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Last updated: Aug 28 2014 17:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Talks with Pak government failed: Qadri 28.8.2014 Hindu: Home
A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation said on Thursday that he has “shut the door” on further talks with...
No negotiations if no resignation, says Imran 28.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- As the talks between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) failed on Wednesday to overcome the present crisis, Imran Khan announced to end the ongoing talks till the resignation of the prime minister and extended deadline of his ‘crucial announcement’ for 24 hours more. PTI Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday warned the government that Wednesday would be the day of ...
This too shall pass, says Sharif 27.8.2014 Hindu: Home
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered PTI and PAT protesters to clear the Constitution Avenue which also includes a road in front of the apex court and the Parliament by tomorrow.
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'Ali Baba 40 thieves' breaking record of civilian dictatorship: Musharraf 24.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI/ISLAMABAD- Former president and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf said today 'Ali Baba and forty thieves' are now hiding under the umbrella of democracy to break all the records of 'civil dictatorship'. Talking to APML leaders Dr Muhammad Amjid and Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi on telephone, Musharraf commenting on Nawaz Sharif and ...
Power corrupts 23.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
The phrase, ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ holds true for Pakistan, because we know that power does corrupt and that we cannot trust a king to be kind to his people, though history has some excellent examples of the most horrible of despots. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become the uncrowned king of Pakistan, as claimed by many leaders. All the leaders are ...
Imran opens negotiations 21.8.2014 Telegraph: International
Islamabad, Aug. 20 (Reuters): Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations today with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the Prime Minister and overcome a political impasse.
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Opposition leader Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan govt over protests 21.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government a lawmaker from his party said in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political ...
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Qadri’s supporters attempt to blockade Parliament 20.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- Thousands of protesters tried to blockade Parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.   Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan want Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election rigging. The Supreme Court summoned both to appear ...
Crisis commentary Pak journos tweet their opinion on Islamabad uprising 20.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Pakistans journalists tweeted their analysis of whats ahead for the country as thousands of protesters led by opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ulQadri tried to blockade Parliament on Wednesday Both want Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election ...
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Anti-government protesters claim victory as army spokesman calls for negotiated settlement 20.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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JI unveils 4-point formula to end crisis 20.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Introducing a four-point formula to resolve the tension, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Tuesday proposed the government to prepare report of the judicial commission and electoral reforms committee in a month and give punishment to the responsible persons. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference, JI chief Sirajul Haq warned that any unconstitutional step would be disastrous for the ...
Won’t let anyone steal our mandate: PM 12.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Terming democracy the only way forward, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made it loud and clear that no one would be allowed to sabotage the government’s development agenda. Addressing the launch of Pakistan Vision 2025 programme here at Convention Centre, aimed at transforming Pakistani into an economically strong and prosperous country, Premier Shairf said, “I am at loss to ...
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Azadi March at all costs, says Imran 9.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Rejecting reports of likely breakthrough between the government and his party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has ruled out any chance of calling off the Azadi March on August 14. "No force can stop the (Azadi) march, whatever you read in the newspapers is baseless," Imran said while addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence Friday. He also ruled out ...
Chaudhrys involved in loot & plunder, says Mashood 28.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - Accusing Chaudhry brothers of doing point-scoring on the issue of IDPs, Punjab Minister for Law, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan on Sunday said that people were fully aware of the steps taken by the Punjab government for displaced families of North Waziristan. Commenting on the Press conference of Ch Pervaiz Elahi, Rana Mashhood said that those talking about the long march on August 14th ...
The Guardian view on what the election of Joko Widodo will mean for Indonesia | Editorial 23.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The new president, known as Jokowi, will be the first person from an ordinary background to hold the highest political office Indonesia is the fourth most populous country , the third largest democracy, and the biggest Muslim nation. It made the transition from dictatorship to democratic rule after the fall of Suharto in 1998 with remarkable smoothness. For years it counted with Turkey as a leading model of democracy for the Islamic world. Now, with Turkey showing signs of a regression to authoritarianism, troubled democracies in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and only Tunisia still holding on to what now seem the very fleeting achievements of the Arab spring, Indonesia constitutes, because of its size and importance, a massive and even more relevant proof that democracy can work as well in Muslim societies as in others. The victory of Joko Widodo in the presidential elections, although still disputed by his opponent, represents a further advance in Indonesian political life. It means that for the first time a ...
Zardari pays tributes to Shahnawaz Bhutto 18.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad-PPP Co Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari has paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Shanawaz Bhutto the son of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on his twenty ninth martyrdom anniversary falling tomorrow Friday July 18. Following is the text of the Co-Chairman PPP’s message. “On the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Shahnawaz Shaheed on Friday July 18, a scion of the ...
Nawaz opposed, Zardari was in favor of giving safe exit to Musharraf: Zafarul Haq 17.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- Leader of the House in the Senate and PML-N senior leader Raja Zafarul Haq says Nawaz Sharif was not in favor of giving safe exit to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, while Asif Ali Zardari supported safe exit for Musharraf. In an interview, Zafarul Haq said Nawaz Sharif had lodged his protest with Zardari at that time, but the PPP and its allied ruling parties were in favour ...
Pervaiz accuses Qadri of stoking sectarianism 13.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid alleges that Dr Tahirul Qadri is playing into the hands of foreign powers to dismantle the federal system that is keeping the country united. He believes that Imran Khan is fighting for his political survival after the defeat of his political philosophy in just one year. The minister said in an interview to The Nation, Nawa-i-Waqt and Waqt News here on ...
PML-N was part of Mush exit deal: Gilani 12.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI - Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a ‘deal’ under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president’s office in exchange for a safe passage. Addressing a press conference at his party’s Media Cell, PPP vice chairman disclosed that talks with the establishment had led to resignation ...
Sooner or later, Pervez Musharraf to fly out of country, claims Yousaf Raza Gilani 7.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
FAISALABAD-Former President and senior leader of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has claimed that despite former President Pervez Musharraf facing treason charges, he will fly abroad sooner or later. Talking to media persons in Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad on Monday, Yousaf Raza said the government should try the former dictator in high treason under Article VI from Oct 12, ...
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