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A tale of two sit-ins

While the protestors in Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)’s camp majorly represent a “religiously inclined rural class”, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s pavilion substantially embodies “upper and lower middle urban class”.


Nawaz’s rating remains solid, Imran’s wanes: survey

Despite anti-government protests that have been taking place in Islamabad for the past two weeks, 64 per cent of Pakistanis have a favourable opinion of Nawaz Sharif, a number that has remained virtually unchanged since the last survey was conducted before the 2013 General Elections. At the same time 32 per cent have an unfavourable view of the prime minister.


Model Town murders come to haunt PML-N

The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday found itself grappling with yet another challenge after a private news channel aired contents of the judicial commission’s report into the Model Town killings incident in which the investigating judge has laid the onus of the massacre of 14 political workers on the Punjab government administered by Sharif’s younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif.