Pakistan continues to face a political crisis in the face of massive anti-government protests. Thousands of people have camped out in front of the Parliament building in Islamabad in a call for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Opponents accuse Sharif of corruption and vote rigging. The protests have turned violent in recent days, with demonstrators briefly occupying a government broadcaster and street clashes that left three dead and more than 500 wounded. The Pakistani Parliament is holding an emergency session to discuss the crisis today.

An anti-drone activist and journalist has gone missing in Pakistan just days before he was due to travel to Europe to speak with Parliament members about the impact of the U.S. drone wars. The legal charity Reprieve says Karim Khan was seized in the early hours of February 5 by up to 20 men, some wearing police uniforms. He has not been seen since. Khan’s brother and son were both killed in a drone strike. In addition to public activism, Khan was also engaged in legal proceedings against the Pakistani government for their failure to investigate the killings of his loved ones.

The uncles of Pakistani student Zoubair Latif, 17 years old, who was killed in a suicide bombing, mourned him in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday. A bomb ripped through a busy market Monday morning in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least nine people in the latest Pakistani Taliban attack targeting the country’s military. Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press

A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has killed at least six people. Unverified reports say the victims included a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban who had just returned from fighting the U.S.-led occupation in Afghanistan. It was at least the 17th CIA drone attack in Pakistan this year. The Associated Press reported last week the United States has scaled back drone strikes in response to Pakistani objections. Citing anonymous U.S. officials, the AP says the White House has dropped the practice of “signature strikes,” in which attacks can be launched based on circumstantial patterns, such as a large gathering of military-age males.

The women’s university at the center of Saturday’s deadly twin attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta has been shut down until further notice.

The women’s university in Quetta, Pakistan, has closed following twin attacks that killed 25. Sardar Bahadur Khan University is the only all-female university in troubled Balochistan province.

Saturday’s bloodshed began when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying students at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University. When survivors were brought to the medical center, militants stormed the building and started shooting indiscriminately.

Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan’s only female war-ready fighter pilot, climbs up to a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jet at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan June 6, 2013. Farooq, from Punjab province’s historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade - there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat. A growing number of women have joined Pakistan’s defence forces in recent years as attitudes towards women change. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A rescue worker comforts a boy mourning for his brother who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Peshawar April 16, 2013. At least nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber attacked an election rally for a party opposed to Pakistan’s Taliban movement, police said. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez