Case against Nawaz Sharif not registered despite court orders

Pakistani police on Monday refused to register a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and some top Cabinet Ministers despite a court order on framing of charges for their alleged role in the violence that killed 14 supporters of cleric Tahirul Qadri. The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case related to the Model Town clashes on June 17 had…

Imran Khan returns to negotiating table; party lawmakers resign

In a two-pronged strategy, 34 lawmakers of Imran Khan’s party today resigned to step up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government but followed up with an offer to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for anti-government protests in Islamabad demanding Sharif’s resignation, the core committee of Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)…

Crisis in Pakistan deepens; govtenment’s talks with protesters stalled

Islamabad, Aug 21: Pakistan‘s political crisis deepened today as dialogue between protesters headed byImran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri and the government broke down but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ruled out any crackdown on the siege of Parliament. The fragile dialogue between the government and protesters that had yesterday raised hopes of resolution of the political crisis made no headway today as Pakiatan Awami…

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