Punjab

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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(...)

Asia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years in Pakistan. Photograph:  British Pakistani Christian Association/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the supreme court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy agai(...)

The heavy smog in  New Delhi. It is likely to get worse when millions of residents illuminate their homes with oil lamps and burst firecrackers on Wednesday to celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped on Monday in a blanket of thick grey smog that threatens to worsen when millions of residents illuminate their(...)

Police officers inspect at the site of a train accident in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring do(...)

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 (...)

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