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Pakistan state TV off air after protesters storm HQ

Pakistan's national PTV channel and its English-language PTV World service were taken off the air after protesters stormed its headquarters in central Islamabad.

"They have stormed the PTV office," a news anchor said just before the screen went blank.

"PTV staff performing their journalistic duties are being beaten up."

Another TV channel, Express, showed images from inside the building, with protesters, some wearing gas masks, massing inside the channel's newsroom but there were no signs of violence.


Khan addresses crowds after 'shots fired at vehicle'

Imran Khan has addressed crowds in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala after shots were allegedly fired at his vehicle during a march earlier.


Chairman @imrankhanpti just addressed the workers & said move to Islamabad to end PMLN terrorist govt #AzadiMarchPTI


Police 'did not intervene' in Pakistan clashes

The Deputy Leader of Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf opposition party has appeared to criticise Pakistani police for failing to protect marchers in Gujranwala.

Deputy opposition leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Deputy opposition leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Credit: Reuters

The party claims leader Imran Khan was shot at during protests in the city, and says police did not intervene when his convoy was attacked by a stone-throwing mob.

It is the responsibility of Punjab Police, DPO and Administration to provide safety to our Marchers

We call our workers to remain peaceful. Do not respond Stones with Stones. PTI workers Respond with Peace

– Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Imran Khan: Hundreds threw stones and fired at us

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan claims 300-to-400 people threw stones and fired on a protest march in the city of Gujranwala.

Four were injured during the clashes, which took place at a protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


300-400 ppl threw stones & fired on our Azadi March in Gujranwala with police aiding & abetting them. 4 workers injured.


I want 2 make it clear 2 Sharif govt that they can do what they want,we will not stop r Azadi March. I will deal with them when we reach Isl

Mr Khan urged the immediate resignation of Mr Sharif following the alleged attacks.


PM Sharif should have his resignation ready His Badshahat & Gullu Butt style governance is over.Nation has spoken.

'Shots fired' at Imran Khan's vehicle during march

Imran Khan is chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Imran Khan is chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Credit: Reuters

Clashes have broken out after shots were fired on Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan during a march, his spokesperson claims.

Khan was not hurt, though his vehicle was hit by the shots, the spokesperson said.

A post on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Facebook page read:


Pakistan gang rape victim 'strangled and left in a tree'

A young woman has been brutally gang-raped, murdered and hung from a tree in Pakistan in a case that bears a chilling resemblance to a double rape and murder in India last month.

Pakistani police said Muzammil Bibi, 20, was attacked by three men in a field in the impoverished Layyah area of densely populated Punjab province.

According to police, she resisted the rape and the attackers strangled her. Officers say they have arrested three individuals who have confessed to the crime.

Pakistan army launches operation against militants

The Pakistani army has launched what it calls a "comprehensive operation" to wipe out Islamist militants in the North Waziristan region.

It follows last week's attack on an airport in the city of Karachi, for which the Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility.

An air strike on militant bases last night was claimed to have killed about 100 militants, many of whom are thought to have been foreign fighters.

"Our valiant armed forces have been tasked to eliminate these terrorists regardless of hue and colour, along with their sanctuaries," the army said in a statement.

Pakistan air raids kill 'around 100 militants'

Around 100 militants have been killed in nothwestern Pakistan after military jets carried out air strikes on militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area this morning.

As many as 100 militants are dead after Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwest of the country.
As many as 100 militants are dead after Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwest of the country. Credit: Reuters

Pakistani air force jets targeted eight militant hideouts in the region, according to unidentified intelligence officials.

Many of the dead were believed to be Uzbeks and other foreign fighters, who had been meeting to discuss a deadline given by authorities for militants to leave the area, said two of the Pakistani officials.

The information could not be independently verified.

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