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  • Pakistan SC rejects pleas seeking to declare 2013 polls void October 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed all petitions demanding last year's general elections to be declared null and void, in a relief to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is under pressure to quit after being accused of rigging the polls. Pakistan for the first time in its history achieved...
  • Pakistan: Fresh murder, terrorism case against PM Sharif, 10 others September 29, 2014

    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...
  • 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: 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: Imran Khan vows to stay in front of Parliament till PM Sharif quits September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's antigovernment protesters on Saturday had a quiet day in the capital's high security area where they have been camping demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, even as opposition leader Imran Khan vowed to continue the sitin until goals achieved. TehreekiInsaf chief Khan promised his supporters that he would...
  • 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 2, 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from Army as crisis drags on August 30, 2014

    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 standoff. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Pakistan army contradicts Sharif, says government asked it to mediate August 29, 2014

    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 TehreekiInsaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and cleric TahirulQadri of...
  • Pakistan Army Chief to mediate between protesters, Nawaz Sharif August 29, 2014

    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 TahirulQadri 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 August 27, 2014

    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 cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir ulQadri 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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to antigovernment protests in Islamabad and the recent IndoPak border "skirmishes". "Overall security environment including the prevailing situation was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the...
  • 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...
  • 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. AntiTerrorism Court Gujranwala Judge Itifaq Abbasi had earlier asked police to...
  • Political impasse in Pakistan continues as talks make no headway August 23, 2014

    Islamabad: A tense standoff continued in Pakistan on Saturday as overnight talks between the government and protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation made little headway in breaking the political logjam. Pakistan TehreekiInsaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri are protesting alleged vote rigging in polls last year and demanding...
  • Imran Khan begins talks with Pakistan government over protests August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: The protest against the Nawaz Sharif regime took a new turn on Thursday with cleric Tahirul Qadri opening a dialogue with government and Imran Khan sticking to his 'notalks' position unless the Prime Minister resigns as the Supreme Court summoned both the leaders tomorrow for hearing a petition against...