Gul Zaman went to court, but others are turning to the militants
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promises to help facilitate peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due to arrive in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday for talks with President Hamid Karzai.
The BBC's Richard Galpin in Islamabad says that the willingness of Pakistan to negotiate with the Taliban is causing alarm in some quarters.
Militants silence hundreds of Afghan religious scholars
At least three suspected Taliban militants are killed along with a member of the Pakistani security forces in Karachi, officials say.
Remote valley may be a post-2014 template for Afghan army
The Pakistani Taliban urge the country's media to stop praising Sachin Tendulkar and instead back under-fire Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
As Afghanistan's security pact with the US is backed by Afghan elders, the BBC's Dawood Azami assesses the deal's chances and the forces supporting and opposing it.