A U.S. drone strike that killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban risks reversing a thaw between the nations two weeks after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cited improved ties to woo investment on a visit to Washington.
Two suicide bombers killed 81 people in an attack during a Christian church service in northwestern Pakistan, sparking protests across the country and jeopardizing prospects for peace talks with militants.
Nawaz Sharif, the two-time Pakistan prime minister seeking a return in next week’s election, will prioritize quelling militancy ravaging the country should he win power, according to one of his party’s top officials.
Pakistan’s efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban have stalled after militants killed an army general in a roadside attack last week, the Dawn newspaper reported, citing Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Pakistan’s Refinery Ltd. , the country’s third-biggest crude oil processor, said it plans to raise $350 million to boost diesel production by building a plant or acquiring one overseas as demand for the fuel rises.