ISIL claimed responsibility.
To improve its image and protect national interests, Pakistan must highlight its long history of supporting peace and security in the world, analysts say.
Police are urging the public to support counter-terrorism efforts by reporting suspicious activities and elements to the authorities.
Pakistan is making strides in its efforts to counter ISIL, the Taliban and other militant groups, observers say.
More than 3,000 frozen bank accounts belong to banned terrorist organisations and facilitators, authorities say.
The steps will help curtail militancy, analysts say.
The Jamatul Ahrar suicide bomber targeted members of a local peace committee during Friday prayers.
The operation will help curb militancy, officials say.
Police constable Junaid Khan, 24, sacrificed his life to save countless others from a terrorist attack in Mardan District.
Health workers vow to continue administering the oral polio vaccine despite ongoing threats from militants.