Raheel Sharif

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Relatives of the 2014 Peshawar school attack victims pray during a candlelight ceremony for the victims of the Bacha Khan university in Peshawar on Wednesday. Photograph: Jeeda Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

Attacks on education have long been a signature atrocity of the Pakistani Taliban, whose militants have set schools on fire, banished girls from class(...)

Members of the Pakistani armed forces carry the coffins of the victims of a helicopter crash, during a funeral attended by army officials and diplomats in Gilgit, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Zafar Barcha

Pakistan’s military have brought the bodies of two ambassadors and two ambassadors’ wives to Islamabad, a day after they were killed in a helicopter c(...)

Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has worked assiduously to secure Pakistan’s help in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table. Photograph: Christof Stacheandreas Gebert/AFP/Getty Images

After more than a decade of war, formal talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government will begin in the coming weeks, the country’s presiden(...)

Two girls carry their bags as they walk back into their school which was targeted by Taliban militants in December. Photograph: Khuram Parvez/Reuters.

Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month’s massacre of 134 students at an (...)

Pakistani forces have targeted the militants behind the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday in which 132 students were killed. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters.

Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week‘s massacre of more than 130 children at a school.T(...)

A woman prays for Mohammed Anas, (14), who survived from an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, as he lies on a hospital bed in Peshawar. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Pakistan’s army chief, General Raheel Sharif, travelled to Afghanistan on Wednesday to seek help in locating the Pakistani Taliban commanders who orc(...)

Pakistani school girls pray for victims who were killed in an attack at the army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday. Photograph: Ilyas Sheikh/EPA

The massacre of more than 130 Pakistani school children by Taliban gunmen was a chilling reminder of Hillary Clinton’s warning to Islamabad in 2011 th(...)

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan (15), a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and open(...)

Security guards carry a student injured in the school attack  by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

For one of the world’s more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing glob(...)

Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri eats salt and splash water on their faces to avoid tear gas effects during clashes with police following an anti-government protest in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: EPA/T Mughal

Demonstrators armed with wooden clubs and wire- cutters tried to storm the official residence of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, yesterday(...)