Opposition leader Khan opens talks with Pakistan gov't over protests


ISLAMABAD - 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 impasse. | Video


Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on 20 Aug 2014

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.

Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat 20 Aug 2014

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.

Bomb kills six on way to school in northwest Pakistan 19 Aug 2014

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


Imran Kahn calls for protests in Pakistan government zone on Tuesday 18 Aug 2014

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.


Pakistan's third largest party to quit parliament to force PM resignation 18 Aug 2014

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.

Pakistan opposition's Imran Khan plans to lead protests in capital 18 Aug 2014

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.

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan 18 Aug 2014

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


Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest 17 Aug 2014

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.


Cricket star Imran Khan overplays hand in Pakistan power game 17 Aug 2014

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.