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Past articles by Jon:

The National Crime Agency has done more for Pakistan than any amount of aid money

Malik Hussain Riaz likes to do things big. The property tycoon has built sprawling, private-housing developments in practically every city in his native Pakistan. In Lahore he has built the country’s third largest mosque. In Karachi he has built the country’s tallest tower. And now, he has been forced into accepting the biggest ever settlement … → Read More

Prime Minister Imran Khan is the last thing Pakistan needs

Pakistan has spent decades digging itself into a hole of cavernous proportions. It is about to get deeper → Read More

Pakistan's soft coup

A nuclear armed state with 200m people may struggle to hold together if it is hit with a major shock → Read More

Dawn of the Eurasian century

Trade is binding Europe and Asia again, on a larger scale than the Silk Road → Read More

Why is Britain keeping quiet about Pakistan’s assault on free speech?

The Foreign Office should be protesting about the kidnap and torture of social media activists, not pandering to the generals, says former writer on Pakistan for the Guardian Jon Boone → Read More

Trump might be right – Pakistan needs some tough love

Western largesse has invcentivised Pakistan to create jihadis they are then paid to deal with → Read More

‘She feared no one': the life and death of Qandeel Baloch

She was known as Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, a social media star who courted controversy. One year on, why has no one stood trial for her killing? → Read More

Pakistan launches crackdown as Isis shrine attack toll rises to 88

Military demands that Afghanistan hand over suspects as dozens of militants killed and arrested after deadliest attack in Pakistan in years → Read More

Lahore blast: several killed as 'suicide bomb' hits Pakistan rally

Senior police officers among at least 10 people killed and dozens wounded during pharmacists’ protest at provincial assembly → Read More

Disappearances spark fears of crackdown on leftwing dissent in Pakistan

Four prominent online campaigners with anti-military views believed abducted since Friday → Read More

Former Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif to lead 'Muslim Nato'

Flood of criticism greets general’s appointment as commander of Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism → Read More

Pakistani activist fears he will be killed like his father over blasphemy

Fatwa issued against Shaan Taseer for allegedly insulting Islam six years after his governor father died in similar controversy → Read More

Pakistan transgender leader calls for end to culture of 'gurus'

Nadeem Kashish says unwanted children handed over to the care of gurus are sexually abused and financially exploited → Read More

Pakistani media on alert after TV channel’s libel defeat in British court

Ruling against ARY could act as a deterrent for stations that broadcast in UK and carry out defamatory attacks on public figures → Read More

Pakistani province bans bustard hunts by Arab sheikhs

Houbara bustard’s meat is prized for its supposed aphrodisiac qualities and the bird is considered to be at risk of extinction → Read More

Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes with 48 on board

Army official says there are unlikely to be any survivors of flight PK661, which was en route to Islamabad from Chitral → Read More

Pakistan PM celebrates scientist from minority sect, risking hardliners' fury

Nawaz Sharif orders university to name institution after the Nobel-winning physicist Abdus Salam, a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community → Read More

'Terrific guy, fantastic country': Trump's surprise praise for Pakistan's leader

Pakistan’s government has released details of an extraordinary telephone call between the US president-elect and Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif → Read More

Taliban ​facing financial crisis as civilian deaths deter donors

Departure of most foreign combat troops and infighting between rival groups has weakened perceived legitimacy of war → Read More

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif names new chief of army staff

Qamar Javed Bajwa expected to be more amenable to Sharif than predecessor and take a tougher line against militant groups → Read More