Diplomats from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States, and China held talks in Islamabad to try to draw up a plan for peace talks between in Afghanistan's government and the Taliban.
The Pakistani Army chief has asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity will evoke a strong response from Islamabad.
Saudi Arabia's defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, is due in Islamabad for a one-day official diplomatic visit.
An Afghan official has said that Pakistan will present a list of Taliban insurgents willing to negotiate with Kabul during a four-nation meeting aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process.
Pakistani officials say two coast guards were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle hit a land mine in the country's southwest.
Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and China will hold talks in Islamabad on January 11 on reviving stalled negotiations aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the Pathankot Air Base, India's sprawling military compound near the Pakistani border that came under attack by a group of gunmen earlier this month.
This year, Pakistan will enter a global contest for building fuel efficient cars. For students from a northwest institute, there is still a long road ahead to overtake the favorites. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
Pakistani officials say at least 25 militants have been killed in air strikes in the troubled North Waziristan tribal district.
The Taliban is waging an unusually aggressive campaign in Afghanistan this winter, unleashing deadly bombings in Kabul, and attacking a strategic southern province.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed "deep concern" about the growing rift between Iran and Saudi Arabia and called on the two nations to peacefully resolve their differences.
Convicted spot fixer Mohammad Amir has been cleared to resume his international cricket career after New Zealand granted him a visa to play for Pakistan's national team later this month.