The tenuous peace deal with the militants comes under increasing strain as Taliban take areas closer to Pakistan’s capital.
They have taken control of Buner next door and made forays into two more districts.
In Tokyo, nearly 30 countries pledged $5.28 billion to bolster its weak economy and government.
They swarmed the neighboring district of Buner and secured the right to preach in mosques there.
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A video of a girl being lashed 34 times for allegedly being seen with a man who was not her husband has prompted a chorus of condemnations led by President Asif Ali Zardari.