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No option but army role to end Pakistan crisis, says minister

Islamabad - Pakistan's interior minister said Friday the intransigence of anti-government protest movements had left no alternative but mediation by the army to end a two-week political crisis that has shaken the nuclear-armed nation.

Pakistan army chief intervenes in political crisis

Islamabad - Pakistan's army chief was named mediator Thursday in a fortnight-long political crisis, fuelling speculation that the military could use the protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to re-assert its dominance over the civilian government.

Pakistan PM rallies support against resignation demands

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried Saturday to rally political support from rival and former President Asif Ali Zardari as protests demanding his resignation continued in front of the country's parliament.

Stop-start talks fail to end Pakistan political impasse

Islamabad - Pakistan's government and opposition groups made little headway in overnight talks aimed at dispersing protesters seeking the fall of the prime minister, as their negotiations entered a fourth day on Saturday.

Stop-start talks fail to end Pakistan political impasse

Islamabad - Pakistan's government and opposition groups made little headway in overnight talks aimed at dispersing protesters seeking the fall of the prime minister, as their negotiations entered a fourth day on Saturday.

Pakistan's Khan calls off talks to end protest impasse

Islamabad - Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan Thursday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests seeking the fall of the prime minister, which have unnerved the nuclear-armed nation.

Pakistan begins talks to end protest crisis

Islamabad - Pakistani ministers and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters on Wednesday, but talks ended for the day with the sides appearing no closer to resolving a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive, nuclear-armed nation.

Pakistan COAS general visits Quetta air bases attacked this week Special

Islamabad - Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited the PAF Base Samugli and Khalid Aviation Base Quetta after security forces killed five suicide bombers who attempted to execute a coordinated attack on both air bases.

Pakistan army urges talks as protesters march on parliament

Islamabad - Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament Wednesday in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.

Pakistan court orders murder charges against PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad - Protesters in Pakistan are trying to force the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A Lahore court ordered murder charges be brought against both Sharif and his brother after a crackdown on a protest by preacher Muhammad Qadri last June.

Pakistan: IED kills six in school van, more hideouts destroyed Special

Islamabad - Terrorists detonated a roadside IED targeting a school van, killing six civilians, including two children. The IED was remotely detonated at 8:30 a.m. local time in the Salarzia area near Khar.

Pakistan army urges talks as protesters march on parliament

Islamabad - Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament Wednesday in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.

Khan's lawmakers to resign in Pakistan poll row

Islamabad - Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan's party announced Monday it is to renounce all its parliamentary seats, in a bitter row with the government over alleged poll rigging.

Pakistan's Khan calls for 'civil disobedience' movement

Islamabad - Pakistan's Imran Khan on Sunday called on thousands of protesters rallying in Islamabad to launch a civil disobedience movement against the government, as a leading cleric declared that only a "revolution" would bring about change.

Pakistan cleric demands Sharif arrest, as protests dwindle

Islamabad - Pakistani opposition figures ramped up calls for the fall of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government on Saturday, but failed to attract massive crowds of protesters promised at rallies in the capital.

Thousands of anti-government marchers reach Islamabad

Islamabad - Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in the capital Islamabad to try to topple the government he alleges was elected by fraud.

Clashes as Pakistan anti-government marches advance on capital

- Clashes broke out Friday as protesters led in convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital to try to topple the government they say was elected by fraud.

Pakistan anti-government marches advance on capital

Gujranwala - Thousands of protesters led in colourful, flag-waving convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital Friday in a bid to unseat the government they say was elected by fraud.

Pakistan Taliban claim airbase attacks, 12 militants dead

Quetta - The Pakistani Taliban on Friday said they were behind attacks on two military airbases in the country's restive southwest which left 12 militants dead.

Pakistan anti-government protest marches begin

Lahore - Thousands of protesters on Thursday began a march from the Pakistani city of Lahore to the capital in a bid to unseat the government, which they claim was elected by fraud.
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