Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri eats salt and splash water on their faces to avoid tear gas effects during clashes with police following an anti-government protest in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: EPA/T Mughal

Demonstrators armed with wooden clubs and wire- cutters tried to storm the official residence of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, yesterday(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League   party, Pervez Musharraf, chant slogans as they gather outside his residence in Islamabad yesterday. Mr Musharraf was placed under house arrest today. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

A Pakistani judge placed former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf under house arrest this morning in the boldest step yet by the countr(...)