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    Pakistan coaltion 'close to collapse' - 25 Aug 08

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    Pakistan's coalition government is in danger of collapse after Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister who heads the coalition's second largest faction, pulled out of the government.

    Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Sharif said he was quitting the partnership between his PML-N party and the Pakistan People's Party, the PPP.

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Islamabad.