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Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent government. He claims that Prime Minister Nawaz Sherif was voted in by a rigged election in 2013. Khan has called on his supporters to march on Islamabad's Red Zone - the heavily guarded heart of the government. What does this mean for Pakistan's political landscape?

By Catherine NORRIS-TRENT

Our guests

Ghalib IQBAL

Pakistan's Ambassador to France

Umar REHMAN

PTI member, representative of PTI France

Taha SIDDIQUI

Pakistan Bureau Chief, WIO News

Ayesha SIDDIQA

Independent Political and Defense Analyst, Author of "Military Inc: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy"

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2018-05-22 Iraqi politics

From Foe to Friend? Iraq: The makeover of Muqtada al-Sadr

Coalition-building time after Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq's general election. The onetime arch-nemesis of US-led forces in Iraq fled to Iran after his sectarian militia was run out...

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2018-05-21 Europe

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Italy is raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters, with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is expected to...

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2018-05-17 European Union

With friends like Trump... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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2018-05-16 Americas

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

Venezuela is a democratic country with no runaway inflation, no collapsing health services, no population flight. That's what incumbent Nicolas Maduro told FRANCE 24's Marc...

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2018-05-15 Middle East

To peace or catastrophe? Tensions rise in Gaza after US embassy moves to Jerusalem

A terrible massacre or a state defending itself? The killing of at least 60 civilian protestors on the Gaza-Israel border has sparked outrage worldwide - except for in Israel and...

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