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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police as soldiers secure state broadcaster

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

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Protesters clash with police, advance on home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player ...

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

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

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

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Lawmakers able to leave by a back entrance as demonstrators continue call for Sharif to resign Thousands of protesters try to block parliament Pakistani ministers and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters yesterday in a bid to end a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive nation. Thousands of followers of the cricketer turned ...

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

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

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

    ... The Guardian in Islamabad Islamabad braced for massive street protests as former cricketer turned politician says his supporters will stay until fresh elections called Khan vows to bring 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 ...

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

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Anti-government protesters join battle outside prime minister's residence in Islamabad Government seeks talks as hundreds hurt in clashes Pakistan's government said it was trying to reopen talks with opposition groups after bloody overnight clashes between police and protesters outside the prime minister's residence left three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  5. 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 of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 corps commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime ...

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

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Cleric Qadri and cricket star turned politician Khan lead rallies in capital 20,000 protesters call for Sharif to resign More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital yesterday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organisers expected, ...

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani prime minister is adamant that his government will stay the course despite protests Resignation out of the question, says defiant Sharif 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. ...

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

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

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns Clashes broke out on Friday as tens of thousands of Pakistani protesters from two anti-government movements converged on the capital, presenting the 15-month-old ... several main roads with shipping containers and barbed wire in an effort to thwart the marches. Riot police were out in force but hundreds of protesters began to gather, banging drums, singing ...

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

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

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

    ... Karachi's thirst for water unquenched On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tyres and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: they want ... they haven't supplied a single drop of water in my neighbourhood," protester Yasmeen Islam said. "It doesn't make us happy to come on the roads to protest but we have no choice ...

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

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