On December 16th, 2014, armed militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar leaving 141 students between the ages of 10 and 15 years old dead.
Pakistan’s policy-makers struggling to come to grips with various shades of militants have often cited a "lack of consensus" and "large pockets of sympathy" for religious militants as a major stumbling-block.
That is probably why, when army chief Gen Raheel Sharif launched what he called an indiscriminate operation earlier in the year against militant groups in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt, the political response was lukewarm at best.
Civilians protested outside press clubs and marched on the streets for weeks after that to pressurize the government in cracking down the Taliban terrorist groups who claimed responsibility for the attack.
The photos below are from one such protest in Karachi outside the pressclub.