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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... Muslim League rigged the election. Khan has vowed to bring Islamabad to a standstill on Thursday, the county's independence day, when huge numbers of his supporters will flood ... of Punjab province, where violent supporters of Qadri have been fighting against police in cities across Punjab. Qadri enjoys the support of huge numbers of committed activists through his political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistans’s army chief prevented coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Chief of staff overruled colleagues amid recent protests, sources say, but is he biding his time? Top army general 'prevented coup' against Sharif Weeks ... government would have to "share space" with the army. Under the agreement, Sharif would be subservient to generals on issues he had wanted to handle himself- the fight against Taliban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588096/pakistanss-army-chief-prevented-coup-against-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Scores killed in Pakistan as heavy rains trigger floods

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 07:07pm by Reuters

    ... killed after heavy rain triggered flash floods, officials there said on Thursday. Pakistan’s civilian governments have long been perceived as riddled by corruption and largely ineffective, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586070/scores-killed-pakistan-heavy-rains-trigger-flash-floods
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... protests." Addressing supporters earlier, former cricket hero Khan said: "I will not leave my people alone and keep fighting until we secure a real independence for Pakistan. "The Sharif ... are now openly calling for the military- which has ruled Pakistan for half its existence- to return to power. "Last night, the police used tear gas and rubber bullet against us. Now we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  5. 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

    ... Pakistan's stability, at a time when the nation of 180 million is waging an offensive against Pakistani Taliban militants and when the influence of anti-Western and sectarian groups is growing. Riot ... of the protesters. Qadri wants the prime minister to resign and a new government of technocrats installed. He promises his supporters he will crack down on corruption, and generate enough funds to pay ...

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

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

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

    ... listen to the protesters' complaints about vote-rigging and corruption. On Sunday, Khan appealed to the people to stop paying utility bills and taxes to the current government, accusing ... a negotiated end to the stand-off. "We are against any move which can derail democracy. We want to resolve all the matters within the framework of law and constitution," he said. ...

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

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

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

    ... the eastern city of Lahore, Sharif announced a judicial commission to investigate rigging claims in some seats, but Khan rejected the offer. The government has also set up a parliamentary committee ...

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

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million is fighting an offensive against Pakistani Taliban militants and the influence of anti-Western and sectarian groups is growing. In the latest violence, 10 militants ... and the government holding out hope for peace talks. The government is also struggling to overcome daily power shortages, high unemployment, and spiralling crime – the legacy of decades of corruption ...

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

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:20pm by AFP

    ... handover of power since its independence from Britain in 1947. Facing impeachment following the 2008 elections, Musharraf resigned as president and went into self-imposed exile in Dubai. He is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532521/pakistan-appeal-ruling-allowing-ex-president-musharraf-leave-country
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ten Taliban militants killed in attacks on Pakistan air force bases

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by Reuters

    ... that Pakistani airports had been targeted and will raise more questions about security at such facilities. Pakistan's military has been fighting an offensive against the Taliban insurgency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574483/ten-taliban-militants-killed-attacks-pakistan-air-force-bases

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