Dec 4, 2012 — The appearance of an unusual type of poliovirus in Pakistan exposed gaps in vaccination campaigns. When a community isn't well immunized against polio, the weakened virus used in the oral vaccine can mutate and then infect unvaccinated people.
Nov 14, 2012 — Pakistan is close to eradicating one of the last two remaining types of polio left in the country, researchers announced on Monday. They haven't seen a case of this type in nearly seven months. Health workers are cautiously optimistic that their extra vaccination efforts are starting to pay off.
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 11, 2013 — Though the campaign was marred by violence and there were more attacks on Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers.
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.
Apr 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.