"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
Boys posed for a photograph on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday. Anjum Naveed/Associated Press
A boy had tears in his eyes as he received treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday. A bomb ripped through a busy marketplace in Peshawar on Sunday, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens of others, hospital officials said. Bilawal Arbab/European Pressphoto Agency
"A U.S. drone strike early this morning killed at least seven people in the Pakistani area of North Waziristan. The strike was reportedly directed at a home. The identities of the dead are not known. Pakistani officials say there were militants."
"On Friday, U.S. drone strikes killed at least six people in Yemen. Local security sources said the dead included two top leaders of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Meanwhile in Pakistan, a U.S. drone attack killed at least four people in North Waziristan on Saturday. Officials there also claimed the victims were militants."
"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
Pakistani monkey handler Naseer bathed his monkey in a stream in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday. B.K. Bangash/Associated Press
Responders carried the body of attorney Kausar Saqlain after gunmen on motorbikes killed Mr. Saqlain and his two sons, ages 12 and 15, as he was taking them to school in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday. Authorities said the attack appears to have been sectarian. Shahzaib Akber/European Pressphoto Agency
Men looked at a victim of a suicide attack during a funeral in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday. A Taliban bomb attack targeting an election rally of the secular Awami National Party killed at least 16 people in Peshawar on Tuesday. Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press
Paramedics treated a bombing victim as another victim waited at a hospital Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 20 people and wounded dozens more at a campaign rally in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan goes to the polls on May 11. Hasham Ahmed/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
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
Qudsia Sadiq, 5 months old, lay in a hammock attached to a bed outside her family’s makeshift home, while her mother, not pictured, washed dishes in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday. Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press