Nawaz Sharif

Islamists Flood Pakistani Capital Demanding Islamist PM Imran Khan Resign

Thousands of demonstrators poured into Islamabad from across the country on Friday, including massive marches organized in the cities of Lahore and Karachi earlier this week. The protesters are largely hardline Islamists who want Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government to resign, ostensibly because they believe his 2018 election was illegitimate.

Supporters of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) react as they listen to the speech of their leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during an anti-government "Azadi (Freedom) March" in Islamabad on November 1, 2019. - Thousands of Islamists rallied in Islamabad on November 1 as several huge marches from across Pakistan …

Pakistan’s Lawmakers to Replace Prime Minister, Opposition Denounces ‘Monarchy’

Pakistan’s parliament is set to elect a new prime minister on Tuesday, replacing fallen PM Nawaz Sharif after he was ruled ineligible for public office by the country’s highest court. Opposition leaders complain the parliamentary “election” is a sham in which the ruling party will appoint a placeholder until they can install Sharif’s brother Shahbaz as the new prime minister.

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Pakistan PM to Travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran to Alleviate Growing Tensions

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran Monday, in an effort to alleviate inflamed tensions between the two regional rivals after the Sunni kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparked a divide across the Muslim world, pitting Sunnis against Shiites.

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