The suicide bombing in the city of Lahore on Easter underscores how Pakistan's Christian minority has become an easy target for the country's Islamic militants, although Muslims also were among the victims.
Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.
A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park crowded with families on Easter Sunday was targeting Christians, the group said, as the death toll rose to 72 including many children.
LAHORE, Pakistan - A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park thronging with families was targeting Christians, the group said Monday, as the death toll rose to 72, with children making up nearly half of the dead.
Pakistan has awarded a Christian man from a troubled tribal region citizenship in a first for a non-Muslim, officials and his family said Saturday.
Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while nine more remain buried beneath the snow.
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who faces charges of treason and murder, arrived in Dubai Friday for what his lawyers said was urgent medical treatment after a three-year travel ban was lifted.
Two Pakistani troops and three militants were killed in a rare firefight in the country's relatively peaceful northern areas Thursday, officials said.
At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's insurgency-racked northwest, officials said.
The death toll from torrential rain that has lashed Pakistan for the past five days has risen to 42, authorities said Monday, with collapsed roofs blamed for the fatalities.