Pakistani political parties and civil society organisations observed the 40th day since Mashal Khan's lynching in Mardan.
Education and faith-based peace building are essential to eradicating terrorism in Pakistan, scholars say.
The holding of a traditional dance -- open to all -- in a public park is another step towards peace and countering violence, organisers say.
Operation Zarb-e-Qalam is meant to be the cultural complement to Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Christians staged rallies to promote inter-faith tolerance, while the government launched a Christmas Peace Train to spread the message of love and harmony.
The organisation is conducting different programs to create awareness.
Civil society groups are training teachers to work as active agents to counter militancy.
Specialists are conducting training sessions for disaster and terrorism survivors.