The Black Caps tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings and then grabbed two Pakistani wickets as the homeside finished the second day of the second cricket test in Dubai on 34 for 2.
Starting the day on 243 for three, New Zealand conceded the morning session to Pakistan, who claimed three wickets for 52 runs with Tom Latham failing to add to his score of 137, Corey Anderson going for 9 and Jimmy Neesham for 17.
It was the 68-run seventh wicket stand between BJ Watling (39) and Mark Craig (43) that propped up New Zealand in the second session.
Ish Sodhi's rearguard resistance of an unbeaten 32 ensured New Zealand posted a decent total against a Pakistan team leading the three-match series 1-nil.
Sodhi then bowled the Pakistani opener Shan Masood for 13, while his spin partner Mark Craig then had Taufeeeq Umar stumped for 16.
Pakistan 34 for two wickets at stumps, 369 runs behind their opponents with eight first innings wickets in hand.
Younus Khan, who has hit three centuries and a double hundred in his last six test innings, was batting on one with Azhar Ali (four) at the other end.