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Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government
Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government

Decrying what they say were rigged elections last year, tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered in their nation’s capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government. The protests – two rallies led by cricket star turned politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri – were called to challenge the results of May 2013 elections that set in motion the first transfer of power from one civilian government to another since Pakistan gained independence in 1947. Khan and Qadri had vowed to bring 1 million followers each into the streets of Islamabad. However, police put the total number of marchers at about 50,000 by Saturday...

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