Afghan talks in doubt after Omar death

Admission exposes rifts with Taliban hardliners

Sunni militant leader killed in Pakistan

Ishaq was linked to the deaths of hundreds of Shia Muslims

Pakistan set to push on with Iran pipeline

Imports of up to $2.5bn a year would ease fuel shortage

Asia’s mixed record in market intervention

Region has history of controversial moves to shore up stocks

Heatwave in Pakistan claims 600 lives

Army called in as temperatures top 46C in Karachi

Pakistan U-turn on Save the Children ban

US and UK pressure said to prompt move amid talk of policy rifts

Pakistan expels Save the Children

Government crackdown on non-profit organisations intensifies

Pakistani market rallies after rate cut

Benchmark rates hit 42-year low but worries over power shortages remain

Mass tax avoidance chokes Pakistan

Dysfunctional system threatens run of good news

Pakistan cuts key discount rate to 7%

Larger-than-expected move aimed at spurring growth

Gunmen kill 43 in Karachi bus attack

Ismaili minority targeted by Pakistani Taliban splinter group

Rights activist gunned down in Karachi

Sabeen Mahmud killed after hosting discussion on Baluchistan

Stark reality behind CIA drone operations

Deaths of hostages create crisis for US programme

US drone strike killed western hostages

Barack Obama describes accidental deaths as ‘terrible tragedy’

Xi visits Pakistan with $45bn in pledges

China president launches diplomatic drive as US influence wanes

Bangladesh executes opposition Islamist

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman hanged for 1971 war crimes

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral in Houthi conflict

Islamabad close to Yemen military decision

Pakistan mulls over extent of Saudi help against Houthi rebels

Pakistan’s Shia fear reprisals over Yemen

Saudi request underlines Islamic divisions and fear of revenge

Pakistan nears deal to buy 8 Chinese subs

Sale would be China’s biggest arms export contract