Pakistan’s ousted PM Sharif wants brother to take over

Nawaz Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz (pictured right) has been lined up to take over as prime minister, but he will first have to be elected to parliament. Sharif loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a former oil minister, will serve as interim PM.

Much-delayed Pakistani census finally starts

After nearly 20 years, three aborted attempts and plenty of wrangling between politicians, feudal chiefs and government officials, Pakistan kicked off a national census Wednesday under tight security.

Deadly blast targets Pakistani protest rally

A large bomb blast ripped through a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction.