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    Pakistan coaltion 'close to collapse' - 25 Aug 08

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.