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Imran Khan threatens to shut down Pakistan with protests

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:12 AM

We will close the whole of Pakistan on December 16 Khan tells tens of thousands of supporters adding that his party workers will paralyze major cities starting with Lahore

DEFIANT. Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan (C) gestures to supporters at the anti-government rally in Islamabad on November 30, 2014. Banaras Khan/AFP

Pakistan opposition groups agree to resume talks

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:53 PM

The move comes after days of protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier raising fears that the military may intervene

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Pakistan minister condemns protests as 'revolt against state'

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Pakistan s Parliament meets for an emergency session after three days of clashes between police and club wielding demonstrators demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s resignation

A supporter of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri offers morning prayers at their camp outside the Parliament during anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, 02 September 2014. Rehan Khan/EPA

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The occupation come after fresh street clashes between riot police and followers of opposition politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri

Fresh clashes in Pakistan anti-PM protests

Sep 01, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Fresh clashes erupt as heavy rain fell on the capital as more than 3 000 demonstrators again tried to march on the building

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Islamabad reaches out to protesters after two die in clashes

Aug 31, 2014 - 12:09 PM

UPDATED The protesters led by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri have been camped outside parliament house since August 15 demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit amid allegations of vote rigging

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Pakistan PM meets army chief amid protest crisis

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country s powerful army chief agree on the need to expeditiously end a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating the government

ON GUARD. Pakistani Army soldiers secure the President's office in the Red Zone in Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Stop-start talks fail to end Pakistan political impasse

Aug 23, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Pakistan s government and opposition groups made little headway in overnight talks aimed at dispersing protesters seeking the fall of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan begins talks to end protest crisis

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:58 AM

The showdown has added to instability in a country that has had three military coups since its creation in 1947 and which is struggling with a homegrown Taliban insurgency

DEFIANT. Imran Khan (C), head of opposition political party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf talks to his supporters during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. Rahat Dar/EPA

Opposition lawmakers to resign in Pakistan poll row

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The dramatic mass resignation comes as the government attempts to launch formal talks with opposition leader Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri

OPPOSITION LEADER. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Wazirabad in eastern Punjab province on August 15. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Thousands of Pakistan protesters press demands

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:09 PM

The protesters call on the arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Meanwhile politicians want to keep protests from escalating into violence that can endanger the country s democracy

OPPOSITION LEADER. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Wazirabad in eastern Punjab province on August 15. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Pakistan anti-government protestors press demands

Aug 17, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Thousands of opposition demonstrators crowded the streets of the Pakistani capital after a populist cleric issued a 48 hour ultimatum demanding the arrest of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave flags as they gather during a protest rally against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Islamabad on August 16, 2014. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Clashes as Pakistan anti-government marches advance on capital

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Khan and preacher Tahir ul Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged and are demanding he resign and hold new polls

PROTEST. Pakistani Police stand guard in front of the containers to block roads to the capital Islamabad as security has been intensified ahead of the planned anti-government protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan on August 15. Photo by Sohail Shahzad/EPA

Pakistan prepares for anti-government protests

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and populist preacher Tahir ul Qadri plan to lead thousands of supporters into Islamabad over allegations of rigging in last year s general election

ON ALERT. Pakistani Army soldiers secure the President's office in the Red Zone as security has been intensified ahead of the planned anti-government protest of opposition party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, on the eve of Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Clashes as prominent Pakistan cleric returns to lead 'revolution'

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Tahir ul Qadri arrives in the eastern city of Lahore after his flight was diverted from Islamabad following violence at the capital s airport that police said left more than 70 of their officers injured

RETURN. Supporters holding a poster of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri gather on a road as he is expected to arrive at in Islamabad, Pakistan in June 23, 2014. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was holed up inside an airplane in Lahore on 23 June after authorities denied it permission to land in the capital Islamabad, officials said. Photo by T. Mughal/EPA