A successful businessman, an artist, an aspiring public servant, and a mufti are all faces of Pakistan's rising generation – the 60 percent of the population that is under 30. Many are challenging what one Millennial calls a 'culture of dependency.'
The morning strike on a religious school killed at least five people, including the second leader of the militant Haqqani network to die this month.
The Pakistan election on Saturday put a former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, back in power but that's not really the big story. Democracy itself advanced against Islamic terror and other woes facing Pakistan.
The famous cricketer-turned-politician will miss final days of election campaigning as he recovers in a hospital named for his mother, but his party could benefit from a wave of concern.