Pakistan Arrests Opposition Activists

Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV. The party of famed cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who is leading one of two major protests demanding the government’s resignation, said a large number…

Pakistan protesters suspend talks with Nawaz Sharif government

Signs of a possible solution to end the political crisis engulfing Pakistan looked bleak on saturday as anti-government protest leaders suspended talks with theNawaz Sharif government following a crackdown on demonstrators with opposition leader Imran Khan asserting that there was no room for negotiations any more. Pakistani police arrested several dozens of anti-government protestors and a court ordered that 100 opposition activists be…

Imran Khan says will not leave until Nawaz resigns

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman, Imran Khan has once again said he will not leave until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tenders his resignation.  Addressing party workers on Friday, Mr. Khan said he brought the long marchers on his own instead of army’s directives.  He said that the army was not intervening despite being vilified by the government.  Mr. Khan said the…

The surreal world of Pakistan’s ‘political circus’

When they first arrived on Islamabad’s sprawling Kashmir Highway three weeks ago, the anti-government protesters were burning with the desire to tear down the citadels of power – and make short work of it. They looked around, saw what seemed like a million heads as their leaders had predicted, and punched the air harder, shouting: “Down with Nawaz Sharif”. But…

Pakistan deadlock broken: Imran agrees to hold talks with Nawaz government

The opposition negotiating team was able to break the political deadlock between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the government on Wednesday after the former agreed to meet a government team to negotiate its demands, a media report said. “PTI has agreed to move forward in a democratic manner. PTI will meet the government’s delegation at 8 pm today,” Dawn online…

No headway in talks to end political impasse in Pakistan

A tense standoff continued in Pakistan on Saturday as overnight talks between the government and protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation made little headway in breaking the political logjam. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri are protesting alleged vote rigging in polls last year and demanding Sharif’s resignation and holding of fresh polls. Khan and Qadri…

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