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  • Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis 21 hours 46 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost Yesterday

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • Pakistan Taliban splits over method of functioning Yesterday

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday suffered a major split as leading commanders of the banned outfit formed a splinter group, accusing its leadership of promoting personal and narrow objectives. Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives, resulting in lack...
  • Pak court orders filing of murder case against Nawaz Sharif, his brother Yesterday

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the registration of a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri in Lahore. The Lahore High Court...
  • Pak PM Nawaz Sharif meets Army Chief to discuss political turmoil 2 days 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 2 days 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...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks 2 days ago

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
  • Islamabad police chief replaced amid anti-government protests 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Karachi, Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply 3 days ago

    Karachi: On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week. But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city trucks, sometimes forcing them...
  • J&K: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF 3 days ago

    Jammu: Indian troops have given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, BSF said on Sunday while strongly criticising it for repeatedly disturbing peace along the border. IG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, talking to reporters, also said that Pakistan wanted to divert the attention of...
  • Pakistan court reissues arrest warrants against Qadri, supporters 4 days ago

    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...
  • Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar Abdullah 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. "I hope that there is some rethink...
  • Imran Khan wants to marry in 'Naya Pakistan' 4 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan resumes crude oil export after a decade 4 days ago

    Islamabad: After a gap of 10 years, Pakistan has resumed export of crude oil with the output touching an all-time high, a media report said on Sunday. The output in June reached highest at 98,000 barrels per day (bpd), an increase of 22 per cent from last year, while around...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh asks BSF to effectively counter Pakistani firing 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday took stock of the situation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and asked BSF to effectively retaliate to firing from Pakistan. Singh reviewed the situation along the IB with Director General of BSF DK Pathak and directed him to take...
  • Third round of talks fail to yield results to end Pakistan logjam 4 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan asks for DGMO meet with India to address border firing 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday said that the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan should meet to address the ongoing border tension and firing incidents, local media reported. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz expressed concerns over what he called "unprovoked" firing by Border...
  • Political impasse in Pakistan continues as talks make no headway 5 days ago

    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 Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri are protesting alleged vote rigging in polls last year and demanding...
  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • Islamabad protests: Imran returns to negotiating table, party lawmakers resign 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Mounting further pressure, 34 opposition lawmakers resigned from the National Assembly on Friday to force the Nawaz Sharif government to quit but their party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf surprisingly decided to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for anti-government protests in...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests 6 days ago

    Islamabad: With anti-government protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and invited...
  • Pakistan court order to file murder case against Nawaz Sharif challenged 6 days ago

    Lahore: Three Pakistani federal ministers on Friday challenged a sessions court's decision to register a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Railways...
  • Pakistan protest leaders assure court they will follow Constitution 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, on Friday assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations. The two are staging separate sit-ins in front of the parliament to dislodge Prime Minister...
  • Crisis in Pakistan deepens; government's talks with protesters stalled 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Thursday as dialogue between protesters headed by Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri and the government broke down but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ruled out any crackdown on the siege of Parliament. The fragile dialogue between the government and protesters that had yesterday raised hopes...
  • US following different policy for Pakistan: Imran Khan 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday criticised the US for its statement against "any extra-constitutional changes" in Pakistan, saying it is adopting a different policy for the country over poll rigging. "Why the United States is following a different policy for Pakistan when it would never accept election results in...
  • Islamabad: Imran Khan suspends talks with government, calls for nationwide protest 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests. Pakiatan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief cleric Tahirul Qadri whose thousands of...
  • Pakistan Parliament rejects demand for Nawaz Sharif resignation 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the anti-government protesters' demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the Parliament. Protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri camping in the capital have demanded that Sharif should quit and assemblies be dissolved. The resolution by...