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Pakistani security personnel stand next to burned out vehicles in front of the Chinese consulate after an attack in Karachi. Photograph: Asif HassanAFP/Getty Images

Three suicide attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi amid a series of gunshots and an explosion on Friday, but were (...)

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party chant slogans after the supreme court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Protests by radical Islamists have apparently delayed the release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced(...)

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 (...)

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in an undated photo handed out by family in 2010. The supreme court has overturned her blasphemy conviction. Photograph: HO/Reuters

Pakistan’s supreme court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparkin(...)

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in an undated photo handed out by family in 2010. The supreme court has overturned her blasphemy conviction. Photograph: HO/Reuters

Pakistan’s top court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after she was accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.(...)

Vekash Khokar  at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A Pakistani nurse who left Ireland on Monday after receiving a deportation order was informed the morning after his departure that his asylum status i(...)

Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

An online petition calling for the Minister for Justice to grant a nurse from Pakistan permission to remain in Ireland has attracted nearly 6,000 sign(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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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