A top Pakistani official has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taliban's leadership enjoys a safe haven inside his country, which Islamabad uses as a "lever" to pressure the group into talks with Kabul.
Pakistanis buried their dead and observed a day of nationwide mourning Thursday following the brazen attack by Islamic militants who stormed a northwestern university the previous day, gunning down students and teachers and spreading terror before the four gunmen were slain by the military.
At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, as security forces moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed.
A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people Tuesday in a rush-hour attack on a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said.
"I don't regret speaking out, but since then, people have looked at me with strange eyes," laments 16-year-old village boy Irfan.
Google has launched a localized version of YouTube in Pakistan, potentially paving the way for the country's top court to lift a ban on the site over "blasphemous content."
A suicide attack on a polio vaccination center in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday killed 15 people, mainly police who had gathered to escort health workers, who have been repeatedly targeted in recent years by Islamic militants, officials said.
Pakistan continued to face a range of internal security issues in 2015, resulting in various forms of violence.
Pakistan military courts have sentenced nine men to death for terrorism-related offences or attacks on minority Shiites, the army said Friday.
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government office in a northwestern Pakistani city on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 45 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban group.