AJ Impact

IMF releasing first tranche of $6bn loan package for Pakistan

With an eased debt burden and inflation that has slightly slowed, Islamabad still wrestles with big economic challenges.

IMF releasing first tranche of $6bn loan package for Pakistan

India

India-Pakistan corridor set to open for Sikh pilgrims

About 5,000 devotees will be able to use the corridor to visit Sikh shrines dedicated to Guru Nanak in Pakistan.

India-Pakistan corridor set to open for Sikh pilgrims

Media

Tazeen Ahmad, award-winning ex-BBC and NBC reporter, dies at 48

A well-known figure in UK media, Ahmad was among the first Muslim Asian women to rise to the top of broadcast reporting.

Tazeen Ahmad, award-winning ex-BBC and NBC reporter, dies at 48

Health

Record-high 44,000 dengue cases reported in Pakistan

Mosquito-borne infections soar to record-high number in the country this year with 66 deaths so far.

Record-high 44,000 dengue cases reported in Pakistan

Asia

Five things to know about Pakistan's anti-government protests

Protesters led by right-wing party have been camping in the capital since Thursday calling for PM Khan to step down.

Five things to know about Pakistan's anti-government protests

Sport

Pakistan to appeal 'shocking' move of Indian tennis tie

ITF decides to relocate Davis Cup from Islamabad citing safety concerns amid cross-border tensions over Kashmir.

Davis Cup: India-Pakistan tennis tie moved to neutral venue

Afghanistan

'Their mother may die': Afghans await Pakistan visas in Kabul

Pakistan embassy in Kabul has indefinitely shut its consular office in Afghan capital for security reasons.

'Their mother may die': Afghans await Pakistan visas in Kabul

Asia

Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down

Tens of thousands of followers of Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman have gathered in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of what they say is an illegitimate government.

Asia

Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears

The opposition parties march in Islamabad as their Sunday night deadline for Pakistan prime minister's resignation approaches.

Asia

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government protest in Islamabad.

Pakistan

Pakistan protesters demand PM Khan's resignation

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government sit-in protest in Islamabad.

Pakistan

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mourners gather in Mirpurkhas as burials begin for victims of train inferno, which left at least 73 people dead.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Asia

Thousands gather for Pakistan anti-government march in Islamabad

Led by firebrand political leader, protesters rally demanding PM's exit over rising inflation and alleged vote rigging.

Thousands gather for Pakistan anti-government march in Islamabad

Pakistan

Dozens killed in gas canister blast and fire on Pakistan train

At least 73 killed in deadly blaze started when passengers used portable gas-powered stove to prepare breakfast.

Dozens killed in gas canister blast and fire on Pakistan train

Press Freedom

Media watchdog slams Pakistan's curbs on news anchors

Reporters Without Borders says regulatory body's 'draconian' orders for TV anchors violate journalistic independence.

Media watchdog slams Pakistan's curbs on news anchors