Pakistan closes in on MSCI upgrade

Promotion to emerging market status could prompt funds outflow

India to bypass Pakistan on Asia trade link

Delhi, Kabul and Tehran seek new route with port and rail project

Obama confirms death of Taliban leader

President says Mansour’s death sends warning to extremists

Pakistan eyes closer China military ties

Pentagon warns Pakistan could host Chinese naval installation

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Nizami

Execution raises fears of fresh political violence

Pakistan in spat with US over jets

Washington raises pressure on Islamabad to rein in Afghan Taliban

Problems pile up for Pakistan PM Sharif

Pressure mounts amid Panama Papers backlash and Punjab woes

Mere platitudes cannot protect minorities

In many areas, Christians find themselves under attack, writes Justin Welby

The plight of Pakistan’s religious minorities

Western governments should speak up for the country’s Christians

Hundreds detained after Lahore bombing

Sharif cracks down on suspected Islamist militants in Punjab

Sharif under pressure after park bomb

Critics say PM’s enthusiasm for big projects distracts him

Bomb carnage in Pakistan children’s park

Lahore death toll rises to 70 people, with 200 injured

Lahore park bombing

At least 70 killed in bombing at children’s park

Sharif visits Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s PM and army chief visit Saudi for military event

China arms exports continue to surge

Shipments nearly double in 5 years, mostly to India’s neighbours

Pakistan militants align with Isis

Homegrown attacks seen as effort to join world’s biggest terror brand

Booklovers seek peace in chaotic Karachi

Literature festival blooms in Pakistani city better known for violence

Two Pakistan airline strikers feared dead

Workers clash with police in dispute over privatisation plans

Terror: The globalisation of extremism

Surge in Isis-claimed attacks suggests the ideology is spreading

Taliban attack on Pakistan university quelled

Security forces retake campus in northern city of Charsadda