Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack -- one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years.
Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
A Pakistani journalist says he has been barred from leaving the country after his newspaper published an article of his contending there was a rift between the government and military leaders over fighting Islamic militants.
Despite objections from religious hard-liners, lawmakers Thursday took the first significant move to curb mounting numbers of "honour" killings in Pakistan, stiffening the penalties and closing a loophole that allowed such killers to go free.
Human Rights Watch said Monday that Pakistan's corrupt and ill-equipped police system encouraged serious rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, torture and "encounter killings," in which police stage shootouts to kill individuals in custody.
A Pakistani court on Saturday adjourned the case of a British-Pakistani woman's murder until Sept. 23 to give police more time to submit charges against her father and ex-husband, who are accused of slaying her in the name of honour, police and lawyers said.