Most of the victims were women and children. As hundreds of Christian families were celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore, a Taliban suicide bomb exploded near a playground, taking the lives of at least 65 people and injuring over 200 more.
A blanket of thick smog carrying harmful particulate matter has engulfed large parts of northern India and Pakistan. Hospitals in the region are witnessing a huge spike in patients suffering from respiratory problems.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multi-billion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
Al Qaeda's former chief was killed in 2011, but the person who allegedly helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been languishing in jail for over six years. Shakil Afridi's family has no trust in the judicial system.
Supporters of an Islamist cleric have blocked a main entrance to the capital since last week, demanding the resignation of the country's law minister over a blasphemy row. Shah Meer Baloch reports from Islamabad.
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