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Pakistan protesters close in on Parliament

  • It has been reported that around 50,000 protesters, demanding the resignation of the Nawaz Sharif government, have moved close to the Parliament in Pakistan as the stand-off between the government and demonstrators continues.

    Troops took position to protect the Parliament.

    There are two groups of marchers — one led by the former cricket star and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan; and the other by a cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. But as they converged in the heart of capital Islamabad, they seemed to have joined forces.

     

    Tagged as: Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, Tahir-ul-Qadri, Islamabad, world news