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Archbishop of Westminster  Vincent Nichols, Sr Berchmans, Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK Muhammad Naseem Zaharia and Irish Ambassador Adrian O’Neill at a ceremony in Westminster Cathedral. Photograph: Sam Yarnold

Sr Berchmans, born Bernadette Conway in Feakle, Co Clare, was given the prestigious Benedict Medal at a ceremony in Britain’s Westminster Cathedral th(...)

Guards at an entrance to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan. File photograph: Getty Images

Three gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security for(...)

Pakistani security officials at the scene of a bomb attack that targeted a Police vehicle outside the Sufi Muslim Data Gunj Buksh shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a major Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20, o(...)

People attend the funeral on Sunday of the family members who were shot dead  by the police in  Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

At first, police described a weekend shooting in central Pakistan as a successful operation against a group of terrorists: four dead, including a midd(...)

Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui: in January,  he escaped an abduction attempt which he says was triggered by his criticisms of the military and fled to Paris with his family. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty

The garden of Islamabad Press Club in Pakistan is a sanctuary. With the Margalla Hills in the background and lush green trees lining winding, coloured(...)

An Indian Sikh devotee offers prayers while looking through binocular towards the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib  in Pakistan Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

India has laid the foundation stone in its northern Punjab state for a new “corridor” into Pakistan to provide pilgrims visa-free access to a Sikh tem(...)

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party chant slogans after the supreme court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Protests by radical Islamists have apparently delayed the release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced(...)

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), protest  following the supreme court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on Thursday. Photograph:  Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought parts of Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal (...)

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in an undated photo handed out by family in 2010. The supreme court has overturned her blasphemy conviction. Photograph: HO/Reuters

Pakistan’s supreme court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparkin(...)

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in an undated photo handed out by family in 2010. The supreme court has overturned her blasphemy conviction. Photograph: HO/Reuters

Pakistan’s top court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after she was accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.(...)

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