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Pakistan's Imran Khan Backs off From Threat to Shut Down Capital

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan backed down from a threat to paralyze the capital on Wednesday, a move likely to ease tension that has spilled over into violence in the run-up to the planned protests. Late on Tuesday, his party also retracted a claim that two of its supporters had been killed in clashes with police. Khan's vow to "shut down" Islamabad to press a demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign or face a corruption inquiry had sparked a citywide ban...

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