Rabia Akram is a correspondent for RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur in a U.S. drone strike has damaged the prospects of a negotiated peace settlement with the militant group.
Several journalists have been severely beaten and harassed while reporting on unrest in Islamabad.
Police officers in Pakistan's beleaguered northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province say their government-supplied bulletproof vests are substandard.
Prominent women politicians in Pakistan have rejected a proposal from a leading Islamist party for separate national and provincial parliaments for women.