Many cite economic woes as campaigning for the Feb. 18 election picks up Friday.
Militants in the country's tribal belt seem to be maneuvering for time and space, analysts say.
Adel Hassan Hamad, who is suing the US government, claims that American values of freedom and democracy have been shaken.
Attacks aren't just a US concern, more Pakistanis say.
One tribal leader vows to raise a force of 600 to help fight an Al Qaeda-linked tribe in Waziristan.
An attack in Lahore, the first since Bhutto's assassination, raises fresh worries about security for Feb. 18 elections.
But analysts say the slain leader was adept at transcending the politics of gender.