PAKISTAN POLITICAL CRISIS

  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks August 29, 2014

    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...
  • Pak crisis deepens, Qadri issues 48hour deadline to government August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday with cleric TahirulQadri giving a fresh 48hour 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...
  • Pak govt sets up committee to talk to Qadri January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has constituted a highpowered fourmember committee to hold talks with Sufi cleric TahirulQadri. This came as Qadri's deadline to the government to act on his demands came to an end. Qadri on Thursday gave the Pakistan government a 90minute deadline to act on his demands to quit...
  • Pakistan SC keeps the heat on PM Ashraf in corruption case January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis seems to be deepening. The Supreme Court there intends to keep the heat on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case. To add to the government's troubles, Sufi cleric TahirulQadri is drawing thousands at his rally against the government and has set a midnight...
  • Pakistan PM's aide on country's internal political crisis January 16, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raza Pervez Ashraf's aide Fawwad Chaudhry speaks about the political crisis of the country. ...
  • Pak standoff: Army to back SC against govt January 13, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army's top commanders have decided to throw their weight behind the Supreme Court in its standoff with the civilian government over the memo scandal and the revival of highprofile graft cases, according to a media report on Friday. The decision was made at a meeting of top commanders...