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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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