Pakistani opposition has agreed to hold talks with the government but vowed to continue with a mass sit-in outside parliament until PM Nawaz Sharif steps down. Protesters in Islamabad claim the 2013 vote was rigged.
Thousands of Pakistani protesters have converged on Islamabad to pressure the government to resign. But as analyst Aqil Shah tells DW, the biggest casualty of the mass rally could be democratic norms and institutions.
The power struggle in Islamabad makes one thing clear: Pakistan is yet again missing the chance to become a civil economic power in the region, says DW’s Florian Weigand.
Tahir-ul-Qadri has vowed to topple Pakistan's government. Now he wants his supporters to join opposition leader Imran Khan in a rally in Islamabad which is likely to end in violence, as analyst Michael Kugelman tells DW.