Pakistani security forces announce that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is likely still alive, contrasting early reports that stated a January 2010 drone attack had killed him.
Sources: LA Times
Sources: LA Times
Unidentified gunmen shoot dead Khurram Zaki, a Pakistani rights activist known for speaking out against the Taliban.
The Taliban's Qatar office confirms its leaders are in Pakistan to talk about Afghan refugees and the release of prisoners. The representative did not say if the delegation will discuss the peace process.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says Pakistan must take military action against Taliban, operating from Pakistan, who are waging an increasingly deadly insurgency across his country. Otherwise, "... we will be forced to turn to the UN Security Council and start serious diplomatic efforts."
The Afghan Taliban releases a statement rejecting peace talks with the government of Afghanistan until foreign forces stop attacking their positions and withdraw from the country. Direct peace talks between the government and the Taliban were expected to take place in Islamabad, Pakistan next week.
Pakistan lifts the moratorium on the death penalty for terror-related cases following the Taliban's assault on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday that killed 141, including 132 children.
A Pakistan anti-terror court indicts two police officers and five alleged members of the Taliban for the murder of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistani Taliban gunmen opened fire on a Peshawar school bus that kills 15 people.
A United States missile attack on a militant compound in the village of Essori near Miranshah in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan kills 13 people.
A London School of Economics report finds that Pakistan's largest intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, is secretly funding and training the Afghan Taliban.
Taliban commander Faqir Mohammed is reportedly killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.