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Williams Report on Rizvi / Pakistan


In Pakistan, Muslim cleric Tahir-ul Qadri is talking with representatives of the government. The talks follow days of protests in the capital, Islamabad. Qadri is calling on the government to resign immediately, before the country's parliamentary elections scheduled for May. Meanwhile, the head of Pakistan's anti-corruption bureau says it will not arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, despite an order to do so by the country's Supreme Court. Mr. Ashraf is accused of taking bribes for the construction of power plants, a charge the prime minister denies. Hassan Askari Rizvi is an independent political analyst based in Lahore. He tells VOA’s Sarah Williams about the discussions between the government and Qadri.

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