Terror in Pakistan

Nature abhors a vacuum. And the failure of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-month-old government to articulate its long-promised terrorism strategy(...)

Supporters of Nawaz Sharif carry portraits of the Pakistani prime minister in Lahore yesterday as they celebrate his election victory. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Nawaz Sharif has been here twice before, and the last time it did not end well for him or for Pakistan. Many of those celebrating the we(...)

People celebrate in the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, after Nawaz Sharif, a former prime minister, declared that his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, would emerge as winner of the election. Photograph:     Tyler Hicks/The New York Times.

Toppled in a 1999 coup, jailed and exiled, Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and today was heading for a third term as Pakis(...)

Sharif’s return

Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations on Saturday in what is already Pakistan’s most violent election, democracy, albeit imperfect(...)