Imran Khan

  • Pakistan: Protestors soften stand, agree to resume talks with government 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Lahore: A de-escalation of the political crisis in Pakistan is likely as the agitating protesters are softening their stand. Tehreek-e-Insaf 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 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (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 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    Islamabad: Islamad: There is no end to the stalemate over the two-week long political agitation against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan. While anti-government protesters Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf 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 Yesterday

    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 state-run 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 Yesterday

    Islamabad: After the fortnight-long 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 Yesterday

    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 ul-Qadri, a...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Tahir-ul-Qadri 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 Yesterday

    Islamabad: As the anti-government protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf 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 anti-government protesters clash with police 2 days ago

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as anti-government 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 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek- i-Insaf (PTI) party on Sunday suffered a major setback after party president and senior politician Javed Hashmi was expelled after he criticised the cricketer-turned-politician'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 2 days ago

    Islamabad: A major stand-off 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 2 days ago

    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 Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahir-ul-Qadri - clashed with...
  • Imran Khan, Qadri lead thousands of protestors to PM Sharif's house 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Setting the stage for a confrontation, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri 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...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from Army as crisis drags on 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Pakistan army contradicts Sharif, says government asked it to mediate 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army today stepped into the political crisis by talking to two protesting organisations but delivered a snub to the beleaguered government which had claimed that it had not sought military's mediation. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif talked to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri of...
  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks 4 days ago

    Islamabad: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table. Hours after Army Chief Raheel Sharif mediated between the embattled government...
  • Pakistan Army Chief to mediate between protesters, Nawaz Sharif 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's rattled government on Thursday asked the country's powerful army to help defuse the political crisis due to ongoing protests by opposition leader Imran Khan and influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who are demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The decision to seek army chief General Raheel Sharif's help...
  • Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation. Protesters led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir ul-Qadri have rallied in Islamabad for almost two weeks and vowed to occupy the capital...
  • Pak PM Sharif defiant amid calls for ouster, says crisis shall pass 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Facing his toughest test since becoming Pakistan's Prime Minister, a defiant Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday brushed aside the demand of protesters asking him to quit saying the country has survived "difficult times" and the current political crisis too shall pass. Political stalemate has continued for the last two weeks with...
  • Pak PM Nawaz Sharif meets Army Chief to discuss political turmoil 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to anti-government protests in Islamabad and the recent Indo-Pak border "skirmishes". "Overall security environment including the prevailing situation was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the...
  • How Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif stumbled into protests crisis 1 week ago

    Islamabad: As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But Sharif only listened in silence as legislator after legislator denounced the protesters seeking his government's resignation. He then stood up, and left...
  • Islamabad police chief replaced amid anti-government protests August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Amid massive anti-government protests, Pakistan on Monday replaced Islamabad's police chief, triggering criticism from the protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. The interior ministry said Inspector General of Police Islamabad Aftab Cheema has been replaced by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Khalid Khattak. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said Cheema had...
  • Pak crisis deepens, Qadri issues 48-hour deadline to government August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri giving a fresh 48-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a former top Election Commission official backed protesters' allegations of rigging in last year's polls. Buoyed by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan's...
  • No justification for protests: Sharif tells agitating leaders August 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said there was no justification for the protests as he has accepted all constitutional demands of protesters after opposition leader Imran Khan asked him to quit for 30 days to allow a probe into alleged rigging in the 2013 polls. "Instead of wasting...
  • Pakistan court reissues arrest warrants against Qadri, supporters August 24, 2014

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has issued fresh arrest warrants against cleric Tahirul Qadri and 71 of his supporters, ordering police to produce them before it on August 29 for allegedly attacking policemen during a protest march against Nawaz Sharif Government. Anti-Terrorism Court Gujranwala Judge Itifaq Abbasi had earlier asked police to...
  • Imran Khan wants to marry in 'Naya Pakistan' August 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician and a heartthrob Imran Khan, who is leading his Tehreek-e-Insaaf party in anti-government protests, has said that he will marry once his dream 'Naya Pakistan' was fulfilled. In his daily nightly address, Khan on Saturday night told this to thousands of his supporters camping in front of parliament, demanding...
  • Third round of talks fail to yield results to end Pakistan logjam August 23, 2014

    Islamabad: The political crisis in Pakistan escalated on Friday night with the third round of talks between government negotiators and Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) failing to break the logjam. Giving a fresh ultimatum, the PTI demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down for 30 days for an independent probe...