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Imran Khan's party quits parliament in Pakistan election protest
Imran Khan's party quits parliament in Pakistan election protest

A leading opposition party resigned from Pakistan's parliament on Monday in protest against election results last year that handed a sweeping victory to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The move by opposition leader Imran Khan, a former cricket hero, was aimed at forcing Sharif to leave office over alleged vote rigging, which the Pakistani leader has denied. It came after several days of protests in which Khan led thousands of supporters from the city of Lahore to the capital, Islamabad. Many slept outdoors and faced heavy rains on the first two days of a sit-in in Islamabad. Khan called his supporters to start a nationwide civil disobedience campaign and to stop paying utility...

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