Former Pakistani chief justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has been chosen to act as the interim prime minister until parliamentary elections are held in two months.
Two police officers and two militants were killed in a shootout in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.
Afghan and Pakistani security officials are meeting in Islamabad amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors.
Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25, officials said on May 26.
Hundreds of people mourned on May 23 a Pakistani student killed in last week's Texas school shooting during her funeral in her hometown of Karachi.
A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into traveling to Pakistan to marry an older man has become the first person in England to be convicted of forced marriage.
A heat wave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare group said.
Pakistani security forces said on May 17 that they foiled a major terror attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing five suicide bombers.
At least one soldier was killed and several others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a paramilitary forces vehicle in Nowshera, a city in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
A U.S. diplomat who was involved in a fatal traffic accident has left Pakistan, two days after he was barred from leaving the South Asian country, U.S. and Pakistani officials said.
Pakistan has barred a U.S. diplomat involved in a fatal road accident from leaving the country, security officials and local media said on May 12.