巴基斯坦议会召开紧急会议 Pakistani parliament holds emergency meetings

巴基斯坦议会星期二召开紧急会议,为谢里夫总理争取政治支持。反对派的抗议活动已经持续了数星期,但谢里夫仍拒绝辞职。

两个多星期以来,成千上万抗议者占领了巴基斯坦首都市中心的一个地区,要求据称有选举舞弊行为的谢里夫总理辞职。

到上周末为止,抗议活动基本是和平的。抗议者和安全部队上周末发生冲突。

星期一,抗议者和警察之间爆发了更激烈的冲突。

示威者短暂占领了巴基斯坦国家电视台大楼,电视节目被迫中断。

Pakistan's parliament is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday as part of efforts to rally political support for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is refusing to resign despite weeks of opposition protests.
 
Thousands of protesters have occupied a central part of the Pakistani capital for more than two weeks, demanding that the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.
 
The protests have been mainly peaceful until this weekend when clashes erupted between protesters and security forces.  

Monday witnessed more pitched battles between protesters and police.
 
Demonstrators briefly took over Pakistan's state television station, forcing the channel off the air.