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Sharif to face murder case; Imran insists on PM’s resignation

The case is related to the killing of 14 followers of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri

Governor of Pakistan’s Sind province Ishratul Abad, left, talks with Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, after failed negotiations in Islamabad

Political crisis in Pakistan took a new turn today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif agreeing to face a murder case relating to the killing of 14 followers of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, as Imran Khan kept up pressure insisting on the embattled premier’s resignation.

For the second time in three days, Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief Raheel Sharif today met the Prime Minister to discuss the over two weeks-long political turmoil.

The Prime Minister and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) discussed security matters and uncertainty created by the ongoing protests in the country, sources said.

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