Effective implementation of the NAP and NACTA is contributing to improved security and fewer terrorist attacks, say officials.
The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.
'The counselling process helped me to understand the truth,' one former militant told Pakistan Forward. 'It has changed my life.'
The rally, which involved a 3,000km-long drive across Pakistan, was a clear message of hope and peace, participants and officials say.
The Sri Lankan team's return to Pakistan for the first time since March 2009 symbolises defiance of terrorism, observers say.
Every inch of the international border will be fenced and monitored to crack down on militancy, a Pakistani official said.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and FC Commandant Liaqat Ali Khan laud the force for its sacrifices in the war on terror.
Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012, and they appeared in a hostage video in December last year pleading for their release.