June 22, 2012 - Raja Pervez Ashraf becomes the new prime minister of Pakistan after lawmakers approved his nomination in a majority vote in parliament.
May 11, 2013 - According to unofficial election results, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), has won most of the seats in the National Assembly.
May 19, 2013 - Sharif successfully gains a majority in parliament, allowing him to form a government and become prime minister.
July 30, 2013 - Mamnoon Hussain, a well-known businessman, is elected president.
September 24, 2013 - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Balochistan province. More than 300 people are killed.