The President asked the govt to ensure the security of all key offices and the diplomatic enclave where foreign missions are located.
Sign of thaw came after military refused to intervene and asked the two sides to hold "meaningful" talks.
Critics say it will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.
We do not support any extra-constitutional changes to that democratic system or people attempting to impose them, Harf said
Both Khan and Qadri have been called by Pak SC tomorrow in connection with the hearing on the protest.
Sharif has refused to step down, while the country's powerful army has called for a negotiated settlement.
Qadri and Imran Khan have been leading separate protests for past one week to force Sharif's resignation.
Qadri's supporters blockaded parliament on Wednesday in response to calls from their leader not to allow anyone in or out.
The world's oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka.
Meanwhile, the military called for calm after protesters breached the Red Zone.
He wanted to know if the military was quietly engineering the twin protest movements or if, perhaps, it was preparing to stage a coup.
Rescuers said the victims included a two-year-old child and a 77-year-old woman.
Thousands of anti-government protesters entered the 'Red Zone' and set up camp in front of the Parliament House.
Qadri has already declared the existing parliament a sham as it consisted of "tainted" lawmakers.
The exact place where militants were attacked by gunships was not identified by the army.
The protests have piled extra pressure on the 15-month-old civilian government.
Garbage is piling up, people are knocking on doors to use bathrooms as twin protests rock Pak capital.
The cricketer-turned-politician said there is no turning back and “nothing short of fake-mandated Prime Minister’s resignation will be acceptable.”
Southeast Asia has been emerging as a film production centre, with an expanding local workforce.
N Korean soldiers were ready to "turn the strongholds of aggression into a sea of fire and ashes", the statement said.
Khan warned that unless their demands are not met within a certain time period, his 'tsunami' would cross into the Red Zone.
World powers, relieved by the exit of long-time premier Nouri al-Maliki, were flying aid to the displaced and arms to the Kurds.
The assistance by India came nearly two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "historic" visit to Nepal.
Nepal's Home Ministry said 75 people were unaccounted for and 36 others were in hospitals
The company is one of China's largest producer of blood products.
The protestors reached here from Lahore after travelling more than 300 kms in over 35 hours.
The Pakistani asylum seekers consist of its persecuted Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christian and Shia communities.
Khan and other important leaders of the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf party were advised by police to board the bullet-proof car.
Police were also looking for a Pakistani man believed to be involved in the fraudulent withdrawals.
The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur to Paris.
Pope Francis said the quest for inter-Korean reconciliation was one that had implications for "the stability of the entire area".
The government has also ordered the suspension of mobile phone services and wireless Internet services in several parts of Islamabad.
Both Imran Khan and Cleric Qadri have announced to lead their protestors from eastern city of Lahore to the capital and stage a sit-in till the government resigns.
Pope plans to reach out to North Korea during his five-day trip in a Mass for peace and reconciliation on the war-divided Korean Peninsula.
At least 157 asylum seekers, including 84 Pakistanis, 71 Afghans and 2 Iranians remained under Sri Lankan detention, according to UNHCR.
Talk of ceasefire evaporates, army tightens noose around separatists.