The attack drew condemnation from around the world, with even Taliban militants in neighbouring Afghanistan decrying the killing as "un-Islamic."
Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.
The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.
In a recent analysis, the Communist Party of Pakistan says the Obama administration is interested in working out a political settlement in Afghanistan "in order to cut down its colossal expenditures there."
The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.
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The following is a statement issued by the Communist Party of Pakistan on the day of the murder of Governor Salmaan Taseer.
Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan's earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter.
Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.