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In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad before. But the enthusiasm has worn thin as the protests, which at first seemed on the verge of toppling Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, enter their second month with little sign of political change. The now far-smaller protest camp in Islamabad's once-pristine government district has become a sprawling, trash-strewn tent city, barricaded to keep out police. Many of the few thousand still here, mainly working-class men, say they are under...

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