September 1, 2014 / 8:46 AM / 3 years ago

Pakistan army chief meets Prime Minister Sharif - army source

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, an army source said, as opposition protesters crowded outside government offices demanding the premier’s resignation.

Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif attends the change of command ceremony at army headquarters in Rawalpindi November 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/Files

A day earlier the army chief, who is not related to the prime minister, urged the government and opposition leaders to resolve the crisis through talks and warned against the use of force to end the demontrations.

Reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik; Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Jeremy Laurence

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