After 14 years, Nawaz Sharif is back at the helm in Pakistan. The nuclear-armed country faces a welter of problems, from terrorism to tensions with Afghanistan, India, and the United States. To move Pakistan forward, Mr. Sharif must focus on three priorities.
Retaliation after the killing of more than 130 children in Peshawar targeted the Khyber tribal region along the border with Afghanistan. The Army claims at least 77 Pakistani Taliban were killed.
Most of the dead are young students. Pakistani militants say they targeted the military-run institution in Peshawar in retaliation for military offensives in northwestern tribal areas.
A young Christian couple was accused of having desecrated a Quran on Tuesday and brutally murdered by a village crowd. Pakistan leader Nawaz Sharif vowed the attackers would be punished.