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Authorities arrested hundreds of lawyers and activists and banned public gatherings in two provinces.
Washington is seeking to build the Pakistani state and its economy as a way to wean the country from Islamic extremism.
Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.
The scientist confessed in 2004 to selling Pakistan's nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya, and North Korea.
The curriculum, critics charge, promotes revisionist views and intolerance. Others say they don't see such imbalance.
The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.