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  • qadri returns to pakistan with new strategy against

    Qadri returns to Pakistan with 'new strategy' against government

    World | November 20, 2014 20:25 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday returned to the country with a "new strategy" against the government, nearly a month after he went abroad abruptly ending protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here.The Pakistan

  • qadri leaves pakistan opposition claims deal with government

    Qadri leaves Pakistan; Opposition claims deal with government

    World | October 30, 2014 21:22 IST

    Lahore: After abruptly ending his over two-month long anti-government protest in the Pakistani capital, fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has left the country, leading to speculation that he has struck a deal with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Ahead

  • qadri ends islamabad sit in to hold demos across country

    Qadri ends Islamabad sit-in, to hold demos across country

    World | October 21, 2014 23:35 IST

    Islamabad: Fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri tonight ended his over two months-long anti-government protest in the Pakistani capital but said demonstrations will now be held across the country as the “next stage of the revolution”.  While addressing

  • imran khan to hold rally in lahore sep 28

    Imran Khan to hold rally in Lahore Sep 28

    World | September 24, 2014 18:25 IST

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has been allowed to organise a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore this Sunday, Geo News reported Wednesday.The district administration has also written to Lahore's Capital City Police

  • imran khan appeals to sc to save pakistan from anarchy

    Imran Khan appeals to SC to save Pakistan from anarchy, civil war

    World | September 16, 2014 21:40 IST

    Islamabad: With the government launching a crackdown on protesters led by Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician today appealed to the Supreme Court to save Pakistan from anarchy saying the country is heading towards civil war.Khan, chief

  • hc orders release of protesters imran qadri mount pressure

    HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure

    World | September 14, 2014 15:59 IST

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of anti-government protesters, a Pakistani court today ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, a day after the two leaders suspended

  • imran refuses to budge as parliament supports pakistan pm

    Imran refuses to budge as Parliament supports Pakistan PM

    World | September 03, 2014 6:55 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan refused to budge on his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation on Tuesday as a joint session of the Parliament came out overwhelmingly in the latter's support.The

  • pak pm nawaz sharif calls joint session of national

    Pak PM Nawaz Sharif calls joint session of National Parliament

    World | September 01, 2014 10:54 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a joint session of the National Parliament on Tuesday to seek support for his government in the face of the current political turmoil.Sharif presided over a high-level

  • despite protests pakistan government ready for talks

    Despite protests, Pakistan government ready for talks

    World | September 01, 2014 7:02 IST

    Islamabad: A day after anti-government protestors tried to storm the Prime Minister's house, the Pakistan government said its doors were still open for talks even as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan vowed to file

  • pti mqm to observe mourning day today

    PTI, MQM to observe mourning day today

    World | August 31, 2014 7:27 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have announced to observe a day of mourning on Sunday following the clashes between protesters and law enforcers in Islamabad.Dozens of people sustained injuries, including women

  • political deadlock persists in pakistan as army plays

    Political deadlock persists in Pakistan as army plays 'facilitator'

    World | August 30, 2014 7:09 IST

    Islamabad: The talks between the government and representatives of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) failed to break the political deadlock between the two sides on Friday as the army tried to

  • sharif defiant amid calls for ouster says crisis shall pass

    Sharif defiant amid calls for ouster, says crisis shall pass

    World | August 27, 2014 17:34 IST

    Islamabad: Facing his toughest test since becoming Pakistan's Prime Minister, a defiant Nawaz Sharif today brushed aside the demand of protesters asking him to quit saying the country has survived “difficult times” and the current

  • lawyers on a day s strike in pakistan

    Lawyers on a day's strike in Pakistan

    World | August 21, 2014 13:07 IST

    Islamabad: Two lawyers' organisations observed a country-wide strike Thursday to support democracy and ensure supremacy of the constitution.The move comes amidst a political imbroglio following the incessant demand of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the

  • pakistan government holds talks with imran khan qadri teams

    Pakistan government holds talks with Imran Khan, Qadri teams

    World | August 21, 2014 6:42 IST

    Islamabad: After talking to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) party of Tahir-ul-Qadri, the Pakistan government has begun a dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party of Imran Khan, media reported late on Wednesday.The dialogue between the PTI

  • khan refuses to negotiate with govt qadri open to talks

    Khan refuses to negotiate with govt; Qadri open to talks

    World | August 20, 2014 22:16 IST

    Islamabad: The protest against the Nawaz Sharif regime took a new turn today with cleric Tahirul Qadri opening a dialogue with government and Imran Khan sticking to his ‘no-talks' position unless the Prime Minister resigns

  • tahirul qadri to hold session of awami parliament on

    Tahirul Qadri to hold session of 'Awami Parliament' on Wednesday

    World | August 20, 2014 6:48 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said late Tuesday that a session of Awami Parliament (People's Parliament) will be held in front of the Parliament House Wednesday, Geo News reported.In a statement here,

  • imran khan qadri march towards parliament army in position

    Imran Khan, Qadri march towards Parliament, army in position

    World | August 19, 2014 23:39 IST

    Islamabad: Unfazed by the deployment of the army, Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri tonight marched with thousands of their supporters towards the heavily fortified ‘Red Zone', the capital's diplomatic and political

  • pak cleric tahir ul qadri s flight diverted to lahore

    Pak cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri 's flight diverted to Lahore; clashes erupt

    World | June 23, 2014 13:18 IST

    Islamabad/Lahore: An Islamabad-bound flight carrying Canada-based divisive preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has vowed to lead a “revolution” against the Pakistan government, was today diverted to Lahore for security reasons as clashes erupted between his supporters and

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