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    1. July 19, 2015

      Pakistan prepares to proceed with Iran pipeline project

      The removal of economic sanctions on Iran will clear the way for Pakistan to pursue an ambitious gas pipeline for...

    2. The Exchange

      July 14, 2015

      Peace talks come at critical time for both Afghan president and Taliban

      They have been five years in the making — with the spilling of much blood and a dozen failed peace initiatives — but...

    1. 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...

    2. June 23, 2015

      Pakistan heatwave kills 600 as anger focuses on power cuts

      Pakistan has called in the army to help victims of a four-day heatwave that has claimed at least 600 lives in the...

    3. June 15, 2015

      Pakistan in U-turn over order to shut Save the Children offices

      Pakistan has halted an order to shut down the offices of Save the Children in Islamabad, just days after the...

    4. June 12, 2015

      Pakistan expels Save the Children charity

      Pakistan has shut down the offices of Save the Children and given the global charity 15 days to leave the country as...

    5. 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,...

    6. May 6, 2015

      The unforeseen effects of Chinese medicine

      When it comes to investment pledges, $46bn is a sum that really grabs people’s attention. That is what China is...

    7. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to...

    8. The World

      March 26, 2015

      Saudi - Iran power struggle lays the region to waste

        As Saudi jets launched bombing raids against Yemeni rebel targets, escalating another war in the Middle East, the...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Pakistan military parade

      Commandos hang from a helicopter during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Monday ...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday,...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Playtime in Islamabad

      An Afghan refugee sitting on a wooden cart plays with his son on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan ...

    12. February 11, 2015

      China and Pakistan make an oddball but enduring couple

      You could call them the odd couple. China and Pakistan have one of the closest yet least understood relationships in...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      February 9, 2015

      Refugee mud slum in Pakistan

      An Afghan refugee child sits at the doorway of a mud home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan ...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Fetching water

      An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan   ...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Donkey riding in Islamabad

      Afghan refugee children ride a donkey-cart along a dirt track on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday ...

    16. January 22, 2015

      Pakistan bows to US pressure with Haqqani ban

      Pakistan has banned two militant groups with a history of supporting attacks in Afghanistan and India’s predominantly...

    17. January 18, 2015

      Pakistan PM orders increase in petrol supplies amid fuel crisis

      Pakistan’s prime minister ordered emergency measures to increase petrol supplies, as the deepening fuel crisis in the...

    18. January 13, 2015

      US seeks wider Pakistan push against extremists

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s military operations against Taliban militants while...

    19. January 6, 2015

      India-Pakistan clashes force thousands to flee Kashmir

      Tensions flared along the border that separates nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan in disputed Jammu and...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2015

      Fruits of labour

      An Afghan refugee who works as a porter at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market walks to work on the outskirts of...

    21. The A-List

      December 26, 2014

      Remembering Christmas Day in Afghanistan, 1979

      On the morning of December 25, 1979, I was shopping in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Late the previous night there had been...

    22. 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...

    23. The A-List

      November 17, 2014

      Can China bring peace to south Asia?

      During the past two months, the leaders of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met with China’s powerful president Xi...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2014

      Bed bath

      Muhammed Muheisen/AP An Afghan refugee girl washes a bed in a polluted stream, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts...

    25. 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...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2014

      Bed for the night in Pakistan

      Muhammed Muheisen/AP An youth displaced from Pakistan’s tribal areas sleeps outdoors near the wholesale fruit and...

    27. September 10, 2014

      Population, not politics, threatens Pakistan

      While the politicians fight each other in Islamabad for control of Pakistan, they make no mention in their fiery...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      September 4, 2014

      Wet protest in Pakistan

      Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy morning rain in front...

    29. September 4, 2014

      Pakistan opposition parties urge Khan and Qadri to end crisis

      Pakistan’s opposition parties have urged the leaders of thousands of protesters camped in Islamabad to resolve their...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      September 1, 2014

      Pakistan protests

      Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek party, help a...

    33. 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...

    34. September 1, 2014

      Army called in as Pakistan protesters occupy TV station

      Pakistan’s anti-government protesters on Monday pushed closer to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official residence after...

    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. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2014

      Peddling in Pakistan

      Akhtar Soomro/Reuters A man sells household goods to supporters of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political...

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