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Islamabad siege: Deadlock continues as govt, protesters hold talks

Islamabad siege: Deadlock continues as govt, protesters hold talks

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:46

Amid signs of thaw, Pakistan government negotiators met anti-government protest leaders for the second day on Thursday to strike a deal to end the political crisis and siege of the Parliament.

US warns Pak against extra-constitutional changes to democratic govt

US warns Pak against extra-constitutional changes to democratic govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:38

According to the Dawn, the US State Department Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said that there was an elected government in place and that Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister.

Pakistan political crisis: Lawyers on a day`s strike

Pakistan political crisis: Lawyers on a day`s strike

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:01

Two lawyers` organisations observed a country-wide strike Thursday to support democracy and ensure supremacy of the constitution.

Pakistani daily wonders about army`s role in impasse

Pakistani daily wonders about army`s role in impasse

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:35

A leading Pakistani daily Thursday wondered about the army`s role in the current political impasse, saying that perhaps it even steered events from behind and was like a "big brother chiding the children of democracy to behave - or else".

US offers USD 30 mn bounty for Haqqani Network leaders

US offers USD 30 mn bounty for Haqqani Network leaders

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:45

The US government has offered $30 million as bounty for information to locate leaders of the Haqqani Network that is blamed for attacks on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistan government `examining demands` of Imran Khan, Qadri teams

Pakistan government `examining demands` of Imran Khan, Qadri teams

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:12

After talking to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) party of Tahir-ul-Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party of Imran Khan, reports emanating from the Pak capital suggested that the Nawaz Sharif government was giving their demands a serious thought and could respond by Thursday.

Pak army chief wants politicians to talk to settle protests

Pak army chief wants politicians to talk to settle protests

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 00:54

Pakistan`s powerful army chief on Wednesday asked the government of PM Nawaz Sharif to hold "meaningful talks" with the protesters to end the ongoing mass demonstration outside parliament.

Pak forces foil major terror bids in Balochistan

Pak forces foil major terror bids in Balochistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:17

Pakistani security forces on Wednesday foiled major terror attempts by militants and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including anti-tank mines and rockets, during raids in the troubled Balochistan province.

Pak social media abuzz with pro and anti-govt debates

Pak social media abuzz with pro and anti-govt debates

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:45

As the Pakistan government and protesters were locked in an intense standoff in the capital, pitched battles were also being fought on the social media with `IamNawaz` and `GoNawazGo` trending on Twitter.

NATO soldier dies in Kabul stabbing: Officials

NATO soldier dies in Kabul stabbing: Officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:53

A NATO soldier was stabbed to death on the streets of Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, in an unusual attack that highlighted hostility to foreign troops who are withdrawing from the country.