The Pakistani Taliban have claimed the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs who was shot dead in a restive northwestern district.
Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four more prisoners convicted of murder despite international criticism over its surging use of the death penalty.
A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages.
Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.
Islamist protesters gathered in the Pakistani capital said Wednesday they would not end their days-long sit-in and were "willing to die," as armed security forces readied to clear the camp.
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.