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…

Pakistan Parliament meets to end deadlock

Opposition lawmkaers back Sharif, vow to defend the constitution and the parliament amid protests by Imran’s supporters Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with ruling party lawmakers thumped their desks as opposition legislators voiced support for him in the Pakistani parliament amid ongoing protests by two parties trying to force him to resign. The speakers from the opposition, while participating…

Anonymous person sends 200 bouquets to protesters in Pakistan

A bright gift of 200 bouquets from an anonymous person greeted activists who have been protesting outside Pakistan’s parliament house despite heavy rainfall, Dawn online reported on Friday. Members of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) began their protests Aug 15 in an attempt to topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has been accused of rigging…

Pak army confirms played role of ‘facilitator’ on behest of Sharif govt

Pakistani military has claimed that it was acting as a ‘facilitator’ in the current political crisis on the request of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government. The Director General of the Inter Services Public Relations posted on Twitter verifying that the government had asked the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to play the role of a facilitator…

Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

Pakistan’s prime minister has denied asking the country’s military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Nawaz Sharif’s remarks to the National Assembly on Friday indicate that the negotiations _ with or without army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif’s mediation _ were unlikely to…

QADRI PROMISES ‘YOUM-E-INQUILAB’ TODAY

POPULIST CLERIC AND CRICKETER-TURNED-POLITICIAN KHAN HAVE BOTH ENDED TALKS WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri announced late on Wednesday that negotiations to end ongoing protests for a “revolution” had collapsed, and warned the government that he would lead a ‘Youm-e-Inquilab’ (Day of Revolution) today. “The government has shown that it is not interested in implementing Lahore High Court orders to…

Dealing with turmoil: ‘No one can dare challenge Pakistan’

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf ruled out the possibility of anyone hurting Pakistan in the presence of the army which is fully capable of giving a befitting response to any adventurism. “The army will thwart all challenges to Pakistan’s territorial integrity,” he told the anchor of a private TV channel. Musharraf said no country, including the United States, should bother…

Army Chief, PM Nawaz agree to resolve current crisis soon

The meeting took place at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.  ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday, Dunya News reported. Both discussed country’s prevailing political situation including protests outside the Parliament House. The Prime Minister and Army Chief also discussed overall security situation…

People’s mandate stolen in 2013 elections, says ex-ECP additional secretary

ISLAMABAD: Former additional secretary of the Election commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal Khan has alleged that the general elections in May 2013 were rigged and that the people’s mandate was ‘stolen’. He said that former chief justices Iftikhar Chaudhry and Tassadduq Jillani were also involved in rigging the vote. Khan made the allegation during an interview on a private television…

No Justification for Protests: Nawaz Sharif Tells Agitating Leaders

Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said there was no justification for the protests as he has accepted all constitutional demands of protesters after opposition leader Imran Khan asked him to quit for 30 days to allow a probe into alleged rigging in the 2013 polls. “Instead of wasting their energies in protests, the demonstrators should play their…

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