Imran Khan

  • Pakistan: SC adjourns PM Sharif disqualification hearing till October 2 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till October 2 the hearing of a plea to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly lying to the parliament over asking the army to mediate a truce with anti - government protesters. The three-judge apex court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S...
  • Pakistan: Fresh murder, terrorism case against PM Sharif, 10 others 2 days ago

    Islamabad: A fresh murder and terrorism case was on Monday slapped on Nawaz Sharif and 10 others, including his brother and ministers, over the death of three protestors during anti-government demonstrations last month, the third criminal case filed against the embattled Prime Minister. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party of cricketer-turned- politician...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court admits Imran Khan's petition to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as PM 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dragged to the Supreme Court by an opposition party member for allegedly lying in Parliament over asking the army to mediate with anti-government protesters. Ishaq Khan Khakwani of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, filed the request through his counsel Irfan Qadir. Ghulam Muhammad...
  • Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers September 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan TehrikeInsaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144, officials said on Monday. "We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the...
  • HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of antigovernment protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric TahirulQadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...
  • Pakistan: Tahirul Qadri suspends talks with government September 13, 2014

    Islamabad: One of the two antigovernment protest leaders in Pakistan on Saturday said that he has suspended talks with the PMLN government following a crackdown on demonstrators demanding ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "We have suspended the talks as the government has begun arresting my workers in Islamabad and...
  • Pakistan: Government agrees to PTI demands; denies Sharif's resignation September 9, 2014

    Islamabad Pakistan's embattled government on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement with cricketerturned politician Imran Khan's party, which is seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on most of the issues, except one which is "nonnegotiable". "One of their demands is nonnegotiable for us," Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who...
  • Political crisis in Pakistan may impact ties with India: Report September 9, 2014

    Washington: The current political unrest in Pakistan could impact its relations with India as the Pakistan army is having more control over the country's foreign policy than ever, a latest US Congressional report has said. "The Pakistan Army's more openly direct control of the country's foreign and security policies may, over...
  • Pakistan: PM Sharif criticises antigovernment protesters for Chinese President Xi's trip deferment September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday criticised antigovernment protesters for staging sitins that forced Chinese President Xi Jinping to postpone his maiden visit to the country, jeopardising major infrastructure projects backed by the "allweather" ally. Talking to people during his visit to flood affected areas of Sialkot in...
  • Pakistan: Defiant PM Sharif warns of elements hampering country's progress September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday appeared defiant as he warned the people to be wary of elements staging sitins and hampering national progress even as the threeweeklong political turmoil showed no signs of a breakthrough. "It is your duty and the duty of nation to take notice of...
  • Pakistan: Sharif seeks Parliament support; political stalemate continues September 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sought the support of all parties in Parliament, stressing on "unity" amid protests, as the political logjam continued after several rounds of talks. "I hope the opposition will continue on its path of supporting the government," Sharif said on the fourth day...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • Pak SC asks parties to submit suggestions to resolve deadlock September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all parliamentary parties to submit their suggestions to resolve the ongoing political impasse between the government and protesters seeking Premier Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A fivejudge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, asked for the suggestions by Thursday while...
  • Pakistan: Protestors soften stand, agree to resume talks with government September 3, 2014

    Lahore: A deescalation of the political crisis in Pakistan is likely as the agitating protesters are softening their stand. TehreekeInsaf led by Imran Khan has agreed to resume talks with the government to uphold democracy. The announcement to resume talks was made by party Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The...
  • Pakistan Parliament backs embattled Prime Minister as crisis deepens September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. But, signalling a possible softening in his position, protest leader Imran Khan said he would meet a conservative Islamist politician who...
  • Pakistan: PTI leader Javed Hashmi quits National Assembly September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) president Javed Hashmi Tuesday resigned from the membership of parliament, a day after his startling revelation that the current political crisis in the country was scripted. "Honourable speaker, as for resignations, I resign from my seat...I am going back to the people of Pakistan," Dawn online quoted...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif chairs joint Parliament session as crisis deepens September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif enjoys a solid majority in Parliament and by convening both Houses he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in...
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hardens stand, says will neither resign nor go on leave September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Islamad: There is no end to the stalemate over the twoweek long political agitation against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan. While antigovernment protesters Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan TehreekiInsaf chairman Imran Khan continue to take on the government, Sharif has hardened his stand saying that...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the staterun PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif 'not stepping down'; Imran Khan, Qadri booked on terrorism charges September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: After the fortnightlong crisis in Pakistan, the media on Monday reported that the Army had advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of the massive protests. The Army and the Pakistan government, however, have denied the reports. Sharif will now be meeting the leaders of the...
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police, PTV secured September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and Tahir ulQadri, a...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. News footage showed soldiers and paramilitary forces entering PTV national television's headquarters in central Islamabad after a...
  • Pak crisis live: Fresh clashes erupt, protesters march towards Cabinet Secretariat September 1, 2014

    The crisis has deepened in Pakistan as the protesters stormed into state TV broadcaster PTV's complex in Islamabad. The protest led by PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT chief TahirulQadri has turned violent as the protester pelted stones in response to tar gas and rubber bullets by army personnel. Protesters...
  • Imran Khan targets Nawaz Sharif government, says money power rules Pakistan politics September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: As the antigovernment protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan TehreekeInsaaf chief Imran Khan targeted the Nawaz Sharif government saying, "Money power rules Pakistan politics." Protesters have also threatened to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's...
  • Pakistan: 3 people killed, over 500 injured as antigovernment protesters clash with police September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as antigovernment protestors clashed with police in Islamabad. The top brass of the Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night to discuss the political crisis that has...
  • Rift in Imran Khan's party over march to PM House, 4 leaders expelled August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek iInsaf (PTI) party on Sunday suffered a major setback after party president and senior politician Javed Hashmi was expelled after he criticised the cricketerturnedpolitician's decision to march to the official residence of Premier Nawaz Sharif. Khan also expelled three lawmakers who refused to resign from parliament. Hashmi...
  • Pakistan unrest: Will continue to protest until we punish the Sharif brothers, says Imran Khan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: A major standoff is underway near Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence where thousands of people are protesting against the ruling government. The protestors armed with wire cutters had broken barricardes and had forced their way towards the residence in the wee hours of Sunday demanding the PM's immediate...
  • Unrest in Pakistan against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, nearly 300 injured in overnight clashes August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: In overnight clashes which began on Saturday, thousands of protestors armed with wire cutters broke barricardes and forced their way towards Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence demanding his immediate resignation. The protestors led by Pakistan TehreekiInsaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief TahirulQadri clashed with...
  • Imran Khan, Qadri lead thousands of protestors to PM Sharif's house August 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Setting the stage for a confrontation, Imran Khan and TahirulQadri led thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters who broke barricades and forced their way towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence pressing for his immediate resignation. Raising slogans against Sharif and his government, protesters marched from the National Assembly...