Pervez Musharraf, was chased from a courthouse Thursday after a judge ordered his arrest. Protected by bodyguards he was spirited away to a bullet-proof car and is now sheltering at his fortified farmhouse on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad.
For the third straight day, protesters in Islamabad demanded the current government step down and be replaced by a caretaker regime until elections are held. The protests are being led by Tahir ul-Qadri.
The popular Pakistani politician, and former world-class cricketer, Imran Khan, has criticized the attempted killing of Malala Yousufzai. But he won't pin the blame on the Taliban, and says the insurgency in Afghanistan is justified under Islamic law.
In the wake of the video "Innocence of Muslims," protests have swept the Muslim world. While Pakistan came late to the protests, the country's Muslims and political leaders are calling on the U.S. to make such blasphemy illegal.
Tensions are boiling in Pakistan over the anti-Islam video that's sparked protests in many Muslim nations. In Pakistan, the government has responded to the protests there by declaring tomorrow a national holiday, called "Day for the Love of the Prophet."
The United Nations begins an inquiry into the 2007 assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge joins The Takeaway from Islamabad to discuss whether the commission has enough power to discover the truth.
Five American Muslims have been detained on suspicions of possible involvement in terrorism. Aleem Maqbool, Islamabad correspondent for the BBC, joins the conversation about these five young men whose families recently asked for help in finding them.
U.S. and Pakistani intelligence forces have captured a leading Taliban figure, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Meanwhile, U.S., British and Afghan forces have entered their fourth day of battle for control of Marjah, Afghanistan.
The Swat valley of Pakistan has not yet stabilized a year after the Pakistani military launched one of its biggest attacks on Taliban militants. Refugees fear returning home, where their homes are destroyed and Taliban attacks continue.
Al-Qaida's number three official, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid has reportedly been killed. He was a top financial chief for al-Qaida and the head of the organization in Afghanistan. The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Islamabad.
Aafia Siddiqui, an M.I.T.-educated, Pakistani neuroscientist was convicted of attempting to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in a Manhattan Federal District Court on Thursday. The BBC's Adam Mynott reports live from Islamabad.