and the country’s extremist Taliban militants hit a last-minute hitch....

  36. The A-List

    February 4, 2014

    Sharif's failed chance to get serious with the Taliban

    Just when Pakistanis, foreign diplomats and the world were bracing themselves for a “let’s get serious” speech in which...

  37. January 19, 2014

    Attack on army convoy kills 20 Pakistani soldiers

    A powerful bomb ripped through a Pakistan army truck in the country’s northern city of Bannu near the Afghan border on...

  38. January 3, 2014

    Speculation Musharraf may seek medical help abroad

    The trial of Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf was thrown into doubt on Friday following a possible cardiac arrest a day earlier,...

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