In recent years, smog has become a problem for some cities in Pakistan and neighboring India due to industrial and transport pollution and the practice by farmers to burn stubble crop.
In recent years, Pakistan has increasingly invested in renovations to both Sikh gurdwaras and Hindu temples, but structural problems still exist with its minorities.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested while he was heading to the eastern city of Lahore to attend a news conference. PML-N and other officials say the government is targeting the opposition.
Pakistani nationalism was modelled around the 'valour' of Muslim kings who ruled the sub-continent for several centuries and India does the same with its ruling party aggressively rephrasing history to promote Hindu nationalism.
The country's police force is being accused of the inept and insensitive handling of the case of 10-year-old Farishta, raising questions about the entire justice system.
The suspected suicide blast which occurred near the women's entrance of the popular 11th-century Data Darbar shrine wounded at least 23 others.
Authorities arrested 12 suspected members of a prostitution ring that took young Pakistani women to China, part of a growing human trafficking problem often based on fake marriages.
Large rallies took place across Pakistan on International Women's Day. These are some moments from the march in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi.
The war in Afghanistan is drawing closer to a political settlement as the Americans, Afghans and other powers find their way to the negotiating table. Viewed by some as a destabilising force in Afghanistan, is Pakistan now getting what it wants?
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, was acquitted of blasphemy charges by the Supreme Court on Wednesday sparking violent protests by the country's conservative groups running on third straight day.
In a protest against the acquittal of Christian woman in a blasphemy case, protesters blocked roads across Pakistan, cutting off scores of cities and towns from capital Islamabad.
Many of the players — and institutions — in Pakistan's elections have come into question before the polls, but the only way to strengthen Pakistan's democracy is for voters to stand up and be counted.
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