If militants are home-grown, domestic ambivalence about vilifying such groups could be diminished.
Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
The curriculum, critics charge, promotes revisionist views and intolerance. Others say they don't see such imbalance.
Security for reporters improved worldwide, but Pakistan remains one of the deadliest places for the profession in 2008.
Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani has been curtailing the political influence of a military accustomed to running the country.