The former prime minister who returned to Pakistan last year is the frontrunner for the February 8 election. His main opposition, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, remains in prison.
12 May 2023
The former prime minister had been dragged out of a court building and arrested, triggering riots across Pakistan. The same court is now due to decide if Imran Khan will stay in custody.
10 May 2023
A Pakistani court has indicted the country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan for unlawfully selling state gifts during his premiership. Violence has spread across Pakistani cities since Khan's arrest on Tuesday.
19 Mar 2023
The ruling means Khan can now travel to Islamabad without being detained to face corruption charges. The former cricketer-turned-politician has been holed up in Lahore as his supporters clashed with police.