Pakistan's parliament is drafting a cyber crime bill that would give the government new means to pursue electronic offenses.Critics say the legislation opens the door to abuse. () Pakistan's civilian and military leaders are once again visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the Yemen crisis.

Since the Saudi airstrikes against Yemen's Shiite rebels have already halted, what can they now offer to Riyadh?

() As China's President Xi Jinping wraps up a historic two-day visit to Pakistan that saw the signing of deals worth $46 billion, DW talks to expert Andrew Small about what the trip means for bilateral ties and the region.

Government's failure Human rights groups say the Pakistani government has largely failed to stem the tide of sectarian violence, despite its efforts to prevent the killings of Shiites.

The federal and provincial security forces provide security for Shiite processions, close off the border to prevent attacks during Shiite holy days, and have killed and arrested Le J terrorists, analyst Rafiq told DW.

Experts say the latest round of sectarian violence in the country is merely a continuation of the targeting of Shiite Muslims by various militant groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan, who are mainly from the Wahhabi sub-sect known as the Deobandis.

"It's therefore important that we identify this as not a Sunni-Shiite conflict, but a conflict between Sunni Deobandi and Shiite Muslims - with Shiite civilians bearing the brunt of the violence," said Arif Rafiq, Pakistan expert and president of Vizier Consulting, which provides strategic guidance on Middle East and South Asian political and security issues.

DW examines the reasons behind sectarian violence in the South Asian nation and how to eliminate it.

At least 43 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured on Wednesday, May 13 when armed men fired at a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community - a minority Shiite Muslim sect - near Safoora Chowk in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

Sectarian conflict A number of analysts trace the origins of sectarian violence in Pakistan to the Afghan War of the 1980s.