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Pakistani PM Sharif to meet Zardari in Islamabad on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:37

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 to discuss issues related to the political impasse.

Islamabad siege: Deadlock continues as govt, protesters hold talks

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:16

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.

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

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".

``Sit-ins not to affect Pakistani parliament session``

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:54

The National Assembly session will be held as usual despite thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the area around Pakistan`s Parliament in Islamabad, the authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistan protesters reach parliament in bid to force PM to resign

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:59

Pakistan protesters reached the Islamabad parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday morning in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not immediately go inside. 

Pak media term cancellation of FS-talks as `setback for peace`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:38

Pakistan media on Tuesday said the cancellation of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks was a "major setback" and a "giant step back" after Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s surprise move to invite his Pakistani counterpart at his swearing-in ceremony.

18 militants killed Pakistan airstrikes

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:12

At least 18 militants were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets in the country`s troubled northwestern tribal region.

Protesters barge into Red Zone as Imran Khan calls for final match

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 20:09

Thousands of supporters of Pakistan`s opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday forced their way into the high-security Red Zone after the cricketer-turned- politician asked them to get ready for the final match against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 48-hour ultimatum to resign by cleric Tahir-ul Qadri.

No Pak response for over two years on signing MLAT

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:28

Pakistan has failed to respond to an Indian proposal to sign a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), under which Islamabad would be obliged to provide information on underworld Dawood Ibrahim and other fugitives.

Pakistan court orders filing of murder charges against Nawaz Sharif

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 21:03

A Pakistani court today ordered framing of murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others over the June violence that killed 14 of his supporters.

Anti-govt protestors reach Islamabad, Khan announces sit-in

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 09:08

Thousands of anti-government protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.