May 21, 2013 You are a poor country with chronic power shortages. The summer is blazing hot. What do you do? In Pakistan, the prime minister has banned air conditioners in government offices — but says it's OK for workers to go without socks.
May 18, 2013 The PTI party chairman, Imran Khan, blamed Zahra Shahid Hussain's death on a rival party. Police told Pakistan's Dawn newspaper that she was killed during an armed robbery.
May 13, 2013 Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by a coup in 1999, is returning to power in the first transfer of control from one democratically elected government to another since Pakistan was founded in 1947.
May 12, 2013 Nearly 14 years after being ousted from power by a military coup, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is poised to lead the country once again. The victory would mark a distinct turnabout for Sharif, who was toppled in 1999 and replaced by Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
May 11, 2013 Despite widespread violence, Pakistanis came out in droves Saturday to vote in historic parliamentary elections. At one polling station in Lahore, voters contrasted sharply in their support of the two main candidates.
May 10, 2013 The former cricket star has been on the margins of Pakistani politics for close to 20 years. Despite a fall that put him in the hospital this week, his movement may win considerable support in Saturday's parliamentary election.
May 3, 2013 Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali was traveling from his home in Islamabad to a hearing in the case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's 2007 assassination when his car was sprayed with bullets.
April 19, 2013 The former military dictator was taken into custody and returned to a courtroom a day after he ran away from another one to avoid arrest. He's been placed into custody for 48 hours as new terrorism charges are filed against him.
April 16, 2013 The estimated 7.8 magnitude temblor was felt across the region. Buildings swayed in India's capital.
April 9, 2013 Forget about voting records and campaign platforms. In the run-up to Pakistan's May 11 elections, everything from the ability to quote from the Quran to facial hair, or the lack thereof, has been under scrutiny.
March 29, 2013 Pervez Musharraf angered Pakistan's legal community for actions he took against the judiciary when he ran the country. He received a rude greeting at his first court appearance.
March 24, 2013 After four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has come home. His plan is to run for office and reclaim political influence, but death threats and legal battles complicate his return.
March 3, 2013 At least 28 people were killed in the blast outside a Shiite mosque as people were leaving evening prayers. Sunday's attack follows an attack on Shiite Hazaras in Quetta last month that killed more than 90 people.
February 4, 2013 Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last October because she had been speaking out about its attempts to block Pakistani girls from going to school. Now the teenager is in England, where she continues to recover from her injuries. Her "Malala Fund" aims to help girls get educated.