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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Scores killed in Pakistan as heavy rains trigger floods

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

    ... Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s powerbase, further damaging the government’s standing after weeks of protests aimed at forcing the premier to step down. As the political crisis dragged through its ... 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
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passengers throw Pakistani politician Rehman Malik off plane after delay

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... for the disruptions they cause to daily life, including traffic jams created by their security convoys and the habit of turning up to political rallies hours after the crowds who come to see them. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594821/passengers-throw-pakistani-politician-rehman-malik-plane-after-delay
  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 ... "unconstitutional means". "Democracy and nation will not be served by calls for civil disobedience nor by a stubborn refusal by any side to engage in a meaningful dialogue on political ...

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

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

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

    ... capital to standstill Pakistan is bracing itself for massive street protests in the capital, Islamabad, this week amid a political crisis that has seen cities' petrol supplies cut, clashes between police and the followers of a controversial cleric in Lahore, and demands by politician and former cricketer Imran Khan for the government to quit. The chaos and political uncertainly ...

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

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

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

    ... the crisis must be solved through politics, not force. Soon after, the army issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to democracy, and the threat of a coup had passed.   The minister, who ...

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

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... 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 ... 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
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

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

    ... victory.” In a warning to police, the military said any further use of force to resolve an escalating political crisis would only worsen the situation. But it has also said the crisis had ...

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

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

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

    ... it will be at the cost of significant concessions to the army- including allowing ex-army chief Pervez Musharraf, currently on trial for treason, to leave the country. But political analyst Mosharraf Zaidi said ...

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

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

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

    ... Pakistan's embattled prime minister said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since a political crisis erupted two weeks ago. ... over virtually every moment of political crisis. But Sharif told lawmakers his Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government would stay the course. "We are not going to be diverted ...

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

    Pakistan's PM Raja Pervez Ashraf faces arrest over corruption claims

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Ashraf faces questioning over allegations involving 2010 power project as anti-corruption protesters seek parliament's dissolution ahead of poll Top ... of protesters demanded the government step down. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered officials to arrest 16 people accused of corruption in power generation projects in 2010, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1128849/pakistans-pm-raja-pervez-ashraf-faces-arrest-over-corruption-claims

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