Recent suicide bombings raise questions about the country's future after Musharraf.
Foreign jihadists in an ungoverned tribal belt kill leaders, recruit locals.
Key Taliban figures in the tribal belt remain at large despite 20,000 troops' efforts.
Residents in the northwest signaled their frustration with Islamic parties' poor governance.
In Peshawar, where frustration is high over President Musharraf's inability to stop rising insecurity, law-and-order issues could shape the outcome of Feb. 18 election.
An attack in Lahore, the first since Bhutto's assassination, raises fresh worries about security for Feb. 18 elections.