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AUG 31, 2014 - Huffington Post

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At Least 3 Killed As Protesters Clash With Pakistan Police

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. The overnight violence has raised the stakes in the two-week sit-in led by opposition politician Imran Khan and fiery cleric ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Washington Post

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WorldViews: Did a ‘soft coup’ just happen in Pakistan?

For much of Pakistan's independent existence, the country's politics have been dominated by its powerful military. The generals have a long history of interrupting and meddling with civilian rule. The election last year of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif marked the first time in almost seven decades that Pakistan was able to carry out a peaceful transfer of power between civilian governments. Read full ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pakistani Premier Denies Asking Army To Mediate

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's remarks to the National Assembly indicated that talks with the opposition — with or without army ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Pakistan army urges talks as protesters await political showdown

Pakistan's powerful military called Wednesday for talks to resolve a week-long political drama as tens of thousands of protesters marched on parliament in a bid to depose the prime minister. Men, women and children of all ages staged a sit-in outside the parliament building after defying a government ban on entering Islamabad's "red zone", which houses key buildings including the ...

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AUG 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Clashes as Pakistan anti-government marches advance on capital

Clashes broke out Friday as protesters led in convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital to try to topple the government they say was elected by fraud. Khan and preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged, and are demanding ...

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