Thousands flocked to the funeral Wednesday of a politician killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan's Peshawar, hours after the explosion left 20 dead in the first major attack ahead of July 25 polls.
A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Haroon Bilour, was among those killed in the attack in the city of Peshawar late on Tuesday.
Five other people were injured in the incident, which occurred in the city of Peshawar as the Additional Inspector General for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Ashraf Noor, and his guard were travelling to work.
Pakistan on Wednesday launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count.
Parents of children killed when Taliban gunmen overran a Pakistan school gathered on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the attack -- the country's worst ever extremist outrage.
A suicide bomb attack outside a government office in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday left at least one person dead and 17 injured, officials said.
Pakistan hanged three convicted murderers on Wednesday, the same day Amnesty International criticised it for becoming the world's third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.