Imran Khan after casting his vote in the general election, in Islamabad, on Wednesday. As prime minister his top challenges will be to strengthen institutions and stamp out corruption. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan doesn’t do self doubt. When the former cricketer claimed victory in Pakistan’s election in a live address to the nation, he appeared typica(...)

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan  gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad. Photograph: PTI/Reuters

Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s general election, a historic win that upends decades of dominance by the country’s two most-established p(...)

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, head of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf  party, listen to his speech at an election rally in Karachi, Pakistan, in recent days. Pakistan is to hold general and provincial elections on  July 25th. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

Two cats are fighting under a peepal tree in the gardens of the Punjab Club, a screeching whirl of black and ginger momentarily disturbing the genteel(...)

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 (...)