A Pakistani boy drinks tea in a makeshift shelter at a livestock market ahead of Eid al-Adha in Lahore on Nov.5. The annual Islamic holiday, is marked by the ritual sacrifice after morning prayers of sheep, goats, cows and other livestock whose meat is then shared with the poor.
People carry posters of Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, who were sentenced by the London’s Southwark Crown Court to jail for their role in a fixing affair around a test match against England last year, during a protest in Multan on Nov. 3. The suspects were charged after an undercover reporter from the now defunct News of the World paper recorded Mazhar Majeed, the agent of the players, as saying he could arrange fixing schemes with Pakistan players. Butt was sentenced to 30 months and Asif received a sentence of one year. Teammate Mohammad Amir received a 6 month sentence.
Pakistani police officials inspect the site of a planted bomb blast in Karkhano market Peshawar, Nov. 2. One man was killed and at least 13 were injured when the bomb planted in a car exploded.
Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone during protest rally in Islamabad, Oct. 28. Khan staged a rally along with tribal elders in Islamabad against the continued US drone attacks in tribal areas which they said were killing hundreds of innocent people. Nearly 60 US drone strikes have been reported in Pakistan so far this year, dozens of them since Navy SEALs killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the garrison city of Abbottabad in May.
Pakistani politician and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, Imran Khan, left, waves to supporters during protest rally in Islamabad on Oct. 28.
The gun of a member of the Pakistani police guard rests on a rooftop as supporters of the main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) rally against the ruling Pakistan People Party, in Lahore, Oct. 28. The opposition protested against prolonged electricity outages and urged the government to take steps to address endemic corruption and price hikes.
A still image from the video released by Taliban militants and made available to members of the media on Oct. 25, shows Swiss couple Daniela Widmer, 28, left, and Olivier David Och, 31, right, at an undisclosed location near the Pakistani-Afghan border, Oct. 15. Taliban militants holding the couple released the video in which the hostages call on the Swiss, Pakistani and the United States’ governments to release a Pakistani woman, Aafia Siddiqui, who has been convicted in the U.S. on charges of terrorism. Talibans have warned that if Aafia was not released, then their Islamic court would decide the fate of the Swiss and they will not hesitate to carry out any punishment, an indirect reference to the past executions. The Swiss couple was seized by gunmen on July 1 in the Loralai district after entering Pakistan from India.
Pakistani internally displaced girls wait for food at the Jalozai camp in Nowshera district on Oct. 25. At least 18,000 people have fled their homes in Pakistan’s tribal district of Khyber. Families streamed out of the district, a flash point for Taliban and other violent groups on the NATO supply line into neighboring Afghanistan, after the army ordered them to leave because of military action going on in the area.
Activists of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) light candles in remembrance of former first lady Nusrat Bhutto in Lahore on Oct. 24. Thousands of mourners led by President Asif Ali Zardari turned out for the burial of former Pakistani first lady Nusrat Bhutto, the mother of assassinated prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The widow of Pakistan’s first democratically elected leader, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and mother of Benazir Bhutto, died in Dubai at the aged 82 after a long illness.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the Pakistani Foreign Ministry after talks with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Kharm, right. in Islamabad on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Clinton urged Pakistan to take “strong steps” to deny Afghan militants safe haven and to encourage the Taliban to reconcile after 10 years of fighting.