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 and vegetable market walks to work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday
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 on Friday
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
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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
Boys attend school on the International Student Day in Peshawar, Pakistan
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.
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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
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. 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 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. 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 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 Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas
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 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 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 heatwave, in Islamabad, Pakistan.