Pakistan had already taken a stranglehold of the second Test against Australia by tea on the opening day after bowling out Ricky Ponting's side for 88 at Headingley.
The Pakistani seamers revelled in the overcast conditions after Ponting won the toss and chose to bat, dismissing Australia for their second-lowest total against the Asian nation shortly after lunch.
New skipper Salman Butt (38 not out) and his opening partner Imran Farhat (20 not out) then belied Australia's earlier struggles as they batted through untroubled until tea to be 64 without loss - a deficit of just 24 runs.
The Australians completely failed to deal with Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, who both grabbed three wickets apiece, as they put on an exhibition of swing bowling.
Australia lost six wickets before lunch - four of them lbw - with Aamer and Asif sharing the wickets of openers Simon Katich and Shane Watson when they pinned both in front with swinging deliveries with the score on 20.
An uncomfortable looking Michael Clarke made just three before he played down the wrong line once too often and was bowled by Umar Gul between bat and pad. Asif claimed the key wicket of Ponting with a vicious inswinger that had the Australia skipper overbalancing on the front foot and plumb in front for six.
Gul was then lucky to get the fourth lbw decision of the morning against Mike Hussey (five) with umpire Rudi Koertzen, in his last Test match, raising the finger for a delivery that looked to be missing leg.
Marcus North had looked the most assured of the Australians in the opening session, driving confidently on a couple of occasions before he fell just before lunch when he offered a catch to wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal off the medium pace of Umar Amin.
The carnage continued immediately after the lunch break when Aamer took two wickets from the first two balls of the session. Steven Smith played across the line to an inswinger and was bowled, before Mitchell Johnson had his off stump knocked back after also failing to play straight.
Aamer narrowly missed out on a hat-trick when Ben Hilfenhaus fended inside a ball angled across but the end was nigh. Hilfenhaus was needlessly run out going for a third run before Paine was caught behind off Asif attempting to hit out.