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 (...)

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  crater at the scene of a bomb explosion that targeted the convoy of former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has escaped unharmed after a bomb attack in the capital Islamabad, police said. The bomb expl(...)

Ahmed Raza Kasuri (c), lawyer for former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, talks to media representatives outside a special court set up to try Mr Musharraf, in Islamabad. Photograph: T Mughal/EPA

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf was taken to hospital with chest pains on Wednesday while on his way to face treason charges in a spe(...)

Former Pakistan President and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf salutes as he arrives to unveil his party manifesto for the general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15th, 2013. Photograph: Mian Khursheed/Reuters

Pakistan’s former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, was granted bail today in a case related to the killing of a cleric, taking him a step closer t(...)

Nawaz Sharif arrives to inspect the guard of honor during a ceremony at his official  residence in Islamabad yesterday after he was sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister. Photograph: Reuters/Mian Khursheed

Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister yesterday, pledging to halt US drone strikes and tackle an entrenched energy shortage as the n(...)

A man looks on as a girl runs down an alleyway hung with election campaign posters from the PML-N party. Photograph:Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif looked poised today to return to office with a resounding election victory — a mandate that could(...)

Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by security officials as he leaves an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad today. Photorgaph: Tanveer Ahmed/Reuters

A Pakistani judge today ordered the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be held in custody for two more weeks, until the next hearing in a c(...)

Musharraf arrested

It’s difficult not to have a sense that Pervez Musharraf is belatedly getting a taste of his own medicine. This time round, however, at least t(...)

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(...)