The Pakistani Taliban distanced itself from the capital’s most lethal attack in more than five years, underscoring the difficulty of enforcing a cease-fire it declared three days ago to revive flagging peace talks.
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.
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.
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.