At least with a dictatorship, you know where you are - and if you know where you are, you may be able to find your way out. In Pakistan, it is not so simple.
Militants in Pakistan have attacked tankers bringing fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan, killing four people.
Former champion Pakistan overcame an early wobble before powering to victory over struggling Kenya on Wednesday, underlining the strength of the subcontinent's teams at the World Cup.
New Zealand found new ways to self destruct as a ruthless Pakistan wrapped up the series by winning the fifth one-day cricket international at Seddon Park in Hamilton tonight.
Teenager Ahmed Shehzad announced himself on the international stage with a maiden hundred as Pakistan posted 268 for nine batting first in the fifth one-day cricket international against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton today.
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl in the fifth one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton today.
First game and a foreign field, so let us cut the Pakistani cricketers some slack after a sloppy opening performance against Auckland yesterday.
The memories of August's disastrous flooding in Pakistan remain fresh for Gibbston Valley-born Alastair "Cookie" Cook, as he tells Miranda Spary in a series of recent emails ...
Eoin Morgan's unbeaten century for England ensured Pakistan ended its controversial tour on a low as the hosts won by 121 runs in Southampton in the fifth and deciding one-day international.
Going to the dentist is not always an uplifting experience, but for the 20 people who went to Dentistry on Musselburgh on Saturday, it was.
Two Dunedin dentists hope to help ease the pain for Pakistan flood victims with a unique fundraising venture.
There is little justice attendant upon the victims of natural disaster; just as the occurrence of catastrophe is largely unpredictable, so too is the public response.
Former Pakistan batsman Billy Ibadulla is saddened by reports linking the subcontinent team with a match-fixing scandal.
From the heights of a magnificent unpredictability acquired through the seesawing fortunes and switchback reversals that so often make it the most enthralling of sports - one, moreover, in its duration and sensibilities seemingly isolated from the instant gratification of lesser contests - test cricket has seemingly been brought to its knees by the most mundane and base of motives: greed.
The floods tearing through Pakistan's breadbasket have further weakened this already unstable country, inflicting more economic pain on its people and threatening a key pillar of the US-led war against Islamist militants - who stand to gain from the misery.
The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high as a man's shoulder and Abdul Nabi had lost his harvest, his mud home and all 10 of his buffalo.
Victims of Pakistan's deadly floods mobbed relief trucks carrying food on Tuesday and authorities in the northwest warned of famine unless the region's farmers got immediate help with planting new crops.
The United Nations appealed for nearly $US460 million on Wednesday to provide immediate help to millions of victims of the worst floods in Pakistan in living memory and said it will need millions more to help rebuild the devastated country.
The number of people suffering from the massive floods in Pakistan exceeds 13 million - more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations say.
Pakistan will need billions of dollars to recover from its worst floods in history, further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants, the UN said on Sunday.