Nawaz Sharif

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The Panama Papers reporting grew out of a trove of files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly a fifth of countries in which the Panama Papers investigation was reported saw at least one instance of concrete reform, researchers from the U(...)

People burn an effigy of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as they shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

When Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba staged a sophisticated terror attack in 2008 in Mumbai – striking the main train station and two lu(...)

Nawaz Sharif photographed in 2013 addressing  his party’s newly elected parliamentarians and provincial legislators in Lahore, Pakistan, Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday and fined $25 million on corruption charges that he says(...)

Jailed former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif arriving to attend the funeral prayer of his late wife Kulsoom Nawaz in Lahore on September 14th.  Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending prison sentences that (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, celebrate the result of the National Assembly elections in Hyderabadi. Photograph: Nadeem Khawer/EPA.

Imran Khan has begun putting together his governing coalition as the former cricketer looks set to take over as Pakistan’s prime minister within days,(...)

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(...)

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