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    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...

    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2016

      Pakistan day parade

      A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Wednesday ...

    3. 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...

    4. March 6, 2016

      Taliban reject Afghanistan peace talks

      The Afghan Taliban will not take part in peace talks with President Ashraf Ghani’s western-backed government planned...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2016

      Billboard poster in Islamabad

      A worker from the capital development authorities attaches a billboard to polls over a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan ...

    7. February 2, 2016

      Two Pakistan airline strikers feared dead in clash with police

      Two protesters were reported killed as workers for Pakistan’s national carrier clashed with riot police on Tuesday...

    8. January 20, 2016

      When an embassy becomes an art gallery

      Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will...

    9. January 14, 2016

      Islamist extremists pose a threat to Asian statehood

      The first self-styled Islamic state of the postwar era was established not in the Arab world but in south Asia, in...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. The Exchange

      December 10, 2015

      Chaos within Afghan Taliban as leadership struggle intensifies

      As if recent events in Afghanistan were not calamitous enough — the fall of the city of Kunduz to the Taliban (since...

    14. October 26, 2015

      Powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 rocks Afghanistan and Pakistan

      A powerful earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Monday, killing over 200 people according to local...

    15. September 17, 2015

      Politician and cricket legend Imran Khan in his Islamabad mansion

      Imran Khan’s hilltop mansion above the city of Islamabad Only a decade ago, Imran Khan’s just-completed mansion on a...

    16. September 14, 2015

      Taliban frees inmates in Afghanistan jail raid

      Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni on Monday stormed a prison believed to be holding...

    17. August 23, 2015

      Kashmir issue stymies India-Pakistan peace effort

      India and Pakistan blamed each other for the breakdown of a peace initiative just hours before their representatives...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Pakistan military parade

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

    30. 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,...

    31. 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 ...

    32. 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...

    33. 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 ...

    34. 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   ...

    35. 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 ...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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