Imran Khan

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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(...)

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 (...)

Canvassers promoting a Yes vote for the upcoming referendum on blasphemy, in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Blaasphemy. Sounds like a clever name for a hipster sandwich joint in Waterford. It could attract a crowd. But blasphemy? Who cares? Not too many i(...)

 Pakistani demonstrators take part in a protest against US aid cuts in Lahore in January. File photograph: Arif Ali/Getty Images

The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million (€258 million) in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s pe(...)

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan. Photograph: Press Information Department/Handout via Reuters

India has made peace overtures to Pakistan’s newly installed prime minister, Imran Khan, by offering a “meaningful and constructive” engagement betwee(...)

Imran Khan (c) has promised to create millions of jobs and build world-class hospital and school systems in the mainly-Muslim country of 208 million people. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket player Imran Khan prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government whose fir(...)

 Protesters in Srinagar, India, in the state of Kashmir, pictured in February 2018. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

It was 9.30pm when Sameer Tiger came to the door, a rifle slung over his shoulder. Most of the village of Qasbayar, a tucked-away hamlet surrounded by(...)

A man walks past an election poster of the victorious Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: Anjum Naveed/AP Photo

Imran Khan’s victory in Pakistan’s general elections falls short of an overall majority but heralds a breakthrough in a country whose politics have hi(...)

Pakistan cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan speaks to the media after casting his vote in the  general election. Photograph: Aamir  Quereshi/AFP/Getty Images.

Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan’s party says it has acquired the support of the politicians required to form a coalition government after winn(...)

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(...)

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