Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif (right) inspects the guard of honour with Chinese premier Li Keqiang  during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, today. Mr Sharif’s government has been criticised for re-introducing the death penalty. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Pakistan’s new government, striving to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move co(...)

Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar talks to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi,  last month. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Gunmen have killed Pakistan’s lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, throwing the case that a(...)

Shazia Ramzan has to ask permission from the two policemen who sit beside the front door when she wants to leave her home.

Four months after the Taliban tried to kill Pakistan i schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (15), the two girls injured in the same attack are strugglin(...)