Pakistan authorities locked down parts of Lahore Friday for the return from London of former premier Nawaz Sharif, who faces possible arrest and a 10-year prison sentence ahead of already tense elections his party insists are being rigged.
The U.S. military said on June 14 it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, where Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah is believed to be hiding.
It began with hushed conversations in hotels dotted around Asia, and resulted in a nearly unthinkable book: "Spy Chronicles", a secret collaboration by former intelligence chiefs of India and Pakistan that has caused uproar in Islamabad.
Pakistan Air Force Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan met Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar in capital Islamabad on May 5, during which he vowed to continue cooperation in the field of aviation and military training.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on April 2 left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said.
Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies should not be used to discredit it.
More than 3,400 Afghan civilians were killed in violence last year, the United Nations said on Feb. 15, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by U.S. and government forces inflicted a rising toll.