Pakistan violence: Political instability, selective security approach catalyse recurring extremist bloodbath
The Lahore attack comes at a crucial time when the ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz is facing an imminent political crisis with the disqualification of prime minister Nawaz Sharif after the Panama Papers corruption case verdict.
Lahore twin blasts: Will Islamic military tactics like Radd-ul-Fasaad end mindless violence in Pakistan?
The newly launched operation Radd-ul-Fasaad has received huge support from the Pakistani politicians, defence and civil sectors.
Former Pakistan President Pervaiz Musharraf has said that Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- the National Directorate of Security (NDS) -- was playing into Indian hands, and was being used as a tool for facilitating terror groups in Pakistan, media reported on Monday.
Ending speculation that he might get an extension, Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday kicked off his farewell visits to various army units before his retirement on 29 November.
Pakistan Army on Thursday said it has killed over 3,500 militants and claimed that the entire country has been cleared of "organised presence" of terrorists.
The US State Department had expressed its inability to fund the USD 700 million deal with Pakistan by using American tax payers' money.
At least 21 terrorists were killed in fresh air strikes when fighter jets in Pakistan pounded militant hideouts in Shawal Valley, a mountainous area in North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistan desires friendly ties with all its neighbours and the world at large for sustainable development, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday.
Pakistan Army on Sunday said it had cleared over 70 percent of a town that was the second largest stronghold of terrorists in North Waziristan tribal region as part of its offensive against local and foreign militants.
At least 47 militants were killed on Tuesday in air strikes in Pakistan's tribal districts in the troubled northwest, a military spokesman said.
Six missiles were fired targeting a compound and a vehicle parked inside it in the Dargah Mandi area, a security official said. Five militants were killed in the attack, the official said.
At least 10 militants were killed on Tuesday during airstrikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.