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    1. 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 garbled...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 of...

    3. 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 and...

    4. 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 vegetable...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 –...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 ...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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