The move to reappoint Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister is a likely blow to millions of Pakistanis who voted in last week's elections for independents backed by the country's popular leader Imran Khan.
The party of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister, Imran Khan, used artificial intelligence to post an online post-election speech by Khan.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul-Haq-Kakar denounced the bombings in Baluchistan, and conveyed his condolences to the families of those who died.
A Pakistani court convicted Khan of revealing official secrets and sentenced him to 10 years — the latest in a slew of legal cases that supporters say are meant to sideline the imprisoned politician.
Pakistan and Iran have traded cross-border rocket attacks, stoking fears of widening conflict even farther.
Pakistan launched retaliatory airstrikes early Thursday on Iran allegedly targeting militant positions, a deadly attack that further raised tensions between the neighboring nations.
In Pakistan, illiterate fishermen have become citizen scientists, helping to revive the fortunes of the endangered Indus River dolphin.
The death toll from Tuesday's attack in northwest Pakistan was likely to rise as some of the officers were in critical condition, authorities said.