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Lawyers to continue long march, Sharif under house arrest
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Defiant lawyers Sunday gathered outside the Lahore High Court and broke down its gate to continue their 'long march' to demand reinstatement of judges sacked two years ago as former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other political leaders were placed under house arrest.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 1:45:15 PM

Crackdown in Pakistan: Nawaz under house arrest
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other opposition leaders were Sunday placed under house arrest for three days as the government crackdown continued against lawyers taking out a 'long march' to demand reinstatement of judges sacked two years ago.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 11:13:46 AM

Nawaz Sharif placed under house arrest
Islamabad, March 15 (DPA) Pakistani authorities Sunday placed opposition leader and two-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif under house arrest, his party spokesman said.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 10:39:40 AM

House arrest for Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Orders were passed for a three-day house arrest of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other opposition leaders Sunday after he rejected President Asif Ali Zardari's olive branch and vowed to continue with the lawyers' stir.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 8:46:26 AM

Sharif rejects Zardari olive branch, stage set for showdown
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) Pakistan was set for a bruising showdown with opposition leader Nawaz Sharif late Saturday rejecting President Asif Ali Zardari's olive branch on seeking a review of a Supreme Court verdict barring him and his brother from contesting elections, saying a lawyers' stir for reinstating the judges sacked in 2007 would go ahead nonetheless.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 11:13:08 PM

Pakistani government to appeal Sharif brothers' poll bar
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) In a major climbdown to end a lawyers' stir, the Pakistani government said Saturday it would appeal against a Supreme Court ruling that bars opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother from contesting polls, as also take steps to reinstate the judges sacked in 2007.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 10:24:54 PM

Clinton telephones Zardari
Islamabad, March 14 (Xinhua) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari and conveyed to him the US support for democracy in Pakistan.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 10:00:06 PM

Nawaz defiant, says lawyers' march will continue; army alerted
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) The army was placed on alert here Saturday as a defiant opposition leader Nawaz Sharif turned down the government's plea to call off the lawyers' 'long march' for restoration of the Supreme Court judges sacked in 2007, saying there was no room left for talks.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 6:49:50 PM

Zardari and Gilani are together: Rehman Malik
Islamabad, Mar 14 (IANS) Cautioning that Pakistan's unity was at stake, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Saturday sought to dispel reports of differences between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, even as he urged the agitating lawyers to come to the negotiating table rather than marching on Islamabad to enforce their demands.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 4:32:32 PM

Zardari seeks talks with opposition to stop protests
Islamabad, March 14 (DPA) Pakistan's beleaguered President Asif Ali Zardari is seeking negotiations with opponents to end anti-government protests, his spokesman said Saturday as authorities intensified efforts to block a march for an independent judiciary.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:31:22 PM

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