Monday at least 11 people were killed and dozens wounded in a rare suicide attack in the heart of Islamabad.
The Pakistani Taliban has told the Islamabad government there was no chance of peace in the country unless Pakistan officially embraces Islamic law.
Reports have begun to emerge that the U.S. is intensifying its efforts to deal a "lasting blow" to the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.
Official says the government is on the verge of launching a major military offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region.
Pakistan's military launched another wave of airstrikes against suspected militant hideouts in North and South Waziristan on Tuesday.
Multiple media outlets reported on Monday that Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior Taliban commander, had been shot and killed.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar announced on Thursday that peace talks with the Taliban have been halted.
For several years now, support for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been growing in Pakistan.
While the Pakistani government halted its reconciliation efforts with the Taliban on Tuesday, reports emerged on Wednesday that the peace talks could resume.
Peace talks between the Pakistani Taliban and the government faltered after a recent attack.