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  1. 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 speeches of...

  2. 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 of...

  1. 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...

  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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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 fellow...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 party...

  11. 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 –...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. August 18, 2014

    India axes peace talks with Pakistan over ‘interference’

    India on Monday abruptly cancelled peace talks with its neighbour and regional rival Pakistan. The cancellation came under...

  15. 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...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    August 14, 2014

    Toy Soldier

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Pakistani child, Harris Khan, 4, wearing a military uniform and holding a toy gun, poses for a picture...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    August 14, 2014

    Pakistani kids homeward bound

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP A girl and her goat head home down an empty main road full of children playing. The police blocked the...

  18. 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...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    August 11, 2014

    Displaced child Islamabad

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP An Afghan refugee child, plays with a kite on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday ...

  20. August 11, 2014

    Political risk knocks Pakistan stocks

    As Pakistan braces for further protests and violence amid political hostility the country’s stock market has recorded its...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    August 7, 2014

    Cooling down

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP A Pakistani youth, cools off under a water supply pipe, during a sudden heavy rain fall after days of...

  22. 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...

  23. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  24. 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...

  25. June 16, 2014

    Pakistan launches new military offensive against Taliban

    Pakistan’s army was on Monday deployed across the country’s leading cities to protect against a militant backlash, a day...

  26. 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...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    June 2, 2014

    Cooling off

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Pakistani day laborer Hassanain Ahmad cools off under a water supply pipe as the temperature rises in...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. April 20, 2014

    Tensions high in Pakistan after attack on prominent journalist

    The brother of a prominent Pakistani journalist wounded by gunmen at the weekend has blamed the country’s security services...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Islamabad bomb attack

    Sohail Shahzad/EPA People comfort a relative of one of the victims of a bomb blast in Islamabad, Pakistan. At least 23...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    March 28, 2014

    Navigating Islamabad's muddy streets

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP An elderly Afghan refugee man walks toward the main road through a muddy slippery track, during a...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Washer women in Islamabad

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Pakistani women, wash their laundry at a water reservoir, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The...

  36. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Bourses hit by China and Ukraine fears | Asian markets lost momentum amid heightened uncertainty over...

  37. March 14, 2014

    Saudi Arabia gives financial aid to Pakistan

    Saudi Arabia has given $1.5bn to Pakistan to bolster the country’s falling foreign currency reserves and help cement...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Living among the sewage

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP An Afghan refugee looks at men trying to clear sewage paths so rainwater can drain, an attempt to avoid...

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