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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... 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
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Pakistan’s military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. Troops moved on Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, around 9.30am local time, officials said, after two weeks of air strikes and artillery bombardment of insurgent targets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Militants kill 8 security personnel in northwest Pakistan

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

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar Pakistan army soliders take part in an offensive against militants in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province A group of militants attacked a security checkpoint ... 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
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan anti-graft board refuses to arrest PM

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:46pm

    ... parliament dissolved now and a caretaker government set up in consultation with the military and judiciary to implement key reforms such as setting up a new election commission and banning corrupt ... Reuters in Islamabad The chief of the Pakistani government’s anti-corruption department on Thursday rejected a Supreme Court order to arrest the prime minister, television channels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130097/pakistan-anti-graft-board-refuses-arrest-pm

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