An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The decision to resume Islamabad's participation in the International Military Education and Training Program underscores warming relations that have followed meetings this year between US President Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Khan.
The conviction of the former military chief could set a precedent for civilian-military relations in the future.
Pakistan's military swiftly slammed the special court's ruling, saying in a statement that the armed forces were in "pain and anguish" over the decision.
Since India revoked Article 370, effectively ending Kashmir's autonomy, the region has been facing a lockdown, curfews and more while tensions between neighbours Pakistan and India have skyrocketed.
"New Pakistan" has been Khan's catchphrase since he re-entered politics, promising to change the status quo. His new interior minister Ijaz Shah is a retired brigadier and ex-spy chief whom slain former PM Benazir Bhutto regarded as a deadly enemy.
The Pakistan Army is making a concerted effort to relieve itself of its dependency on the US, and it might be working.
If the US genuinely wants to 'reset' relations with Pakistan, it would actively engage with Pakistan's civilian leaders, which is not happening.
The once-charismatic leader who could amass tens of thousands with one phone call has been completely sidelined in the 2018 elections.
According to local media, most of those killed were electrocuted. The army has stepped in to aid with rescue and relief efforts in the massive city.
Afghan president and NATO back new US approach while Pakistan, China and Russia view the latest policy as counterproductive to resolving the conflict.
Parliament amended the constitution to renew secret army courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences in a move seen by rights groups as failing natural justice.
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