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(...)

Aitzaz Ahsan (centre), a Pakistani politician of the People’s party, who moved a  Bill in parliament against honour killings which has been passed. Photograph: BK Bangash/AP Photo

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a law that stiffens the penalty for convicted “honour” killers and closes a loophole that often allowed them to go fr(...)

Sharif’s return

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