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Supporters of Imran Khan celebrate on a street in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Early unofficial results give former cricket star Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party a commanding lead in the country’s general electio(...)

Supporters of Imran Khan listen to him speak at an election campaign rally in Karachi on Sunday. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan’s prime minister after 20 years of being dismissed at the polls, as the country(...)

Sangita Muqsood in her room in the brick kiln where she works, near Lahore. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

So, who is Sangita Muqsood voting for? “Whoever you’re voting for,” says the 30-year-old brick maker, tongue in cheek. A lifetime making bricks from (...)

Imran Khan,  leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses his supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, on  Monday. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

Imran Khan has embarked on a last-ditch series of election campaign rallies around Pakistan, with the former cricket star within striking distance of (...)

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They came to create “hawa” – or atmosphere, in Urdu. On the streets of Javed Colony in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, dozens of (...)

 Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal is evacuated from a helicopter on arrival in Lahore following a suspected assassination attempt. Photograph: PID handout/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan’s interior minister has been injured in a suspected assassination attempt during an election rally in Punjab province. Ahsan Iqbal (59) was (...)

The wife, children and mother of missing Indian construction worker Chawinda Devi react to confirmation that he and 38 colleagues, who were kidnapped in Iraq by Isis militants in 2014, are dead. Photograph: Narinder Manu/AFP/Getty Images

India said on Tuesday that 39 of its citizens, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bod(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

A group  led by local councillor Donal Grady arrive to protest at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

A county councillor was among a group of about 30 people who protested at the weekend outside a reception centre for asylum seekers in Co Kerry. The(...)

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