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A Pakistani policeman stands guard at th...A Pakistani policeman stands guard at the Parliament House building in Islamabad on January 6, 2015, as legislators voted for an amendment in the constitution that will protect the establishment of military courts. Pakistan's lower house of parliament on January 6 approved the setting-up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the plan after the militants gunned down 134 children and 16 adults at the Peshawar school last month. AFP PHOTO/ Aamir QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Pakistani policeman stands guard at the Parliament House building in Islamabad as legislators voted for an amendment in the constitution that will protect the establishment of military courts. Pakistan’s lower house on January 6 approved the setting-up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the plan after the militants gunned down 134 children and 16 adults at the Peshawar school last month 

An Afghan refugee who works as a porter at a wholesale fruit an vegetable market walks to his work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

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An Afghan refugee who works as a porter at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market walks to work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday

Female Pakistani police commandos during an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the last six months. But a series of fresh strikes after the December 16 Peshawar attack, which left 149 people dead -- most of them children, suggest the military is stepping up its campaign. As the Peshawar tragedy unfolded, army chief General Raheel Sharif said the attack had renewed the forces' determination to push for the militants' "final elimination".

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Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the past six months

Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at Ranrra school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people   most of them children   in a school massacre.

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Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at Ranrra school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday

Indian school children observe two-minutes of silence to pray for the victims who were killed in an attack at the Army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, during their prayer meeting, in New Delhi, India, 17 December 2014. Nearly 140 people, the vast majority children, were killed at a military-run school in north-western Pakistan Tuesday in an attack by Islamist militants. At least 139 people including more than 125 children died before army commandos killed all six attackers and regained control of the building. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attack and called two minutes silence in school's across the nation

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Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan December 16 in one of the country's bloodiest attacks in recent years.

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Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar today. Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan 

Pakistani boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 November 2014.  International student Day is marked annually on 17 November.

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Boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan

A young laborer works at a woods shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, 10 November 2014. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face acute shortage of Natural Gas.

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A young worker carries wood cuts in Peshawar, Pakistan. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face acute shortage of natural gas.

A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the damaged roof of her house

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A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the shell-damaged roof of her house, allegedly fired by Indian troops, at the Dhamala border village near the eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province on Wednesday

An Afghan refugee girl washes a bed in a polluted stream, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

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An Afghan refugee girl washes a bed in a polluted stream, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

A Pakistani youth, who was Internally Displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas, sleeps on a bed to escape the heat trapped in his mud home, near a wholesale fruit and vegetable market where he works, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, early Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

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An youth displaced from Pakistan’s tribal areas sleeps outdoors near the wholesale fruit and vegetable market where he works on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, to escape the heat in his mud hut

A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded VILLAGE in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country s plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages Thursday, officials said.

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A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded village in Jhang, Pakistan. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the countrys plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages on Thursday

Anti-government protesters take shelter under plastic sheet during heavy rain in morning, in front of President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad...Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy rain in the morning, in front of the President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 4, 2014. Pakistan's protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation prepared to resume talks with the government on Wednesday, reviving hopes for a negotiated solution to a crisis that has shaken the coup-prone nation.

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Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy morning rain in front of the president’s house in the army guarded ‘red zone’, Islamabad

Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

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Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) party, help a fellow supporter who is injured, during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and ul-Qadri, a firebrand cleric, have been on the streets for weeks trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek party, help a fellow supporter who is injured, during the Revolution March in Islamabad on Monday

Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on August 27, 2014.   Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas. The neighbours have fought two of their three wars since independence over its control.

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Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas

A man peddles household goods to supporters of Qadri, during the Revolution March in Islamabad...A man peddles household goods to supporters (unseen) of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in front of the Parliament house building during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 27, 2014. Thousands of protesters, led by opposition leader Imran Khan and Qadri, are now camped out in the heart of Islamabad - the so-called "Red Zone".  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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A man sells household goods to supporters of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in front of the Parliament house building, during the Revolution March in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistani child, Harris Khan, 4, wearing a millitary uniform and holding a toy gun, poses for a picture while he and other Pakistanis celebrate the 68th Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistani child, Harris Khan, 4, wearing a military uniform and holding a toy gun, poses for a picture while he and other Pakistanis celebrate the 68th Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A girl drags her goat heading back home through a main road empty of traffic and full of children playing, after being blocked by the Pakistani police with shipping containers, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Roads leading to the Capital are being blocked in run up to announced protests by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men want the government to step down and new elections to be held. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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A girl and her goat head home down an empty main road full of children playing. The police blocked the road, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, with shipping containers

A Pakistani youth, cools off under a water supply pipe, during a sudden heavy rain fall after days of scorching temperatures due to a heat wave, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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A Pakistani youth, cools off under a water supply pipe, during a sudden heavy rain fall after days of scorching temperatures due to a heatwave, in Islamabad, Pakistan