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Pakistani PM mulls over 3 month resignation

Nawaz Sharif has now met with military leaders to discuss the option of resigning for three months.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has now met with military leaders to discuss the option of resigning for three months.

Discussions also included the creation of a judicial commission to investigate the elections that led to Sharif's party taking power.

But the website for the Inter-Services Public Relations, the military's publicity wing, says reports of the meeting and the possibilities of Sharif resigning are "totally baseless."

Thousands of protesters demanding Sharif step down have battled police and soldiers in the streets for weeks.

Three people have died and 450 others have been injured.

On Monday, Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headquarters in Islamabad after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.

Protests descended into deadly chaos over the weekend, with demonstrators clashing with police in a central area near many government buildings and embassies.