PAKISTAN (WKOW) -- It could be a difficult negotiation for Pakistan's ruling party. Their rule is being challenged, which could pose future problems with their American ties.
Pakistan's U.S.-allied ruling party is scrambling to keep its fragile coalition government in power as its senior leaders meet with two dissident political partners, urging them to rejoin the Cabinet.
The Pakistan People's Party-led government faces a crisis with the secular party quitting its two cabinet posts but remaining in the ruling coalition for now, while an Islamist party defected to the opposition.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik, a senior PPP lawmaker, held crisis meetings with leaders of the other parties late Tuesday, urging them to support an increasingly unpopular government.