Pakistan cleric's supporters attempt to blockade parliament, but MPs escape


ISLAMABAD - Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament on Wednesday 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. | Video

Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad.

19 Aug 2014

Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

ISLAMABAD - Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.

19 Aug 2014

Bomb kills six on way to school in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A roadside bomb killed six people traveling to school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the military reported further air strikes against the Taliban.

19 Aug 2014

Imran Khan calls for protests in Pakistan government zone on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on his supporters to march on a heavily fortified area of the capital on Tuesday after his party announced it would resign from parliament to try to force the government to hold new elections.

18 Aug 2014

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI - India called off on Monday peace talks with Pakistan, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclear-armed neighbors and adding to the troubles of Pakistan's beleaguered government.

18 Aug 2014

Pakistan opposition's Imran Khan plans to lead protests in capital

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan said on Monday he plans to lead demonstrations into the capital's central "Red Zone", a heavily protected area and home to major government offices and Western embassies.

18 Aug 2014

Pakistan's third largest party to quit parliament to force PM resignation

ISLAMABAD - Lawmakers from Pakistan's third largest party will resign from parliament to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down, a party official said on Monday.

18 Aug 2014

Cricket star Khan overplays hand in Pakistan power game

ISLAMABAD - Cricket hero Imran Khan rode a wave of discontent to finally break through as a serious player in Pakistani politics at last year's election. Now he is aiming even higher, leading thousands on a march to the capital in a bid to unseat the prime minister.

18 Aug 2014

Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest

ISLAMABAD - Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country's "corrupt" prime minister to step down this week.

17 Aug 2014