Pakistan Protests

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police batoncharged hundreds of antigovernment protesters led by Imran Khan and TahirulQadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad demanding his resignation. The clashes started after TehrikeInsaf chairman Khan and Awami Tehrik chief Qadri...
  • Pakistan: Antigovernment protestors reach Islamabad, Imran Khan announces sitin August 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Thousands of antigovernment protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The opposition groups, led by cricketerturnedpolitician Khan and Canadabased cleric Tahirul Qadri, will protest in the capital to press Sharif to call an early election little...
  • Pakistani cleric, PPP government strike deal January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani officials on Thursday said the government and a Muslim cleric had struck a deal to end four days of protests by thousands in the capital. The agreement with TahirulQadri was reached late on Thursday evening. Qadri demanded the government be dissolved and replaced by an independent caretaker government. He...