Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, take a nap during a sit-in protest for the sixth day in Islamabad, Pakistan today. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA.

Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out. Prime (...)

Former cricket star and opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters in Islamabad. Mr Khan says prime minister Nawaz Sharif rigged last year’s elections to secure his landslide win. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament yesterday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt (...)

Imran Khan (centre) addresses his supporters during the fourth day of protests in Islamabad. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

in Islamabad Politicians representing Pakistan’s third largest party will quit their seats in parliament as part of a high-stakes effort by former cri(...)

Imran Khan smiles to supporters after his speech during the fourth day of the ‘freedom march’ in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and to practise civil disobedience until pr(...)

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, attending a protest march to Islamabad, in Lahore, yesterday. Anti-government protests are calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters began a march to the Pakistani capital Islamabad yesterday, raising fears for political stability and (...)

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in  Datta Khel (red marker on map) in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region. Image: Google Maps.

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghan(...)

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf: his departure from Pakistan would remove a source of friction between the country’s powerful generals and the government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the government to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer said, paving the way f(...)

A man clears debris from the tarmac of Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, after Sunday’s attack by Taliban militants.  Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters

Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for an attack on a security academy at Karachi’s airport yesterday, less than 48 hours after an a(...)

 Pakistani security officials move to secure a boundary fence today after suspected militants attacked a building adjacent to Pakistan’s largest airport in Karachi. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Karachi’s airport academy and fled after Pakistani forces retaliated, a spokesman for the Airports Security (...)

A bereaved relative of an Airport Security Force soldier who was killed in Sunday’s Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport is comforted at funeral prayers in Karachi. Photograph: Athar Hussain

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a brazen attack on the country’s busiest civilian airport by a squad of 10 heavily armed gunme(...)