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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... brothers have a lust for power. They are not sincere with the people or the country. "We will get their resignations and put them in jail," Khan added, referring also to the prime ... on a new dimension on Thursday after it was announced the country's powerful army chief, General Raheel Sharif, would mediate. Observers believe that if Sharif survives the crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... On Monday, despite heavy rain, crowds of protesters fought running battles with retreating police after breaking the main gate into the Pakistan Secretariat area which houses government ministries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583048/pakistani-protesters-clash-police-soldiers-secure-state-tv
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... seats in the national assembly. The showdown has added to instability in a country that has had three military coups since its creation in 1947 and which is struggling with a homegrown Taliban ... and Qadri. There had been few signs the protest leaders were prepared to back down, but yesterday evening a cross-party delegation held an initial meeting with members of Qadri's team to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577860/pakistani-politicians-meet-protesters-try-end-crisis
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... intervene to resolve matters- and in doing so effectively put the elected government under its thumb. In a country that has seen three military coups, the threat of army intervention casts a shadow ... they are insisting that the prime minister should resign even if it's for 30 days. Is this the way this country of 180 million people should be governed?" he asked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581277/im-going-nowhere-defiant-pm-nawaz-sharif-tells-pakistanis-demanding-he
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... Baluchistan province. But in recent years, drought has hurt the city's supply. Misbah Fareed, a senior official with the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board that runs the city's water supplies, ... to take more water from the river, it would take a minimum of four years to build. But analysts say supply is not the only problem. Farhan Anwar, who runs an organisation called Sustainable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580399/karachis-thirst-water-unquenched
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... country. Qureshi said the party was just waiting for three more lawmakers to hand their resignations to him and then he would deliver them as a group. On Friday, Khan and fiery cleric Tahir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... The crowds danced to music or swapped T-shirts with Khan's face on them. "Imran Khan is not a corrupt person. He's loyal to people and the country," said Aqsa Ijaz, a 25-year-old ... by a landslide, taking 190 out of 342 seats. "I will not leave here until I have got real freedom for the country," Khan said yesterday. On Friday a stone-throwing mob of ruling party loyalists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... and dancing as they prepared to welcome the their comrades approaching the city. “We have come to save our country because of the call of our leader, Imran Khan,” said 36-year-old Ajaz Khan in central ... former cricketer, known for his charity work, who now heads the third largest legislative bloc in the country. Qadri, a cleric and political activist who usually lives in Canada, controls a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing ... control," he said. "America is our enemy, but they have never taken such cruel action against us as that we witnessed from the Pakistani government, our own country." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Militants kill 8 security personnel in northwest Pakistan

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:12pm by Associated Press in Peshawar

    ... at a time when the Pakistan army is carrying out a major offensive against local and foreign militants in the country’s North Waziristan tribal region. The military says it has killed nearly 500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556082/militants-kill-8-security-personnel-northwest-pakistan

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