Pakistan's PML-N-led government on Thursday braced for a possible showdown with the anti-government protesters after failure of the fifth round of talks, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejecting their demands to quit.
Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, today assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations.
Pakistan`s opposition parties, led by Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf and Tahirul Qadri`s Pakistan Awami Tehreek on Sunday claimed that the Nawaz Sharif government would be ousted at the end of this month.
Even after Pakistan`s ruling party PML-N hinted that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be attending Narendra Modi`s swearing in ceremony on May 26, Pakistan government remained non-committal on the issue on Thursday.
Pakistan`s Senate has passed a resolution making it mandatory for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend its session at least once a week after he failed to turn up since assuming the position last year.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a key meeting of his ruling PML-N party during which talks with Taliban and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf`s request to travel abroad were discussed.
A leader of the ruling PML-N party has said Pakistan is being put on a "war footing" to counter a surge in terrorism even as he claimed former army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had been "unwilling" to tackle the Taliban.
The main opposition Pakistan People`s Party on Sunday demanded a military operation against militants in the country`s northwest, saying the government`s efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks has produced no results.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed his firm resolve to overcome the challenges of terrorism, extremism and energy crisis during the term of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government with the support of the people.
A day after a top general was killed in a Taliban bombing, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday said militants cannot coerce Pakistan into accepting their terms as the military has the "will to take the fight to the terrorists".