Currently commandos of the Elite Force are used only in extraordinary situations -- that is about to change.
Enhanced security measures and effective co-operation ensured a peaceful first 10 days of Muharram, despite terrorist threats, officials say.
Many Pakistani Shia pilgrims are not coming back from Iran, an intelligence report says, raising concerns they have been recruited to fight in Syria for the Zainebiyoun Brigade.
Punjab provincial officials recently shared a list of 109 wanted terrorists in order to expand the search in Pakistan's tribal areas.
The step is meant to protect police and stop militants from reaching Peshawar and other cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, authorities say.
The number of deaths caused by shooting into the air is likely hundreds' in the past few years, say authorities.
The Pakistani army has carried out 9,000 intelligence-based operations throughout the country since launching the operation in February 2017.
Pakistani law enforcement agencies say they have shattered the network of the little-known militant group.
The small but deadly special forces have proven themselves in battle, and their numbers are growing.
The country's fast-improving security situation made it possible, say observers.