USCIRF said the Project's findings paint a grim and challenging picture for the Nawaz Sharif led government.
Rimsha Masih was detained in a maximum security prison for several weeks, after being accused of burning pages from the Quran.
But until now the Taliban had targeted secular parties in its bid to undermine the May 11, 2013 general election, which it regards as un-Islamic.
Three members of the Shia Hazara community were shot dead in the provincial capital of the troubled Baluchistan on Saturday.
Number of terror related deaths since April cross 300-mark.
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