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'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan
'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan

The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the demonstrators. Parliament scheduled a joint session for Tuesday to discuss the demonstrations that have rocked Islamabad in recent days, posing the greatest threat yet faced by Sharif's government, which came to power in a May 2013 election. “I will neither resign nor go on leave,” Sharif insisted after meeting with the army chief and opposition parties in parliament. The protests have been led by two political rivals of...

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